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Old 10-12-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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Sub1117's 25 Gallon Learning Experience (High-ish Tech)


Latest Picture Updated:

3/25/15



Setup


Lighting
-2x AquaticLife 24" T5HO Dual Light Fixture
1x Zoomed Ultra Sun 6700k
1x Zoomed Flora Sun
1x Aquatic Life 6000k
1x WavePoint Ultra Sun 12000k


Filtration
-Aquaclear50 HOB Filter

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

Equipment
Koralia Nano 240
100W Heater

Substrate/Hardscape
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Osmocote+
Petrified wood Stone

Plants
Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
Blyxa Japonica
HC
Hemianthus Glomeratus
Hydrocotyle sp. Japan
Ludwigia Arcuata
Limnophila sp. Mini Vietnam
Ludwigia sp. Red
Lobelia Cardinalis
Pogostemon Erectus
Pogostemon Helferi
Rotala Rotundifolia
Rotala Macrandra Mini
Rotala Colorata
Rotala Green
Rotala Indica True
Staurogyne Repens


Ferts
EI Dosing
KNO3
KH2PO4
KSO4
Plantex CSM+B

Fauna
6x Rummynose Tetra
2x Otocinclus
2x SAE
~10x? RCS

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Old 10-12-2014, 07:49 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 10-12-2014, 11:12 PM   #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, 10:21 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, 12:37 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


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I also upgraded from mini co2 to Paintball thanks to SonicPath
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:48 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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Old 11-07-2014, 12:52 AM   #7
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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, 01:37 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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Old 11-15-2014, 02:03 AM   #9
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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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Old 11-15-2014, 04:45 AM   #10
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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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Old 11-15-2014, 05:29 AM   #11
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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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Old 01-15-2015, 02:37 AM   #12
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Finally got my head around updating my journal!

Alot has changed since November. I've upgraded my powerhead and lights, along with my plant list. I've taken out the wood and instead have decided to go along with an iwagumi layout. I've also added in a pathway, which I think looks okay.

I plan on putting a much larger piece of petrified wood on the left or right side. Something similar to the piece I have on the left, but I haven't found the perfect piece.
I'm still experimenting with a lot of styles and techniques so I'll see where all of this takes me haha.


Here's the tank just before Christmas


A bit after christmas:


And the tank today after a trim


I added more Rotala green in the back today and plan on shaping the whole back into the classic 2 types of Rotala background. All there is to do now is just let everything grow out.

& I am battling some green water at the moment due to relatives wanting to feed my fish during the holidays.
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Nice setup. Love the direction you have gone. What co2 regulator are you using?
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:53 AM   #14
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Nice setup. Love the direction you have gone. What co2 regulator are you using?
Thanks! So much trial and error haha
& It's an AquaticLife CO2 regulator with a Paintball CO2 Adapter
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:12 AM   #15
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Where are the rocks? I cant see them. Otherwise great looking tank. Love the way all the plants have grown. Even with high light and co2 my plants don't grow that well. Are you doing any kind of ferts, I did not see any listed in your first post.
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