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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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First Planted 20H Tank

So I've decided to keep a shrimp tank with plants growing in it.

Specs:
Tank - 20H
Light - Glo T5 HO Linear Fluorescent Lighting System Single
Bulb - Life Glo 24watts
Filtration - ZooMed 501 Canister and Marineland Penguin 100 (Both have Fluval sponges on intakes)
Going to be adding a DIY CO2. I just need a tank filled with CO2.

Inhabitants:
x3 CRS
x25+ RCS
x3 Otos
Couple of Pond Snails
2-3 MTS

Plants:
Some sword variety
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Cryptocoryne lutea
Echindorus Rubin
HC (Dwarf Baby Tears)
DHG (Dwarf Hair Grass)
Java Moss
Marimo Moss Ball

Now for pictures! Any feedback is appreciated! This is my first time so I appreciate any constructive criticism and support.

This is what I started off with originally for the tank before I asked for some help in the "Low tech section".

Now this is what it looks like. I guess I just have to be patient for things to fill in and such. I mixed the two crypts around and even put some with the DHG. Is that a good idea to do? I'm contemplating whether I should just remove the HC and DHG altogether. Any suggestions?





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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 03:48 PM
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I've never had good luck with DHG or HC. I would move all the taller plants to the back of the tank and maybe put the moss, DHG, and HC in the front and middle of the tank.
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