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Old 07-23-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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15 Gallon Bow Front


Hi everyone!

So I decided to start a journal for my little 15g Bow Front, which I'm calling "Project Seedling". I'm lame like that

So I'll post a few pictures, and then I'll go on to say what I currently have in it, what I'm using, etc.

Apologies, my camera isn't the best, I'm working with what I've got











So here goes now with my list

Equipment:
15g Bow Front Aquarium on Stand
18" Daylight Florescent Bulb (single)
AquaClear 3 stage HOB Filter
12lbs Black Floramax Substrate
A crappy little center piece decoration

Plants:
1x Rosetta Sword
1x Temple Compacta

Fish:
5x Cherry Barbs

I'm dosing everyday with API Co2 Booster (with the lack of Co2 Injection).

Future plans...

Plants:
Crypts
Water Wisteria
Ozelot Swords

Equipment:
DIY LED Lighting with Programmable Remote
DIY Co2 Injection System

Fish:
Dwarf Blue Gourami
Cories
Tetras

And that's my story so far guys. Any and all advice welcome for this little set up of mine, I'm not opposed to suggestions on plants, equipment, fish, treatments, etc. I just want a lush, healthy environment to look at every night when I get off work
Thanks for reading!

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:22 PM   #2
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Got some new stuff!

Cardinal Plant (looked pretty, thought I would try it as a foreground plant)
2x Pepper Cory Catfish

The poor Cherry Barbs looked so confused as I was planting this cardinal... just wait til they have to share their space with the cories! Hehe.

Again, sorry for crappy pic quality and water spots and my reflection in some of them. I really do need a better camera... and some glass cleaner













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Old 07-24-2015, 05:16 AM   #3
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Quick update:
8 hours into having these lovely Cardinal Plants, some look like they're dying. A few seem alright, but the taller ones seem to have been scorched with my florescent light.

Does anyone know anything about this specific plant? I wonder if perhaps it's a plant that dwells much better in a shadier tank...

Unfortunately, my LFS's disappointed me very much as I was shopping around today, so I no longer trust any of them to provide me with information/plants...

Any info or advice appreciated.
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a little rearranging



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Update #2:

I've been using this API Co2 booster in my tank 2x a day, 3.5mL each time, and my plants LOVE it! I've actually noticed a significant boost in growth in my rosetta sword. And after rearranging my tank and breaking up my temple compacta, they also seem to be doing VERY well.

In the very near future I will have a Co2 injection system for my tank, and I plan to keep using this Co2 booster but in smaller amounts. My fish are very happy and stress free, no signs of algae (yet), no diseases/fungus, and my water is crystal clear.

More updates to come
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #6
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Great start, I think you did an excellent job picking appropriate plants according to your lighting and ferts regimen. Your centerpiece might look cool with some moss growing on it Looking forward to the next update!
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