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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Raslad's 29 Gal Journal (56k)

I had received this "FREE" Tank filter and Hood. I didn't know it would already come with fish and a mess. First picture after cleaning, scaping and planting. Cloudy due to new gravel replacing the bright blue stuff that was in there. Gross.

29 Gal
40 Watts, 18000K, 10-12 hour Photo Period (I really need a timer)
DIY Yeast CO2
Walmart HOB and Powerhead ~ 160gpm
Inert Sand and Gravel
Seachem Ferts:
Flourish x2/wk
Potassium x1/wk
Trace x1/wk
Iron x1-2/month
Flora:
Carolinas Cabomba (Carolina Fanwort)
Crypt. Wendtii (Green Crypt)
Valls. Sprialis (Tape Grass)
Eleocharis parvula (Dwarf Hairgrass)
Echinodorus amazonicus (Amazon Sword)
Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
Vesicularia dubyana (Java Moss)

Fauna:
1 CAE
3 Albino Corydoras
2 Bumblebee Catfish

4 Penguin Tetra
6 Guppy

8 Feeder Shrimp (Ghost?)

3 Angels **removed**



Good shot After the water Cleared on 08/04/08


08/13/08 Planted Hairgrass, Java Moss and Fern



Growth as of 08/28/08


I pulled the 2 Amazon Swords and subbed Green Crypts.


Please excuse my Cory. He likes to unearth the blue gravel while he pulls plants up by the roots.
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Why can't I get a free tank like that? It's looking really good!
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Lol, it was a PITA. I would have scrapped the whole thing and started over, but I felt bad for the fish. The angels were in 4 inches of green water. I figured if they'd lived that long I'd give them a chance.
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