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Old 02-06-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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SuperEdwin 10 gallon Planted journal.... Update 5/8


Hi everyone I had set up my 10 gallon low/med lighted tank. I plan to put a school of fish and some ottos( Any fish that you recommend). So far, i have java moss, amazon swords, moss ball, bocopa monnieri, a plant I don't know( Please identify), and mopani wood. The substrate is play sand mixed in with black rocks and the lighting is 19 watts.

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This when i set it up


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What plant is this




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Old 02-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #2
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you might want to change the filter. i know when i had one like it in my moms tank and it didn't filter very well. i prefer hob's for cheap filtration, though i plan on getting a canister for my next tank
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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yeah but so far it doing well but yeah ill think about!

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Plecos will get too big for a ten gallon, but you could add a trio of otos. They stay small, won't damage or destroy plants, and do pretty good with the algae.

To give better depth to the tank, try planting the stem plants in the back rather than having them all in front. The java moss can be spread onto the driftwood and tied in place with thread. Also, fill the tank all the way -- helps with perspective.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:34 AM   #5
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I think your "unknown" plant is Hygro low grow- or Hygrophila corymbosa "kompact."
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:12 AM   #6
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Plecos will get too big for a ten gallon, but you could add a trio of otos. They stay small, won't damage or destroy plants, and do pretty good with the algae.

To give better depth to the tank, try planting the stem plants in the back rather than having them all in front. The java moss can be spread onto the driftwood and tied in place with thread. Also, fill the tank all the way -- helps with perspective.
yeah i might think of otos but the pleco i meant was a bristle nose , also the plant idea is a good one i still need to get more plants before i actually set it up.I was going to spread the java moss but got no time yet

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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I think your "unknown" plant is Hygro low grow- or Hygrophila corymbosa "kompact."
It might be Thanks
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:27 AM   #8
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IMO, otos are way cooler than plecos. Get a small group of them (3 is a good, magic number) and watch them play. I almost want to set up a large tank with nothing but them!

Like others have said, fill the tank all the way. Switching over to an HOB filter, if you have a full tank there won't be as much splash, and if you inject DIY CO2 you wont be outgassing it.

Are you planning on any groundcover/carpet plants?
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IMO, otos are way cooler than plecos. Get a small group of them (3 is a good, magic number) and watch them play. I almost want to set up a large tank with nothing but them!

Like others have said, fill the tank all the way. Switching over to an HOB filter, if you have a full tank there won't be as much splash, and if you inject DIY CO2 you wont be outgassing it.

Are you planning on any groundcover/carpet plants?
hi yeah I'm thinking of otos too, I'm probably going to get 3 or 4 of them. I'm going to get a HOB filter if the filter i have isnt doing well, maybe later on ill put a diy Co2.
Yes im getting some Marsalia Quad for my carpet, i should be getting it soon.

Thanks for the help and ideas!
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:31 AM   #10
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Hey everyone I just added a few more plants and getting more too.
( I'll take a pic tommorow) My plan with fish is going to be ottos, amano shrimp, and rummy or cardinals( which would you want).

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Old 02-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #11
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Your filter looks like a Whisper 10i. I have one, but I use it at a temp filter in 5g buckets. It works out real well for them in emergencies. Regular HOB filters don't hang on a curved edge, but the 10i does. So if you buy a HOB, you can keep your 10i for emergencies.
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Alrite that's a good idea i just switch my gold fish tank with this filter.

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Old 02-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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Hey everyone well here's a quick pic of the tank, I added a couple more plants. I just waiting for my foreground plant maybe 1-2 more days!

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I really like your tank! That driftwood is really cool.
Sorry, but I have NO idea what that plant is. It might be some sort of pennywort.
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I really like your tank! That driftwood is really cool.
Sorry, but I have NO idea what that plant is. It might be some sort of pennywort.
Thanks alot! The driftwood is mopani I like it too. It could be some pennywort maybe.

ThanksBy the way I saw your tank too, it looks great and such a nice looking betta!
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