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10 Gallon, Future ADA Contest Tank. high-tech

Hey guys, I decided to do a mountain scape for the first time ever...

I got a brand new 10 gallon and had most everything for it...

Equipment:
-5 LB C02
-Small Glass Diffuser (2 BPS)
-Coralife 96W CF 6,700k
-Zoo Med 501 Canister Filter (spray bar shortened)

Material:
-ADA Aquasoil
-Zebra Rock

Plants:
-Dwarf Baby Tears (HC)

Inhabitants:

-1-3 otos if brown algae comes about
-Red Crystals for any Green Algae
-School of fish to be determined. Possibly Pearl Danios or galaxy rasbora... whichever name you like best.


Theres a bacteria bloom right now... so until I get that cleared... probably a day or two... I'll post pictures... soon.
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96w....
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I would look into dry starting that HC if I were you. It'll fill in much faster and have better root structure.


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I have 30w on my ten gallon and it does fine... With 9wpg would be just a bit overkill (sarcasm, it is waaay to big of an overkill)


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Maybe he wants an algae farm?

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I used the same fixture on my last 10 gallon... all of my plants grew soooo welll... great colors... AWESOME colors... NO ALGAE.

Don't know what your talking about Shadow... maybe you don't know your stuff...

but don't tell me i'm trying to start an algae farm when I've done this before with great results...

You think it'll be an algae farm?

Follow my thread and I'll show you how it's done dragon ball z master.
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10 gallon back in day... not in prime... was neglected for awhile and then got these shots...

but still shows that there wasn't any algae... I actually neglected this tank all through the summer... never doing any water changes... just topping it off every so often to keep it somewhat fulll... i barely ever even fed the fish and they survived... no algae ever came about...

If you have your CO2 requirements mastered... even with 96W of 10 gallon.... you shouldn't experience algae...

and if you are... or you claim that you should... maybe I'm just that good?
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looks good. dont know why everybody's hating

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What type of reglator are you running?
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JBJ...

I have a milwak on my 72 bow

The JBJ is really inconsistent with BPS...

don't like it...

at all...

btw...

MT snails are digging my ada soil around and moved a lot of the slopes for the mountains to the front... it's not as low in the front as I wanted now but... I'm not about to tear it down so whatever.
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MT snails are digging my ada soil around and moved a lot of the slopes for the mountains to the front... it's not as low in the front as I wanted now but... I'm not about to tear it down so whatever.
Darn snails. they'll do that. So, is your light pretty high above the tank? I had the same fixture over a 25 gallon, and I just had mad algae. Granted, my CO2 wasn't in order, but you know...

I second the dry start idea. With the HC growing deeper roots, your slope will hold much better. Plus, you'll just be happier with the results. I always have better looking carpet with dry start. Plus, you get a few weeks without water changes!
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96w power compact over a 10g tank seems like waaay too much light. And yet, if there's no algae, something's working right. A lot of light equals massive plant growth as long as there's plenty of CO2 and nutrients. And knowing that it's generally a horrible idea to compare bps between tanks, 2 bps seems like an extraordinary amount of CO2 for a 10g. Perhaps the fish involved are okay with very high CO2 levels? If so, then a whole lot of light, paired with a whole lot of CO2, and respectable nutrient levels, should equal wonderful plants with little or no algae.

Also, rembember that in the <15g range or so, the "wpg rule", which is vague and outdated at best, is completely nonexistent. Regardless, those pics look very nice, and if you believe that you can handle 96w PC over a 10g tank, then good for you! Go for it and make a beautiful tank!
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dude...

just got home form the bars...

bored.. still have energy... nights... weird...

anyways...
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ladoies

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it doesn't matter about light... it really doesnt

i havea 72 bow


i have 265 w cfr over it


i have compressed co2 in it

i hav e a 10 gallon

i have compressed in it


i have 96 w cf over it...

i avctually have less problems in my 10 gallon with more light...
i love more light... its awesomebecause YTOU KNWO KNOW YOU NDONT NEED MORE LIGHT...

I HAVE HAD MY 72 BOW FOR WHAT?!?!?! 2 YEARS NOW... my foreground plants dont grow like they do in my 10 gallon ... they never will


a 72 is too deep


ASK YOURSELF


WOULD YOU RATHER STRUGGLE FOR YEARS WITH A TANK THAT IS TOO DEEP AND REQUIRES SO MANY WATTS PER GALLON!?!?!?! LIKE 500 WATTTS OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO HAVE A 10 GALLON TANK WITH 96 WATTS OVER IT AND KNOW THAT IT HAS A ENOUGH AND KNOW THAT IT ISNT TOO DEEP

AND KNOW THAT YOU CAN PROVIDE ENOUGH CO2 BECAUSE IT IS SMALLER AND DOESNT NEED A REACTOR JUST A DIFFUSER!!!

ANSWER THAT

ANSWER IT!!!!! PEOPLE LAUGH AT ME... SAY ALGAE FARM...


I LAUGH AT THEM FOR BEING A NOOB!!!!
PER NOOB IN THE PUREST FORM

UGH.

ITS JUST ANNOYING

aggravating

when you do something and you do it right

take a deep breathe

breathe inn longggggggggggggg holddddddddd itttttttttttttttt



ok ouuttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

innnnnnnnnnnn


ouutttttttttttttttt

ok

listen, know that you did it *well... with todays standards 11/21/10*, and laugh if you need to...

anyways...

love you planted tanks


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i wonder if those fish can see....

by the way, that's a hell of a long post you got there.
possibly someone had a little too much to drink at the bar?
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