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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Della's 20g tall

Hello everyone, this is my 20 gallon tall project. I apologize for the subpar pics and the tint I am working on both of those.

So far my hardscape is pretty set and I have some ryuoh stones coming tomorrow to be placed at the base of the driftwood. My plan so far is to have narrow leaf java fern (about a dozen plus already ordered) planted in the 3 main splits on the wood and possible some in background. After that I am not sure.

I want to have some type or carpet leading up to the ferns...maybe a moss carpet or microsword (although I do not think it will do well in the tank).

- Any suggestions are appreciated ( I am keeping this tank low light and low tech)

Here are the specs:

2 x aquaclear 20 filters
1 x aquaclear 20 powerhead

35 watts @ 1.75 wpg

1 24 inch T8 20 watt (life-glo 6700k)
1 18 inch T8 15 watt (life-glo 6700k)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 12:41 PM
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Love the drift wood!
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I tried the Microsword with two T8's and it never really did anything. Like the start to this tank, not all that different from mine.


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Thanks so far...yeah I tried microsword with under highlight and co2 and it grew fairly well. From what I have read if it does grow at all, under this lighting condition, its very very slow so thats why I am leaning towards moss. I am not sure what kind to use though. Flame moss is nice but I prefer a sprawling effect rather than upward growth.


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Wow, that's some awesome hard scape!


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Nice!

Nice piece of wood and great start.
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quick update, got the ryouh stones in hardscape for now...
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...and another scape slightly modified.
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