20 high --> dirted 20 Long - The Planted Tank Forum
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20 high --> dirted 20 Long

My first fish tank was a 20 high with a pretty good amount of plants.

Although I was running co2, 2 t5ho's, and ferts.. I couldn't seem to keep hc, dhg belem, rotundifolia, and staurogyne repens growing (hair algae grew
wonderfully though) and the tank seemed to look very crowded with tubes, the heater, and all the plants.

They seemed to just be living and not prospering.
I decided to redo the tank and put it into a 20 long because I loved the look of the longer tanks. I got some Mazanita from PC1 (packaging
could use some work.. a branch snapped off in the box but I was able to use fishing line to tie it back together) and removed all the algae infested leaves I could.
I ended up throwing away a ton of hc and stems because I lost my patience in pulling roots apart and cutting leaves away. Decided to go dirt because...well.. why not..? Its cheap.
Here is the result moments after filling it up (don't mind the rock holding the wood down or the lights..working on a new fixture)

I will try to take pictures a couple days a week so I can see how fast the growth is and decide when to start EI dosing again.
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