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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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My 3gal. picotope

Thanks to Chaz, I have this neat lil thing now, and after receiving some plants from a member on here yesterday, it has some plants in it now!

Im waiting on my driftwood and a different light to arrive, so the "scape" def isnt done yet



I like the HM in the front right corner, but im new to it, and dont really know how to plant it, so it forms a nice bush as Ive seen in other members pics on here

Suggestions are appreciated!

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Is that a type of blyxa? What kind of filter and lighting do you have? I have a 3 gallon too and like to see the specs of others' 3 gallons

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Yes it is blyxa...the filter is the red sea nano filter....my lighting is the standard lighting that comes with the picotope...its a 9 Watt 50/50 CF Lamp (Half 7100K Blue/Half 10K White) according to http://www.jbjnanocubes.com/index1.html

Im waiting on a new light fixture to arrive....thanks to Chaz also and I think that one is going to be a 13 Watt 50/50 CF (Half actinic/Half 7100K)

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...-cf-light.html

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New light fixture is here! Looks great!! Nano diffusers arrived as well!

I took the blyxa out and some of the HM...to give to my mother for her tank, so things are very bare ATM...I believe I will receive plants today and tomorrow...so stay tuned for more pics soon!





Thanks very much to Chaz for this great light!

That picotope is now about as many WPG as my big tank is, when I use both CF's hahaha....no fish or shrimps for a while in there

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Here is a crappy cell phone pic the woman sent me after planting the new plants

i will prolly move some things around, still trying to locate some nice driftwood for the anubias, so they are just in the substrate right now.




I will get some better pics tonight....im anxious for this workday to be over...dont these people understand I have fish tanks to tend to! hahaha

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lookin real good, i like the petite nana!


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Thanks B

According to the woman, the petite looks nice and dark green, and im sure we can all see some nice new bright green growth, so that is great!

Sorry bout the quality of the photo...I will get some good ones tonight!

Subwassertang looks like its growing, the rotala(?) in front of the
Limnophila aromatica has a nice red tinge to the tops....and the red sword in the back actually looks red! it was always green in the big tank
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So is the bulb on your new 13W fixture a 50/50 bulb? It looks more "yellow" (like a 6700K daylight bulb). Did you swap bulbs or are you still using a 50/50?

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I believe the bulb in the new fixture is a 7100K bulb. I didnt swap bulbs....the old clip on light had a 50/50 bulb in it
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Ah I see, in your 3rd post you mentioned that you thought it was a 50/50 13W bulb, which is why I was confused. It looks a lot better w/a daylight bulb.

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Good call Yoshi, yes your right, I did mention a 50/50 bulb....for some reason! haha...must have thought that after researching the bulb a bit, before it arrived.

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It looks a lot better w/a daylight bulb.
Thanks very much! I like it much better this way as well
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Updated pics





SŁŖwassertang was a freebie in my plant order thanks to Minsc




Petite Nana...thanks to erijnal & my Echinodorus 'Rose' has a new leaf I shaded that one badly in my big tank



Limnophila aromatica....also thanks to erijnal




Sorry bout the glass

Thanks everyone...many more plants to come for both tanks tomorrow
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Stuck a few more plants in here last night too!



Kinda hid the E Rose a lil bit, but I think I have some decent light on this tank, and like I said co2 runs 24/7.....i will keep my eye on it



Tonina Belem from the top! Stuck two small stems of sunset hygro in the back...I think the blyxa needs a new home somewhere :?: :lol:

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The Limnophila aromatica doesnt seem to be doing so well

Its not purple anymore, and it looks a bit transparent...I will get some new pics of it soon.....Im at work right now

I think it may have been in the shade a lil bit, but Im pretty sure its not shaded now...hopefully it comes back!

If not, anyone with it, keep me on your list for more! hahaha

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Hey, uh, is your Anubias "planted"? I can't really tell from the pictures but the rhizome has to be above the substrate or it'll rot.

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