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Talking BradC 20 Gallon low tech turned high tech! New pics added 11/11/11

Ok started another tank!

This one is upstairs in my house in the kitchen and will be low tech.

Tank is cloudy b/c I just filled it last night. Cables, ect will be cleaned up in a few days.



The specs are as follows.

20 gallon high
AquaClear 50
Odyssea CF 36 watt
Hydor Theo 100 watt Heater
Hydor Koralia Nano 240 gph
Hydor Hydrokable 50 watt
Glass top

Substrate is Miracle Gro Organic soil bottom layer and then capped off with AS Amazonia I.

Plants are coming in on Thursday:

Java fern
Java moss
Anubias nana
Dwarf sag
Red tiger lotus
Crypt wendtii red and green

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Awesome driftwood!!!

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Time for an update!

Plants are in and have been planted. I am pretty happy with the look for now but might make changes in the future.





Glosso


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Awesome driftwood!!!
Thanks! I got it from GLA!

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following along! looking good! and that drift wood is sick. have you thought about angling it out a little bit?


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following along! looking good! and that drift wood is sick. have you thought about angling it out a little bit?
Thanks!

I havent but that looks like it would look good. The wood was a little bigger than I thought when I saw the measurements on GLA. There is only like 3 ways I could have put the driftwood in and have it fit.. Will see if I can move it in a few days when I do a WC.

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Looking good! - Keep the pictures coming! - The scape is turning out good!
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Here is the tank after almost a month. As you can see the glosso is not doing well at all. Will prob just let it go and see what happens.



Also added some fish.

3 Pigmey cory cats
2 Albino cory cats (<1")
12 Neon tetras (0.5")
4 Oto's
1 Nerite snail

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This is the tank right before a little trim. Will post pics after the trim later today




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Here it is after a little trim and replant of some of the trimmings.


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it can be hard to get glosso going, even with higher light tanks (it likes growing up, you have to train it to grow horizontally). I would switch it out with some other foreground plants that would do better with low tech setup....


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it can be hard to get glosso going, even with higher light tanks (it likes growing up, you have to train it to grow horizontally). I would switch it out with some other foreground plants that would do better with low tech setup....
It is actually doing a lot better now. Once I took the dying stems out I was left with some really health ones. I knew it would grow up rather than out giving my lighting conditions, etc.. Might try the cut them down till they grow out trick haha.

I did have glosso in my high tech 55 gal and it grew like weeds. I am going to keep it and try to add more and/or try to get some other type of small/low foreground plant.

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Ok finally got some shrimp.. Got a couple unknowns, RCS, blueberry, and my favorite AMANO'S! Here are some close up's of the blueberry and an unknown!?

Blueberry


Unknown??



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Very nice tank! I really like the driftwood. One question, did you use some kind of twine to hold your java ferns together. Mine usually tend to a little loose when I buy them and when I move them from place to place, they often fall apart.
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Almost forgot here is the tank after a WC and the water sprite got a major trim today, stuff grows like weeds!




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