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User MrJG
Size 20 Gallon Long
Date Started April '07
Lighting 1X65W Current Satellite PC 10K+6.7K combo bulb On for 8 hours daily and 2x24W Current Nova Extreme T5HO for 2-3 hours daily as a "noon burst"
Equipment Rena Filstar XP1 Hydor 200w inline heater
CO2 DIY 1 Liter Gatorade bottle 1 Liter Gatorade bottle collection tank Jello + Sugar + Yeast = CO2 long time Distributed with a generic glass diffusor and Drop checker from Aquatic Magic
Substrate ADA Aquasoil Amazonia Pool filter sand Rocks from local landscaping company
Parameters Temp 75 F PH 6.2 Low GH/KH
Fertilization All seachem liquid products at slightly higer doses than recommended. Nitrogen, Potasium, Phosphates, Excel, and Flourish on off days. 40-50% Waterchange every week.
Plants Pogostemon Helferi (Downoi) Peacock moss Tonina sp. fluviatilis Tonina sp. belem Tonina sp. lao grande Eriocaulon 'cinereum' Fissidens Fontanus E. Tennelus 'pink' & 'angustifolia' Narrow leaf java fern Blyxa Japonica
Inhabitants Yellow Shrimp - Neocardina sp. German Gold Ram Pair 5 Boraras Merah
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efish
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this tank is amazing. I can't believe you did all that on 1 bottle of DIY CO2 and have the lights running that long without algae completely taking over.
   
MrJG
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Thanks man! I edited the lighting info. I'm only running lights for 8 hours total. The extra light is run mid-day for a burst of plant growing goodness.
   
cmabrey75
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Love the tank kindof have the same path in my 20 gallon long as well. Plantes look great
   
jbig
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wow. youre tank just motivated me to keep going strong with my 20 long. it's slowly filling itself in but i don't think it will every look like this, especially if the DHG doesn't take... awesome tank!

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