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John's 20g Planted Tank (Update 9/11/05)

Hey guys, after with some patience and spending a lot of money I finished my 20g tank. Below is an old picture, when I get some time i'll post up an updated one.

The tank has been set up for more than a month and is growing fine, but with algae here and there. Dosing with the EI method, seachem flourish and excel. Lights are on 8 hours a day.

Equipment:
20g Standard Krislin
100watt Sumbersible Heater
JBJ Formosa-SS 65watt 6,500K @ 3.25wpg
Ehiem Classic 2213 Canister Filter
100% Eco Complete
5lb Pressurized Co2 Tank w/ JBJ Regulator

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Looking good... I really need to capture a camera and take some pics...
I see that wisteria grows for you like it does for me, mine has a few large stems and then a bunch of smaller ones...

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Nice so far John, Those fast grower will surely beat out the algae.
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Josh - If I can gather up some money by christmas time, i'll be upgrading to a Canon D-Rebel 300D, and I can probably sell you my camera if you like. Its a great camera, I just want manual settings instead of auto.

cprroy73 - Thanks, I hope they will. From the previous planting algae came so today I got rid of most of it and did a 50% water change, then planted these fast growers.
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The tank is looking great already. When I got the Bacopa a while ago I received it looking the same way. I just planted it and after a little while it straightened up. I'm sure yours will do the same. Nice tank.
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The tank is looking great already. When I got the Bacopa a while ago I received it looking the same way. I just planted it and after a little while it straightened up. I'm sure yours will do the same. Nice tank.
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Thats what I was told as well, I guess it curled up a bit while it was being delivered in the hot weather.

John - I cannot imagine how much stems you gave me, you must have done a major pruning job.
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4.) Unknown (please identify!, in between bacopa and wisteria)
I can't see a clear shot of the plant, maybe you could take one and post it for ID.
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I can't see a clear shot of the plant, maybe you could take one and post it for ID.
The lights are turned off at the moment, John B. should know he included it as an extra. If he doesn't answer by tommorow, i'll take a quick picture before I leave on vacation.
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John,the other plant I sent you is Limnophila Aromatica. It's my favorite stem plant. I hope you like it too.
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Thanks John, I love the coloration on the leaves. Although I had a hard time making it stick to the substrate but I eventually got it to stay
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Looks good John!

do you still have the sword?


BTW, the ram is doing fine


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Looks good John!

do you still have the sword?


BTW, the ram is doing fine
Thanks chad, unfortunately no, it was growing abesolutely fine and when I checked on it the leaves were melted and delicate.

I'm glad that the ram is doing fine, thanks for taking her. With her longer in the tank, she'll probably be dead within a few days.

The bacopa monneri and just starting to straightout this morning, they look beautiful!
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That tank will look excellent when everything fills in. Nice job.

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The tank looks a lot different now, major growth in each plants. I also added a few stems of sunset hygrophilia so that should grow fast as well. My foreground is starting to get some algae so I better start planting it with some dwarf hairgrass or something.
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Just incase if you guys wanted to see what my pressurized co2 system look like, here is a picture. Its a little dark, I will update it later on.

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