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Old 01-20-2013, 12:48 AM   #16
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The cypts and swords are low light. Java Fern, Mosses, and Anubias are low light tolerant as well. The Telanthera i believe it's moderate lighting. E. parvula DHG is high light. You can either make changes to the plants you're keeping or adjust your build with higher lighting to satisfy their needs, but prepare to use either Glut or co2... Or else your plants won't do well and algae will bloom like crazy.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:03 AM   #17
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The cypts and swords are low light. Java Fern, Mosses, and Anubias are low light tolerant as well. The Telanthera i believe it's moderate lighting. E. parvula DHG is high light. You can either make changes to the plants you're keeping or adjust your build with higher lighting to satisfy their needs, but prepare to use either Glut or co2... Or else your plants won't do well and algae will bloom like crazy.
Got it, thank you.

I think I am going to adjust my plant list for no supplements or CO2. From what I understand, medium to high light plants need CO2 and fertilizers, so I will be looking at some low light options.

You have been a huge help, thanks!
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No prob.. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:41 AM   #19
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Again, Finnex Fugeray is 30" and would fit this tank perfectly. Unless you're thinking ahead I'm case you want to expand into high light is why you're fixated on the Ecoxotic?
Sorry, I didn't answer this yet!

I really like the ecoxotic because I don't think it contains mercury, and on the site it says it is water resistant. I just like having that piece of mind, considering I am a paranoid person to begin with! LOL.
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Unlike CFL's and florescent lighting, LED's don't have mercury. So this would apply to the Finnex Fugeray and Ecoxotic. The Fugeray has a splash guard to protect the LED's from water too. IMO, with the criteria you mentioned (eg. Low light, low maintenance, etc.) the 30" FugeRay would fit your 20g-L perfectly without having to suspend the light or bother with co2. Just keep low to moderate light tolerant plants and you'll be good. Dose with Flourish Comprehensive and Excel as directed and you'll have a nice low tech planted tank.
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Cool, thanks again!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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Unlike CFL's and florescent lighting, LED's don't have mercury. So this would apply to the Finnex Fugeray and Ecoxotic. The Fugeray has a splash guard to protect the LED's from water too. IMO, with the criteria you mentioned (eg. Low light, low maintenance, etc.) the 30" FugeRay would fit your 20g-L perfectly without having to suspend the light or bother with co2. Just keep low to moderate light tolerant plants and you'll be good. Dose with Flourish Comprehensive and Excel as directed and you'll have a nice low tech planted tank.
Oh my, I just realized in that post I said I liked the Ecoxotic because it has mercury. LOL. I meant to say, because I don't think it has mercury.
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Okay, I got the Eco-Complete ordered, and the Finnex Fugeray is on its way! (We ordered Tuesday night).
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Hi everybody! Long time with no update!

Here is the plan:
-I have a Finnex Fugeray light
-I am going to be dosing Seachem Flourish Comprehensive (weekly sounds right, right? I can't remember )
-I will be stocking plants like Green Crypts, Green Horemanii Sword, Bacopa, and Teleanthera

-For filter media, I am thinking filter floss (can I get that a Petco/Petsmart?), but I am not entirely sure yet what else I want in there, LOL.

That is all for right now, thanks for reading.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #25
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Hello!

I have some Bacopa, and am curious how to propagate it. I just have to cut and then plant it in the substrate, correct?

Thanks a bunch!

Here is a video of the aquarium from a few weeks ago, tell me what you think!
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #26
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I'm excited as I may be heading out to get a GBR today! I have been wanting one for a while.
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I have some Bacopa, and am curious how to propagate it. I just have to cut and then plant it in the substrate, correct?
Yep, exacty like that. Just trim/cut and them plant

The tank is looking nice BTW!
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:22 PM   #28
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Thank you very much, I really appreciate the compliment.

I am going to be ambitious one of these days and propagate some of the Bacopa, as it is getting very tall.

I also may purchase a Betta and tank on my adventures today, we shall see.
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Did you end up getting any new fishies today?
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I ended up getting a Halfmoon Betta and Fluval Spec Aquarium yesterday! I will be setting that up today for the Betta fish. I should be getting a German Blue Ram sometime this week.......

Thanks for asking, I will put pictures up of the Betta and tank later.
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