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Old 03-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Been thinking about another tank for a while. My 2.5 I have decided is cursed, plus I never liked it from the beginnning, wife picked it out. So I picked up a Mr. Aqua 7.5 gal. Cube to replace the 2.5. The tank is a little bigger than I thought it would be, but I'm happy it is. It is a good looking tank, there is some slight offsets in the heights of the side panes, but there are small enough I couldn't capture them with my camera.

Plans are MTS capped with CaribSea - Peace River. Been slowly working on some MTS, winter and keeping it in my garage is making it a slow process. Plan on using some petrified wood I have as the hardscape. Going to try and use cholla wood to hide the filter intake and other equipment.

I am trying to decide between an Archeae 27W Clip on and Catalina Compact Lighthouse 26W, 12-inch.

I plan on filling it with crypts, nothing fancy. I am still learning and am scared to death to get a pricey plant and kill it. I am trying to come up with a nutrient sponge plant to out compete algae. Thinking Rotala Rotundifolia so I can get a little red mixed in. Anyone have suggestions? Also will throw in a couple Anubias.

Probably will be a month before I put it together, going to wait for temps to come up before ordering plants for it, but I was really excited to see it when I got home yesterday.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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One of the absolute best nutrient sponges, IMO, is frogbit.

Floating plants in general are wonderful for outcompeting algae because they have easy access to the CO2 in the atmosphere as well as better access to light. They also block light from ever entering the tank (which also limits algae growth).

I used frogbit pretty successfully to avoid algae in my two tanks that used Miracle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix (which has far more organic matter in it than MTS) and thus should have had more algae and other issues.

Frogbit looks pretty good and is large enough to be pretty easily removed down the line at some point if you decide you don't want it in the tank (unlike duckweed which is a pain to get rid of).
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Finally put this thing together yesterday:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...17#post3165617
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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It looks good.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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If you want rotalla PM me. I can sell you some cheap. I have an abundance of plants at the moment.
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