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Circle of Life (22 Gallon/High Tech) Week 9 Updated 07/02/15

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Mufasa: "Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope."
Simba: "But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?"
Mufasa: "Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life."
-The Lion King

Specs

Tank: Mr. Aqua 22 Gallon Frameless Glass Aquarium (36"x12"x12")
Stand: DIY
Lighting: Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+ Finnex Planted+ 24/7
Filtration: Eheim 2213
Heater: Hydor 200 Watt Inline Heater
C02: Co2Art Single Stage Regulator, 2.5 lbs Cylinder
Glassware: ADA Drop Checker, ADA Thermometer (8MM) Fahrenheit Version, Hand Made Violet Style Glass Aquarium Inflow and Outflow Lily Pipe Set
Substrate: ADA AQUA SOIL - Amazonia (Normal)
Hardscape: Ohko Stone (Dragon Stone)

Flora

Hemianthus Callitrichoides(Dwarf Baby Tears)
Staurogyne Repens
Blyxa Japonica
Alternanthera Reineckii "Mini"
Hygro Pinnatifida
Hydrocotyle Tripartita
Riccardia Chamedryfolia(Mini Pellia)

Fauna

Cardinal Tetra
Red Cherry Shrimp(Painted Fire Red)
Otocinclus Catfish

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04/14/15






04/24/15


04/28/15 final hardscape


04/29/15


04/29/15 DSM Day 1 (Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+)




05/03/15 DSM Day 5


05/08/15 DSM Day 10 (added Staurogyne Repens)


05/14/15


05/21/15 staurogyne repens adapt really well


05/28/15 filled the tank


06/03/15 finnex planted+ 24/7




06/09/15 lily pipes set and inline diffuser from co2 art


06/18/15 added cleaning crew, 5 otocinclus catfish


06/24/15 schooling otos


06/25/15 added 15 cardinal tetra



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These are nice tanks, I like mine :3. Are you going to wait til 24/7 to come in?


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These are nice tanks, I like mine :3. Are you going to wait til 24/7 to come in?
yes, i hope it's worth the waiting! i think we need a 22G Club soon! lol!


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22g when what where huh did this happen?


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yes, i hope it's worth the waiting! i think we need a 22G Club soon! lol!
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22g when what where huh did this happen?
Few days ago @ Marine Depot.


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22g when what where huh did this happen?


Bump: wow, i didn't notice that thread!


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Nice, following.

Any review for the regulator? Pics?
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My 22g long arrived last week and as soon as I unpacked it the plan for it changed.

I have a 12g long that suffers from a couple issues. Too little circulation and too much light. Being very new to the hobby, I exasperated both issues with the scape. The solution was to increase the size of the Eheim filter and raise the light (Current Sat+) . I'm still contemplating adding a hydro pump to help with circulation.

These issues have me second guessing some equipment choices for the 22 gallon. The distance from substrate to light could be 9-10" and the Eheim will have to move even more water the same 36". Does a 2217 make more sense? And will a light like the Finnex Planted + be too much? Again, I'm very new and the 12 is my first tank, so I'm just sharing my current situation and searching for ideas.

Can't wait to see what some of these tanks look like in a few months. Mine is impressive just sitting empty on its stand.
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Any review for the regulator? Pics?
actually this is my first regulator, i don't know what is good what is bad. but so far it works fine, it does the job and keep my plants happy. i'm happy with my purchase.



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My 22g long arrived last week and as soon as I unpacked it the plan for it changed.

I have a 12g long that suffers from a couple issues. Too little circulation and too much light. Being very new to the hobby, I exasperated both issues with the scape. The solution was to increase the size of the Eheim filter and raise the light (Current Sat+) . I'm still contemplating adding a hydro pump to help with circulation.

These issues have me second guessing some equipment choices for the 22 gallon. The distance from substrate to light could be 9-10" and the Eheim will have to move even more water the same 36". Does a 2217 make more sense? And will a light like the Finnex Planted + be too much? Again, I'm very new and the 12 is my first tank, so I'm just sharing my current situation and searching for ideas.

Can't wait to see what some of these tanks look like in a few months. Mine is impressive just sitting empty on its stand.
i have the 12g long too, which is my first planted tank, but already sold to a member here, pending for pick up.

i use zoomed nano 10 canister filter, i think it's enough to filter the 12g long, because i only have small group of fish and shrimp. but i also use hydor koralia 240 to make sure i have enough flow rate in the tank to avoid algae.

for the light, after dry start method and flooded the tank, i slowly adjusted to 6 hours photoperiod. no algae bloom so far.

i'm new to this hobby too, i think you're right that eheim 2217 make more sense than 2211 for 22g long, it's always better to go with a stronger filter. the reason why i pick eheim 2211 is because it's cheaper, due to limited budget, lol.


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i have the 12g long too, which is my first planted tank, but already sold to a member here, pending for pick up.

i use zoomed nano 10 canister filter, i think it's enough to filter the 12g long, because i only have small group of fish and shrimp. but i also use hydor koralia 240 to make sure i have enough flow rate in the tank to avoid algae.

for the light, after dry start method and flooded the tank, i slowly adjusted to 6 hours photoperiod. no algae bloom so far.

i'm new to this hobby too, i think you're right that eheim 2217 make more sense than 2211 for 22g long, it's always better to go with a stronger filter. the reason why i pick eheim 2211 is because it's cheaper, due to limited budget, lol.

If your looking to help your budget, check out Sunsun canisters. Very good reviews at a fraction of the price of Eheim.

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If your looking to help your budget, check out Sunsun canisters. Very good reviews at a fraction of the price of Eheim.
the 2211 is on its way... you make me want to return it, and get the sunsun canister now, lol... we'll see.


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the 2211 is on its way... you make me want to return it, and get the sunsun canister now, lol... we'll see.
2213 is also just 9$ more than 2211.


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