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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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2.5 Red Cherry Shrimp setup!

all glass 2.5

azoo palm

27w 6500k Desk Lamp

DIY Co2

No heater as of yet

Plants: Java Fern, Moss Ball, New Zealand Sword, and if you could help me identify the two background plants!

Gonna put HC up front to carpet, I put some miracle gro peat moss on bottom and sand up top! Let me know what you think!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 02:05 AM
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The plant in the back left is some sort of Rotala....

Nice tank set-up!! Although I heard RCS die in cold temperatures

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Rotala wallichii and Rotala rotundifolia var green probably.

The HC will grow very very slowly, if at all with those tank specs. If it doesn't work out, try glosso.
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Why so slowly? 27 watts should be plenty of light. right? Co2 injection and dosing..
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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btw i am going to install a heater very soon~!
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I'm growing HC in a 2.5 under 26 watts. It took a little while to get established, but once I started dosing Excel in conjunction with diy co2, it really took off and has been growing like crazy.
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7.5 watt walmart special installed!
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Surely that's a retrogressive step?
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sorry ive only got a high school education! can you help me with the meaning of "retrogressive"
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Surely that's a retrogressive step?

Uh, is that a 7.5 watt heater? Or 7.5 watt bulbs?

Retrogressive setup = downgrading from a 27W spiral bulb to a 7.5W bulb...downgrading in wattage.
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ahh sorry that is a heater! keeping the bulb!
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nice.. how much was the heater. Im looking for a small heater for my little cube
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heater was 7.86
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Got my HC and my Rotala Magenta in the mail today! rotala looks a bit damaged but i am hoping it will come out of it
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What did you use for substrate, I like the look.
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