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Old 07-28-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
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any questions and suggestions are welcome!
the tank has been setup for 2 weeks. within a week, i did some rearranging. planning to add java fern + driftwood + fish + riccia

at the beginning after filling


HOT magnum took care of the dust in 5 hours


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3 days later bacteral bloom. you can see my jungle fizz factory co2 bell

milky

side view:


did 95% water change, planted new plants, filled:


bacterial bloom has not gone away after the water change:


added 30 more watts of light in the white HD fixture. inserted carbon in filter. bloom is gone.
[img]http://www.pricenetwork.ca/photos/chinaboy1021/fish4.jpg[/img
clear tank, fuzzy picture:


today added the micro sword:

tank area:

cleaning micro sword before adding.

2 days later, you can see the growth about 2 inch in the rotala already. also you see diy co2 setup.


specs:
10 gallon (standard)
45 watts. full spec + 4100k + bad bulb, switching to 5500k soon.
100% reg flourite
ferts: postash + jobes fern root sticks.
filter: ac 200. floss/foam/foam
plants: rotala, jungle val,amazon sword,1 tiger lotus leaf(rest were rotted from LFS, the only leaf i got left popped out my gravel 2 days after planting),micro swords,hydrocotyle,cyperus

will update regularly on request and upon interest. thanks for looking. comments and ?s welcome.[/img]
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:16 PM   #2
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Looks like a nice setup! Be patient and let the tank stablize without disturbing it too much.
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:23 AM   #3
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Yes your tank is beautiful. May I ask how do you seal your DIY CO2 system. It looks pretty different from anything i've had suggested.
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:10 AM   #4
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oh ignore the co2 seal. it's a bad example. what happened was at first i sealed it wtih bathroom sealant. but i was in a hurry to use it, therefore i didnt wait long enough for it to dry completely. it started to leak, so i just took plastic wrap and wrapped it in a way that i was complete sealed. it took me about 20 mins to get it sealed. next time ill just wait 36 hours before i use it.
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Old 07-29-2003, 06:28 AM   #5
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whats that tall grassy palnt, and nice setup and how big is the tank?
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Old 08-03-2003, 02:58 AM   #6
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updated pic.
added live stock:
4 amano shrimp
2 endler guppies

added plants. camomba, glossos,unknow red plant. everything is giong crazy and growing like mad.

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