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i just started this tank, thought i would share my work in progress n hope to learn more from this forum
its 120g (48x24x24) with catalina 4x54t5ho
using mineralized substrate method (bought the kit from torpedobob:thumbsup:)
laying the soil


filled n planted :D

i know..date jumped from 7/25 to 8/2~ i didn't take any pix in between:sleep:. its just the usual process: get the tank filled, played with driftwood a bit, put some fish in there to cycle the tank & finally the plants have arrived!
the biggest mistake i made was not to plant them right away upon arrival. i had friends over for the weekend so i just let it float in tank, then 2 days later i noticed some were melting so i just quickly planted them without doing much planning.
theres really no scape to it, just hoping the plant will bounce back n i'll worry about scaping later on.
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2 days later, not much difference~


took another pic tonight



please ignore the floating dead leafs, haven't had time to siphon them:eek:
now i'm waiting for another canister filter to arrive so i can put pressurized co2 with it. hopefully that'll speed up the growth rate.

its late..i'm going to bed now~ will finish up typing the plant names tomm~ :sleep:
 

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looks great so far. that will be a nice big display.

i also got a mineralized kit from torpedobarb, but it's still sitting ther. i need to move on my idea and put it together.
 

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looks great so far. that will be a nice big display.
thank you for your comment~
i also got a mineralized kit from torpedobarb, but it's still sitting ther. i need to move on my idea and put it together.
oh yea hes a very nice guy & mineralized soil works wonders~
i transferred one almost dead sword plant from an old tank, it was already making new growth on the same day after i put it in there, without any addiction of dry fert or co2.
i was really amazed~
 

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From what I hear, you'll love that MS!
I already am~ XD
list of plants:
Limnophila hippuroides
Ludwigia Peruensis
Pogostemon stellata
Rotala Indica
Rotala Nanjenshan
Telanthera Rosefolia
Valisneria neotropicalis
hygrophila corymbosa kompakt
ludwigia ovalis
vesicularia dubyana
acorus pusillus
bolbitus heudelotii
cardinal plant
dwarf baby tears
some plants i couldn't match w/ original pic online, weird~

i will hook up co2 tomorrow night and follow up with some more pictures~ sry no pic today!
 

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2 weeks update:









i think most plants are doing fine so far, no signs of any major algae yet.
 
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