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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Just another 20 Gallon Long . . . . . (Updated Aug/10/08 . . . )

Tank Spec:
20 Gallons Long 30' X 12' X 12'
55W 8800K PC
Ehem ECCO 2232 + Hydor Prime 10
ADA Amazonia powder + Powersand
DIY 2 juice bottle CO2 with wooden airstone soon to be pressurized....

Plants:
HC
Glosso
Blaxa Japonica
Narrow leave Java Fern
Utricularia graminifolia
Mini Pellia
Subwassertang
Rotala Mini
Baby Tears
Riccia
Taiwan Moss
Weeping Moss
Pennywort
Downoi
Anubia Nana
Dwarf Hairgrass

Here are some photos from my Camera phone taken a few days ago . . . . .






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Beautiful tank! I love the Blyxa.

And great pictures for a camera phone.

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I like it. I think you did a good job, especially with planting in a way that gives a tank like that a depth feel.

Your camera phone takes damn good pictures btw.
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Here is my 20 long https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...g-planted.html

Yours is really nice. I was thinkg in planting some bigger plants on the back.
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Thanks all for the kind comments~~

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Your camera phone takes damn good pictures btw.
It is a Sharp 903SH. I still can't get the right exposure, everything looks too bright & yellowish~~ maybe it's just cause of the light fixture I have.
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you have multiple foreground plants!

the setup looks very nice, lots of varieties. i like the narrow leaves java ferns, blyxa, and weeping moss.


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Did a few changes in this tank as I am getting it ready for some CRS next week. Removed quite a few plants included Utricularia graminifolia, Baby Tear, Riccia, Pennywort & Anubia Nana, as they might not suitable for shrimp tank. I've also installed a sponge filter to pump more air into the tank.

Here you go, a few picture taken today~~ Any suggestions are welsome.







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Nice lookin tank! Good luck with your CRS!

Has it taken very long for your HC to start filling in? Is a good bit of your Blyxa toward the back rooted at all or has it grown out of the substrate? The stuff in my tank had already started to get really bushy and pushing the mass upward so I'm thinning it out a bit at a time.


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Nice lookin tank! Good luck with your CRS!

Has it taken very long for your HC to start filling in? Is a good bit of your Blyxa toward the back rooted at all or has it grown out of the substrate? The stuff in my tank had already started to get really bushy and pushing the mass upward so I'm thinning it out a bit at a time.
Thanks for the generous comments. The HC are growing quite well, and spreading much faster than I expected. They are pearling very nicely, and I had to do pulled some out from the more dense area, & replant it somewhere else.

The Blyxa Japonica has such long roots, and it seems that my soils are not deep enough although they are rooted down pretty well. I would say as long as they are not floating, you are fine J.


I saw your 20 gallon long just now for the first time, the tank looks great. There are quite a few similarities in our tank, being both the same size with lots of Blyxa J, HC & Moss, how our Downois are on the same corner, although I just planted them J. We should start a 20G long club or something :P . . . . j/k
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Great looking tank! I have never really liked the look of Downoi untill I saw it growing on top of the HC like that. Nice work! I do have to say that I liked it better before you pulled out all those plants, but it still looks wonderful.


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Great looking tank! I have never really liked the look of Downoi untill I saw it growing on top of the HC like that. Nice work! I do have to say that I liked it better before you pulled out all those plants, but it still looks wonderful.
Thanks J ~~
I personally like the old look a bit more as well, but the objective is to cut out all the fast growing plants or plants might be harmful (Utricularia graminifolia’s bladders might trap shrimplets & Anubias may release out poisonous stuff after trimming.), so I have to sacrificed them to create a more CRS friendly environment. :P

A side note….. That these new Downois in the left corner I got off another member were really huge & health, I had to cut their stem down to avoid the coconut tree look~~ haha~~
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I LOVE the mini pelia on the wood- its beautiful! The whole tank is great, but thats something I don't see often and I really love it.

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I LOVE the mini pelia on the wood- its beautiful! The whole tank is great, but thats something I don't see often and I really love it.
Here are a couple closer shots of mini pellia for ya



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Got a few update pictures after introduce some more CRS.... Haha.... now I found out CRS seems to be much more shy than Cherries, most of them are hiding in the bushes~~~




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very nice! i love the coloration on those shrimp.
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