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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2018, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Back after 2 years. High tech 10g.

Hey TPT, it's been a while since I've been active active on here. I'll browse every now and then as a lurker, but I haven't actually logged in for a while. So life update! Graduated college couple of years back, and got myself a job as a software developer! Woo~ Broke my 60p unfortunately...my dad had accidentally dropped it while moving it so there was this large crack at the bottom. So now I just have a regular ol' 10 gallon tank. Still pretty good though. It's been low maintenance as of recent until I've decided to inject co2 back into it!


Current picture of the tank 01/26/18

I'm made a few orders, ordered myself a Twinstar 600e which I'm waiting for in the mail. Gunna build a mount for it so it won't overhang on top of my tank. I've tied some fissidens fontanus onto the driftwood and just put some low maintenance plants in the tank. Unfortunately most of the dwarf hairgrass seems to have melted, but I'll probably order more of it in the future!

Current inhabitants:

7 neons
1 bristlenose
2 amanos
1 betta splendens
2 peacock gudgeons.

Current plant list:
Rotala Rotundifolia
Cryptocorne wendtii
Dwarf Hairgrass Sp. Belem
Fissiden Fontanus
Bucephalandra green
Java Fern

I'm trying to decide on what course of action to go with the tank's layout as well as the plants I want to get.

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Update! Got some new things~

Got a package in the mail. Needed me some ferts that wouldn't require much work out of me during the week so I decided to go with this after doing some research around. It looked promising so I'll see how it goes!


Also decided to drop by my local ikea btw. Been wanting to try out one of these stands for quite a while now after seeing it around for a few years...


And then after a bit of assembly...



It's complete! Final thoughts on it though? It appears to scratch easy and I guess I need higher legs. Still looks clean though.

I'm planning on heading to lowes tomorrow to get some 2x4s to support the interior and a hole drill bit to drill a hole in the side for my canister filter. Going to add a grommet to it too.

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Welcome Back!
Shame you lost that tank.

Certainly have not missed much on the forum.
The normal threads that go South, water changes and micro dosing.


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Welcome back! What brand is the fertilizer? I just got back into the hobby and need some low maintenance ferts for my 20L, which houses my daughter's betta and ottos.



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Welcome back! What brand is the fertilizer? I just got back into the hobby and need some low maintenance ferts for my 20L, which houses my daughter's betta and ottos.



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Thrive 500ml | Premium Liquid Fertilizer | NilocG Aquatics
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Welcome back! What brand is the fertilizer? I just got back into the hobby and need some low maintenance ferts for my 20L, which houses my daughter's betta and ottos.



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Just like NLewis said, it's Thrive from Nilocg. It's a comprehensive fertilizer so it includes all the fertilizer you'd need. For lower maintenance tanks, you just add less fertilizer than I would into my tank.
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Teaser update!

Added a few 2x4s to support the inside of the besta stand.



That'll make me feel like it's more supported. Yup yup yup lol.

So, got a new package in the mail! I'm sure you've guys seen a few of these in the past, but I was super excited to get one myself.


I'll get it set up hopefully tomorrow. Since it overhangs, I'll probably just saw down two leftover 2x4s to have it hang over the tank a fair distance.

My inline diffuser's also doing really really well adding co2 to the tank. Seeing alot of pearling from my plants. Here's a couple of pics of the fissidens fontanus that I tied recently to my driftwood.



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Digging all the high quality photos, keep them coming.

This did make me laugh though, only because I've been there with that "don't fall apart and crash, please!" feeling when using a new stand.

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That'll make me feel like it's more supported. Yup yup yup lol.
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Andddddddddddd we're good!

After cutting up some wood for supports for the besta stand, I had a bit leftover to use as support legs for the Twinstar LED. So here's a couple of pics of it on top of the tank!




It's definitely extremely bright. I'm glad my phone camera was good enough to adjust to the brightness of the LEDs.

Here's a frontal view of the tank now. That contraption on the right was a surface skimmer I'm currently using to remove surface film. That lil ol' filter pad in it got dirty within a week. It's putting in some work.


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Digging all the high quality photos, keep them coming.

This did make me laugh though, only because I've been there with that "don't fall apart and crash, please!" feeling when using a new stand.
Haha yeah...I'm still iffy bout it. Thinking of adding more support just in case.

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Definitely digging the warmer color with the new light.

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Definitely digging the warmer color with the new light.
Same, I'm getting a lot of red colouration from the rotala already, whereas the old light I had on my tank only really only brought out green leaves from them.

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