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Old 10-12-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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25g Planted Work in Progress


Update November 6, 2014
Collectoritis hit me pretty hard. Added a bunch of more plants. Cyprus helferi, pogostemon erectus, rotala colorata, rotala magenta, limno aromatica, bacopa & lobelia.
It's very cramped... Probably going to toss some plants or raok them.
Also changed my Odyssea fixture to 2x Dual AquaticLife fixtures. Since then, pearling has gone crazy. No crazy algae but I'm expecting it honestly.

Still need some feedback and suggestions! First setup so this is all a learning experience


Latest Picture Updated: November 6, 2014



Setup

Lighting
-Quad t5HO Odyssea Fixture
2x 24w6700k
1x 24w6000k
1x 24w650nm (lack of a better bulb)

Filtration
-Aquaclear50 HOB Filter

Co2
Paintball system w/ AquaticLife Regulator + Adapter
Aquatek 3-in-1 Diffuser
2-3 BPS

Equipment
Random water pump I found
100W Heater

Substrate/Hardscape
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Fluval Stratum
Sprinkle of Osmocote+
Manzanita wood
Petrified wood Stone (I think)

Plants
HC
Staurogyne Repens
Cobomba Furcata
Rotala Rotundifolia
Rotala Magenta
Rotala Colorata
Blyxa Japonica
Riccia Fluitans
Ludwigia Arcuata
Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
Weeping moss
Myrio Matt
Ludwigia sp. Red
Pogostemon Stellata
Limno Aromatica
Bacopa Carolina?
Lobelia
Pogostemon Erectus



Ferts
EI Dosing using GLA Dry ferts
25% Water change/week

Fauna
9x Neon tetras
10x Cardinal Tetras
4x Otocinclus
1x Powder blue dwarf Gourami
~10x? RCS

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October 12, 2014



First planted tank I've set up myself. I'm going for a Dutch-ish look while keeping the wood as a focal point. Still deciding honestly. I'm hoping to upgrade ALOT of the equipment because I cheaped out in the beginning and ended up with subpar results and a loss of money in the long run. I'm also planning on selling/giving away the Neons and bringing the Cardinal count to about 15, and getting more plants.

Suggestions are always welcome

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Old 10-12-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but pretty sweet looking tank

Also, is your tank 24x12x20?
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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I'm no expert, but pretty sweet looking tank

Also, is your tank 24x12x20?
Yep. Like almost no space for anything, but I'm trying to make everything work.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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Did some changes aesthetically to the layout. Changed the cling on frosting to black to give it more depth and contrast between colors.
Trimmed the Cabomba and Rotala some

Also added some new plants:

~10 stems of Ludwigia Arcuata to the back left and Alt. Mini to the foreground. Also tied some Riccia Fluitans and replaced the dwarf sag.

Minor changes with big impacts imo.

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Ludwigia Arcuata growing in
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:37 AM   #5
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Update 10/28/14
Moved some plants around and added a bit more plants like the Ludwigia sp. Red and some Myrio Matt. But that's all really.
Did a small trim a bit prematurely that stunted growth, the S. Repens seem like they melted a bit but everything seems to be on the right track.
Added some moss too.

Still need some feedback and suggestions! First setup so this is all a learning experience


Latest Picture Updated: October 28, 2014


I also upgraded from mini co2 to Paintball thanks to SonicPath
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:48 AM   #6
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Still need some feedback and suggestions! First setup so this is all a learning experience


Latest Picture Updated: November 6, 2014
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No input here other than that's a nice looking tank. Good job!
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:37 AM   #8
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Your doin' great for just learning I've been doin' this a couple years and my tanks don't even hold a candle compared to yours lol
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Your doin' great for just learning I've been doin' this a couple years and my tanks don't even hold a candle compared to yours lol
Haha thanks. It's all trial and error, in my experience. Everything grows, plants and people (hopefully)
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yeppp. Hey what brand of tank was this anyways? I used to have a 25g back in the day also. It was an Aqueon branded tank.
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yeppp. Hey what brand of tank was this anyways? I used to have a 25g back in the day also. It was an Aqueon branded tank.
I'm not sure, it was my brother's. I'm pretty sure it's a marineland seaclear without the hood and all.
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