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My new 10g setup progress pics (Update 11/28/05).

I had this tank sitting around for months being neglected so I finally picked up some plants and set up the CO2, water changes, ferts and it's running smooth as I was hoping.

Here's the progress in one week:

10/23/05:



10/30/05:



I've decided to try my Eheim 2213 on a 10g tank. Turns out the thing is not overkill as I first thought, it does an excellent job of polishing the water and flow is easily adjustable.

I'll post some more in a week or two.

11/05/05



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 11:18 PM
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Great improvement after you setup the CO2, you might want to remove the SAE's becuase they will get too large or be stunted in such a small tank. Replace them with otocinclus or possibly amano or cherry shrimps. Tank looks great, I like it.
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Welcome back, you've been away for a year, master of Glosso carpets and giant Java Ferns!

Tank looks great, but it will be overgrown in no time. You should get a bigger one like you had before. The fish might like that too


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yeah, i've been out of the fish tank scene for a while. I miss the old 25g I had, with all the nice growth. I moved, so that old tank is history. I'm going to stick with the 10g until I'm totally settled in, then hopefully go straight into a 100g setup.
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Very Nice... I'm redoing my 10 gal as well.

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ok, guess my 2213 is a bit small for my 58 gallon...

58 gallon oceanic, Kessel 360 tun sun, pressurized co2, eheim pimp #179 - 2217 and diffuser
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I'm hoping to see some growth on the right side. I'm thinking of planting something behind the hair grass to create some depth. Any suggestions fow a plant in that corner?
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Tank looks great!! How much light do you have on that tank? Is your CO2 a diy setup? I only ask because I cannot get glosso to grow in my 10 gallon. I wish mine looked that nice!

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I've put up the latest pics. Just over a month after setting up and I'm pretty amazed with the growth i've had in such a short amount of time. Now just to trim and keep it under control!

With regards to what I've setup here,

-10g tank

-I built a light hood with 4 T8 daylight bulbs, 15w each. On 12 hours a day.

-An eheim 2213 filter

-DIY CO2 using a bottle of jello/sugar mix with 1/3 tsp champaine yeast.

-I dose almost daily with a basic PMDD mix, excel, fluorish iron, fleet phosphate drops, regular fluorish (twice a week).

-1/2 a tank water change every weekend

And that's basically it. I've played around with different dosages and the algae seems to be in check. I'm still trying out different ratios to see how it affects algae growth, there seems to be a lot of room for adjustments.
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im loving this scape everything really flooooooooows.... its really nice what u planing for fish besides SAE and the ram or are those it? gotta love that carpet of glosso..

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One of these days I'm going to try to find another home for those SAE's, I just need to find an equivalent algae eater. There's not much selection here in Vancouver, almost all the stores carry only the standard fish and plants, there's one place that imports hard to find plants and fish/shrimp but the owner likes to charge as much as possible for them.
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Hey what ballast are you using for yout lighting and where can I get it?
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