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post #521 of 2450 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 06:19 PM
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30 gallon, containing:
Gold Gourami
7 Gold Barbs
5 Albino Cories
4 Otocinclus
2 Mystery Snails\
2 Swords over a foot long
1 smaller Sword
Numerous Cabomba


10 gallon sorority containing:
5 female Bettas, one in QT and two more on the way
1 VERY large pond snail I've dubbed "Brownie"
Jungle Valisneria
Water Wisteria
Sword
Mystery plant
Green Cabomba
Anubias (has a direct source of light from some shifting in the Wisteria)


10 gallon containing:
2 male Bettas
Some pond snails
One baby Mystery Snail
2 Swords
1 Java Fern
1 Water Wisteria
1 mystery plant
Some Green Cabomba


5 gallon containing:
4 female Guppies
1 Java Fern
3 Green Cabomba
3 baby Swords


I'm hoping to go get TONS more plants soon and put all of the swords in my 30 gallon or get rid of them, since when I got them the first time around I had NO clue how big they got. With the new ones in the 10 gallons I thought they were smaller than they actually were, haha! All the babies come off of a long dead one, and they've been growing a few months now.

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post #522 of 2450 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 09:24 AM
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And then this...



Until it completely overgrew and became this mini jungle!







Can you share what plants you have? I love the look of your tanks! (especially the plant in the foreground)

My tank is in serious need of replanting. I'm not having much luck with it lately. Everything is dying

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Thanks! Here are pictures with the plants tagged. I buy my plants from plantedaquariumscentral.com They are great, ship fast, and usually give something extra.

I hear you about the plants dying part. I've tried so many foreground plants such as dwarf baby tears, baby tears, dwarf four leave clover, etc... I like the staurogyne repens since it's so low maintenance. Explodes with CO2 and ferts, but can survive without. Low light is okay too.






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Can you share what plants you have? I love the look of your tanks! (especially the plant in the foreground)

My tank is in serious need of replanting. I'm not having much luck with it lately. Everything is dying
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post #524 of 2450 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 12:47 PM
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Thanks ASU!

I'm using "tried and true" plants but they just don't seem to be doing well. Looking for some replacements so your pics really help!

I see in your second pic what looks like a diffuser. Do you use CO2 in your tanks?

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Yep. I use DIY CO2. If you look on Amazon, you can get a diffuser for cheap. Building the system is fun project and it usually leads to good results. Here is the setup I have which I found to work the best for a 10 gallon. I wouldn't recommend the use of a check valve as mine collected yeast buildup which resulted in a very big explosive mess.



Based on my experiences, I've noticed that my plants melted/died for two reasons.

1) insufficient light. Some plants are very light demanding and cannot be shaded. I had plants die simply because something was growing above it. Also the spectrum of light may be of importance. I think 6500k is the range where plants grow the best.

2) insufficient nutrients. Nitrogen starvation can lead to plants dying rather fast. Its one of those important products they use to grow.

Hope this helps.
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Asu1776, that tank is absolutely beautiful. Great looking scape.
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asu, mind if I PM you? I don't want to hijac this thread further but have been toying around with starting CO2 in my main tank

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Thanks Matt for the appreciation! Whiskandbowl, pm away!
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Btw, nice planted tank Rowdybetta! I like the ying and yang feel to it. Light colored betta and dark substrate vs dark colored betta and light substrate. They are brothers from two different worlds.
Thanks! It's still a major wip right now, after I lost most of my wisteria. -cries-

Btw, I keep meaning to ask, how many gallons is your tank? I drool over it everytime I see the pics. Seriously, that is one gorgeous tank!

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So this is technically the second time I've done an NPT, but my first one crashed a month in because algae just took over no matter what i did :[

But I like this one MUCH better now.
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