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my 10 gallon iwagumi :)

hi guys! im just sharing my 10 gallon seamless tank.

tank - 10 gallon rimless
filtration - resun cyclone cy-20
lighting - 2x15watts fluorescent
CO2 - DIY yeast/sugar through glass diffuser
substrate - river sand
flora - HC and hairgrass
ferts - tetra florapride and a local mix from a hobbyist here
fauna - 16 neon tetras, 3 glass catfishes, 3 ottos

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glass trio


one of my ottos


looking forward to your comments and suggestions! thanks!

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It'll look sweet when it grows in. Your glass cats won't like the bright tank, though. They really need somewhere to hide to do well.

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You should probably scale your images. I have a 19" monitor and still can't really see the pics well. The pic of the oto is completely black.

I like your hardscape.
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I agree, make your pictures smaller...

Nice tank! Where'd you get your lighting from?

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im sorry for the images. i uploaded it to photobucket but is seems like its doing doin its job of resizing the pics.

@zoo - i got it from a LFS here in manila. its china made.

@mcclellan - i thought it was just a glitch or something. i made a cross post of this to a local forum and it was fine. ill fix it asap.

@sick lid - ok. ill see what i can do about that. i was thinking of a tall background plant for them to hide in. any suggestions?

thanks for your comments and suggestions guys! keep them coming!
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very nice looking tank. Will look great once hc and the hairgrass fills in


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Looks good. I can't wait to see it grow in.
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very nice looking tank. Will look great once hc and the hairgrass fills in
thanks! i got this tank running for five days now. im really looking forward to seeing the hc and hairgrass carpet.

in your experience, how long will it take before this size a tank is covered by plants?
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The Co2 will help it. I'd put a nice bush of H. Polysperma v. Sunsets or a wall of nice vals across the back.


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The Co2 will help it. I'd put a nice bush of H. Polysperma v. Sunsets or a wall of nice vals across the back.
thanks! ill try to look for some. you see, resources for aquatic plants are very limited here in the Philippines. the hobby is still in its early ages. only a few LFS and hobbyist actually import and sell aquatic plants. hopefully the hobby will take off soon so that more plants will be available here.
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thanks! i got this tank running for five days now. im really looking forward to seeing the hc and hairgrass carpet.

in your experience, how long will it take before this size a tank is covered by plants?
if you provide a good amount of co2/ferts/lights then in a few months it should fill in completely.


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Hows that canister filter is working out for you? I bought the same one last weekend, but i havent plugged it in yet.
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its ok. but i think it cant filter the small food particles floating around the water. im gonna put additional foam filter in it if i have the time.
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Yeah that might be a problem. It can be solved if you have a surface skimmer connected to it though.

One other question. Is that amount of fish too much on a 10 gallon tank?
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