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Old 05-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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m4s4mur4's 29 gal planted tank





coralife 65w 6700k PC
whisper 30, AC30, 100w heater
diy co2
tahitian black sand/flourite
10ppm nitrates, 6.9ph, 80 degrees
flourish, excel, potassium, nitrogen
swords, java fern and moss, crypt parva, anubias, hc
neons, 1 sae, ghost shrimp, pond snails
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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No need to use the tetra algae control. Start out keeping your lights on for a shorter amount of time, or bump up the co2 by putting in another bottle.

Also, what are you using as your diffusion method?

You can trim and replant if you want a thicker amount of anacharis as well.

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:33 PM   #3
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the co2 goes straight into the filter intake as seen here

.youtube.com/watch?v=1lAQO1LsGuI

it seems like a lot of co2, so i run an air pump at night. every plant pearls except for anachris and java moss.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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You can bump up the co2 with another liter and place a airstone in just as a precaution to get rid of that algae. Or you can leave it as is, and just decrease the amount of time your light on by an hour, if that doesn't work, cut the time back again.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:45 AM   #5
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added some driftwood. and crypt parva hoping it will carpet the foreground. removed betta.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #6
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I saw a significant increase in plant growth and reduction in algae once I started diffusing co2 through a hagen mini underwater filter. I spent $15 because I paid for shipping on the filter. You might be able to find something locally. A small powerhead would also do the trick.

I was originally putting diy co2 straight to the HOB filter intake. Even with an airstone I noticed a whole bunch of co2 gassing off inside the filter.

You may have better luck in your tank because my water is pretty hard thus reducing co2 absorption.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #7
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Nice tank.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:50 AM   #8
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well it's been awhile. its been through ups and downs. tell me what you think.


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how many neons do you have hidden in there?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #10
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At the moment it's 8 neons 4 cherry barbs and the Siamese algae eater. I've been contemplating on a bristlenose because the Siamese doesn't eat off the glass.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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I love my bristle nose. It seems like he's always eating. It's rad.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #12
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my bristlenose is currently the only fish in my 29g. god does he poop a lot! but i love the way he looks if you can deal with the poop, hes a great fish
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