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callisto9 10-20-2012 01:21 AM

callisto9's 20G high planted tank - low tech
 
Well, after my 6.6G Petco, I quickly wanted to get a bigger tank. We have a super small house, so space is at a premium. I finally found about two feet of space and got a tank and stand that fit perfectly.

This is the tank as of last week:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...2520newest.JPG

Tank size: 20G high

Plants: anubias, java fern, amazon sword, crypts (melted, but are coming back), hornwort, brazilian pennywort, anachris (a lot melted), water wisteria, vals

Lighting: One 15W 8000K full spectrum florescent light

Ferts: just some root tabs

Fish and snails: three mystery snails, many ramshorns, seven glowlight tetras. Two guppies will be moved over pretty soon.

It's been a frustrating road, but I think things are finally starting to turn around.

I just got some awesome plants today, too, and will be planting them this weekend.

Thoughts and opinions welcome!

Wannaberooted 10-20-2012 04:40 AM

Looks great already, I like the composition.

callisto9 10-20-2012 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wannaberooted (Post 2049856)
Looks great already, I like the composition.

Thank you! I think the manzanita helps. I love that stuff. Stupid expensive, but a neat addition to any tank.

andrewss 10-20-2012 07:05 PM

looking good !

callisto9 10-21-2012 04:10 AM

Thank you! Been staring at it all day. :D

callisto9 10-21-2012 05:17 AM

Some pics from the last few days:

Side view of the tank:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W...2/IMG_6599.JPG

Magenta apple snail:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_...2/IMG_6598.JPG

Same snail, different angle:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...2/IMG_6601.JPG

Moved over one guppy (out of two). He's stressed :(
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p...2/IMG_6596.JPG

Pink ramshorn:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...sh%2520016.JPG

One of my seven glowlight tetras:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...sh%2520013.JPG

Some new plants and my apple snail:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-E...sh%2520006.JPG

Glowlight tetra and 3rd apple snail:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a...sh%2520004.JPG

Full tank shot:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F...um%2520012.JPG

orchidman 10-21-2012 05:29 AM

did you get the new plants in?

Wannaberooted 10-21-2012 05:55 AM

I didn't know what manzanita was, but now I do. You have nice rocks too. And that's besides the plants, things are coming along nicely.

iadubber 10-21-2012 03:05 PM

I like the river rocks!


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callisto9 10-21-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wannaberooted (Post 2051037)
I didn't know what manzanita was, but now I do. You have nice rocks too. And that's besides the plants, things are coming along nicely.

Thanks! I like the rocks, too. I made sure they'd be OK for the tank by doing the vinegar test.

Still don't know why manzanita is so expensive... if I find a tree around here somewhere... manzanita for all!

Quote:

Originally Posted by orchidman (Post 2051012)
did you get the new plants in?

I did! They're in there, but hard to see. A few have been uprooted since last night. I have leftovers, too, so yay! Thanks again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by iadubber (Post 2051256)
I like the river rocks!

I do, too. I think all the colors adds a nice touch to the aquarium.

Are you from Iowa? Just looked - Dubuque. I am from the Quad Cities. I am!

callisto9 10-22-2012 12:40 AM

Video from an hour ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMBd4a7Jq7g

How do you embed a video on here? :confused1:

Wannaberooted 10-24-2012 03:32 AM

Just watched the video, looks like everyone is happy being in there.

JunJunJenn 10-24-2012 06:01 AM

I really like your tank! It reminds me of the life aquatic for some reason. Its sort of magical looking...

callisto9 10-24-2012 02:09 PM

Thanks everyone! All fish and snails are doing well (snails are doing TOO well, I think). I can't wait to get in there this weekend and trim and plant some more stuff!

callisto9 10-25-2012 01:41 AM

Did a 3 gallon water change tonight. All inhabitants are doing well. I keep expecting fish deaths, but so far, so good. I had such a horrible start to this whole thing that each time I wake up each morning, I am so stoked everything is still living!

Some pics from tonight:

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmoss ball!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...2/IMG_6648.JPG

Free ride:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...2/IMG_6645.JPG

Yummy spirulina pellets from member acitydweller:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3...2/IMG_6644.JPG

And finally, a full tank shot:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k...0/IMG_6652.JPG


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