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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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The 33g tank that Nost built (56k)

So I have only ever had a small 10 gallon with a gravel bottom and poor lighting.

I decided to take the plunge and go for a full on planted tank. Mineralized top soil, C02, higher light.

Making the mineralized top soil

Reject Soil after sifting

MTS soil after sifting and 3 wet/dry cycles

Added an opaque background.

Filling the tank

First Arrangement, 2 weeks after planting.

6 weeks after planting, added pygmie chain sword

Filtration: Eheim 2213, Marineland Magnum 250
Lighting: 2x 36W PC 6500K (8 hours), LED moonlights
C02: 10lbs C02 with Milwaukee Regulator, Inline Reactor, C02 comes on 1 hour before lights and turns off 1 hour before light.

Plant list:
Foreground: brazilian micro sword, pygmy chain sword.
Midground: crypt undulata, sagittaria subulata, sagittaria platyphylla, anubias nana
Background: limnophilia aquatica, tiger val, red flame sword plant, grasses, ludwigia repens 'rubin',

Fishes etc:
16 Neon Tetra, 5 Otocinclus, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 Siamese Algae Eater, 18 Amano Shrimp, 2 Kribensis
My biggest accomplishment thus far is not having lost a single fish!

At this point I am pretty happy with it but I am trying to figure out the best way to scape the back left of the tank. I have the lim. Aq. on either side of the stone and then in the back corner I have the repens and one unknown plant I traded for at an auction. I chose to put the repens there because it was getting very leggy and I thought I could hide it behind the stone. Its growing much slower and I dont know how long it would take to fill in.

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Still looking for a little feedback on the scape!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 11:51 PM
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I'm pretty sure that plant is a mermaid weed.
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