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ok, i have had a 20 gallon up and running for a while with plain glazed gravel (which i decided to keep), and the java moss started to take over, so i decided it was time for a change. here is a picture of the tank before redoing it....
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so i trimmed the moss, moved the java fern to the other side, moved and added wood to the corner where the java fern was, added some cryptocorne wendtii (sp?) two pots of dwarf hairgrass, a red lilly of some sort, (i forgot what it was called, it has red, arrow shaped leaves), two anubias nana and some giant hairgrass (Eleocharis montevidensis) I also added diy co2 with a bamboo skewer diffuser then the bubbles go up into a water pump on the side, which chops up the bubbles eveen further. After 3 hours, i have already noticed pearling (although i can get any good pictures of it.
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co2

this is my co2, it is sideways, but hopefully you can tell what is going onAttachment 6854

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actually that is a horrible picture lol

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dang, ill fix the pics, and it is at 2 wpg

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yeah it gives me a message: invalid attachment.
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You may have trouble with the hairgrass; from what I've read it usually needs med to high light? (more like 3-4wpg) Let us know if it works out under 2wpg, though!





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You may have trouble with the hairgrass; from what I've read it usually needs med to high light? (more like 3-4wpg) Let us know if it works out under 2wpg, though!
ya, im planning on upgrading the light soon, thanks

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Hairgrass, and most plants, can grow under 2wpg, it will just be slower growth than with higher light setups. Some plants do tend to grow differently (height, spread, etc) under different intensities, though

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Very nice setup. I agree that you'll probably want to up your lighting a bit for the plants you have. You'll love the results, I know I did
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ok, i made a new light fixture today and added 10w of light, which gives me 2.5 wpg with good reflectors. all of the plants are pearling, especially the java fern and anubias nana. also, some hc that im experimenting with that is on the driftwood is starting to pearl, it is in the bottom 3rd of the tank

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oh, and i was wondering

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can a moderator move this to the photo album section?
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ok, i made this a low tech tank and moved the hairgrass to another tank, pics up soon

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