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12-17-2014 04:38 PM
Update 12/2014

Long overdue for an update... A few plant changes, no more vals, hairgrass, hygrophila, and p erectus. I have added t. fluv, some type of p stellatus narrow I think, x-mass moss, a couple buce's, A reiniki mini and fissidens attached to DW. Some more minor changes in plants. Fauna... golden ram eventually perished, I now have 5 pencil fish, 5 until they spawned and 2 survived my angels. 1 endler was added and seems to be ok, also added back a single white cloud. I also changed lighting, now have 2x finnex planted LED's.

Prior to this pick, the tank was exteremely overgrown, now also have some hair type aglae attached to DW and it keeps spreading despite proper CO2 (well I think proper, I keep increasing a small amount every 2-3 days.) and finally getting back to a regular fert schedule. Also as you can see in the last photo especially, GSA on the glass. Otherwise plants are flourishing, soon time for another trim.

09-28-2013 04:49 PM
vvDO Thanks, I bet they can't wait until I can upgrade to a 40B or 50.
09-28-2013 01:51 PM
GMYukonon24s Sorry to hear about the casualties. You have some beautiful angels!
09-28-2013 07:06 AM
vvDO Added a few... P. Erectus, H. pinnatifida, some limno (thin jagged leaves), downoi

Significant trimming yesterday, had to cut hairgrass down, it reached just past the upper wood.

Since last update, 1 golden ram died, cause unknown. 1 week later, 6 of 9 white clouds had jumped over a weekend while I was away... Maybe my feeder scared them or didn't feed them enough and angels started hunting. This was over a month ago and everything's been fine since.

06-05-2013 04:51 AM
vvDO Thanks!

I really need to update, only minor changes, trimmed hairgrass, added 2 more white clouds.

Video in my previous post isn't working for me, so here's the link...
06-05-2013 02:37 AM
tylergvolk Nice piece of wood bro!
05-22-2013 04:05 AM
vvDO Petco has a stand made for a 40B, may not be the best looking but it should do.

Here's a video...

Current stocking.
2 Koi angels
3 golden long fin rams
3 ottos
7 white clouds (feeder quality)
Bought 6 Amano shrimp however I rarely see them

04-23-2013 10:05 PM
theericafish Damn heaters and their awkward sizes. If you put it in the back left corner horizontal behind the stems it might make your stems look a little fuller because it would push them forward a bit. The plants will find their way around it. It does look like a good setup as is though because with your outflow blowing on the heater you want get cold spots in the tank when the heater is on. Not that it matters a ton. Good looking tank though, the 20l has so much variety of planting styles. Probably my favorite tank size so far. I want a 40b pretty badly! Too bad stands for 40b are limited outside diy. :0

Some Anubias Nana petite would look great in the right side of the driftwood.
04-23-2013 08:39 PM
Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
I like how this is evolving vvDO. You are getting some nice growth and ought to be hacking away at stems on a regular basis I expect.

Hey , why not hide the heater in back behind plants or the dw?
Major drop-off of light at the edges of the tank since the bulbs are 22" and the tank is 30". If I place the heater at back I would lose prime growing real estate.
04-23-2013 07:22 PM
tomfromstlouis I like how this is evolving vvDO. You are getting some nice growth and ought to be hacking away at stems on a regular basis I expect.

Hey , why not hide the heater in back behind plants or the dw?
04-23-2013 05:33 PM
vvDO Tiz... Yes but sunken. Lol.

Aqua... Thanks, I bet it would look even better in a 40B.

Originally Posted by sunyang730 View Post
I see a picture of some green sponge. The community need a explanation of what you use it for. LOL
Those are in my canister filter to provide surface area for biological filtration. 6 for $1 at the dollar store.
04-23-2013 05:12 PM
sunyang730 I see a picture of some green sponge. The community need a explanation of what you use it for. LOL
04-23-2013 05:01 PM
AguaTropical As many others have said, that piece of DW is incredible and very unique...good find! Lol
04-23-2013 08:53 AM
tizzite I get the spaceship reference- it's like the one in Alien and Prometheus!
04-23-2013 05:36 AM
vvDO Thanks cc, took a look at your discus journal... Were you able to get rid of your algae?

Here's an update...

Full tank shot

Close up left of center...

Otto sitting on a leaf...

Angel #1

Angel #2
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