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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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First Planted Tank 10G

Hello, I'm sure no one knows me here. I'm new. I've actually been a looker on this site for quite a while. I've been researching planted tank and such for months so I can do it right the first time. Here's the outcome!

The tank was a convert from a breeding tank, so it was already cycled. Here it is at 2 weeks, all plants still growing strong. I was really excited about the plants and bought so many, but I heard that you can't have too many plants so I went for it. I thought all these plants were so beautiful so I went for a big variety. I also went for a certain look that I thought would be cool. If you look to the left and the right, there are passageways for my little rams. (kinda like a back cave) They totally love it. They spend so much time back there now that I never see them!

10G w/ Whisper Filter
Heater- 78F
DIY CO2 (Plants growing like crazy)
1- 15W 18000K Power-Glo
1- 15W Reef-Sun 50/50 (For more wattage & brighter colors)
Seachem Fluorite underneath black gravel

3- Dwarf Rams (By the way, does anyone know what kind of species this is exactly? The LFS said that they were different than other dwarf rams (hybrid), I myself haven't seen these before. They're not as bright as other rams, and much smaller than most dwarves I've seen.)
1- Dwarf Botia
1- Violet Apple Snail

Baby Tears (Hemianthus micranthemoides)
Java Moss (Vesicularia Dubyana)
Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides)
Wisteria ( Hygrophila difformis)
Rotala Magenta (Rotala macrandra v. 'Narrow Leaf')
Red Temple ( Telanthera roseafolia)
Parrot's Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
Petchii (Cryptocoryne petchii)
Lilaeopsis (Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae)
Dwarf Aquarium Lily ( Nymphaea stellata )
Temple (Hygrophila corymbosa v "stricta")
Amazon Small (Echinodorus bleheri)
Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides)
2x Banana (Nymphoides aquatica)
Red Marble Val ( Vallisneria gigantea "Red")
Italian Val ( Valisneria Spiralis "Red")

There are 4 plants that are in the tank that aren't listed, because I got them and forgot what they were. If you see any in the pic that you don't see on the list, please tell me what they are, and where in the pic it's located so I can figure out what they are, thanks.

By the way, my camera makes the tank look darker. I tried to brighten it up with Photoshop but this is the best I can do.

Here's a couple pics of the inhabitants.

One of my rams

Two Rams
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 02:31 AM
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Hey! Welcome to the board, sbsociety!

I like what I see! Healthy plants and happy fish! Who could ask for anything more?


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Thanks for the welcome. You have a great board here.
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