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Vin 07-31-2013 11:32 PM

33 gallons from A to Z
Hi everyone,

Since I did a journal for my 10 g riparium I thought I would start this journal on my 33g. I'm gonna post all the pictures from my humble beginnings up to now without too much details.


between 2009- 2011:

2 years dry, skip to 2013:

TankYouVeryMuch 08-01-2013 01:47 AM

Thanks for sharing, looking forward to updates!

Hilde 08-02-2013 01:06 AM

I want more info on the lights, ferts, and substrate. For I wish my plants grew as well as your's do.

Vin 08-02-2013 03:55 PM

Really? I figure my plants don't grow very well :) Its the darkness of the picture it hides all the defects.

This is for the current set up only:
Lighting: Got a 30 inch Coralife ramp with two 18 Watts T5 bulbs.
Ferts: I dose PPS-Pro daily 1.5 X the recommended dose. Got some root tabs in the crypts also. Been dosing recommended dose of Excel daily since I took out the rotting valisneria (1 month I guess ?)
Substrate: Flourite black.

I do a 25% water change even though I probly don't have to.

Sajacobs 08-02-2013 04:03 PM

Looks great to me. I like the driftwood. Very dramatic.

Vin 11-14-2013 02:14 AM


Vin 11-28-2013 10:23 PM


drewsuf82 11-29-2013 01:14 AM

Nice setup, your filling in nicely

Regenesis 11-29-2013 01:38 AM

Your tank is beautiful! I love the pennywort :)

Vin 01-14-2014 03:16 PM


Vin 03-23-2016 06:40 PM

Sooooo haven't been here in a while... basically two years ?.. wow.

So this is the tank these days:

Now both my T5 bulbs blew out and the product is discontinued... so I ordered a crazy LED ramp.... Not sure where this will bring the tank in the future :) We shall see...

Vin 04-14-2016 08:37 PM

Hi everyone !


First trim since this tank got some a new Current + Pro SAtelite !

Up to now the effects of the new ramp are the following:

CRAZY frogbit growth like triples in mass and each individuals are getting bigger. I gave a big freezer ziplock bag full of it. The roots are also getting way longer.

Polysperma running wild.

THe new leaves on the sword plant seem to be bigger, longer and greener.

Got this cool new moss on my driftwood it looks just like green grass...its green hair algae... but its looking real good :) I seriously thought I would have a way bigger algae bloom with my change of lights. Guess not !!! yay.

Crypts are just chilling, bring crypts.

I really have a brown dust problem. I'm wondering if maybe its a lack of flow or filtration or something. To be continued....

Overall very happy with this new LED ramp :) And the best par is.. NO MORE BROKEN TUBES THAT I DON'T NOTICE FOR A WEEK! Wooooohohoooooooo..

Vin 05-13-2016 04:59 PM

Photo update!!

Full body shot :

Profil pic:

Doogy262 05-13-2016 05:10 PM

Looks great,been quite a journey.Still scared of that shelf and hope the lamp is fastened down lol

Vin 05-14-2016 06:19 PM

Thanks !

I installed the shelf myself and cuz of the lighting in the picture it might not be clear, but its on big 12 inches brackets. I,m not worried at all :)

Which lamp are you talking about though ? If its the LED ramp I have a glass cover over my tank :).


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