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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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What a difference a week makes!

On this forum, that is.
Here are two before and after pics:



and AFTER:



And here's another 10G before:



and AFTER:



How am I doing so far?
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I like the after shots better on both tanks. They look great!

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that was really 1 week!?! Pretty amazing! Looks great too!

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Yeah, 1 week! Crazy, isn't it?

I learned a lot about how to trim the plants I was growing, the growth patterns, and which ones would do best in front of the filter, etc. Plus, got some inspiration about using rocks, teracing (sp?), and wood.

I tell ya, it's amazing what you can learn on the internet.
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Knowledge (or maybe the desire to obtain it) is a good thing . I, for one, don't know how I ever would have been happy with my planted tank without the Internet. The level of knowledge you can obtain just by having the desire to do some digging is amazing!! Great progress.
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Knowledge (or maybe the desire to obtain it) is a good thing . I, for one, don't know how I ever would have been happy with my planted tank without the Internet. The level of knowledge you can obtain just by having the desire to do some digging is amazing!! Great progress.
Without the Internet I'd probably still be keeping Oscars!

Until my brother (in Hawaii) let on that he purchased his aquarium plants online I thought I was stuck with whatever the LFS kept. I don't know why I was so slow on the uptake since I've been surfing the Web since '94! Doh!

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Red face Post DIY CO2 dizazzter!

Here's the second 10 gallon after I had that CO2 apocalypse. Lost many shrimp and SAE's.



And here's a 20 gallon converted from an toitle tank.



I was sad about losing so many fish after the yeast mixture got sucked into the tank. It took forever to clean out because I'd cannibalized my gravel vacuum for a CO2 reactor on another tank. I think the plants are starting to bounce back.
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That's a bummer about the yeast problem. It looks like things are bouncing back nicely though. I really like the looks of the 20 gallon. Great scape. What is that on the back right of it? Rock? Wood? Very nice.

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Thanks Paul! You know what I don't get - how the swords make my 29 gallon look small but they look awesome in that 20g.
On the back right is an old reptile fixture I bought for 3 bucks. It's supposed to be a waterfall so there are little pools all over it. I just filled them with rockwool and shultz and plopped some plants in.

I got real lazy and let the water level dip down a couple of inches. that's why some of the plant tips look like they were fried. They were. By my lights.

On the bottom is regular gravel I got for $3 for a 50 lb bag from OSH. And my swords had babies so I put the babies in the foreground.

I had to convert it from a turtle tank after I found my cat Spartacus had kidnapped on of the baby turtles and was playing hide and seek with it.
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That structure caught my attention also. Might have to go see if I can find one for my daughter's low-tech 10g currently with a gargoyle castle and a moderate/low plant load.

Tanks are lookin' good, Sarah!
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How am I doing so far?
You're getting it! Bien! Now the grow-out....

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