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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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20GL and 10G

I think the 20 gallon needs something different. New rocks. Replanted. It looks messy. The the 20 has been setup for about 7 months now. The 10 gallon was taken down and were now starting over. I wanting to change out the lighting solutions for both tanks. I have play sand in the 10 gallon now but I think i with switch it over to ada aqua soil. The hob filter is a temp filter until i get a Ehiem 2313 with lily pipes. But for right now this is what I have. I have the Manzy wood on its way for the 10g. I will incorporate the driftwood with the two rocks in the 10g. Would anyone have any suggestions on what they would do for these tanks please send them my way.



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What kind of a light unit is that on 20L
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It's a 30" coralife 65w cfl with a 10000k/6500k bulb. I don't think it's an sufficient amount of light. I was thinking of replacing it with a t5ho fixture or a 150w fishneedit MH.
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Love the 20 G long. I think it needs a tall plant on the left, like Wisteria. The result would be something like this


If you upgrade the light you will have to inject Co2
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I also like the 20 long. I'd pull all the plants and keep the hc. Carpet the whole front and grow small leafed stem plants in the back, like Rotala Rotundifolia. Maybe leave the back middle open. I seem to like small plants. The swords always seem too big.

It would look something like this:
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/p...raTank2010.jpg

even though the carpet is glosso in the pic I believe.
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Thank the the input guys. I ended up trimming up the large swords. When I planted them they were itty bitty, Didn't know they got so big! I think Ill just pull them since they make things look a little crowded. I just planted some blyxa Jopanica on both sides and some in the back. I will post a pic soon.
Should I even pull the Bocopa Caroliniana up on the right side? I would hate to have them go to waste.
I did what Hilde said and also added some Stargrass on the back left side.
time to get the camera out so you guys can see what im talking about haha.
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Excuse the crappy pic. I'm having a bit of a string algae and BBA problem at the moment.
You still can see some of the leaves from the sword plants behind the rocks. I guess I can just pull those.
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I love this tank! update?
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