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Old 08-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #1 
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NPT-From the Begining Till Now!

I have had this tank setup for about 8 months now and have changed it quite a lot. You probably wouldn't even think it is the same tank, but I assure you, it is lol.

Day One: Not close to enough plants lol, but it was how I started and learned from it.
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Couple days later I got floating plants from a member on here, Some growth from the plants as well.
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Then maybe a month or even less, notice how much it filled in.
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Sometime in late April I switched to gravel as my sand cap was too big and was killing plants from being packed, I also got plants from Sakura ( Thanks Sakura!) and a dual T5HO fixture.
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And today it has been rearranged to more of an open tank for viewing and I wanted crypts. I also hung my light 10 inches above the aquarium due to too much light going into the tank.
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If anyone has any questions on plants, equipment, ferts, etc please ask. The current stock is the 5 bettas in my avatar, 3 zebra nerite snails, and like 10 ghost shrimp.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #2 
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very nice!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #3 
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Thanks! I spent like an hour rearranging just a couple areas of plants! My arm was super tired after words.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #4 
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haha I understand! I just rearranged my tank and Im already eyeing what I need to move.. and buying more plants tomorrow
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #5 
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I think I am always looking for ways to change the layout and make it better, though a sorority makes it kind of hard as you need lots of plant cover.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #6 
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Yeah that's my issue too, I've seen so many beautiful scapes but most won't work for a sorority.
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I would love to do this tank, at my LFS, except the total fot=r those 4 lights is like $1000, just for lights!
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Oh damn that is gorgeous but expensive
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #9 
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It started out looking pretty amazing and it now looks just plain awesome, Kfry. :)
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #10 
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Thanks Sakura! Can't wait for the rummynose tetras! I checked Aqadvisor for base knowledge and with my stocking and the additional 10 tetras it was only at like 94% and my beefy filter is fine.
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