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06-16-2011 01:46 PM
VincentK Thanks! I got the wood from Manzanita Burlworks at www.manzanita.com, they have a $25 dollar package for nano aquariums.
06-16-2011 04:38 AM
Hilde
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Here's my cube
For some reason didn't pay much attention to it earlier. Very nice!! The wood give the illusion that the tank is bigger. Where did you get the wood?
06-15-2011 12:39 PM
VincentK


Got rid of the old rocks, I didn't really like the flatness of the old setup I had. Still not sure what plants I want to put in here.

I also ordered a 27w Archaea light, but it's currently out of stock, so it should be here within a couple of weeks.
05-18-2011 01:58 AM
VincentK
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lovin the 20 gallon long =) I want a tank by those dimensions some time in the future.
Thanks , it's kind of a mess right now, there are dead snails and planaria everywhere.

Redid the 7.5 gallon, the algae was getting bad and it was too much of a hassle to try to maintain, so, I figure I'd try something new.

Got some HC, glosso, DHG, Cryptocoryne Parva, and Fissidens and tried an emersed growth start. At first it was going well...


But then I figured I was doing something wrong, as most of my HC started dying off, so I filled it and got my co2 going (first paintball setup ).
I think it's doing alright, it just got cloudy, but I figured that would happen.


Some of it seems to be growing out of the dead/dying plants. Gosh, this sure is familiar huh? Seems like just yesterday that I was watching new plants grow out of my dying HM with algae everywhere.

Finally, a full tank shot:


I'm still a bit iffy on the hardscape, I could use some opinions.
01-13-2011 02:23 AM
.Mko. lovin the 20 gallon long =) I want a tank by those dimensions some time in the future.
10-10-2010 05:55 PM
Hilde
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Thanks, I will look for Ludwigia at my LFS, isn't iron bad for inverts though?
Oh, I forgot about your shrimp. Probably better to get Kent freshwater (Kelp, boric acid, magnesium sulphate, sodium nitrate). Kelp is a natural form of iodine, potassium sulphate, magnesium sulphate, calcium sulphate, iron sulphate.
10-10-2010 05:20 PM
VincentK
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Well the plant on the far left looks like it needs iron. Brightwell Fe should help. It contains- Iron oxide, iron sulfate.

I think some Ludwiga to separate the Rotala indica and Stargrass would make the plants stand out. For the Rotala indica and Stargrass both have pointed leaves.
Thanks, I will look for Ludwigia at my LFS, isn't iron bad for inverts though? Would Flourish Iron have the same effect? Or could I buy some dry iron chelate?

That's limnophila btw, at least it was sold to me as that.
10-10-2010 04:57 PM
Hilde Well the plant on the far left looks like it needs iron. Brightwell Fe should help. It contains- Iron oxide, iron sulfate.

I think some Ludwiga to separate the Rotala indica and Stargrass would make the plants stand out. For the Rotala indica and Stargrass both have pointed leaves.
10-10-2010 03:38 PM
VincentK
Update


Here's my cube, it's looking nicer. I got rid of a lot of the algae and reduced the light to about 7 hours a day.

Here's my messy 20 gallon long, I'm still trying to get things figured out in this tank.

Left side
Just planted in the Myriophyllum, not sure if it will do well in low tech or not.


Right side


Whole thing


Lighting


Beckford's Pencilfish


Scarlet Badis
08-23-2010 09:31 PM
dj2005
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Tearing down my 10 gallon, can the Eco be reused?
Sure it can.
08-23-2010 07:40 PM
VincentK Tearing down my 10 gallon, can the Eco be reused?
08-17-2010 01:20 PM
VincentK Hilde, I have 26 watt CFL over both tanks, but currently I'm not dosing anything, but I will start again.
Acula, the bumblebee goby is doing well, I've read that there are two species; Brachygobius doriae, and Hypogymnogobius xanthozona. Brachy. doriae is brackish only and has broken bands. The other species, H. xanthozona has solid bands, and will do fine in either brackish or fresh.
08-16-2010 08:03 PM
Dr. Acula How's that bumblebee goby doing in there with what I assume is fresh water? I saw a couple of those guys at the LFS and was crazy tempted to get one or two, but always thought that they needed brackish. Or at least that it was pretty preferential.
08-16-2010 06:49 PM
Hilde I see the Rotalla in the 10 gallon is pinking. What light, fertz do you dose, do you have.

The cube looks like it could use some KNO3.
08-16-2010 06:03 PM
VincentK
10 gallon is doing well, I added those pieces of wood because I needed something to tie my Fissidens onto.

My cube, which is growing the moss very well, I think I may have to trim it, which I'm not really looking forward to. Also, it looks like there's a lot of algae on the side walls, but there isn't, I promise.

Finally, a pic of my female betta, which I really like a lot, it's in my room and swims up to the glass every time I come to look at her.

Thanks for looking.
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