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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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17G dry start tank, pic heavy

I started this one 45 days ago and will be flooding tomorrow This is my first planted tank since getting into the hobby with goldfish a few years ago. I seriously can not wait. I thought it'd be nice to show my progress so far and document whatever's coming ahead. Hopefully my pictures may be of some help to anyone out there freaking out over the melt during the transition stage - I know I did.

Humidity is kept at 80-97% and temp at high 70-86 (mostly due to the lights I think)

Lighting - Aquaticlife 4 x 24 T5HO on for 14 hours
Substrate - Flourite black sand

Plants - HC in the front, round pellia around the rocks, weeping moss on the rocks, java moss on the driftwood & more plants coming after the flood

For live stuffs, I'm planning on a dwarf puffer, 6 zebra otos, and some dream blue rilis (would this work? suggestions would be great)

Day 4

Day 13 Plants started dying

Day 25 I added more java and weeping moss

Day 33

Day 38 Decided to remove the prev. added java moss

Day 45
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 01:27 PM
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This is really nice. I really love it
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