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So excited! My wife gave me approval to get a 40B!! She thought I was wasting electricity on my nano since I only had a ghost shrimp and a few pond snails in there. So I suggested how about if I get a bigger tank and combine the two. She said ok!

My nano

My 20l

20L is all cleaned and ready to sell to the LFS.

IMG_5075 by Ecopot, on Flickr

Stand is widened and ready for the new tank + a new 8L bag of aqua soil.

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For now I got all my fish and a few plants crammed in to my 10g tank. The rest of my plants are in buckets all around the house. Got 2 filters running so they should be ok till they get their new home.

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You know you will keep them all up and running, right?
 

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So here's everything I had in the nano and 20l all in one..except for the fish for now

Java Ferns
Amazon Swords
Anubias Nana
Jungle Vale (I think)
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (I think)

Just wondering if there is enough light for the plants I have?
running 2x 36" T5NO


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Its a mix of a bunch of different aqua soils. Most of it is Kotobuki, some if the really dark stuff is GEX, and the lighter colored stuff in the front was in a bag that wasn't labeled. I think that was the LFS own brand.
 

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diy co2 not worth it at all. If its a temporary on budget thing then sure. I did diy for like a year, not worth it.

Hope you are dosing nutrients as well. Your tank looks beautiful and very clean. Hope all goes well.
 

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Thank for all the complements!:hihi:

That 40b looks very well built! The silicone is nice and thick and it seems like very thick glass. Better than the ones I found around here.
I was lucky I got a deal on it. The LFS was sold out of the cheap 40b tanks so they took apart a box set 40b and just sold me the tank for almost the same price as the cheap ones. I saved around $30 if I were to buy this tank separately.

diy co2 not worth it at all. If its a temporary on budget thing then sure. I did diy for like a year, not worth it.

Hope you are dosing nutrients as well. Your tank looks beautiful and very clean. Hope all goes well.
I'm still looking for a place to get cheap co2 over here. All the stuff at the LFS over here will average about $15~$20 a month just for co2.
 

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update pics..

Got a new plants and drift wood.

Think its some kind of Anubias Barteri

IMG_5116 by Ecopot, on Flickr

The e. tenellus is really growing great, runners everywhere.

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Now I know why the Vallisneria Spiralis was labeled Leopard. The original leaves from the LFS were just green, but all the new leaves that has grown has that nice brownish red pattern in them.

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