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The little paradise of a couple (GBR)

Hey TPT members!
This is the third tank in my bed room. I had it DSM outside for about 1 week and a half. Finally decided to move it in for easier spraying daily.
Right now i have the finnex fuge ray 20 inch on it. I got cheap from bargain hunts store, saw it laying around so i bought it. The light looks kinda dim, the only reason i don't want to look at any other light is because im on budget and this light fits perfectly in the spot.
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- Glossostigma
- Ludwigia sp red
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- De-rimmed 5.5 gallon petco tank
- Tetra heater ( might not use if i go with shrimp)
- Filter (?) im looking for a filter that is extremely small, corner internal would be perfect but any other recommendation will be appreciated.

Here is what it looks like, still in DSM



This is where its at. Right under my rcs tank


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Wow seems like u got a big bedroom! Fun start. How was the derimming process??


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Also interested in the derimming process. I've heard some warnings about not derimming a tank for structural problems. . I have a 10 gallon I'd like to derim. How long has your tank been set up?
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Also interested in the derimming process. I've heard some warnings about not derimming a tank for structural problems. . I have a 10 gallon I'd like to derim. How long has your tank been set up?
Derimming a 10g/20g long shouldn't be an issue, the small panes & relatively short height minimizes pressure on the seams. I've seen folks on here who have derimmed aquariums as large as 55g, but personally I'm not sure I could sleep at night with that in my house! My advice: be extra careful with the blades when you are working on it... I have a derimmed 20g long I paid for in stitches lol.


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That was my first time trying to derim a tank. This was my 5.5 gallon tank so i didnt really care if i messed up. Anyway, the rim of this tank was a plastic, its not wood by any mean. So you just gotta use blades or anything ( i used knife..) to get under it to trim the silicon. I recommend you to do a serious research otherwise you might get mad and cut your self like me ( a little on my finger but blooded quite lot).
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Derimming a 10g/20g long shouldn't be an issue, the small panes & relatively short height minimizes pressure on the seams. I've seen folks on here who have derimmed aquariums as large as 55g, but personally I'm not sure I could sleep at night with that in my house! My advice: be extra careful with the blades when you are working on it... I have a derimmed 20g long I paid for in stitches lol.


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Thanks for the info!!
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Little update on this baby.
- Trimmed the glossostigma down low to have them start spreading out more than growing upward.
- Added the little corner internal sponge filter. I'm thinking about throwing it in an other tank in order to have it cycled.

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Update on 11/3/13.
- Flooded the tank with water from the other matured tank.
- Bought a piece of cut glass from lowes for the top
- Remove " the seven stones" and put some flat stones in corner.
- Gonna be house for a bonded pair of blue german ram.





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Nice tank! Don't know how I missed it.

Love those plants! Needs a little more height in my opinion. Looks a little flat. Maybe put some of that hydrocotyle from your other tank?

Can't wait to see it with some Rams.


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I tried DSM with the ludwigi sp red you gave me, it was kinda spreading out instead of growing up. Hydrocotyle is a good idea brah, ill see what i can do with it hehe
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Oh and i guess i did not give enough time in DSM for the glossostigma so it really looks bad right now, got to set this up because my rams are coming this week
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liking the direction this is going!
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