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post #2146 of 2160 (permalink) Old 05-12-2020, 03:23 PM
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Tank is 12 days old. No Bio media in filter which is a first for me! Fish - ember and cardinal tetras, Corydoras, and amano shrimp have been in 5 days and all numbers are 0/0/5-10.

I have done 4-5 50% water changes and plan to do them twice a week for a couple more weeks then probably weekly until tank is 3 months old and consider slowing down.

So far I have not seen any new stuff to scrape off glass. My low tech/DIY CO2 tank I was scraping all the time so this has been nice.




I did buy 3 Nerites and have since accidentally stepped on two of them. I guess I might need a lid, which I’ve never had, to keep them. Not really a fan of that although I read amazing things about nerite snails.
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post #2147 of 2160 (permalink) Old 05-13-2020, 03:50 AM
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@Doc7 the algae wont come till later. Expect to go thru a few spells of different types as the tank ages. Once everything gets settled in its nice though. Nerites do ok but they cant get on plants unless they are very sturdy but are nice to have. Otos are much better at cleaning certain algaes and I personally really like them but wait till your tank is more settled and mature before adding any if you do. Tank looks real nice.


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post #2148 of 2160 (permalink) Old 05-15-2020, 07:50 AM
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Really neat set up
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@Doc7 Looks good! That's a lot of new growth in 2 weeks.

I may need to find a new place to post updates, added Co2 to the tank last week. Also got rid of the fake rock and replaced it with some new plants, I was trying to make a more low light environment for the fish and had a little bit of a die off as plants adjusted after adding floaters, but they seem to have adapted pretty well overall.





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The "aquarium wall" in my bedroom.



The 20gal long has been running for about 8 years and is probably the most low maintenance of the three. That might change since I recently switched the old fluorescent fixture for a cheap LED one, but... we'll see, haha.


The weirdly-shaped 2.5 (upper left) and the 5.5 (lower left) were set up a few months ago and I'm still trying to work out the lighting/maintenance schedule on them. Currently battling gha on the christmas moss in both, ugh. The c. mioya looked pretty sad when it came in, but really took off once it got settled. The s. repens also filled in nicely; I HATE constantly replanting trimmings until their roots come in, but the payoff has been worth it. Still trying to figure out what to do with the space in the back left of the tank.
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2 months going strong! It’s dirted and I dose excel but not sure I actually see a difference in plants growth from before I started dosing. Having to be patient with the DHG but it is spreading.
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post #2154 of 2160 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 01:45 AM
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My first tank since I was a kid! It's less than a month old and looking fabulous
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A week old, most everything in this came out of my 75gal I'll be retiring soon.

To the left, that's Paisley &#x1f601;
To the right is a UNS 60s pond style in the hard scape stage. Waiting on cooler weather to order plants.
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9.6 gallon shrimp tank, only piece of equipment is a light!
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I just spent the last few days browsing this thread for inspiration. Everyone has such great looking tanks!

I guess I'll share my 10 gallon poorly scaped tank even though I think it looks like a mess right now. I've got java ferns, amazon swords, anubias, buce, and a couple unknowns (maybe crypts) from a big box pet store. Two cories, one three spot gourami, and a mystery snail call the tank home. Within the next couple of weeks, I should be changing out the Flourite substrate for some sand. Hopefully, by then I'll have come up with some better scaping ideas.


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I guess my setup is beginning to border on lush.

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