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Prodigious Plant Pundit
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See last page for updated pics!

I got this tank as a present from my parents back in August. It's a great little tank and serves as the perfect distraction from my homework :) What I find funny about this tank is that everything in it came from pretty much everywhere other than where I live. The Cabomba Silvergreen, Rotala rotundifolia, Staurogyne repens, Cabomba caroliniana, and the Cabomba furcata all came from New Jersey. The HC came from San Francisco, where I went on vacation and visited AFA back in June. The Sagittaria subulata came from Charlotte. The Hemianthus micranthemoides came from Pittsburgh when I went with my dad to go pick up his new car in February earlier this year. The Syngonanthus belem came from NYC and the Eriocaulon japan came from California. Well, actually, come to think of it, there is a little bit of Java fern 'Windelov' in there, which did come from here. But you can't really see it, it's only in there as a filler plant. But even the livestock came from around the country -- the shrimp came from Florida and the Endlers are from Kentucky.

***Latest Updated FTS:***


Specs (pun intended ;))

Flora: Cabomba caroliniana, Cabomba furcata, Cabomba silvergreen, Rotala rotundifolia, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Staurogyne repens, Sagittaria subulatta, Eriocaulon sp. Japan, Syngonanthus belem, Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'

Fauna: 3 PFRs, with several Class N Lime Green Endlers coming tomorrow (thanks again somewhatshocked/Jake!)
Equipment: Fluval Ebi 13 watt PCL, stock filter, nano glass drop checker

CO2: Pressurized paintball CO2 @ 1.2 BPM

Ferts: RootMedic RootCaps, Seachem Flourish Excel, soon to be replaced by RootMedic OneStep

Pics of the tank when it was first set up:













Enjoy! Please leave any suggestions on the scape or stocking or plants or anything!
 

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Prodigious Plant Pundit
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dude....your HC grew in QUICK!...
What do you mean? I got this HC from AFA when I went to California fver the summer in June. I grew two pots of it in an emmersed setup, and then transplanted to this tank. To transplant, I dug the whole mat up with an old credit card and laid it down here (my emmersed setup and spec have the same substrate). So I just did a dry start for 1 week in this tank.
 

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Update!

Lots has changed. I have moved 5 CRS from my breeding tank into here. So the current stocking is 3 neons, 2 adult RCS, 5 juvie CRS, and whatever babies the RCS have had. Just finished a nice trim, thought I'd share:





 

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Prodigious Plant Pundit
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UPDATE!

Changes:
Got rid of the neons for some Class N Lime Green Endlers! (Thanks to SomeWhatShocked for the RAOK!)
Got a new light (Fluval Ebi 13 watt PCL) (Thanks to JeremyBlevins for the trade!)
Added an Erio japan (Thanks Speedie408 for the great deal!)
Added Cabomba caroliniana (Thanks ThinkTank for the trade!)
Added Syngonanthus belem (Thanks GordonRichards for the sweet deal!)
The CRS and RCS died in a CO2 mishap, have since added 3 female PFRs
And visually the whole scape has been transformed to look MUCH better!

Now to the pics!















Enjoy! Also, post any suggestions in plants, stocking etc. I am thinking about getting some Downoi for the right side. Let me know what you think.
 

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Carpet is still HC. It looks bad because less than a week ago, everything in this tank was dying. The stock light sucks. Had I not replaced it with the 13 watt PCL this tank would be a pile of mushy yellow plants right now. About half the LEDs on the stock light had burned out without my knowing. And then all my plants started dying, and I finally noticed the light was screwed up. I had paid $20 for 1 plant (the erio) and I was not going to let it die. So I got the Ebi light on it and now this tank has 6.5 watts per gallon, pressurized CO2, liquid ferts, and root tabs. That seems to me about as high tech as it gets. I'm pretty sure I could grown ANY plant in this setup now!
 
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