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Grassman 29 gal Craigslist-PetSmart Biotype ;-) - Your Tanks

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Grassman

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29 gal Craigslist-PetSmart Biotype ;-)

Date Started

4/20/11

Lighting

1- 20 watt t-8 6700k fluorescent
1- 13 watt compact fluorescent
Lights run about 7-8 hrs/day

Equipment

Whisper 20-40 (no charcoal)
Tank, hood and 20 watt light
Heater
Small air pump
(paid $40 for all on Craigslist)

CO2

DIY 2 liter Home-brew CO2
Mix (2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, 1/2 tsp activated bakers yeast, 1/4 tsp B.Soda)
CO2 added through micro air stone
Oxygen added through micro stone @ lights out

Substrate

Multicolored gravel with root tabs or osmocote plus capsules added every 2 to 3 months.

Parameters

Fertilization

PPS Pro @ 3ml per day macros and micros

Plants

Amazon Sword
Cryptocoryne undulata
Crypotocoryne Parva
Eleocharis acicularis "Dwarf Hairgrass"
Acorus variegatus "V. Jap. Dwarf Rush"
Sagittaria subulata "Dwarf sagittaria"
Marimo Moss Ball

Inhabitants

1- Red Jewel Cichild
4- Lamp eye Tetras
1- Synodotis Eupterus "Featherfin Squeaker"

Comments

This is my blue collar special. My goal was to put this tank together for under $100. I got the tank, light, filter and heater on Craigslist for $40. Robbed the extra 13 watt c.f.light from a six gallon setup. Add gravel $20. Fish $30. CO2 stuff $6. Plants $18. Fert for the next ten years $30.Total $144. Not counting the fert ($30) and the featherfin squeaker ($15) and I almost hit my mark dead on. And you really can't blame a guy for wanting green plants. I live 2 minutes from Petsmart and so I've made this my Petsmart "almost dead so now its on sale" plant rescue tank.

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