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First planted tank.

Hi people This will be my first journal of my new tank. It is a rimless 2.5 aga tank(my bf took out the black trim for me). I will be using a 27 watt lamp over this tank. The plants that i will grow is Blyxa Jamponica, and Christmas moss. There might be co2 on this(its up to my bf if he wants to split his co2). Here is the hardscape so far. Comments anyone?
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Nice hardscape.



DIY CO2 is very easy. All you need is a limewood diffuser, some kind of tubing, 2 cups sugar, and 1/8 tsp yeast... and a 2L bottle. Force the tube into the lid and add the sugar+ yeast, seal it with silicon/plastacine and shove it into an obscure corner. VOILA! done. In that high of light you will probably need CO2 for your blyxa. Do this if your BF doesn't want to share. Total cost is about $8 initially (assuming you have a bottle and tubing) plus the price of 2 cups sugar for each additional 3 weeks. You might want to use a smaller bottle, like 591 ml or 710 ml... or 1 L

Good luck! It is already better than either of my tanks.

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Wow. Nice hardscape so far. Cant wait for you to plant it


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Nice scape. Maybe it's just me, but the substrate looks kinda thin. It's my understanding that you should have around an inch in there.
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nah i think she's gonna use only the back part to plant the plants.
nice layout.

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nah i think he's gonna use only the back part to plant the plants.
nice layout.
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Here are some pictures of the tank up and running. Hope you guys like it.


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Nice tank! Are you ddtran46's sister or something?

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Nice tank! Are you ddtran46's sister or something?
Lol. Hes my boyfriend. hahaha. He made me get a tank so i can fix it up. Yeah...I live with him and his parents.
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(my bf took out the black trim for me).
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Tank is looking nice, can't wait for it to fill in!
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I really like this aquascape!

the only thing I don't like, and is the only thing I would change, is to find uniform type rocks. I assume that the 'round' rocks are only there to hold the moss, but the three other ones that look different than the other detracts from the look. but after some algae grows on the rocks and changes the color it'll not matter much.

very nicely done!
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Haha you guys got nice tanks, keep it up.


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