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03-21-2013 11:08 PM
dubs83
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Originally Posted by RWaters View Post
Nice tank. What did you do with all the plants you removed? By the way, the krib pictured is a female, not a male. If you do in fact have a pair and they breed, your neons could be in trouble. Kribs may be one of the smaller cichlids, but their protective instinct is big!
Thanks!

I was going to donate them to the LFS but he insisted he give me some type of credit. So, he actually traded the kribs for the plants. Thanks for clearing that up, btw. They seem to enjoy each other quite a bit and noticed them burrowing near one of the rocks, is this is a sign of anything or am I being hopeful? I'll try to snap a picture later today of the other krib!
03-21-2013 06:00 PM
RWaters Nice tank. What did you do with all the plants you removed? By the way, the krib pictured is a female, not a male. If you do in fact have a pair and they breed, your neons could be in trouble. Kribs may be one of the smaller cichlids, but their protective instinct is big!
03-21-2013 03:01 PM
dubs83
First ever journal- takes a turn Updated 3/20/13(20G L)

Thanks, guys!
03-21-2013 01:51 AM
hisxlency looks really nice, I enjoy both versions you have done
03-21-2013 01:02 AM
assasin6547 Nice! I like the new scape a lot, love the contrast between the open, light area, and the overgrown, jungle-like side.

Well done.
03-20-2013 11:23 PM
dubs83 Forgot about this guy, pick up a pair of these! The female is a bit shy and so I have yet to catch a good picture of her but here's the male!
03-20-2013 11:15 PM
dubs83 Well, it's been some time and the tank was absolutely taken over with glosso and various stem plants. I decided it wasn't the direction I wanted to go in and tried again. Here's the before



And here's the after. I tried using mostly rooted plants and wanted to create some contrast. Hope you enjoy! (I know I am!)

Just after set up with the inhabitants moving back in.


Here's after 24 hours of darkness and some cleaning.





Thanks in advance for any comments/advice.

-Paul
02-14-2013 01:52 AM
dubs83
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Originally Posted by hisxlency View Post
lovely tank. I just got my 20L the other day. I cant seem to find the right size wood as im looking for something like the one you have.
Thanks! I found it wandering around a LFS here in Jersey. It's been working well but I'm tempted to fish around (no pun intended) for some better wood.

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Originally Posted by iter View Post
May I ask what species of crypts you currently have in there?
Those are crypt wendtii bronze. Also, thanks for the tips. I was wondering how I should start tackling that. The Glosso has taken over pretty much the entire tank at this point. I'll get a pic for ya tomorrow as the lights will be gone by the time I step into my apartment.
02-13-2013 11:39 PM
iter Amazing tank!!!

May I ask what species of crypts you currently have in there?


Also as a side note, the glosso around the hygro is starting to grow upwards because it is trying to reach the light. My suggestion is to quickly trim those that are acting like that, or else it is going to get REALLY annoying.

Also be sure to thin out the glosso too after a while, as the runners under the top leaves would start to grow upwards and it is a pain since the glosso runners would start to be not on the substrate but hovering above it. So when you do a trim you basically kill everything. Learned that from experience. In severe cases, you even have to pull the plants out to replant it.....not fun at all.

Anyways, good luck!!! Great stem plant growth!!!
02-13-2013 02:27 PM
hisxlency lovely tank. I just got my 20L the other day. I cant seem to find the right size wood as im looking for something like the one you have.
02-01-2013 06:42 PM
zoragen Beautiful!!

My 20g look BARE compared to this
02-01-2013 04:04 PM
Aquaticus I love this tank. Adding to watch list.
02-01-2013 03:41 PM
dubs83
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Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
This is a great looking 20L
Thank, Conrad

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Originally Posted by hisxlency View Post
great build. I too am doing a 20L. Hoping its half as good as yours
Thanks! One thing I learned is to take your time and do it right the first time. There were a few things I rushed through and had to go back and fix/change. Keep us updated on your build!

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Originally Posted by Frank Abagnale View Post
That's looking really nice! I had no idea about derimming a tank until I saw your thread today! Wish I would have known that when I set up my 40 gallon!
Thanks, Frank. You know, I read up on derimming tanks here but I don't think I'd have the nerve to derim anything bigger then a 20g. I think I saw some one on here derim a 75g but I'd be too nervous about it. You're probably better off leaving the 40g in tact.

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Originally Posted by binbin9 View Post
very good stuff you got a great eye for scaping
Thank you!
02-01-2013 12:19 AM
binbin9 very good stuff you got a great eye for scaping
01-31-2013 10:55 PM
Frank Abagnale That's looking really nice! I had no idea about derimming a tank until I saw your thread today! Wish I would have known that when I set up my 40 gallon!
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