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Old 01-26-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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20 gallon long planted journal


finally found a way to hang my cfls above the tank
heres my setup and first pictures:

tank 20 gallon long (30x12x12)
substrate eco complete
heater 100 watt stealth
light 2x23 watt spiral cfl
filter aquaclear hob 100 gph
co2 diy with 2x2 liters gonna install the reactor tomorrow
1 betta fish
front hc back lots of stems
thinking about dosing with 1/8 tsp kno3 1/64 tsp kh2po4 1ml flourish once a week(hope doing it right)
any ideas ,suggestions are very welcome
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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That should be one HAPPY betta!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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look at all of us with our bettas! welcome to the club your also qualified for the 20 long club :P looks good!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:16 AM   #5
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lol hes so happy that he dances in the water never hides.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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Yay for bettas in 10+ gallons.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:49 AM   #7
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why do i feel like im the only one keeping single fish in a 20 gallon
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #8
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why do i feel like im the only one keeping single fish in a 20 gallon
Cause most of us can't resist adding more to the tank . . . I know I can't, LOL!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:11 AM   #9
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its going to be a looong night
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:56 AM   #10
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Great tank! I want to put my 2 cents in if you don't mind.

As much as I loooove cheap and free I tried the yeast method for about 6-8 months. Going under the aquarium and shaking the bottles every couple days so it doesn't settle, and then dumping out the funky yeast water and measuring up a new batch in multiple bottles, got to be a big pain in my butt. So I splurged and hunted around ebay for parts and assembled a 5lb CO2 system, brand new, for about $150 shipped, and I've never looked back.

Now, because the system is on a 20L like yours, I only have to touch it once a year and that's to refill it. Yes it last a whole year! And it's only $20 to get it refilled locally.

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:27 AM   #11
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thx for your comment craig.i know pressurized system will be cheaper in the long run, more stable and labor free but its out of my budget right now.i think i rushed little bit,but ill save some money and maybe like 2-3 months later ill get one thx again
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:23 AM   #12
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Yeah it was the same thing for me when I set up. I just wanted to express how nice it was "set it, and forget it." lol
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:46 AM   #13
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Looks great any plans for a hard scape?
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:18 AM   #14
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if i can get my hc carpet, im gonna take the stem plants and put some rock in
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:24 AM   #15
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a lot of pearling but no growth so far.got a little bit green spot algae on the front glass.btw i found some fry in my cichlid tank and put them in a seperate tank.heres the pics and a link to my fry video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n29AirI6HA
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