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Old 12-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #1 
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Newly set up 20 gal sorority!

So I got my 20 gal long off of craigslist today, and I just finished setting it up. I'm going to make this a planted tank, so I'm using eco-complete substrate which clouds up the water for a bit. I need to let it cycle for like a week or so(I'm using old filter media from a filtered tank).
So here is what I have so far!
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #2 
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Sooooo awesome!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:18 PM   #3 
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Very nice!!
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Very nice!
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:13 PM   #5 
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looks great! what plants do you have in there? I think I see java fern but I'm so new to plants I could be completely wrong :-/
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:59 PM   #6 
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Yes, I have quite a bit of Java Fern in there as well as some Amazon Sword, Valisneria, and some unknown petsmart plant(I think it might be anubias).
I've also got some Phoenix Moss, and some HC coming in the mail.
I can't wait!
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:54 PM   #7 
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Nice. I'm just starting to plant my tanks. I have two apons from a "betta bulb" pack. Once I get back to school I'm going to order some Java fern and Moss, an anubias, and some crypts.. just to start. I'm hoping the Java Moss takes quickly so I can transfer some to my other tanks.

If all that goes well I will be ordering some christmas moss to grow a moss backdrop for my 10 gallon
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:30 PM   #8 
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I bought 3 seperate betta bulb packs and not ONE of them has grown. Luckily I saved the receipts and send the dead bulbs in and get some more.
Very irritating though :/
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:55 PM   #9 
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How did you grow em? I put mine in a bowl of tank water and shined a desk lamp on them until they started to sprout.. then I put them in the tank but didn't bury the bulb and I got two (different) apons growing pretty well. I actually just separated the plants from the bulb to try to re-sprout the bulb.

I agree with you though.. sprouting bulbs is a PITA.. thats why I'm going to order some more established plants.
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I tried putting them in the tank, no burying or anything. Tried putting them in a small container next to a sunny window, and tried wrapping them in a wet paper towel in a warm area and I still got nothing.
Whatever. I'm just going to stick to already grown plants from now on, unless I get a bulb from a reliable source.
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