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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2006, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Nightshop's 20g (56k warning)

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2 Liters Powersand Special
9 Liters Aquasoil Amazonian
Filstar Xp1
65w 6,700k at 10 hours daily
65w 10,00k at 6 hours daily
5# C02 Tank
DIY Inline Reactor

Fauna
4 Head tail Light Tetras
2 Otocinclus Catfish
6-10 Amano Shrimp

Flora:
Rotala rotundifolia
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Potamogeton gayi
Vallisneria americana

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awesome man! great growth! the fun hasn't even begun yet!

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growth is looking great! Looks like you are really filling it in. Got plans for the front right corner?
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Thanks guys!

esarkipato, I'm assuming you mean the front left corner, and yes, I think I'm going to propogate the HM until it spreads over there. As you can see I'm kind of letting it grow vertical for now as I am waiting for a pair of 10" tweezers to arrive, then I can begin some more serious trimming and replanting.
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once it fills in a little more, you can really stock that thing with fish and shrimp.


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new light? camera settings?

Tanks looking great, lots of growth tho the water seems a bit hazy.

Very nice tetras!

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New light?

I swapped the 6,700k for 10,000k, that might be it.

The waters hazy from a previous bacterial bloom.

Tomorrow is my first day of steady once a week water changes of 50% and the begining of an accurate fert regimen.

Hah, my tetra's are beasts, but it annoyes me when they pic on the amanos. . .
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Ahh, 10000K looks much better, whered you get the bulb?

I have lemon tets, they can be aggressive.

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Well before when I had my 25g, I felt the one 6,700k 65w fixture was not powerful enough, so Ibought a 2nd fixture with a 10,000k bulb, ever since I have been experimenting with which I like the best, which happens to be the 10,000k =]

Once I propagate the HM across the foreground I will trim it significantly.
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Continued good growth....nice. I really like the look of the val against the HM. Really nice.
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Wow,what amazing growth. love the greens.
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The tank has cleared up excellently from it's random unidentified cloudiness it was experiencing earlier this month. I have removed the BioChemZorb and began EI dosing once again.
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wow!

looks lovely!

Very clear indeed. I love your tetras BTW

The plants look great, but maybe a lil more variety couldnt hurt?

Eitehr way very nice, keep the pics coming bro.

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I hear you, I might ditch the HM and find a more controllable foreground plant.

I doubt glosso or HC would grow in here, I'm sure I lack the ammount of skill for it.

I might try some micro sword, perhaps.
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