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Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #1 
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Talking Finally! (Pics to Follow!)

I get to setup my 15 gallon NPT sorority tank!!
Just got my plant order yesterday. Will be going through the plants carefully, when planting. I did get them from a great place online.
Right now, I'm going through the soil to get all the rocks, sticks and random weird chunks of wood out.
Like I said, pics will be uploaded in a little bit.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #2 
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Awesome!! Cant wait for the pics!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #3 
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It's done....for now!!!

And the wait is over!!!! Here is my first NPT and in a few weeks it will be a full blown sorority tank!!!
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Aquarium: 15 gallon
Light: Florescent Daylight bulb (came with aquarium kit, will be replaced with better daylight bulb.)
Soil: MiracleGro Organic Choice Garden Soil (Rocks and large wood chunks picked out.)
Sand: CaribSea Super Naturals Tahitian Moon (black color)
Plants: narrow leaf anacharis, Bacopa Carolina, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Foxtail "RED", Brazilian Pennywort, Rotala Rotundifolia (Indicia), Pigmy Chain Sword, Green Cabomba, Dwarf Lily and stargrass (Floating water sprite will be added as soon as I trim bad leaves off. Putting about half of what I have of it. It became too plentiful for all of it to fit in my 10 gallon divided tank.)
Filter: Fluval U2 (carbon filter media taken out.)
Heater: Hagen Elite 100 watt
Mopani Driftwood is on order and I will be getting some moss for it.
Doctor Who Tardis ruin will be purchased in a few weeks by my boyfriend.
More pics to come in the future.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #4 
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I bet it took a long time to arrange everything. But your efforts paid off; the tank looks great!

With such a heavily planted tank, I would consider a DIY CO2.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #5 
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Maybe...in the future. I do have flourish and flourish excel. I don't know if OldFishLady has any CO2 for any of her NPTs...she does have quite a few. I'll just chat with all the NPT tank owners and see if I need to make a CO2 for my tank. Thank You, Though!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #6 
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Wow that looks AMAZING!!!
I bet the girls would really like some floating plants as well.

I cant wait to see your girls!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #7 
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What an amazing tank!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #8 
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so jelous i had some live plants in a non-lit tanks and well... you do the math and it was a GIANT mess
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #9 
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Just as a personal experience, I tried Excel when I first started my tank, I found that it did nothing for me. After switching to a DIY CO2 my plants really started to bloom.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #10 
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Thanks for all the compliments!!

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Just as a personal experience, I tried Excel when I first started my tank, I found that it did nothing for me. After switching to a DIY CO2 my plants really started to bloom.
I appreciate you letting me know, I understand, and this doesn't mean that I won't try it! It's just that I want to talk to many experienced Natural Planted Tank owners to see what they are doing, and to just see what will work for my tanks. I've put so much into this tank and just want to enjoy it before I start another project for it.
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