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20g Planted tank, lots of pictures newer setup Austinv
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Austinv
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PostPosted: 2007.12.27(Thu)23:15    Post subject: 20g Planted tank, lots of pictures newer setup Austinv Reply with quote

I just started a planted tank after having the 20gallon set up for 6+ months with plastic plants. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Ignore the background.

Substrate: 1.5inch ECO substrate, 2.5 - 3inch gravel from tank previously
Lighting: Coralife T5 15watt x 4
CO2: Hagen CO2 canister
Filter: Aqua Tech
Flora: [I]Shinnersia Rivularis
Java Fern
Crypt
Anubias Barteri var. nana
Hygrophila
Cambomba (right corner)






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Location: Shelby, MI, USA

PostPosted: 2007.12.28(Fri)10:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good start! I like the driftwood!
The plant in the right corner I'm pretty sure it's cabomba, but don't quote me.

It's looking good how do you plan on stocking it?

Do you use ferts?
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PostPosted: 2007.12.28(Fri)10:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of potential!

You need something in the front, for sure. That could be more anubias or java fern, though I would lean more toward the anubias. Do you use laterite or any sort of planting substrate? Or is it just the gravel?

Java moss will give your driftwood more character.

Hmmm....
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Austinv
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PostPosted: 2007.12.28(Fri)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! I am using Eco Complete Substrate and I have just set up the tank, it was full of plastic ones for quite some time, I have ferts when should I use them though right away?

Stocking:
Otos
Cardinals, I have ten that I've had for 5 months
Harlequin maybe
furcatu rainbows

Anything that would look decent

My LFS has no Java moss, they have some coming in the second week of January so I will get it then.

I am going to get more plants tonight, any suggestions?
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10 gallon breeding
20 gallon planted

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PostPosted: 2007.12.28(Fri)20:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to my LFS and got 1 oto and 6 amano shrimp (algae eating). My CO2 is working with 3 or 4 bubbles every 10 seconds roughly and I bought more plants:

Flora: Samolus Valerandi
Hygro Siamensis and Rosanervig
Glossostigma

Fauna: 1 Oto, 6 amano shrimp






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PostPosted: 2007.12.29(Sat)18:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another update heres some pictures:






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PostPosted: 2007.12.29(Sat)21:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's starting to look really good. A few more short plants up front would be wonderful.
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PostPosted: 2007.12.29(Sat)22:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome tank. The driftwood and plants seem to stand out so well with the background.
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PostPosted: 2007.12.29(Sat)22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good!

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PostPosted: 2007.12.29(Sat)22:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

That tank is looking really nice, I like the amano and oto pics. I also love how you have Cabomba in the background and in the tank itself. Very Happy
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