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20 gal
ADA Aqua Soil
65watt Coralife
xp3 body with a xp2 motor
no heater
no c02

plants
Utricularia Graminifolia
java moss
blyxa japonica
1 pond lilly





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I had problems with my U. graminifolia, it all melted into nothing. Completely disintegrated. pH was low though (like 4.5).

Tank looks good. Lucky people like you have access to Tropica.

You are probably going to have a lot of problems with all that light and no CO2.

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with that open space, how long will the plants fill in? Utricularia graminifolia is the one that eat small creatures with their trap right, how do you feed them.


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you don't need to feed them, they do take nutrients like all other plants.
i think it will look nice, but i don't know about the wood arrangements.

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nice idea based around utricularia, but
1. pond lilies get *way* too big for a 20g,
2. that is a lot of light for no co2 (put out the Welcome mat for algae),
3. and maybe add some rocks and terrace the substrate to add depth (kind of like this tank by Oliver Knott).
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nice idea based around utricularia, but
1. pond lilies get *way* too big for a 20g,
2. that is a lot of light for no co2 (put out the Welcome mat for algae),
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The lilies are dwarf ones so it will be fine for awhile. The tank has had no algae already for several months. The tank set up was rushed, thats why no rocks, or decent wood.

Its pretty much a grow out tank for the UG.

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Any updates? I'm getting a 20 gallon soon and I was wondering how the U.G. went with that light and no CO2. Do you dose excel? And what's your basic dosing schedule?


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UG melted a bit, but now is growing back. The small lilly grew like nuts. And so far no algae. What kinda fish would look good?

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moss is looking good!

Silver and/or orange fish would look cool in there.
Maybe a pair of apistos and a school of hatchets up top?
How about some swordtails?
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get these guys Nannostomus mortenthaleri


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is there a good online vendor for that ikuzo? i can't find it at any of my lfs

How about a closer up shot snapple? i like the moss, wish mine grows evenly like that
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