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Old 06-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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Tank has been up for 3 months. Had another thread but decided to move it here.
Here it is before everything started growing:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=167207&page=2

Equipment:
-2 dual Diamond plate T8 shop lights
-Eheim 2215 canister filter
-2 Eheim Ecco 2236 canister filters
-2 Hydor inline heaters

Substrate:
Mineralized top soil capped with white pool filter sand

Fauna:
-9 Cherry barbs
-12 Neon Tetras
-3 SAEs
-2 Bristlenose plecos
-ghost shrimp

Flora:
-Anubias (nana, petite, golden)
-Jungle val + leopard val
-Downoi
-Dwarf sag
-Marsilea Minuta
-Wisteria
-Argentine Swords
-Crypt Wendtii
-Amazon Sword
-Java Fern
-Red Ludwigia
-Rotala rotundifolia
-Hornwort
-Hygro (stricta maybe)

-Mini Pellia
-Fissidens
-Taiwan moss
-Java Moss









Last edited by TheGiantDwarfShrimp; 02-09-2013 at 03:06 AM.. Reason: Added the old thread for comparison
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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Since the last update you can see a lot of stuff has grown. The jungle val has gone crazy and I have let a few of the largest plants go without trimming them. The largest leaves are at least 1.25"x4'.
The swords are not doing too great and the SAEs ate all my fissidens and tawain moss

My BN plecos bred multiple times so I have a babies everywhere.





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Old 10-06-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Nice tank. Love the Cherry Barbs with all the green behind them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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Nice though it looks a bit crowded because of the plants.

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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I always like the mixed natural look.
Being dirted takes it over the top.

just a thought going forward, when the growth gets really tall in my tanks and I allow it to create a canopy that shadows lower plants things tend to get thin down low before I realize it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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Looks great. keep up the good work.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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finally made a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLCNi4qix38
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:50 AM   #8
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I love the jungle look, where everything goes crazy just like how it would in the wild. Great looking tank.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #9
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looking good - and real lush
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Great Job! It's beautiful
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #11
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Im "digging" it haha; dig dirt
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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Im "digging" it haha; dig dirt
lol

Thanks for all the compliments! I will upload another video soon. I have changed a lot around and just need to give it some time to adjust and grow out again.

I have added a Bolivian ram and a kribensis then I have a honey gourami in quarantine. I plan on getting another school of smaller fish as well. Most likely rummy-nose tetras and/or leopard danios.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:30 AM   #13
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Well you earned them! Can I get some advice on you tank/ideas... how tall roughly is your tank?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #14
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I have not been able to update this in a long time with school keeping me busy and a huge blue green algae bloom. The tank is now recuperating so hopefully it will be looking good again soon. I tried to get a view from inside the tank with a gopro action camera but it did not download properly on YouTube so sorry for the horrible quality.
Hopefully I can get some descent pics soon.

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Cute video, love when the fish check out the camera
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