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shareing my 10 gallon planted

filteration: zoomed canister filter
light: 4x15W flourecent in DIY hood
substrate: zeolite pond potting substrate.
plants: moneywort, pennywort, microsword, some stem plants, a crypt, dwarf hairgrass, and more.
fish: two bristle nose plecos, ottos, cardinal tetras and red minors have been removed and i introduced 100 +/- juvenile cherry shrimp, and 8 amano shrimp. oh yea, one jumbo mystery snail.

CO2 is done through a DIY device that is hooked up to the intake of the canister filter.

now for the fun part, the pictures.






29 planted biocube, 2.4 gal shrimp tank.
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the pins are holding pieces of java fern to the drift wood until they take root and attach to the wood themselves.

29 planted biocube, 2.4 gal shrimp tank.
80 gallon Reef tank
lots of clownfish.
1 crested gecko
12 inch tiger salamander
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Needs a little organization and then I think it will look nice. How is the pins affecting the water?Interesting idea for when I start my tank fully.


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Not too shabby. You have a lot of light in there. Are you dosing ferts?

I understand the pushpins, but did you try just tying the plants down with black string? Less conspicuous.

This should look really nice when the rotala (?) in the background fills out. That's a really nice looking crypt too, but it looks like the hairgrass is going to cover it up.
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Oh and a 10g, I dont believe, is enough room for 2 Bristlenose Plecos let alone 1.


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Looks very tank, the amano shrimp just looks at home in it


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Nice tank! Those plants are peaarling like crazy

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no wonder at 6wpg! I'd start saving for pressurised co2.
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wat ??
is it 6wpg

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Yeah, 4x15 =60 60divided by 10 = 6 therefore its 6watts per gallon
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Can I see a picture of your lighting system? Because I want to know how you got 4 bulbs up there.


And I love the idea with the thumbtacks.
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I found the older thread of lighting this tank, it's pretty awesome. Definitely something I am interested in replicating, but maybe 2 15W fluorescents and two CFL bulbs, for some variety.

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I would like to do that, but I'm afraid it'll start a fire.
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Needs a little organization and then I think it will look nice. How is the pins affecting the water?Interesting idea for when I start my tank fully.
what could i do for organization? i sorta like the randomness, a bit more natural and less staged. the moneywort just kinda "happened" cause i started with just 1 stem that i stuck there to see how it would grow. the crypt was nearly dead when i planted it, so i didnt really plan anything when i planted it there. im moving all my rotala towards the back. the pennywort has kinda just taken residence where it has, i just keep it trimmed back. i originially wanted a carpet of hairgrass, but it didnt grow very fast for me so i added micro sword, and now both are growing fast...
the pushpins dont seem to bother anything. minimal discolor to the metal, but all my shrimp appear to be in good health. i also do a 50% water change with well water every week, so this may be diluting any unknown problems.


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Not too shabby. You have a lot of light in there. Are you dosing ferts?

I understand the pushpins, but did you try just tying the plants down with black string? Less conspicuous.

This should look really nice when the rotala (?) in the background fills out. That's a really nice looking crypt too, but it looks like the hairgrass is going to cover it up.
i don't dose ferts. i did try tying down the plants, but the push pins were much easier to work with. i keep the hairgrass trimmed away from the crypt when i have guest over, i cut some away after i took the pictures.

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Oh and a 10g, I dont believe, is enough room for 2 Bristlenose Plecos let alone 1.
i know, i do have a 65 gallon that they can be moved into.

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no wonder at 6wpg! I'd start saving for pressurised co2.
i would fear the possibility of these plants growing any faster. hehe. if i ever have the money to buy a CO2 tank and parts, it would go into a calcium reactor for my reef tank.

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I would like to do that, but I'm afraid it'll start a fire.
yea, thats why i had to install the fan. the hood got WAY to hot within the first 6 hours i had it on. so i cut a hole and installed a computer fan. the fan adds noise (something i probably could fix if i needed to), but it keeps everything cooled.

29 planted biocube, 2.4 gal shrimp tank.
80 gallon Reef tank
lots of clownfish.
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hey this might be a nooby question but whats the name of that 'grassy' plant in the foreground? I want to get a "grass" plant but all the ones i find are all closely bunched together and real tiny.

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