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Old 01-16-2014, 05:23 AM   #1
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This tank will be for low-medium light plant species, and was originally intended to be for peruvian based fish species. Seeded the tank with the eco complete from the 10 gallon as well as water and mulm from my 40 breeder. Both filters had been running on my other tanks.

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Tank: 20 Gallon Long (30x12x12)
Substrate: 30+ lbs. Eco-complete Planted Black Substrate
Filter: (2x) Aquaclear AC50
Light: 24-36" Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+
Heater: Eheim Jager 100W
CO2: None

Flora
Corkscrew Val (Vallisneria spiralis)
Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri 'Nana')
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)
Dwarf Sag (Sagittaria subulata)
Crypt Wendtii (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
Crypt Wendtii 'Brown' (Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown')
Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea zenkeri)

Fauna
(5) Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi)
(4) Celestial Pearl Danios (Danio margaritatus)
(3) Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica)

Ferts
None Yet... Might finish off the Flourish Comprehensive

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I'll add some photos soon.
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I'll add some photos soon.
Looking forward to it!
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Diatom outbreak and what appears to be some beard algae. Thought I was going to jump start this aquarium a bit easier than this but it appears the cycle might have been thrown off a bit. Planning to do some water changes and hopefully get everything straightened out.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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Tank: 20 Gallon Long (30x12x12)
Light: 24-36" Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+
With such a nice plant light why don't you add some plants that have some color like ludwiga repens or Hygrophila polysperma sunset?
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This was my bedroom tank that never really met my expectations. After a few months of searching for the right pieces of driftwood and getting some local rocks, I decided to start this tank over from the beginning. I sold the fish aside from the neons and started fresh. Moved the CPD's I had in my shrimp tank. I'm also housing a few rummynose tetras for a friend of mine (wanted to see the schooling habits first hand).

After a thorough cleaning and a few hours of finagling the driftwood I finally got it looking the way I've wanted from the beginning.











I am hoping as this tank grows in that it will be enjoyable to photograph.

Thanks for looking.
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With such a nice plant light why don't you add some plants that have some color like ludwiga repens or Hygrophila polysperma sunset?
Been thinking about that actually. Haven't found the right plant to add quite yet but I do think that the tank is in need of a good stem plant. I'm torn about whether I want to stick with greens or try some more color (testing that with the tiger lotus I just added).
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I do think that the tank is in need of a good stem plant. I'm torn about whether I want to stick with greens or try some more color
Red Watermilfoil and its green variation is my favorite plant. It craves calcium sulfate. Which I supply with dry fert form Select Aquatics
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Red Watermilfoil and its green variation is my favorite plant. It craves calcium sulfate. Which I supply with dry fert form Select Aquatics
Oh I have seen the green variation in my lfs before. The red is a great looking plant though. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
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