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User tom91970
Size 14 gallons
Date Started 12/29/07
Lighting 80w from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 40w from 11:00 pm to 7:00am
Equipment filter: AquaClear 20 lights: 80w Current Dual Satellite w/ SunPac 6700/10K lamps heater: 50w Visa-therm Stealth
CO2 DIY ( 2 cups of sugar, ˝ tsp yeast, and water in two liter soda bottle)
Substrate pool filter sand with a little gravel on top
Parameters ammonia- 0 nitrite- 0 nitrate- 5.0 pH- 6.8 temp- 79F
Fertilization Twice a week: Phosphorus 1/4 tsp, Nitrogen 1/8 tsp, Potassium 1/2 tsp, Comprehensive 1/4 tsp, Iron 1/4 tsp, Excel 1/4 tsp every other day
Plants -Cryptocornye wendtii v. ‘Tropicana’ (Bronze wendtii) -Cryptocornye wendtii -Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort) -Cabomba carolina -Hygrophila difformis (wisteria) sword (on ID) -rotala indica -Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine' (java fern) -Vesicularia dubyana (java moss) -Heteranthera zosterifolia (stargrass) -Echinodorus tenellus (pygmy chain sword) -Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort) -Lileaopsis brasiliensis (micro sword) -Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearlweed) -Nymphaea lotus 'rubra' (red tiger lotus)
Inhabitants Male betta and betta fry-- 3 kuhli loaches-- Malaysian Trumpet Snails-- ghost shrimp
Comments This is my second attempt at a planted tank. My first try was with a 29 gallon tank with very low wattage, so that did not work out too well. I started this tank out with fake plants then decided to go natural. I have planted it rather dense and will use trimmings as soon as I can get my new tank set up (either a 55 or 75). I've added a close-up pic, plus one of a shrimp having a snack, and one with the moonlight showing a night scene
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Ishar
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Hey tom (you on MFT right?). I like your tank man. Pretty grown in but it looks good :).
   
Blackheart
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Very nice tank man! Looks almost as if it were in nature! Nice sized tank, too. Wish I had one of those 14 gallons. Their hard to find.

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