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Old 10-21-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Manik's planted 40b "Midnite" PIC UPDATE 2 months after planting

Alright.... Here I go. This project has been in the works for the last 6 months. Time to hit the GO button on this and see if I've learned anything .

SPECS

40 gal. breeder (spray painted background (on the outside))
DIY Aspen stand, modified to fit the 40b

Lighting
100W HO T5 (timed to 8.5 hours)
strip led for a moonlight effect
(taking it to the "rediculous" stage)

Filteration
RODI H20
Auto-top off
5.5 g sump
Cascade 500 canister

C02
5 lb. canister
Milwaukee reg with solenoid/bubble counter
4dkh drop checker
Glass diffusion

Substrate
Left over laterite on bottom
MTS- Vital Organics Potting soil with clay added
Organic Cheesecloth for separation
Black sand cap

Driftwood locally harvested

Plants
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Blyxa Jap. (if I can find it)
Limnophila hippuroides
Vesicularia montagnei
Pogostemon erectus

Livestock
Some kina tetra
Otos
Black mystery snail (possibly)
Angels (pending)

and... pics
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Last edited by manik; 12-14-2012 at 02:25 AM.. Reason: edited it
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