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Old 01-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #931
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An update on my 15 gallon bedside..

Current inhabitants are 5x least killis, 5x 2-3 week old guppy fry, 2x ADF.
Ill be adding 6x sparkling gourami and 6x celestial pearl danios , hopefully this week.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #932
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They're well built, have high clarity glass and very sleek.

Kinda like buying an iPad over an Acer tablet.

My mosses range from fissidens to mini pellia to mini Xmas. I just let them do their thing.

I'm big on finding a good balance between lights stocking and plant types so minimal maint is achieved.

The waste becomes all the ferts I need.
You couldn't have put it any better. I heard in the newer tanks, the glass doesn't have that slight green tinge and its super duper clear.

I love that about mosses. However, I noticed the mosses that I have that are in shady parts tend to die off. The ones that get light seem to be doing very well. So I'll just plant a few Anubias' in the shadowy areas.

I didn't know that waste could become ferts. I remember seeing people taking their gravel vac and sucking up every bit of whatever was in the gravel, completely. I guess when you think about it, it's like cow poop, goes back as fertiliser.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:52 AM   #933
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Yup! It's a big cycle of life. Pretty important in low techs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #934
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Lovely!

What size tank is this?

What is the plant in front on the right side?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #935
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Lovely!

What size tank is this?

What is the plant in front on the right side?
The plants on the right foreground look like sunset hygro to me
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 AM   #936
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Here's some old pics the plants have filled in more since then
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 AM   #937
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Tis upside down Ricky! Looks good though!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #938
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Recent shots of my MrAqua 12" cube, after I moved all the fish and snails to the big tank, uprooted the stems and replanted the tops.







Whats the name of the red colored plant?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:20 AM   #939
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Tis upside down Ricky! Looks good though!
Sorry lol
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Ludwigia Red is the plant.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:43 PM   #941
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Here's some old pics the plants have filled in more since then
Hey Ricky, how do you get the water to stay in the tank like that? Would be a great conversation starter!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #942
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Hey Ricky, how do you get the water to stay in the tank like that? Would be a great conversation starter!
It wasn't easy...
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #943
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This is my 40g breeder, I'm so tempted to remove the right amazon sword but I know it will cause a giant dirt cloud.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #944
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:46 AM   #945
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I must say, I really love that sword in the tank - a great focal point!
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