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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sweet Violet's 29 Gallon Planted Tank ( warning )

I've been keeping fish on and off since I was a wee one. I have had this tank set up for about 4 years. I was too embarrassed to take a before photo with all of the "plastic" ~gasp~ in it. I am now selling these on e-bay (all credit for this idea goes to my very wise son) ; so I can never be tempted to use them again.
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I decided to move the fish into the 10 gallon, while I worked on the preparing this tank for them. I went out back and found some rocks and tested them with vinegar (just to be sure) and this is what I came up with.
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Pic of one end.
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And the other end.
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I like it so far.

That light looks awefully blue to grow plants, what is it?


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I bought a new ballast & OD the bulbs and after a few days some plants started to appear from no-where. I didn't know I had any of these guys left. Looks like a couple of Apons. Hadn't seen them for at least 6 months. I tossed them into the 10 gallon with the fish. My Java moss and Wisteria arrived and I placed them into the tank. (The Crypt Wendtii ? I had left from a year was placed in there as well.
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I like it so far.

That light looks awefully blue to grow plants, what is it?


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That was before everything settled and I figured the camera out a bit. I'm working on it.
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I really like the rocks.
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More goodies came in the mail...
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Oh boy... I thought this is going to be fun~ This is my very first actual attempt at planting an aquarium... Why did I have to get baby tears as my first stem plant to do this? Oh well... What a mess I made.
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Then I attempted to put some of the java moss on a rock... that went a lot better. Did I get it thin/thick enough?
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I really like the rocks.
Thanks~ I live on a farm and we pick up rocks constantly... I have a huge stash
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Baby tears, java on rock and wisteria. Crypts are on the right front... here you can see the poor apons on the front left I'm gonna move them though.
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Wow those rocks are AWSOME I would love to be able to go "out back" and find a few like that.....

What plants are you planning on? And what kind of fish?

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This was on my tree outside after a good rain.... reminds me of live coral. Not sure what it is.
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