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Smile My 20g Long Farm Tank

As if I didn't have enough tanks, I decided about a two months ago to use my temporary holding tank as a grow out/farm tank. I must add that my girlfriend has been gracious enough to allow me to have this tank in the kitchen and has given me minimal grief over it. I did have to break down my 65 Gal African Cichlid tank though but I consider it a fair trade.

It has been running now successfully with minimal issues. I thought I'd just share some photos of it and keep a log of how it's morphed over time. The successes with some plants, failures with others etc. It currently houses two African Dwarf Frogs (the girlfriends). I'll add some ottos and maybe some Amano Shrimp for algae clean up but so far I haven't needed it.

Equipment:
EcoComplete Substrate left over from my 36gal breakdown with Root Tabs
Standard Aqueon 20g Long
BuildMyLED 30" 10k Planted Fixture (spare)
Aquaclear 30 HOB
Offbrand heater
Koralia Powerhead
Atomic Paintball CO2 regular V2 with 24oz CO2 tank
Atomic CO2 Diffuser (50mm)
Spare CalAqua drop checker I had laying around

Current Flora: (I apologize if I don't spell it correctly)
Ammania Sp. Bonsai
Downoi
Eriocaulon sp. "Shiga"
Blyxa Japiconia
Rotalla Wallachi
Ludwigia "Ovallis"
Spikey Moss (On SS Mesh)
Flame Moss (On SS Mesh)
Peacock Moss (On SS Mesh)

I just added the CO2 last week so I'm still dialing it in. I wanted to add other plants from my display tanks as I trim that are more rare and require CO2 to grow out.

The Blyxa, Ammania and Downoi are doing really well. My mosses have just started to acclimate and take off as well.

Just some quick shots via my iPhone"






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Just wanted to add some quick photos to show how everything is growing. The tank has been stable now with no issues. Everything is growing nicely and sold some Downoi out of it last week.

I'm thinking about adding some fish and some shrimp to the tank shortly just to round it out a bit.

I'm doing EI along with my other two tanks on the same schedule. Lighting period is only 5 hours.

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Ammania Sp. Bonsai

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Ludwigia Ovallis

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Rotalla Wallachi

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Spikey Moss

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Misc. shot of R side tank

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Downoi and A. Reineckii 'Mini'

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Flame Moss and Fissidens "Geppi" (just added)


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