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01-13-2013 03:12 AM
manzpants92 Great work!
01-12-2013 04:14 AM
temple2101 Thanks! Just wish I had the space to go bigger I've learned so much from this little tank I can't wait to move up to a 75+.
01-12-2013 03:07 AM
mitchfish9 The simplicity is great! Amazing first planted tank!
01-11-2013 09:50 PM
GMYukonon24s Beautiful tank!
01-11-2013 09:46 PM
temple2101 Been a couple months since I updated. Replaced the Bacopa sp. Japan with some Blyxa japonica. Here's the most recent shots:

12/13/2012 - Just before a big trim.

12/13/2012 - Post trim

1/11/2013 - Slowly growing back in

Doing the big trim was pretty nerve racking. Had never done one before, but I think my trimming practices prior were causing issues. Things are slowing growing in again and starting to look really good. Can't wait to see the tank a month from now.
10-25-2012 03:13 AM
temple2101 Thanks everyone!

Originally Posted by Barbgirl View Post
I have a twenty high with co2 as well and am considering EI, what is your dosing regime?

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MWF - 1/16 tsp CSM+B
TuThSa - 1/8 tsp KNO3, 1/8 tsp K2SO4, 1/16 tsp KH2PO4

I also dose Excel daily.

I don't use a GH booster as my tap water is very hard.

Hope that helps!
10-25-2012 02:39 AM
Cokers Nice tank!
10-25-2012 01:52 AM
Bluek24a4 Awesome progress temple!
10-25-2012 01:46 AM
Barbgirl I have a twenty high with co2 as well and am considering EI, what is your dosing regime?

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10-25-2012 01:37 AM
GMYukonon24s Nice setup! That's beautiful
10-24-2012 08:22 PM
20H High Tech - First Planted Tank

Current FTS (1/11/2013):

Well, I've been at this hobby for about 4 months now and have seen quite a change in my tank, so I figured it might be a good time to start a journal. The tank was started on 6/13/2012 and I can honestly say not a single plant I started with is still in the tank. I thought for sure I wanted a low tech tank, but within a month I realized my lighting choice put me at a crossroads: change my light or start CO2 and ferts. From there, a high tech tank was born. I've still got a ways to go to get this tank where I want it, I'm currently working on letting everything grow in to a point where I guess you could call it "Dutch" style.

- Standard 20H

- ZooMed AquaSun Dual T5HO with 6500k and flora bulb (10 hours)
- Finnex Ray 2 (7,000k/10,000k) Replaced with AquaSun

- Dual Stage Airgas (Rebranded Victor) Regulator, Mouse Solenoid, Fabco NV-55 Needle Valve
- Cerges Reactor
- 5lb Tank

Dosing/Water Changes
- EI dosing Mon-Sat, 50% water changes on Sun

- Eheim 2213
- Hydor Koralia Nano 240

- 20lbs Eco Complete
- 10lbs Black Sand

- Malaysian Driftwood

- Rotala colorata
- Ludwigia repens x arcuata
- Limnophilia aromatica
- Bacopa sp. Japan
- Blyxa japonica
- Staurogyne repens

- Melanotaenia praecox (Praecox Rainbow)
- Paracheirodon innesi (Neon Tetra)
- Danio margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio)
- Otocinclus (Oto)
- Corydoras panda (Panda Cory)
- Caridina japonica (Amano Shrimp)
- Neocaridina heteropoda var. Fire Red (Fire Red Shrimp)








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