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My 30g Journal

So I am starting up my 30g again (had a massacre today). I am deciding on the hardscape now. Here is a pic:



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Here are a few pictures of the staring of the planting:





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looks good

a few suggestion.....
take a pic at night with only the tank light on it'll be a lot more clear and make plants pop out

put some tall plants in back to make a backround (it'll also hide most of the equipment)


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Thanks connordude. Good ideas. I never have any good ideas LOL My lfs sucks as you know they don't carry tall plants


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I took out most of the anubias(only 1 plantlet left(they didn't fit)), since I am going to my lfs now!!!


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Came back with 4 swordplants and a bottle of flourish.

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looks good those should get pretty tall

if you can't find any locally look in SnS (the tall plants)


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Thanks, connordude. I finally pestered my parents to get me the nova extreme T-5 HO 2x24w 30in fixture at marine depot. They're like $75.00 there!


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Here are some filtration pics: ! emperor 400, 1 penguin 100, 1 tom mini canister filter. 580 gph in all.





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journal is looking good. add a background to that tank and get some taller plants!

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btw, since ur lfs doesnt carry tall plants, get some from the swap n shop section of this forum. thats where i get all my plants.

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Thanks. I will get some once my budget replenishes. I just came back with a crypt wentii, and a crypt crispus!


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Updates with the new plants? I like the newest picture. Have you tried root tabs under the swords? They will grow even more robust with the addition of them.

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Thanks Sewingalot. I'll have to try those root tabs. Pic of the new crypt with flash:


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And a pic of the crispus:


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you should take your pictures at night time with just the tank lights on

also try a tri pod or rest your camera on something

looking good


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