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Old 08-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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17G Planted First Journal


The Setup:
17.1G Mr.Aqua Rimless Low-Iron tank.
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
ADA Decorative Sand
Seyiru Stones & Malaysian Driftwood
BML 10000K 75 Beam Angle (7 Hour photoperiod)
Eheim 250 Filter w/purigen
Co2 injected (2bps)via inline CAL diffuser and 2.5LB Tank w/regulator & Solenoid
Hydro ETH 200w Inline Heater @78


Plants:
Limnophila hippurioides
Rotala rotundifolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
Anubias Nana Petite
Limnophila indica
Blyxa japonica
Riccia fluitans
Ludwigia glandulosa<br />(<em>L. perennis, L. peruensis</em>)
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
Cyperus helferi
Staurogyne repens (Tissue Culture)
Anubias barteri var. nana
(On the way) Dwarf Hairgrass and Rotala Wallichii

Pre-Setup Hardscap


Getting Ready for Sand


Rocks & Wood In


Ready to Plant!


DIY Light Hangers done


Planted w/CFL Lights


Two Weeks New BML 10000k Light


Above Shot

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Old 08-02-2014, 04:52 AM   #2
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That looks awesome! Really weird part is we have the same name and I ordered the exact same things in your equipment list just days ago... Hahaha
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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Congrats man, I can say the equipment is awesome. One note on the lighting, as you can see the 10k is really cool light, just be ready for that.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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Nice - I just got some Ludwigia Glandulosa, and have it under the Dutch planted model. How long did it take to transition to submerged growth and turn red? (I assume yours was grown emersed since it looks just like mine - in your 3rd to last photo.)
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:37 PM   #5
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How do you like the dutch model? I ordered one as well to test it out, pics of yours would be welcome! My granulosa took about two weeks, it's a giant plant, takes up alot of room and shades other plants, make sure you have a decent size tank.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:26 AM   #6
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Cool setup.. following
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:58 PM   #7
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Thank you! I'm considering pulling the sword and the granulosa, they make the tank look smaller, and take up lots of room.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:21 AM   #8
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Thank you! I'm considering pulling the sword and the granulosa, they make the tank look smaller, and take up lots of room.

I think that's a good idea! The sword is huge and will get even bigger. Get something in there that fits with a better sense of scale.
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Great start! Nice setup.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:40 PM   #10
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I decided to pull the sword and drop it into my new shrimp tank. Took out the Granulosa on the right, and replanted the rotala in place of the sword, and the hippograss in place of the granlulosa on the right. I'll put up a pic soon. Doesn't look as good, but it will when it grows in.
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Nice tank and setup!!! I like that ludwigia, but you are right, I think it would look better in a larger tank. I feel some rotala magenta, or something colourful, but more delicate would take it's place nicely. Also, you could try a smaller sword, like melon instead of amazon. There are some very gorgeous red varieties as well that stay almost dwarfed under high light, at least, for me. I am a huge fan of swords though.

I love your staurogyne as well. Are you going for a carpet on the left side? I love how you can just chop off the tops of this plant and just replant them. They just keep growing new heads and spreading along the substrate. Great low maintenance carpeting plant imo.
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Following this thread

Off to a great start
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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Angel: Yes I'm carpeting the staurogyne, with HC carpeting the right side. I'm going to leave the granulosa for now (my gf loves it) but I have some wallichii coming, I think it will do well. I'll be chopping them down and replanting soon, I want the carpet very low.

Dru: Thanks! Any advice/tips are welcome.
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Angel: Yes I'm carpeting the staurogyne, with HC carpeting the right side. I'm going to leave the granulosa for now (my gf loves it) but I have some wallichii coming, I think it will do well. I'll be chopping them down and replanting soon, I want the carpet very low.

Dru: Thanks! Any advice/tips are welcome.
OMG, you and that [censored] sand!! Well looks good so far, but I think it was probably a good decision to remove that sword. I once had some of those with ADA soil grow so big it took over the entire aquarium. I can't wait to see how that staurogyne is going to do in that substrate. It's going to look SICK!!! Now I've got to get mine back up and running again!!!

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:18 PM   #15
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Haha <3 the sand. Yes sword is out, the tank feels much larger and light acn actually reach other plants. I'll update pics soon. Also chopped the heads of the Staurogyne and replanted.
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