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Just want to share a picture of my 20g -- a product of the knowledge I've gleaned from this forum. You're all guilty of fueling a pleasant obsession. Thank you.

20g, XP1, 65W PC 8 hrs/day, pressurized CO2 (1 bps), Flourite, EI dosing.
Windelov, java fern, crypt. balansae, eleocharis parvula, sagittaria subulata, glossostigma elatinoides, and crypt. wendtii.
In hiding apparently are 3 Apistogramma cacatuoides, 3 otos, and some amanos.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 08:29 PM
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WOW! Great looking tank! Can't wait till the glosso fills in a bit more, but you might eventually take it out since it'll suffocate the rest of your ground covers xD
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Very nice, it pays to read a lot !
You dont find aquariums like that in just any old household. It is an obsessional thing we do with rewards.
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— lo-tech; 1.8 wpg DIY CF light; no CO2; Aquaclear mini; Schultz substrate; java fern; java moss; 7 Neon Tetras; 1 flame dwarf gourami
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Very nice tank! What lighting & filtration do you have?
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Your windelov and java ferns look fantastic, great looking tank overall.


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patience is the key grasshopper :P
nice tank, what's the ferns attached to? woods?


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all.

Waterfaller1: Light is a Coralife 65W 6500k and filter is a Rena XP1 canister.

ikuzo: The ferns are attached to rocks. The windelov is tied around a tall piece of rock (actually two pieces glued together) shaped like the Washington Monument. The plant then grew around it over time and now looks like a big thick tree.
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Thank you Hydro. I have a 20L I keep thinking of setting up, but not sure which way to go with. Yours is sweet. What is the big plant on the left?
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Waterfaller, the plant on the left is the windelov, a variety of fern (Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'). It's a very hardy plant and it gets quite thick given good conditions.

I like the longer dimension of a 20L. Mine's a 20H. I didn't know about the 20L when I got my tank. I think the 20L is definitely better for aquascaping.
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Thanks again. It looks really nice & full.
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