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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of my 2.5g

So I stopped planted tanks for my first two years of college and decided to get back into the hobby. Here is a 2.5g I have been working on for a little over a month.
specs- 2.5g, 13watt cf, amazonia powder, red sea nano filter, diy co2
plants- water wysteria, riccia tied to rocks, java moss, blyxa japonica (from darkoon), moss ball
inverts- some ghost shrimp

The java moss was bought online and came in brown but is coming back. I really wanted cherry shrimp in this tank but my LFS didnt have any good looking ones.


About 19 days later....

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Can't wait to see it when the riccia comes in that will look nice. Who did you buy the moss from.

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very nice, i love how it doesn't look small, but it kind of does. lol..

was your DIY co2 difficult to make?
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Oh wow, you have a lot going on for a 2.5, it looks really good!


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that does not look like a 2.5g....great job.
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Got a lot going on in there, but it works.
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Thanks everyone.

Snowflake311- I believe i bought it from aquariumplants.com. They gave me a ton of it, just not good quality stuff. I have two jars full of it.

gnod- The co2 is simple. I had a Nutrafin co2 canister left over from an old ladder setup, which isnt very good in my opinion, and used an online mixture and get about 1 bps. I used DIY on a old 36g bowfront and it always worked amazingly and I have never had problems with it.
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Nice tank, almost looks like a 10 gal!

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Here is an updated photo of my tank. I trimmed the water wisteria way back because it was going crazy. I also pulled out some of the java moss that was not regrowing since it was dead when I received it. Still waiting for the riccia to fill in.

ghost shrimp chilling on the riccia
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It looks huge, love it!
The shrimp looks very happy.
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riccia pearling

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Another update!! The riccia has really started to grow out of the netting since the last 5 days and is pearling beautifully. The Blyxa japonica has taken a while to get settled but has also started to grow and I am expecting it to start growing like crazy soon.



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Your tank is quite nice looking Good job!
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Update: 7/18/2011
I added some RCS a while ago and just added an otto to clean some algae off my rocks but he seems kind of lazy.
About to trim it all for the second time.

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