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So I traded a member here for this tank..

Tank is in great condition... Argh I hate setting new tanks so much work! haha
but I figure its time to upgrade from my nanos because I got tired of trying to scape in such a small space...

Anyways I added MGPS.. to the bottom layed it with 1-2" of 15% black sand, and the rest Fluval plant stratum


Deciding what this tank is gonna be... hmm

Adding pictures / more updates in a bit

*edit* here's pic I need to add plants..


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Aquaclear 30 filter.
No heater.
Organic Potting soil with fluval plant stratum on top.
2x 13w 6500k spiral bulbs

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That looks really good so far! Where did you get those stones from?
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That looks really good so far! Where did you get those stones from?
Mini-scape Rocks from Big Als.. kinda pricey
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Mini-scape Rocks from Big Als.. kinda pricey
Gotcha. Haha I bet they were. Pet stores always jack the prices up on stuff like that.
I drive past this landscaping rock supplier every day on my way to school. One of these days I'll stop in and see what they have. From the freeway it looks like they have piles and piles of different kinds...maybe they have some good options hidden in there.
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Added a bunch of plants... and floated a bunch since theres alot of excess nutrients in this tank atm...




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Gotcha. Haha I bet they were. Pet stores always jack the prices up on stuff like that.
I drive past this landscaping rock supplier every day on my way to school. One of these days I'll stop in and see what they have. From the freeway it looks like they have piles and piles of different kinds...maybe they have some good options hidden in there.
Hehe yea, pet shops jack up the prices.. like crazy....
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Looking really good. That's a lot of floating stems!
Specs on this setup?
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Looking really good! I'll be keeping an eye on this thread

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Ignore the spawning mop, and extra rocks and floating plants..

Just needed some hiding places...

As you can see i moved the dwarf hairgrass, added some glosso in its place. the glosso on the right is spreading fast

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Looking really good. That's a lot of floating stems!
Specs on this setup?

Updated the specs... on firs tpost

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That glosso is going to look really nice when it is filled in! How do you like the aquaclear filter? I mainly hear good things about them.
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That glosso is going to look really nice when it is filled in! How do you like the aquaclear filter? I mainly hear good things about them.
Not bad.
I have this tank beside my bed, its quiet... I sleep fine lol

As far as it being good its been 2 years just make sure to do maintenance ull be ok

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Not bad.
I have this tank beside my bed, its quiet... I sleep fine lol

As far as it being good its been 2 years just make sure to do maintenance ull be ok
Thanks!
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Nice tank and I see the growth keep it going.
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i like the rocks. but good luck keeping the dhg and glosso from mixing. they both send out runners like no tomorrow.

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Haven't had time to do maintenance on this tank so it looks messy and has alot of algae...

Just a small update of how it looks!


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