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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-18-2016, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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My finnex 2.5 gallon

Mopani driftwood
Sand substrate
Flame moss
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-18-2016, 01:22 PM
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What fish do you have in the tank? They look like black neons; one of my favourite fish, but it is very hard to tell what they are.
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That's a nice piece of driftwood. I was trying to figure out what type of fish that is too.

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The sand looks very natural, what kind is it? Thanks!


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I like it. Clean, but not sterile. Very aquatic.

Aquarium #1 - 10 gallon | one male betta | anubias, java fern, crypt | standard gravel | full-spectrum T8 | sponge filter | 50W heater at 77
Aquarium #2 - 5.5 gallon | one male betta | anubias, java fern | standard gravel | full-spectrum T8 | sponge filter | 25W heater at 77
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Bump: The fish are white cloud minnows. The previous substrate was from a 50lb bag of sand I bought from Home Depot. I replaced it with some black sand but I'm thinking of swapping substrate again because the black sand grain is too small
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I have had the tank for a bit now as well. Have you given any thought to replacing the lighting?
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I have had the tank for a bit now as well. Have you given any thought to replacing the lighting?
once I decide to start dosing/co2 then I will replace it with a desk lamp
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using a CFL?

i was thinking about co2 and the finnex planted + 12" (http://www.amazon.com/Finnex-FugeRay-Planted-Aquarium-Moonlights/dp/B00GH9HRZ4/ref=pd_sim_199_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=31%2BLp-hd2mL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1R78NDR9YPHSPYH6DMTJ)

although i feel like it might be overkill for such a small tank...
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Yeah just a standard Cfl.really cheap money wise & more than proven. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UV41X5Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1458363328&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=cfl+desk+lamp&dpPl=1&dpID=41NHKNElDkL&ref=plSrch
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Added some plant in my hob filter. Not sure what it is but it was a slow grower in a small vase

Bump: The crypt parva emersed leaves are dieing off and new emersed stems are showing
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The plant in the HOB is called Lucky Bamboo. Not a true bamboo, but called so because of the way it looks. It's scientific name is Dracaena braunii (or alternatively called Dracaena sanderiana). Just keep the leaves above water and it will grow fine (it is a slower grower).

Usually when a plant has deteriorating/melt leaves, the damage on the leaf is unrepairable and is best to cut those damaged leaves off so the plant doesn't waste energy trying to repair what can't be repaired, rather than use/focus that energy towards new growth. I'm not sure if the melting leaves from emersed plants transitioning to submersed growth also wastes energy trying to repair melting leaves or not. Just to be more certain, I would just go ahead and cut off deteriorating leaves (they are gonna melt/die anyway).
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I like the way your flame moss and those rear plants layer together. The lucky bamboo is cute too, neat spot to plant it.
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I have Lucky Bamboo growing out of a small Tetra internal filter myself. Tank is looking good.
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