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Hi and welcome to my 33 G long journal!

Tank size 12" x 48" x 12.5"

For the longest time I've wanted/loved long tanks so I upgraded my 20 G L into a 33 G L.... 48" footprint what more can you ask for?
If anyone is interested here is my lame 20GL that I got rid of awhile ago lol
http://gtaaquaria.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15584

Last few pics are current.. first few were few months - to - a year ago..
I am not sure what I am doing with the scape.. probably just a crazy jungle with lots of hiding spaces since it is a community tank.....

I did have much trouble with this tank as of how to scape it.. Stock/lighting/co2 etcetc... everything is still being worked on in time lol


Previous Spec :
1x 54W HO T5 10 000k bulb
DIY Co2 (1bottle)
2 Aqua Clear 30 Filters
150W Heater
EI dosing
Lights on about 10 hours a day.....

Current Spec:
1x 54W HO T5 10 000k bulb
1x 54W HO T5 6700k bulb
1 Aqua Clear 30 Filter (temp)
Eheim Ecco Pro 2336 Canister Filter
Pressurized Co2 1.5-2.5 BPS
EI dosing
Lights on about 11 hours a day....

Current Livestock :
3 SAE (free - giving them away very soon pm if you want or I'll donate them to franks... haha thats where they came from in the first place!)
2 Vampire Shrimp
1 Flower Shrimp
8 Cardinal Tetras
10 White Clouds
3 Galaxy Rasboras (adding more soon..)
3 Kuhli Loaches (still deciding to keep or not)
1 Striped Nerite snail (yes I am crazy, but it is living fine with the assassin for a year now!!)
1 Assasin Snail with 3 tiny babies
1 Oto (adding few more soon)
1 Yamato shrimp
2 CPO'S
1 Random baby guppy



Some Videos:

33 Gallon Long Planted Tank Update #1

33 Gallon Long Planted Tank Update #2

Latest update... :



Comments?
Likes?
Dislikes?
Thoughts?
All input is welcomed.....

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Miny update...
I put some flat rocks down in the substrate where I want things to not spread runners to...
Hc cba is growing back slowly yay!
Dwarf hairgrass spreading runners everytime I cut!
Tiger lotus is exploding with growth..
Duckweed is getting out of control.. I throw a handful away everyweek...
Moved my sag/dwarf sags to far left placed some giant baby tears behind it along with some whorled pennywort...

Been adding stock slowly... here is my new
Current Livestock :
2 Vampire Shrimp
1 Flower Shrimp
12 Cardinal Tetras
10 White Clouds
5 Mosquito Rasboras (they are so darn tiny!!)
8 Galaxy Rasboras
3 Kuhli Loaches (still deciding to keep or not)
1 Striped Nerite snail (yes I am crazy, but it is living fine with the assassin for a year now!!)
1 Assasin Snail with 3 tiny babies
6 Oto
2 Yamato shrimp
2 CPO'S
2 Random baby guppy











 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)

Link if pic doesn't work.. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6hfVa-e0Mg&feature=channel_video_title
New video... I think old scape was a bit better... :/

I love 33 longs! I'm hoping to have one in the future. Your tank looks great and I really like that driftwood.
thanks im trying to find something i can put on the left side too!

Updated stock..
1 Vampire Shrimp
12 Cardinal Tetras
10 White Clouds (plan to give away.. and get more cardinal or neon/black neon)
8 Galaxy Rasboras
2 misquote Rasboras... (others didn't survive....)
3 Kuhli Loaches
1 Striped Nerite snail (yes I am crazy, but it is living fine with the assassin for a year now!!)
1 Assasin Snail with 3 tiny babies
6 Otos
2 Yamato shrimp
2 Random baby guppy
1 Albino Cory.. (want to give away.. keeps unrooting my... hc.. lucky i didnt get more... :| )

Oh stay tune... as soon as I dig up some free time... I MIGHT switch this tank into igwami.... for a much better scape... I have trouble scaping wide tanks....
 

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Lovely tank, congrats
thanks


ok.. everyone new update... i put some root tabs in a week ago.. things kinda exploded lol

I really want to change the scape... but its gonna be very hard work to get everything out etc etc etc.. :| plus those mini scape rocks are so damn expensive :( so that will have to hold off for awhile...



oh yeah no more white clouds and more new stock...new fishies
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Ok... I changed it a bit AGAIN.. :p

Planted tiny pieces of Dwarf Baby Tears.. You can't really see it though.. hopefully they don't get un-rooted.... or at least not until roots grow in... :|

Change 1:


Final Change:


Wish I had more substrate to level it out as a slope..

Oh and this is a Photoshopped version of my tanked..

how it should look with hc grown in... :|
That's if the fish don't unroot it all

 

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OK I scrapped it and rescaped again!

Now with Walstad method (dirt) and high lights (I removed 1HO T5, and raised fixture .... about 4" above the top...

New photo :



Got glosso going in the front ... its spreading :))
bit of hairgrass too but i'll probly remove it
 

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Sad to say... this might be my last update.. I am taking this apart... and scaping a 55 gallon.. :S

With that said... lets go to the update

Lights were raised 4" above the top of the tank, and now only using 54W T5 HO. No algae. Plants growing fine. No dosing. Co2 + soil tank :D

Glosso / dwarf hairgrass spreading fast.
I put a stem of Dwarf baby tears randomly in the tank it is also spreading lol



Stargrass doing well..


Creeping Jenny doing well too..


I wish I have converted to dirt sooner.. everything is growing really well!!

I noticed with Soil my Tiger lotus is staying low and bushy rather Tall and big lol
 
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