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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Emmanuel's 29 Gallon

29 gallon tank.

Specs:
1.24 wpg
Pressurized CO2 - paintball
Daily (or when I remember at least, lol) Excel and Iron, every other day (alternating) Potassium and Trace, once a week Flourish.
Marineland HOT filter.
Aquaclear powerhead...

Flora:
Ludwigia repens
Sunset Hygro - from Saraja87, good stuff!
Jungle val - hoping that it provides full cover for the back.
Java Moss - on driftwood, and foreground cover.

Fauna:
None yet, just starting cycle.
Will hold:
1 crowntail betta
2 peppered cory
2 pygmy cory
school of cardinal tetras???




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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 02:42 AM
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"Daily (or when I remember at least, lol) Excel and Iron, every other day (alternating) Potassium and Trace, once a week Flourish."

That's an interesting way to fertilize. If you're dosing Seachem Flourish, you don't need Trace or Iron. I'm running a high light tank and use Flourish for micros, and have seen absolutely no difference when I started and stopped using Seachem Iron. The Flourish provides all you need.

For a 29 gallon tank, I'd just buy some dry ferts, and dose macros that way. You're not dosing any nitrates according to your post, so if you start seeing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) don't be too surprised.

Finally, it's a good looking start, and I would recommend going for the cardinal tetras. About 15 or so look great in a tank that size, and I would add a few extra cories to the list as well, if you can deal with them uprooting foreground plants every now and then.

Good luck!


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I'm waiting for the plants to root very well before the cories go in. I'm going to up their numbers, that's all that survived Ike.

I'm just using the Flourish till it runs out. I got it when I first got into the whole planted scene several months back. I have a ton of dry ferts, that's what I'm currently using for the Iron. I have some potassium too, but I've gotta finish up with what's left of the seachem bottle. I've never had to dose nitrates since they've always been 20+, I may have to start though. The hygro I have in my 100 has lowered nitrates to around 5ppm, so I'm assuming the sunset I have here will do the same to this one.


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Gotcha, Nitrates in the water source- freebie!


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2 week growth.



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I'm going to the dark side, the salty side!!!
This is my 29g as it stands now. Once my 100g finishes cycling, all the fish in here will go into the 100g. Then I'm tearing this down, giving away & selling some of these plants off (I've gotta get some money for a nano-reef, right? ), and going salty.



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Cool tank. Though i like your 2 week growth better. I guess because its more slick and clean.
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Had a simple graceful look in the beginning. Now has in interesting jungle look. I am thinking some java fern or anaubias in front of the wood would like nice.

What happened to the Ludwiga and Hygro sunset?
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I actually ended up tearing this tank down because I thought I was going to convert it to a saltwater tank. It's back up and running as a freshwater tank again, I need to get it updated... maybe in a week or so I can get it updated.

I plan on one day bringing back the old scape, it's been my favorite thus far.


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I've had this scape running since last year, some time after the summer. Never got around to updating it. It's my favorite. Very low-tech & low-maintenance.

Dwarf Sag foreground, some crypt (balansae, I was told when I bought it), needle leaf java fern (is needle leaf the smaller one?), anubias nana, anubias barteri, and java moss.

Fauna consists of a few molly, a male betta, and some olive nerite snails.

Very little algae, and your face has to be up against the glass to see it.
Water change is usually every two weeks. 1.24 wpg. No CO2. ADA Amazonia II substrate. a HOB filter...




EDIT: This photo is from late January I think. Looks about the same, a few more anubias leaves, and more moss, but that's about it.


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