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Old 05-13-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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10 Gallon Nooby Tank *UPDATED 7/7/13*


wasssuuuuupp planted tank,
this is oficially my 1st planted tank that ive put time and effort into it. im still a beginner so i have much to learn.
anywasy this is my 10 gallon

LIGHTING:
Two 14 watt 6500k cfl

SUBSTRATE:
azoo plant bed grower

FILTRATION:
penguin bio 100 20 gal filter (i know its too big but thats all i have lol)

FLORA:
Star Grass
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Rotala (forgot what species i have)
Bucephalandra (Black Velvet and two other species)
Anubias Nana Petite
Pellia Moss
Christmas Moss
hair grass belem
blyxa japonica

gonna add a paintball co2 set up later when i got the equipment.

placing in my hardscape


adding in some stems


sorry for the horrible pic while im filling in my tank. i was rushing ;P


final product


will upload some pics again tonight

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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Looking good - not bad at all for a first timer.
And plants will grow, and things will look much better in a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:16 AM   #3
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I am a little jealous, I have little to no hardscape ability.

Very nice!!!

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Looking good - not bad at all for a first timer.
And plants will grow, and things will look much better in a couple of weeks.
thanks bro, im hoping to get my co2 soon to help the plants look better


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Looking good - not bad at all for a first timer.
And plants will grow, and things will look much better in a couple of weeks.
thanks man !
haha i have been told rocks have there "best angles". just need to take time and find what ill be the best for you.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Heres some better shots that i just took



My Bucephalandra and anubias nana



rotalas and christmas moss
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Looking amazing!!! VERY good looking tank, especially for your first try. And, yes.. as the plants grow in it's going to look better and better.

I'm interested to see how things progress.. definitely subscribing to this thread. You'll find many awesome and helpful people here. You have a lot to learn, and this is the place to learn it!

Great looking Buce.
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Looking amazing!!! VERY good looking tank, especially for your first try. And, yes.. as the plants grow in it's going to look better and better.

I'm interested to see how things progress.. definitely subscribing to this thread. You'll find many awesome and helpful people here. You have a lot to learn, and this is the place to learn it!

Great looking Buce.
haha thanks man! got it from a cool buddy of mine!
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Where did you get the rocks from? I am interested in getting a few as well for my tank.
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you're using a penguin 100 filter?

trust me, its not too big, in fact if anything its just enough. I run 2 of those on my 10 gallon, and while they get the job done and all, I HATE replacing those filter cartridges like, every other week. I'm considering just using one of the penguin 100's and then getting a canister to replace the other one, as I shouldn't have to clean it as often (or...at all perhaps).

Then I'd move the other 100 to another, smaller, less messy tank.
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Where did you get the rocks from? I am interested in getting a few as well for my tank.
I found them out in my backyard bro, and also when I was walking around the neighborhood!

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I found them out in my backyard bro, and also when I was walking around the neighborhood!
So it does work to use rocks like that for a planted tank? I was wondering because I had done a reef tank before and you have to be pretty picky with that. How did you clean the rocks?
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So it does work to use rocks like that for a planted tank? I was wondering because I had done a reef tank before and you have to be pretty picky with that. How did you clean the rocks?
Yes it does. You can't use any rock you want but makes sure that its solid (doesn't crumble ) and all I did was soak in a2 gallon bucket with 5 cap full of chlorine. Then later soaked it in water with dechlorinator. Yu can also boil it
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It's really quite amazing what one can do with hardscape, even in a small 10 gal tank.
I haven't used rocks, but maybe I should after what I've seen, especially for attaching Anubias.
I've pretty much always used driftwood, but rocks would do just as well, and look just as good, I'm sure.
Here's my 10 gal, with Anubias & just plain old DW:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...uspaul/Anubias
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It's really quite amazing what one can do with hardscape, even in a small 10 gal tank.
I haven't used rocks, but maybe I should after what I've seen, especially for attaching Anubias.
I've pretty much always used driftwood, but rocks would do just as well, and look just as good, I'm sure.
Here's my 10 gal, with Anubias & just plain old DW:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...uspaul/Anubias
Thanks man!
You tank looks good, maybe should add some slope and more hard scape ad plants! Then let everything grow out.
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So it does work to use rocks like that for a planted tank? I was wondering because I had done a reef tank before and you have to be pretty picky with that. How did you clean the rocks?
One thing to be cautious of when selecting rocks to use (aside from crumbling etc) is that different rocks contain different minerals, and those minerals will be transferred into your water. Seryu Stone for example, will raise the TDS of your water quite dramatically. It's best to use rocks that do not dissolve (I believe the term for such rocks is "inert", I could be wrong.)

Then there are some rocks that actually provide wanted minerals.. it's about balance.
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