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S&KGray 03-13-2012 08:23 AM

First scape, Marina Style20
 
My 18g Hagen Marina Style20, still a noob at scaping so be kind. :hihi:

Date Started: 26 November 2011

Size: 18g/68L; 24"x12"x15"

Lighting: Current USA Nova Extreme T5HO 36" fixture 2x39W, 10000K/6700K bulbs

Equipment: Eheim 2217 w/ modified spray bar

Pressurized CO2:
Matheson 3852 regulator
Nupro SS-2MG-MH metering valve
Nupro B-2C4-1/3 check valve
Boyu inline diffuser

Substrate:
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia I

Fertilization:
Modified EI dosing w/ DIY ferts

Plants:
Bolbitis heudelotii
Clinopodium cf. brownei
Cryptocoryne crispatula 'Balansae'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'brown'
Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens'
Hemianthus (Micranthemum) micranthemoides
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Ludwigia sp. 'red'
Microsorum pteropus 'narrow'
Rotala macrandra 'mini butterfly'
Rotala sp. 'Thailand'
Rotala sp. 'Yao Yai'
Staurogyne repens

Fauna:
Otocinclus sp. (only 1 so far)
MTS
Hmmm, what else to add...


And now the pics:

11/30/11 (4 days)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01669.jpg

12/15/11 (19 days)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01688.jpg

12/17/11 (21 days)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01696.jpg

01/22/12 (57 days)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01728.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01731.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01730.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01729.jpg

03/12/12 (107 days)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01787.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01791.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01792.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01793.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01796.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01795.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01797.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSC01803.jpg

Ptjameso 03-13-2012 08:33 AM

Beautiful tank kind of quasi-Dutch...love the color and textural contrast.

BoxxerBoyDrew 03-13-2012 08:45 AM

VERY NICE TANK!!!

Plants are growing in great! One thing I would watch is the plant in the front left( I can't remember the name! duh me!) because it will spread like WILD FIRE!!! I just pulled it from my 55g, and it was everywhere in less than a month! I started with only a few small pieces that came with some stems I got from the SnS, and after about a month of it getting settled in it took off, and went CRAZY!!!! It had runners all threw my Water Sprite, crypts, lud. and covered a Moss Ball! I did neglect my tank the last month, and didn't trim as I usually do, but when I started to trim it tonight, that stuff surprised the heck out of me!

Anyway just a warning!

Tank looks great though!

Keep up the good pics too!
Drew

wabisabi 03-13-2012 08:53 AM

Looks like it's filling in nicely. Is the current fixture a 2 bulb fixture? Sorry I don't know much about current fixtures.

S&KGray 03-13-2012 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ptjameso (Post 1770866)
Beautiful tank kind of quasi-Dutch...love the color and textural contrast.

Thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoxxerBoyDrew (Post 1770873)
VERY NICE TANK!!!

Plants are growing in great! One thing I would watch is the plant in the front left( I can't remember the name! duh me!) because it will spread like WILD FIRE!!! I just pulled it from my 55g, and it was everywhere in less than a month! I started with only a few small pieces that came with some stems I got from the SnS, and after about a month of it getting settled in it took off, and went CRAZY!!!! It had runners all threw my Water Sprite, crypts, lud. and covered a Moss Ball! I did neglect my tank the last month, and didn't trim as I usually do, but when I started to trim it tonight, that stuff surprised the heck out of me!

Anyway just a warning!

Tank looks great though!

Keep up the good pics too!
Drew

Thanks, yeah I trim the Hydrocotle a lot, it spreads fast and tries to grow up toward the light.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wabisabi (Post 1770878)
Looks like it's filling in nicely. Is the current fixture a 2 bulb fixture? Sorry I don't know much about current fixtures.

Thanks! I have trimmed a lot and moved plants around a few times. Yeah its a 2 bulb fixture (i added more info to the lighting in my first post, thanks for catching that).

bighollywood 03-13-2012 04:57 PM

nice job!

S&KGray 03-16-2012 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighollywood (Post 1771148)
nice job!

Thanks, I am hopefully learning and can continue to improve.

aXio 03-17-2012 01:24 AM

Very nicely done.

dreamt_01 03-17-2012 02:03 AM

well, someone did their homework. beautiful setup.

S&KGray 03-17-2012 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aXio (Post 1776990)
Very nicely done.

Thank you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamt_01 (Post 1777041)
well, someone did their homework. beautiful setup.

Thank you for the kind words.


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