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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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3rd time a charm? 2x20gallon

Got another set of plants in 2 20 gallon tanks low tech. I went through 2 years of unsucess going from DIY LED to DIY co2 with no avail except growing algae and BGA. Hopefully I learned my lesson this year and went with simple plants like anubias and crypts with 2 bulb T5 per tank, no co2 and fert requirements.

Here are some pictures of first week. Was in a rush to toss the plants in the tank so no scaping so far. Got NPK dry nutes coming in the mail tomorrow with Seachem Comprehensive as micros. Plan to dose weekly based on EI dosing regime.



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 11:40 AM
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Keep updating man..
Do u have a sorority in the first tank?
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It's been a year since I have updated this thread, might as well put up some recent pics. Unfortunately I don't have the 20L anymore had to give it away to my friend. I have been growing a lot of plant salad as I would call it lately. Just letting the plants grow anyway they want without any trimming. I really like this natural look as it provides my tank inhabitants plenty of surface area to explore in every nook and cranny. I'm a natural kind of guy and I stopped dosing which always just caused me algae and no CO2 injection. The only battle I have to deal these days is the dirt leeching nonstop into my water column and clogging up the canister filter to halt it to a complete stop.

I apologize if my tank is not up to PT's standards of a "clean" tank but I assure you the water is not neglected and it's always filled back with clean RO water I have done water tests at Petco and they were amazed how clean the water is despite how "dirty" it may look. Without furter ado here are some updated photos.























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Why is your dirt leaching into your column? Do you have it capped with sand or gravel?
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Why is your dirt leaching into your column? Do you have it capped with sand or gravel?
its capped with eco complete so im not sure why. Maybe I just have to do more water changes weekly.
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