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>>>>>*****My 10 Gal Planted Tank*****<<<<<

HELLO EVERYONE

HERE IS MY 10 GAL PLANTED TANK!
PLEASE COMMENT AND GIVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS.

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AC 20

SUBSTRATE:
FLUORITE SEACHEM
BLUE GRAVELS

FISH/SHRIMP:
2 OTOS
2 JULII CATFISH
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Great photography, I could never pull off that good of pictures. Also, the yellow shrimp are awesome.
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some radioactive shrimp you got there and a whole lot of moss! looking good

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Great photography, I could never pull off that good of pictures. Also, the yellow shrimp are awesome.
Thanks alot! i like ur 10 gal tank too

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some radioactive shrimp you got there and a whole lot of moss! looking good
Thanks again matt! yea my moss is growing really fast n my shrimps love it
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Could I ask what you feed your otos? After it looked like all the algae was eaten from my tank, I started dropping in Hikari sinking wafers or Wardley's premium algae discs but it doesn't look like they touch that stuff. I always have to siphon it out a day later or the food will start to grow white fuzz.
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Could I ask what you feed your otos? After it looked like all the algae was eaten from my tank, I started dropping in Hikari sinking wafers or Wardley's premium algae discs but it doesn't look like they touch that stuff. I always have to siphon it out a day later or the food will start to grow white fuzz.
I feed my otos, shrimps, and catfish hikari frozen bloodworms, hikari algae wafers, and top fin shrimp pellets.

Yes very true, in the beginning my otos dont even touch algae wafers because they dont even know that its a food source. Sometimes my otos very shy when lights on, so just try to drop 2 small amount of hikari wafers on each side of the tank when lights out. Let me know if u need anymore help!
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What is your lighting? I am going to set up another 10 gallon and i am having trouble choosing what light to use.
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ill be honest. the plants look great! your off to a great start. that moss and fern is cool. you may want to see about geting rid of the duckweed. it will get annoying in a few weeks...

one thing i would change that is a major NO-NO...get rid of the blue gravel. it looks very unatural and it acts as a focal point for the entire tank. try an all 1 color substrate. here, look at my tank that i just got done setting up two days ago (hence why it looks so cloudy), but it will give you an idea...


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That blue clown puke killed it.
Everything else is great though.

The stuff on the rightside of the moss bothers me a bit but yeah , great job.


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What is your lighting? I am going to set up another 10 gallon and i am having trouble choosing what light to use.
Im using Coralife Aqualight Single Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights 24" from this website: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=9871

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ill be honest. the plants look great! your off to a great start. that moss and fern is cool. you may want to see about geting rid of the duckweed. it will get annoying in a few weeks...

one thing i would change that is a major NO-NO...get rid of the blue gravel. it looks very unatural and it acts as a focal point for the entire tank. try an all 1 color substrate. here, look at my tank that i just got done setting up two days ago (hence why it looks so cloudy), but it will give you an idea...


http://www.miapg.com/forums/index.ph...pic=1388&st=80
Yea im trying not to let duckweeds cover the whole top.
Thanks for ur honest opinion but i like my blue gravels. Btw hey i cant see your pics??????
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looking good Gema. crsx crew ftw
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Nice growth and nice fish n shrimp shots!

As for otos [Raiden], leave a blanched chunk of cucumber, zuccinni, or spinach in the tank for a few days, they will munch on it at night.


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I like it all but the blue gravel. but that's just my personal opinion. Everything looks very healthy

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It looks great but the blue gravel does throw it off. Maybe replace it with white sand?

My planted tank. 55 gallon fluorite substrate over soil, 64 watts of light, excel twice a week. Weekly water changes. Angelfish pair, guppies, BN plecos and otos. Redone 11/13/2012
One non planted tanks. 75 gallon.
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I like it all but the blue gravel. but that's just my personal opinion. Everything looks very healthy
Was as if you spoke for me. Bar the blue patch, it looks great to me
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