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Old 01-26-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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40g b. Soil capped, wood, plants and rocks


Hey folks, I've taken down my old 20g long and started up a 40g breeder tank.

Basically I've moved the 20l into the 40g and added some scape to it.

currently I am running a 4 bulb 36in t5ho from catalina, and injecting co2 and nutrients daily.

I have 2 checkerboard cichlid,
1 SAE
7 Oto
2 Ember tetra
6 Pseudomugil gertrudae
14 b. urophthalmoides
1 ABNP
4 Khuli loaches

Here is a shot of the 20l before I took it down.


then after i moved it over to the 40g



Then I added some wood and rock (next time i will add the rock and wood first )



This tank is still a work in progress!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:03 AM   #2
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Very nice, you've got some great color variations going on there
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Love it
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Heres a shot after I trimmed today, I just took the trimmings and replanted them upfront until I can take them to my local auction.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 AM   #5
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Love the h. Triparita
Your tank is amazing! Very awesome. GAAAD!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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heres a shot from today, took out the java fern and replaced with some curly ludwigia i believe. theres a bit of a opaque algae on the wood i think i need more amanos and cherries.

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heres a shot from this morning after a trim last night, im still tyrying to wrangle this tank in and decide what I want in what place.

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just an update for this tank



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I took out the tiger hygro, ludwigia X arcuata, rotala, and reinekii*, on the left side.
Then, replaced them with blyxa, hydrocotyle, and a plant im not sure what it is, but was sold to me as mexican oak leaf.



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Nice, like the use of the wood
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So jealous of that Java Fern bush, I'd kill for one of those in my 40B! Love your set up, perfect color combinations.
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can you give details of the substrate you're using?
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #13
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

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can you give details of the substrate you're using?

Sure, I went out to a unused farm field outside of town and got top soil for the base layer of the tank. Then, I put a layer of eco complete. looking back, the eco complete may be a little much because I get a little bit of algae on some of the exposed pieces. The top layer is Tahitian moon.
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love the layout especially on the right side of the tank
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #15
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Very clean layout. How often do you trim to keep the nice shapes? All of my plants turn into leggy monsters.
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