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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Fresh 10

This is my first really try at a high tech planted...lets hope it goes well.

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10gal do aqua
Equipment:
Fluval Co2(changing to paintball set up when it runs out)
Eheim 2213 canister
Soil:
Ada super sand
Ada amazonia
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Will take better pics when it has cleared and I plant more plants.
(Comments and advice needed)
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Do you have any updates on this tank? The shape is more cubish than "normal" 10g's. I like the set-up, especially the wood. The rocks are cool too. What kind of plants are in?
As a suggestion, you could put the filter tubes behind the stump to hide them a bit, especially when plants grow out. Anyways, I like the work so far.
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Do you have any updates on this tank? The shape is more cubish than "normal" 10g's. I like the set-up, especially the wood. The rocks are cool too. What kind of plants are in?
As a suggestion, you could put the filter tubes behind the stump to hide them a bit, especially when plants grow out. Anyways, I like the work so far.
haha I have given up on it pretty much had a super bad algae bloom that is not going away and so I am going to change it into a saltwater tank because I find those more enjoyable at the moment...I tried my best
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haha I have given up on it pretty much had a super bad algae bloom that is not going away and so I am going to change it into a saltwater tank because I find those more enjoyable at the moment...I tried my best
Awww, that sucks man. I will tell you this though, once you get one saltwater tank, you will always want a bigger one.


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Awesome setup! I can see an anubias nana petite mountain in this tank.
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Haha I know I have a little nano on my desk only 4 gallons so this is my bigger one...for now
and I have micro sword and dwarf baby tears in there right now
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Haha I know I have a little nano on my desk only 4 gallons so this is my bigger one...for now
and I have micro sword and dwarf baby tears in there right now
Do you now. Where, pray tell, are the pictures of this one? Lol. J/K. Do you have a thread on that one? Would love to see it.


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Do you now. Where, pray tell, are the pictures of this one? Lol. J/K. Do you have a thread on that one? Would love to see it.
no i do not sorry but maybe tomorrow ill post one
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be careful i started with a sw edge went to a 40b and i started setting up a 130g about 3 months into sw, i have had to give up since i got laid off, but i find planted tanks to be more fun and more aesthetically pleasing, you could have done well by removing the wood and raising the light more, the bloom would have been easy to fix with a long blackout


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I like the layout in the 1st picture, the green tube hardscape really compliments the bagged substrate


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haha I have given up on it pretty much had a super bad algae bloom that is not going away and so I am going to change it into a saltwater tank because I find those more enjoyable at the moment...I tried my best
Is it possible the lighting was too strong? (reason for the algae bloom?) I'm a noob myself, just wondering what ppl think.
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Heres a current fts of the tank might still try with it but not sure yet (dont know enough about co2 even though i have it so pointers will help)


and heres a pic of my nano reef on my desk

It needs more coral i think since some died while i was on a 2 week vacation
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hows that mini reef? really hard to take care of? I'd like to see more pics of it

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Adding more plant mass should help slow down the algae.

Floating plants like frogbit or floating watersprite would soak up nutrients, block out some of the light and be easy enough to remove once the carpet plants grow in and the tank is balanced out a bit.
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I love it and surprisingly no its my first sw tank ever and it's doing great all I need to do is upgrade the light and for sure I'll take some with a real camera tomorrow (not the iPhone) and I'll give that a try this week...any other tips
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