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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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FewestKitten986's 10 Gallon Dirt Tank

Did a complete overhaul.

Substrate: MGOCPM and Black Diamond Blasting Sand (red clay has been added for iron)
Lighting: 2X 13watt CFL 6500K

Current Plants
Cryptocoryne walkerii 'Lutea'
Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)
Duckweed
Lace Leaf Water Sprite
Java Moss

Inverts
2 Cherry Shrimp

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10 Pygmy Corydoras
1 Peacock Gudgeons
2 Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnows

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Well the "Downoi" is taking off pretty good. Have heard a lot of mixed things about it not growing well in low tech tanks, but so far so good.

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Rescape on 2/28

Did a little rescaping Friday

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I think I like the 2nd scape best, but glad to see the tank going well for you!
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Looking good

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A little update...



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That repens is way cool!
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Awesome tank! That downoi looks like it is doing great as well!
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Your downois looks good!!!!
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Awesome tank! That downoi looks like it is doing great as well!
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Your downois looks good!!!!
Thanks! I was unsure how it would do in a low tech tank but seems to be doing really good.
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It's pretty cool you're getting such healthy growth and low tech. My elodea isn't doing so well but everything else is. Also found out I have some fry.
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Well it has been quite some time since I have updated my journal but my wife and I finally bought a house this spring and have been pretty preoccupied with painting and all that fun stuff. Anyways, I just moved over my little 10 gallon last night over to the new house and did a little trimming. My Pogostemon helferi is kicking some butt. It looks really good and I have been getting some good growth over the months.
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Carpet turned into a bush...haha..

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Ghost shrimp

Baby ghost shrimp. Started with 8, 5 died, left with 1 female and 2 males and now I have to many.
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Well after seeing to many snails I decided it was time for a massive cleaning and rescape. Still have some plants like java ferns and some anubias nana in a bucket to add yet. Removed all my rocks and just going all plants until I get my 40b set up and have more room. To add driftwood or some stones.

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Had some extra black sand so it was time for a rescape and be part of the whole cherry shrimp craze. Went with a Downoi carpet with a stone. I had some crypt lutea that I stuck behind the stone and looks really nice. Not sure what kind of stone it is but I thought it looked nice. I have some java moss on the rocks to the left I am waiting to grow and will eventually attach to the standing rock.


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