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Old 09-10-2012, 01:19 AM   #71 
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I enjoy OFL's tank too. I don't know if I can get into CO2 so I prefer to start with plants that are fine without.

My bettas probably won't care. While I wait for orders, they seem to be happy enough with low light floating plants for now. Maybe they just don't know better yet.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #72 
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I looove these tanks! I didn't know this topic existed, definitely subscribing and will be uploading photos once I get Kaze's planted aquarium set up.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #73 
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I enjoy OFL's tank too. I don't know if I can get into CO2 so I prefer to start with plants that are fine without.

I don't use or inject any CO2 in any of my tanks-however, the natural decomp that can be created especially in the soil based systems-create its own natural CO2...
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #74 
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Here is my first planted tank! This was on day one...
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Name of your Tank: Bali and Bandit's World
Substrate type: Gravel
Dimensions: 20"L 10"W 12:H
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Volume: 10g
Water Temperature:76
Water change schedule: 50% every two days while establishing
Age of tank: 5 days
Co2: no
Lighting: 75w 7800k grow light
Fertilizers: none
Stock: 2 betta fish
Plant Species: Cabomba caroliniana, Ludwigia arcuata, Anacharis, Bacopa caroliniana
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #75 
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I want to play! I have plants in all but one of my tanks (because the plants for the newest tank are on their way from Asia lol). Is it okay if I include a tank that has no bettas in it? It's the biggest and has the most plants in it...




Name of your Tank: Octopus' Garden
Substrate type: Pool Filter Sand
Dimensions: ?
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No, though I wish it was one!
Water Volume: 20 gal. long
Water Temperature: 76-80 F
Water change schedule: 50% every Sunday
Age of tank: almost 2 months
Co2: no
Lighting: Fluorescent strip light, 20 watts (yes, I need a new bulb....)
Fertilizers: none, but will probably add API root tabs
Stock: 2 Dalmatian Mollies, 4 neon tetra, and 1 Mr. Snail
Plant Species: Anubias, Hornwort, Wisteria, Dwarf Hairgrass (I think...), Microsword, Java Fern, Betta Bulb, and Marimo Ball

ETA: It looks like a hot mess is this picture. Hornwort taking over every corner - I swear it's better in person... :D

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #76 
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This is Howie's tank - the plants rooted in the gravel are fake and have been removed...




Name of Tank: Howie's House

Naturally Planted: No

Capacity: 10 gallons

Water Change: 50% every Sunday

Age of Tank: 2 months

Fertilizer: None

Temp: 76-80 F

Substrate: Gravel

CO2: No

Lighting: Incandescent, 50 watts

Fauna: Howie, a betta fish

Flora: Wisteria, anubias and a Marimo Ball (Clyde)
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #77 
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I apologize for this awful picture. I need to retake this...



Name of your Tank: Rosco's Tank
Substrate type: Gravel
Dimensions: ?
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Volume: 3 gal Hex
Water Temperature: 76-80 F
Water change schedule: 50% every Sunday
Age of tank: almost 2 months
Co2: no
Lighting: Incandescent
Fertilizers: API root tabs
Stock: Rosco, double tail betta
Plant Species: Hornwort, Wisteria and Amazon Sword
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #78 
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Name of your Tank: Nigel's Paradise
Substrate type: Play sand
Dimensions: Mini Bow 5gal: 14.25" x 9.75" x 13"
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: Yes
Water Volume: 5 gallons
Water Temperature: 78F
Water change schedule:1 gal once a week
Age of tank: 6 months
Co2: none
Lighting:ZooMed TropicSun
Fertilizers: DIY root tabs, Excel when I thought about it
Stock:Nigel the late betta (avatar pic) a few snails and RCS
Plant Species:don't quite remember >.<




This tank had a short stint as a micro reef for a few months, now it's back to housing my male betta Bobby
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #79 
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Substrate type: Black diamond blasting media
Dimensions:
Is It A Natural: No
Water Volume: 10 gallon
Water Temperature: 80 F
Water change schedule: 50% every Friday
Age of tank: Couple months
Co2: DIY
Lighting: power-glo bulb
Fertilizers: Seachem flourish excel and seachem root tabs
Stock: male betta
Plant Species:Amazon sword,Anubias{nana,long leaf},broad leaf ludwigia,java moss,banana lilly,crypt wendetii,dwarf hair grass,



Substrate type: Black diamond blasting media and pure clay kitty litter
Dimensions: 32x12x18
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Volume: 30 gallons
Water Temperature: 80 F
Water change schedule: 50% on Fridays
Age of tank: about a month
Co2: DIY
Lighting: Power-glo and Life-glo bulbs plus about 3 hours of sunlight in evening.
Fertilizers: Seachem flourish excel,Seachem root tabs for the swords
Stock: Angelfish,8 cory cats{albino and false julii} and 6 harlequin rasbora
Plant Species:Amazon sword,Indian red sword,Melon sword,Ozelot sword,Radican red sword,Red flame sword,Anubias nana,Anubias barteri,Anubias congensis,Banana lilly,Anachris,Java moss,Crypt wendtii green,Crypt wendtii bronze,
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #80 
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Substrate type: Eco-Complete with bottom layer laterite
Size: 29G
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Temperature: 78
Water change schedule: 50% every Sunday
Age of tank: Upon taking this photo, the tank was 3 months old.
Co2: Yes, Pressurized CO2 from Lights On to Lights Off every day (about 9 hours)
Lighting: 2x55w CFL (High quality reflectors)
Fertilizers: Seachem line
Stock: 2 German Blue Rams, 6 Otocinclus, 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 6 Threadfin Rainbows, nerite snails
Plant Species: (A LOT, will probably forget some), Rotala Indica, Rotala Rotundifolia, Red Tiger Lotus, Echinodorus Vesuvius, Glosso, Baby Tears or HM (Not dwarf baby tears), Tonina Fluviatilis, Limnophila Sessiliflora, Ludwigia Palustris, Christmas Moss, Cardamine Lyrata, Cryptocoryne Undulata



Substrate type: Eco-Complete
Size: 15G
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Temperature: 78
Water change schedule: 50% every Sunday
Age of tank: 1 month old when this photo was taken
Co2: No
Lighting: T5 strip (non-HO)
Fertilizers: Seachem line, minimal dosing
Stock: Had guppies at the time of the photo, but replaced them with 6 Otocinclus and 7 Forktail rainbows, nerite snails
Plant Species: All Java Fern and Anubias nana (normal and petite)


9 Days after planting


5 Weeks after planting


Substrate type: Eco Complete with bottom layer laterite
Size: 27G Cube
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Temperature: 78
Water change schedule: 50% every Sunday
Age of tank: (See photo captions)
Co2: Yes, pressurized CO2 from Lights On to Lights Off (about 9 hours daily)
Lighting: 2x55W CFL (high quality retro-fit reflectors)
Fertilizers: Seachem liquid ferts and root tabs
Stock: 8 Otocinclus, 8 Threadfin Rainbows, 6 Amano shrimp, Nerite snails
Plant Species: Rotala Indica, Rotala Rotundifolia, Rotala Macrandra, HM (Baby Tears), Limnophilia Sessiliflora, Blyxa Japonica, Echinodorus Vesuvius



(The first tank posted completely died out after losing my power for 2 weeks following a hurricane and has since been taken down.)
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