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Old 06-05-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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10 gallon revamp. 56k Warning!!! New pics 2/27


Ok. So I just transferred everything from my fry tank to a new 10 gallon tank with substrate in it. Here are the specs.

Fry Tank
Tetra internal filter, and a Penn Plax air powered sponge filter
50watt heater
2 10watt full spectrum mini CFL bulbs.
No substrate

There were 2 chunks of mopani wood in the tank with Java Fern and some Anubius on them. A lot of guppies, mostly fry, one clam, one ghost shrimp, and 3 bulldog plecos.

Here is how it looked


I have changed things up now. I have transferred everything to another ten gallon tank.

New ten gallon
AquaClear 20
50watt heater
2 10watt full spectrum mini CFL lights
Eco Complete substrate.

I transferred all the flora and fauna over and this is what I have at the moment.


I am thinking I want to get rid of the guppies and get some Tetras of some sort. And I still am not sure what plants I am going to use for a carpet and some stem plants in the back. Any advice would be great.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Carpet- Marselia minuta

Background- Rotala rotundifolia

That's my vote.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:34 AM   #3
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Carpet- Marselia minuta

Background- Rotala rotundifolia

That's my vote.
Thank you. I am going to look at both of those plants. I will let you know.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:00 AM   #4
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Tank is looking nice, cant wait to see it progress. Sorry, cannot give you plant advice as I still don't really know what I'm doing. Do wanna know where in the world you would get a clam at though? I think it would be really cool to have 1.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:07 AM   #5
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Your heater right in the middle of the tank kind of looks like a center piece, I think it would look a lot cleaner if you tried to hide it behind some of the wood
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:15 AM   #6
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Laura- Going with the plants you suggested.

Tony - Thanks man. I got him at Aquarium Adventure in the burbs of chicago. Huge store. He has survived my 20 gallon high, my fry tank, and now is doing well in the 10 gallon. He is very hardy and I think it helps that I feed really small food for the fry.

Lex - I plan on putting some stem plants in front of it and on either side of the wood. I am hoping the Java Fern will fill in a little more though. The left one is kind of wimpy ATM. But, trust me, that heater will be covered. And I cant really put it behind the wood, as the wood pretty much touches the front and back of the tank.

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Hopefully this weekend, I will be getting some plants to put in this bad boy. It needs more green.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:20 PM   #7
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Ok, I think I know the plants I am going to use in this one. I am thinking some Marsilea minuta for the carpet plant and some Rotala rotundifolia for the background plant. Let me know what you think.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #8
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Ok, first I want to say, thanks to Bahugo for hookin me up the other day. He gave me tons of plants for a good deal. That being said, here is what I got yesterday.


$25 worth of plants from Golden Aquarium.


$40 worth of plants from Bahugo.

Does anyone see the problem here, lol.

I got some HC, moneywort, 2 types of crypts, and some red stem plant I already forgot the name of. That was all from Golden Aquarium.

I got Java Moss, Flame Moss, Guppy Grass, Glosso, and a bunch of stem plants from Bahugo.

Now that my goodie list is up. On to the good stuff.
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Ok. I got this bad boy planted up pretty good the other day. Not sure I remember everything I put in it, but I remember some of it. I added 2 types of crypts, some rotala, some ludwigia, and some water sprite.


FTS.


Right side.


Middle.


Left side.






Some closeups.

I hope it all grows in now. The next thing is going to be to upgrade the lights, and add a CO2 system in the near future.
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I think you're going to need DIY CO2 and some fert dosing on this tank to keep the red stems looking good over the long haul, but it looks really nice!
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I think you're going to need DIY CO2 and some fert dosing on this tank to keep the red stems looking good over the long haul, but it looks really nice!
Thanks. I dose Flourish and Excel at the moment, but plan on adding some CO2 in the near future. Just not sure how near. Until then I may up my Excel dosing.
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Tank looks great! I'm not a fan of clams, though. I had two. They burrowed into my substrate, and I never saw them again until I emptied the tank a year later and found two empty shells. Your experience may vary, of course
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Tank looks great! I'm not a fan of clams, though. I had two. They burrowed into my substrate, and I never saw them again until I emptied the tank a year later and found two empty shells. Your experience may vary, of course
Thanks. I had mine for about a year or so and it went through 3 tanks too. One day I found my glass shrimp (which I have had for 2 years now) eating him. So that was the end of that. I probably will not add another one unless I set up a bigger tank.
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Looks good, dude. What plants did you want me to try to ID? Get me some pics of them and I'll do my best.
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Looks good, dude. What plants did you want me to try to ID? Get me some pics of them and I'll do my best.
Thanks. I am looking to find out what the plant with the red stem and green leaves in the center is. I can't get a pic right now cuz the lights are off, but I can tomorrow if you need to see it better.
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