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Old 06-15-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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14 G's


As of 6/14/12


Tank: 14 gallons. (tall 10)
CO2: Aquatek regulator, 20oz paintball tank, Cerges reactor. Turns on 2 hours before lights go on, off 1 hour before lights go off.
Filter: Fluval 306, stock sponges, stock ceramic bio, purigen.
Lighting: 2x 24w AHsupply.com kit, 9hrs a day. Both lights are on at the same time for only a half hour a day.
Substrate: Turface Pro League Heritage Red.. wanted grey
Ferts: EI method and 50% water changes a week.
Plants: LIMNOPHILA AROMATICA, POGOSTEMON STELLATUS 'BROAD LEAF', LUDWIGIA INCLINATA VAR. VERTICILLATA 'CUBA', LUDWIGIA INCLINATA VAR. VERTICILLATA 'PANTANAL', Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Parvula), Java Moss.
Fish: 2 serpae tetras, 4 guppies, 1 pleco, 2 red cherry shrimp, 2 zibra nerites.

Originally this was my first planted tank.. I had some eco-complete that I didn't like and the stems planted in random places and they started growing out of control lol. This is my learning tank to get some experience for my 55 gallon that I will be setting up in a year or two. I tore everything down and got rid of the eco complete. Put the fish and the old tank water in a seperate 20 gallon tub I use for water changes and went to work.

I planted tons of DHG deep under the light turface so it doesn't uproot along with some Seachem root tabs. most of the DHG you cant even see.. I want a nice carpet!! GROW!

The java moss is attached to 3 flat rocks that I have standing up to help keep the slope.

The dry scaping! I didn't pre-rinse the turface because I thought it would be too hard to make the slopes while it was wet.


Fill and re-filled the tank 4 times I think.. kinda lost count lol


Last fill with 50% of the old tank water that I kept in a 20 gallon tub and 50% of my regular tap water. (keeping up with my 50% water changes). Still a little cloudy but the pic looks worse than it actually was.. Livestock didn't seem to mind.. 6/11/12


3 days later 6/14/12. all fish are healthy as can be! I think I am starting to see a little bit more of DHG poking through the substrate.



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Old 06-15-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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The turface looks awesome
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it will look even better covered in dwarf hair grass
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Nice plants and fish
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:23 AM   #5
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thanks! im excited for things to start filling in.

going to do my first water change tomorrow and i need to clean the inside of the glass a little better there seems to be a little bit of red on it in some parts from the turface.
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How is this tank doing? Hope you're liking the turface
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