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Old 10-26-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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29 gal DSM Start


-Update 2012-1-7 I need some smaller stones to ad some depth to this scene. :\ any one wan a trade a handful of small ones for a big one? I would like to smash a big one but i feel like i would be destroying the purpose of harmonizing.

Hey all
This is my first real post on this site about my tank. Please tell me if I am doing something wrong...
Sorry don't have pics of the first day... or the lay out plan... kinda piss poor planning I guess.

This tank used to look like this


Then I got tired of the Dwarf hair grass taking so long so I tried the walstad meathod.


I know... Ugly... I was trying for a walstad method... but failed because I
1) Didn't mix shells or crushed coral in
2) Was impatient and didn't wash the dirt or screen it for all the trash in side...

So here are the specs:
29 Gal tank from Aqueon
Versa-top hood
Fluval plant stratum err bout 16 pounds?
Recycled Eco complete (separated the dirt and eco complete by rinsing... ALOT)
Aquatop CF-500
4x39watt wave-point lamp with 2 10000k bulbs and 2 6500 bulbs
no co2 atm but I'm expecting a reg, diffuser and... am looking for a tank...
I plan on having hc, Eleocharis Belem
and stones later

I realize that I probably should not have have layered the stratum on top of the eco complete... but what done is done... T___T

Day 4 of my dry start. I added a few more stems of HC that I took out of my Mini-S...



Mini-s that I pulled the hc from... that is sitting near my kitchen sink...

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:27 AM   #2
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Update:
10-30-2011
Plants are growing... don't mind the miffy thermometer/humidity reader








11-3-2011
Added some seiryu stones...


11-6-2011
Just misted with some excel to get rid of some algae and took out excess water that was built up. A few strands of DHG is dying out... I guess I will pluck them when the time comes.


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Old 11-24-2011, 03:53 AM   #3
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Update 11-11-23 still waiting for hc to grow... DHG is taking for ever to fill in... But old growth has died and I got a lot of new growth
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Rescaped a bit... and filled the tank last night.



Currently I am at 5bps to compensate for the free gas exchange. I am not dosing at the moment because i know there will be a bit of melt and die off. I hope to start dosing next week when i get some dry ferts.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:48 AM   #5
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Added some guppies, Cory cat, flame moss, and marimo ball... Can't decide on what to do with the flame moss yet. Co2 at 3bp, ei dosing and 12 hours photo time
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You've got a good looking tank. I'm a fan of the vast foreground approach. Your hc looks nice and healthy. I like your rock choice and placement.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:55 AM   #7
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yup added some flame moss... its turning out nicely... I guess i need to get rid of these snails
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Nice growth. So it took you about 2 months for the carpet?
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Yeah it took about that long. The hairgrass in the back is still filling in though
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Yeah it took about that long. The hairgrass in the back is still filling in though
I see. How was the transition? anything dying off from emersed to submersed?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:54 AM   #11
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there was no die off it went perfectly... but my tank is being torn down cause I have Orders over seas... T___T I will be posting in the for sale area soon so look out
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #12
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So to prepare for my move to japan I have torn everything and parted with the plants. If you would like to win the tank please enter here...
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #13
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very nice, how many co2 setup you have for all 4 of your tank?
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3 are co2 based the 4th might be
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nice tank! Where in japan are you going? Was in Okinawa and was a nice place
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