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Old 03-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #1
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First scape, Marina Style20


My 18g Hagen Marina Style20, still a noob at scaping so be kind.

Date Started: 26 November 2011

Size: 18g/68L; 24"x12"x15"

Lighting: Current USA Nova Extreme T5HO 36" fixture 2x39W, 10000K/6700K bulbs

Equipment: Eheim 2217 w/ modified spray bar

Pressurized CO2:
Matheson 3852 regulator
Nupro SS-2MG-MH metering valve
Nupro B-2C4-1/3 check valve
Boyu inline diffuser

Substrate:
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia I

Fertilization:
Modified EI dosing w/ DIY ferts

Plants:
Bolbitis heudelotii
Clinopodium cf. brownei
Cryptocoryne crispatula 'Balansae'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'brown'
Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens'
Hemianthus (Micranthemum) micranthemoides
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Ludwigia sp. 'red'
Microsorum pteropus 'narrow'
Rotala macrandra 'mini butterfly'
Rotala sp. 'Thailand'
Rotala sp. 'Yao Yai'
Staurogyne repens

Fauna:
Otocinclus sp. (only 1 so far)
MTS
Hmmm, what else to add...


And now the pics:

11/30/11 (4 days)


12/15/11 (19 days)


12/17/11 (21 days)


01/22/12 (57 days)





03/12/12 (107 days)







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Old 03-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Beautiful tank kind of quasi-Dutch...love the color and textural contrast.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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VERY NICE TANK!!!

Plants are growing in great! One thing I would watch is the plant in the front left( I can't remember the name! duh me!) because it will spread like WILD FIRE!!! I just pulled it from my 55g, and it was everywhere in less than a month! I started with only a few small pieces that came with some stems I got from the SnS, and after about a month of it getting settled in it took off, and went CRAZY!!!! It had runners all threw my Water Sprite, crypts, lud. and covered a Moss Ball! I did neglect my tank the last month, and didn't trim as I usually do, but when I started to trim it tonight, that stuff surprised the heck out of me!

Anyway just a warning!

Tank looks great though!

Keep up the good pics too!
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Looks like it's filling in nicely. Is the current fixture a 2 bulb fixture? Sorry I don't know much about current fixtures.
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Beautiful tank kind of quasi-Dutch...love the color and textural contrast.
Thank you!

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VERY NICE TANK!!!

Plants are growing in great! One thing I would watch is the plant in the front left( I can't remember the name! duh me!) because it will spread like WILD FIRE!!! I just pulled it from my 55g, and it was everywhere in less than a month! I started with only a few small pieces that came with some stems I got from the SnS, and after about a month of it getting settled in it took off, and went CRAZY!!!! It had runners all threw my Water Sprite, crypts, lud. and covered a Moss Ball! I did neglect my tank the last month, and didn't trim as I usually do, but when I started to trim it tonight, that stuff surprised the heck out of me!

Anyway just a warning!

Tank looks great though!

Keep up the good pics too!
Drew
Thanks, yeah I trim the Hydrocotle a lot, it spreads fast and tries to grow up toward the light.

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Looks like it's filling in nicely. Is the current fixture a 2 bulb fixture? Sorry I don't know much about current fixtures.
Thanks! I have trimmed a lot and moved plants around a few times. Yeah its a 2 bulb fixture (i added more info to the lighting in my first post, thanks for catching that).
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nice job!
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nice job!
Thanks, I am hopefully learning and can continue to improve.
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Very nicely done.
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well, someone did their homework. beautiful setup.
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Very nicely done.
Thank you.

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well, someone did their homework. beautiful setup.
Thank you for the kind words.
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