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Old 03-11-2015, 01:40 AM   #1
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40 Gallon journal


This is the start of my 40 gallon. It recently replaced my 37 gallon. I was pretty happy with the 37 but I didn't really care for how deep it was.

This was planted on March 3rd 2015.

Plants:
- Dwarf Hairgrass
- Pogostemon Erectus
- Didplis Diandra (blood stargrass??)
- Myriophyllum Tuberculatum Red
- Rotala Rotundifolia
- Staurogyne Repens
- Pogostemon Helferi

Lights:
- 2 Fluval 36-Inch Full Spectrum Plant Leds.

Fish:
- 7 rummynose tetras
- 8 ghost shrimp
- 2 Siamese algae eaters

Filtration:
- Fluval 306

CO2:
- Aquatek paintball with glass diffuser (soon to be inline reactor)

Fertilizer:
- E.I Dosing

I think I will take out the Rotala Rotundifolia and use mostly Didplis Diandra.







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Old 03-11-2015, 03:25 AM   #2
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Nice looking tank Is it a 40 long?
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Nice looking tank Is it a 40 long?
No, It's a 40 Breeder. I cropped off a bit of the top.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #4
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What powerhead are you using? I've been looking into one for my taller tank recently since the spray bar isn't enough in tank circulation from what I am seeing.

I think this tank will look spot on when the plants take off and fill in some more.
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What powerhead are you using? I've been looking into one for my taller tank recently since the spray bar isn't enough in tank circulation from what I am seeing.

I think this tank will look spot on when the plants take off and fill in some more.
The powerhead is a hydor koralia nano 425.

I agree with you. It should look pretty good in a few weeks to a month. I will be taking out some plants and adding some different ones soon. I want a little blyxa in this tank.
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Do you like it? I was thinking of picking up the same one. I have a 30G tall and the mid area to bottom of the tank doesn't see as much current as the top. I just don't want to blow my fish and shrimp around the tank too much.

I do envy the high tech tanks that grow out in a months time, but I am very pleased with the minimal maintenance of a low tech tank.
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Do you like it? I was thinking of picking up the same one. I have a 30G tall and the mid area to bottom of the tank doesn't see as much current as the top. I just don't want to blow my fish and shrimp around the tank too much.

I do envy the high tech tanks that grow out in a months time, but I am very pleased with the minimal maintenance of a low tech tank.
I do like it. It might be a little strong so I might end up swapping it for a 240.
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Small update. The DHG is taking forever to get going. Is this normal? I added a little more Didplis Diandra and I took out the glass diffuser and added an inline reactor to the filter.

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Small update. The DHG is taking forever to get going. Is this normal?
Tropica reports the growth rate of Dwarf Hair Grass as "Slow." Sigh. I've got some, too. It is going nowhere quickly.
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