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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-20-2015, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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First Attempt at a Planted Tank

6/15

20 Gallon Long
ECO Complete
.5 Watt Led X 54 so 26 Watt Light
HOB 350gph Filter

No plants yet. HC coming in the mail. Actually going to drain the tank and try DSM to get a HC carpet hopefully. Wish me luck! Updates soon to come.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-20-2015, 08:26 PM
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lovely scape! you have a good eye!

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What type of rock is that?
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Thank you ! And actually I don't even know what rock it is. Seiryu Stone was to expensive for me right now, I went down to the local Creek and explored for quite a while until I came across a pile of these rocks so picked out a ton, brought them home and they passed the vinegar test and I boiled them, haven't actually checked the pH yet, so let's hope they didn't rise it out of hand.
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That's some awesome hardscape!
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That's some awesome hardscape!
Thankyou ! Was super frustrating setting it up haha
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Update

Planted HC.
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dry start HC with ECO Complete substrate, i think it's going to be a challenge.


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dry start HC with ECO Complete substrate, i think it's going to be a challenge.
Yeah didn't know that challenge until it was already a little to late. I've seen it been done though soo I guess I'll see and find out haha
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Sometimes you see threads like this labeled "First Planted Tank" and they look *nothing* like your own first attempt. You can tell the authors did a ton of reading, studying and planning beforehand. Bravo.
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