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Lil' Swimz$ 09-21-2012 04:26 PM

20g *Needs better title*
Heyhey guys! So well my 29 gallon busted, so the next day I got a 20 gallon long! Ripped off the top rim and put all the stuff From the 29 gallon in and it's on it's way! I'm growing everything emmersed right now, so I can get a nice hc foreground from the start. Here's a picture of the progress thus far. I'll take some better Pictures tonight.

@marko@ 09-21-2012 09:18 PM

looking forward to the pics

Lil' Swimz$ 11-06-2012 11:52 PM

Well here'd be that update I talked about months ago.... heh heh.

Plants grew very well! As you can see:

BUUUUUUUT I decided I did not like the sticks or the limnophila aromatica. I felt as if the leaf size was going to throw off the scale of the whole scape so this is what I have now. I'm really looking forward to what the tank will look like fully grown in and submerged! I just clipped the plants and spread the cutting around in the areas left bare from the removal of the L. aromatica. So now it'll be another couple months before I flood it. :/ OH well! Here's it atm.

beedee 11-07-2012 03:33 AM

Nice start, I'd remove that excess water you have that is kind of puddling in the front as soon as you can, otherwise, it is a breeding ground for bad stuffs.

p.s., im also doing a dry start, click the link in my sig. :)

@marko@ 11-07-2012 04:25 AM

wow, thats a big change. :)
im looking forward to the flood.

Lil' Swimz$ 11-08-2012 12:16 AM

I thought someone would mention the water! I drained it a short while after the photos were taken.

Does anyone know about adding ferts to the misting water? I'm going to try adding a little bit to the next misting. ! :D

I'm going to try to post weekly pics from now on so I (and you guys!) can observe the growth :D

Lil' Swimz$ 12-15-2012 05:25 PM

The tank is being filled as I speak!

Lil' Swimz$ 12-15-2012 05:47 PM

Sorry it looks very bad. My screen on my camera broke so I just have to guess if the picture is good. This is right before I started filling! I should be done by tonight!

@marko@ 12-15-2012 08:13 PM

looking good.
what plants are in there?

Lil' Swimz$ 12-15-2012 10:11 PM

Thanks! It's just R. Green, R. Colorata, and HC (and java moss growing randomly on rocks)

GMYukonon24s 12-16-2012 03:22 AM

Nice start to the dry start.

Lil' Swimz$ 12-16-2012 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2110909)
Nice start to the dry start.

It's flooded! I PROMISE this time to post weekly! I really am happy about this though! :D And again these pictures were taken with a camera without a working screen! I bumped up the CO2 waaay past what would be acceptable with fish and added lots of ferts. Let's hope this turns out great!

marioman72 12-17-2012 01:17 AM

looks awesome!

MiniFishRoom 12-17-2012 01:43 AM


Lil' Swimz$ 12-17-2012 01:48 AM

Thanks everyone!

Lots of pearling! Even the HC was pearling!

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