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Old 11-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #31
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The purigen is expensive ($18).

What did you top the dirt in the tank with tannins? I have found river sand to be the best. I got it a landscaper co $3 for a 50lb bag. Doesn't need a lot of rinsing and stays clean. Also the color is brown.

Eheim filters are my favorite for they are so quiet. Some don't last long though.
I've seen Purigen online for WAY cheaper than that, but yea check it out it'll make your water crystal clear.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #32
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I had the Dwarf Neon in my 29G. It was just barely enough room for them, for they are fast swimmers.

I think threadfin rainbow would work in the 20G. For minimum size tank for them is a 10G.

So you had those rainbow in a 55G last year. Did you downgrade to a 20G long? Why did you go from 55G to 20G?
No, I had a 55 that had 6 bosemani rainbows in it. These are new turquoise in this tank. I parted out the 55 last year to build a marine tank. Then I got tired of the marine thing, and went back to the small 20g long planted.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #33
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Tank looks good. Great start.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #34
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Came home with two more female guppies so now a total of three females and one male. Also 3 more neon tetras. I like the look of the tank alot better now that the cories and rainbows are out of it.

Also hooked up my 2213 tonight. It's working like a charm so far.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #35
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Not much to update.

I have some runners of Jungle val. My needle leaf ludwigia melted in just a few days. No noticeable growth of the crypt, DHG, or microsword.

FTS: 11/28/2012 (Still have my ACs on there. I'll probably take them out this weekend. I already put the bio from the ACs into the Eheim 2213. I also plan to move the heater to one of the ends and not on the back wall.


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Old 11-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #36
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DHG and microsword look like they need more light.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #37
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DHG and microsword look like they need more light.
I agree, I can't seem to get enough coverage with two bulbs, and I'm afraid if I go with three that will be an invitation for algae. I'll move down my lights a bit and see how they do.
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