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Old 09-04-2013, 02:54 AM   #16
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Thanks!!

Yeah it almost looks like its flowering how it changes near the tops.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:12 AM   #17
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That really looks great. All my hygro died off. I don't know why. Its gonna be really hard to get those guys out of there to sell of cull, but man does that look nice!
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #18
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That really looks great. All my hygro died off. I don't know why. Its gonna be really hard to get those guys out of there to sell of cull, but man does that look nice!
Hahaha yup, sometimes you cant even see any shrimp. I'll just use a bottle trap when the time comes. Although i have noticed that shrimp are a lot easier to net than fish.

Any opinions on pulling up the vals? I was thinking of spreading out the hygro and rotala in its place. Any other plants that you people would suggest instead?
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #19
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Well i pulled the vals, they thought they owned the place! The middle looks pretty empty now but it should fill in real quick.

What do ya think?






detail of left back, shows whats to come!


right back
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:47 AM   #20
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I think that it looks great man without the vals! And yes once that background grows in, I think that it'll have a nice lush look to it. At first I was thinking that you should move that slightly dead center gap to the right so that the eye will naturally follow the moss towards the back right corner of the tank, but if your plants fill that gap, then problem solved!
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:54 AM   #21
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Very nice, looks beautiful!
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Great looking tank.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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Wow. I love it and am inspired. About to set up a 20 gal shrimp tank (set up lower) for my kids to enjoy. I am nervous about shrimp and ferts, what kind do you use and did you half dose at first? I have to admit I really liked the look of the 3 hanging lights... how is the led doing?
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Thanks so much everyone!! Lots of love on this forum

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Wow. I love it and am inspired. About to set up a 20 gal shrimp tank (set up lower) for my kids to enjoy. I am nervous about shrimp and ferts, what kind do you use and did you half dose at first? I have to admit I really liked the look of the 3 hanging lights... how is the led doing?
That sounds like an awesome idea! I dose dry ferts, KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4 and Plantex CSM+B, to be exact. You could easily get away with just using the first two and the csm+b. There are a lot of good fert calculators out there that can help you decide how much to dose, like this one

I've gone through a few lighting setups with this tank, I was very pleased with all of them. Right now I have the Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ and I love it as well, perfect light output for a low light 20 gallon long and its dimmable! There's all sorts of dynamic weather effects that I'm sure your kids would find very fun.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:08 AM   #25
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What kind of dry ferts are you using?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #26
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Are those wendtii bronze? they look fantastic, I am trying to redo my 27 to make it more shrimp friendly and less time consuming plant trim wise. Looking into a lot of crypts, your layout is an inspiration!
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