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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Chaser's Planted tank Update 16/05/06 56k warning

Well this is my first try at a planted tank......

it a 20g high tank
with a aquaone internal filter
aquaone 24inch 2x20watt lights
fine gravel substrate, with a a handful of larger gravel spread ontop.
Duplarit G substrate fertizlizer, mixed into the lower 1/3 of the gravel.
DIY C02 system, consists of 1 2ltr cokebottle, a bubble counter(which cleans the c02, which stops the buildup on the ladder) and also a hagen ladder.
Seachems Flourish 2ml every second day.

2 grasses in the front are pongols and hair grass, a giant val in the back,
i think its a ludwigia on the left and im not sure on the others.

No fish as yet.

Thats it, any suggestions or comments welcome !

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Where did you get that pink/green broad leaved plant on the right? I don't think that is a true aquatic. The brighter red in the back right looks like red temple to me.

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the one on the right isn't a true aquatic. It's sold as.. but that's the LFS's fault.

it's Hemigraphis colorata as far as i can see..

The Val might overrun the tank... fast... =)

Nice tank though.

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it seems like you are off to a great start. but, if i may offer a humble peice of advice: unless those plants are just in there for the time being to keep algea under control, i would consider changing things up a bit. right now the tank doesn't really look like a twenty gallon tank. the plants are just a little big, and you might benefit from some shorter, smaller-leaved plants so that they lend a larger look to the tank.
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just thought id update this after changing the aquascape a bit.....

a bit more hairgrass and some rush.

Bought 10 rummynose and 3 panda corys(very entertaining fish)

Any tips or changes that would help would be great !

And yes my photo skills suck

A perspective of how big the tank is, next to a hifi speaker...

And a close up of the panda cory

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