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post #32 of 77 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Well here are some update pictures...

My tank with the new fluorescent lights...and tannin stained water





And the neons in quarantine...tank placed on piece of cardboard to help keep heat.









So yeah more to come...anyway to the questions,
1. Where can I get duckweed
2.Where can I get malaysian trumpet snails?
3. can I plant the little clearing and give cories room under the wood or do they need a little open water?
4. What are some really good ammonia absorbing low-light plants.

info: Tank: 29 gallons
Temp: currently unheated eventually 75-77*F
Ph: not tested "guestimate 7.4-6ish "
Gh/kh: test kit on the way

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This is the best hardscape I've seen in a while. I think this tank would look gorgeous with an H. callitrichoides carpet (Dwarf Baby Tears).

Does the wood have any "pockets" or holes that you can put more dirt in? You can plant stuff in there, too :D

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Anuibus, and Java fern/moss can grow directly on wood.
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Alrighty so i went today and tested everything so here are my tank specs.

Tank-29 gallon kit from petsmart
Filter- currently usinf topfin 30 just to clear tannins will eventually go with a fluval 106 or 206
Ph-7.6
Temp-76*F
Kh- 4dkh
Gh- 9dkh

Lighting- T5 Dual lamp fixture by aqueon
2 bulbs total 36watts ea.18w
1 6,700 k bulb
1 colormax

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I suggest 77F. I use 7.6 PH too.
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Beautiful tank!

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My CO2 injector is on.
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So I went and got a surge protector but more importantly a timer. I set it up so it runs my fluorescent fixture from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. Is this ok? I want to eventually get a separate led strip with blue led's which would run from 9:00am- to about 10:00... this is what I was going for:http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...tid=21598&s=lh or something similar. So would this be too long or too much lighting for a low-light tank? I don't want to run the fixtures for to long but I would like to be able to view the fish, I wouldn't mind having a little algae in the tank as I am sure any the mts's that will be in there would help in addition to competition from the plants.

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This is so pretty!
Where did you get your wood from?
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