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c_gwinner 08-20-2012 06:51 PM

20g Crypt Addiction
 
20 gallon: 24"x12"x20"
Filter: Eheim Pro 2232
Lighting: Hagen Glo dual T5 24"
Substrate: Eccocomplete and black sand mix (root tabs under substrate)
CO2: Custom Dual Stage Regulator + 10lb tank
Maxi Mix reactor (till I can get my custom reactor together)

Fauna: 4 ottos
Some Tangerine Tigers
some MTS& ramshorn

Flora:Ammannia triflora
Anubias nana
Anubias coffeefolia
Buce. Icarus bell
Buce. Brownie Red
Crypt. parva
Crypt. affinis "red metallic"
Crypt. nurii
Crypt. cordata "KR01"
Crypt. x willisii (C. lucens)
Fissidens
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Limnophila aromatica
Ludwigia repens x arcuata

Riparium:
Black Mangrove
Mexican Milkweed
Trying Java Fern in the raft portion.

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps9117dc02.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps4368cd1b.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc5767983.jpg

c_gwinner 08-28-2012 12:50 PM

Here are some of my RCS.
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...E598BDB5C5.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...E5A75A79AE.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...E5B464B88E.jpg

c_gwinner 09-27-2012 01:54 PM

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...08360F4BEF.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...08BF9480AD.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...08B91029BE.jpg

Tank update and my riparium stuff.

c_gwinner 10-08-2012 12:42 AM

Quick bad video of my guppy x endlers that I have left.

crazydaz 10-26-2012 02:27 PM

Updates? Did you get the new fixture yet? The tank is off to a nice start....just needs some height in the background to start covering up the planters....but it looks like the plants were just trimmed prior to the pics above. Your riparium plants look better than mine!! :) what's your secret?

c_gwinner 10-26-2012 02:35 PM

I need to update my pics since I moved the planters to the right side and my breeder box to the left. I did another trim and had some additions, but I will post a pic maybe tonight after work.

Yeah I got my new light fixture, its not as high mounted as I would like yet cuz the tank is suppose to move locations once we get a new TV. So I have it rigged with the T5 mounted about 5-6" above the surface with the LED mounted above the riparium planters.

Secret I guess to the riparium plants is patients haha. Only thing I have done differently is stopped doing water changes as frequently as I was doing.

speedie408 10-26-2012 02:45 PM

Riparium plants LOVE high light. You'll start seeing much better growth once you get those t5ho's. What bulbs you planning on getting? I like that GLO fixure... I have one on my 40B farm tank.

GMYukonon24s 10-26-2012 05:00 PM

Nice setup

c_gwinner 10-26-2012 05:12 PM

The bulbs I have now are ok but just that. What bulbs would be best?

Thanks GMYukonon24s

speedie408 10-26-2012 08:06 PM

I've used Geissman Aquaflora x Midday combo and have also used GE Starcoats with great results. There's others who can attest to other brands but you can't go wrong with the ones I listed.

c_gwinner 10-26-2012 09:15 PM

From your photos and knowledge from your tanks, I'll go with your word. I looked into getting the Geissman bulbs, just haven't pulled the trigger. Wife's not happy with the amount I've been spending on the tank so gonna have to take it easy for a little bit.

c_gwinner 10-29-2012 01:34 AM

FTS
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...02824E3857.jpg
Left side (shrimp gettaway)
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...0288A03922.jpg
Riparium plants
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...02909B71E6.jpg
Some new crypts I'm gonna try emmersed.
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...02993ABB38.jpg
Arial back view
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...029EAC486B.jpg

c_gwinner 01-05-2013 04:01 PM

Some updates:

Fuana: 10 Celestial Pearl Danios
~30 Red cherry shrimp
MTS and ramshorn snails
4 Otos
2 Oto cocama (zebra oto)
bamboo shrimp
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...8CAA7A6E3E.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...8CB076969A.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...8CB9E1A6C0.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...8CBFE07D1B.jpg

c_gwinner 02-16-2013 09:44 PM

Been a while since I've been on and made a post. Here is an updated shot of the tank. Think some pressurised CO2 is gonna be needed since I've been battling thread algae like no ones business.
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa313bbe4.jpg

Finally got some berried shrimp too. Here is a shot of one of the pretty ladies.
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps27d4074e.jpg

Unikorn 02-17-2013 12:23 AM

Your tank looks really nice! Before you took out the driftwood, did it have a large effect on PH? Do you dose ferts? I just started seeing thread algae starting to form into my moss wall. :(


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