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Talking Morinfens 29 gallon masterpiece :) *the jungle*

This is my 29 gallon aquarium, it has been up for about 3 months now. Here is the stats:

::Equipment::
29 Gallon Aqurium
Lighting- 130 watts PC Satellite Orbit
Filteration- Filstar XP2, Coralife turbotwist UV 9W
Substrate- Onyx, Tahitti moon sand
Heater- Ebo Jager (what else?) 150 W
CO2- DIY 4 2 liter Bottles

::Stats::
Nitrate- 10
Phosphate- 1
PH- 6.6- 6.8

Dose- Nitrates, Potassium, Phosphate, Flourish, Flourish Iron

::Critters::
1 betta
4 Glo-Lite tetras
5 White Clouds
2 Upside Down Catfish
3 Spotted Corydoras
3 Ottos

::Plants::
Rotala Indica
Red Tiger Lotus
Green Tiger Lotus
Dwarf Hair Grass
Dwarf Sag
Glosso
Bacopa
E. Stelleta (both thin and broad leaf varieties)
Hygro
Blyxa Japonica
Windelov Java Fern
Rotala Macarandra (Spelling error here... you know what i mean!)

Various others....
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hmmm these pictures dont look very good, ill take better ones tonight and post!

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I like it but i think it could do with something taller on the left and maybe a trim in the middle. You could also try some hair grass lawn or a bit of bogwood with java fern on or anubias in the forground. Love the plants though they look very healthy
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looks really great. If you add a pair of rams and take out the betta, it would look even greater. In my opinion.

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Very nice tank. Looks healthy!

But what's that plastic garbage can doing under your tank??

Sorry, just couldn't resist! I tried to stop myself... really I did!
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morinfen ... nice looking plants..
what is the plant in th efirst pic...

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nice tank, i don't what it is bout the indica that i love.....i guess it's just healthy
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kamla... the first plant is rotala indica

Laith... NOT FUNNY > Eheims are over-priced and Filstars are great, get over it :P

The pictures really do not do the tank justice right now, i will take better ones soon

Also the plants are not grown in, there is much taller plants behind the rotala indica which i recently trimmed down so that i could get a little more growth out of the rotala, now i just need to trim the rotala and let things grow back the way they should look! Also the tank will look much better in a couple weeks when the dwarf sag/hairgrass/glosso carpet grows in...
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But what's that plastic garbage can doing under your tank??
Oh, come on, morninfen - that was too funny

Nice work getting the CO2 so high with a DIY setup . How do you get that gas into the water? I saw the UV, but no reactor.

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Actually, i just use one of those plain old bubble ladders that everyone scuffs at, it seems to work great for me, and i realy dont see why i need to spend the money and time on a reactor. Tonight im gonna do some more pictures, the tank is look so nice! I got pearling like you wouldnt believe!

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Oh yea, anyone else who might be looking at all those 2 liter bottles and just getting into this hobby probably saying to themselves... hey i dont need the pressurized setup ill just be like nater and do a bunch of DIY bottles... DONT DO IT... its really REALLY beginning to be the biggest pain in the butt! And to top that to get 30+ ppm co2 in my tank i have to constantly keep up on 4 bottles! And your co2 levels fluctuate so much that you have to buy a UV sterilizer to keep the water clear because GW comes quickly, and stays .
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Oh yea... am i too overstocked to throw out my betta and get a couple angelfish? Im really liking the look of those fish, they are pretty cool looking.
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Laith... NOT FUNNY > Eheims are over-priced and Filstars are great, get over it :P
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I wasn't disparging the quality of the Filstar; I've heard that they are very good (not quite an Eheim, but what is? ).

I was commenting on the lamentable designers over at Rena. Every time I look at an XP I'm reminded of a plastic garbage bucket for some reason...
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OK, i do have to admit it does kinda look like a trash can lmao. As far as pictures go, here is a couple other pics i took hopefully they are a little bit better than the other ones, im having so much trouble it seems like with this digital camera (HP 707 series), if anyone else has one and can give me some pointers on it i would appreciate it!
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