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Old 08-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Simple 5 Gallon I'm not sure what i am doing with it yet...

here are the Specs:

2x CFL spiral bulbs... 6500k 13W total 26W on for 9-11hrs
Flourish Root Tabs
Fluval Shrimp Substrate
Flourish weekly dosing,
1ml Excel daily dosing
Aqua Clear 30 Filter
Hydor underground heater.

Zebra Rocks
Dwarf Hairgrass
Baby tears
Whorled pennywort
Some taiwan moss

Livestock :
MTS
Pond Snails
Ramshorn Snails
1CPO
Cherry shrimp



ahaha sorry its so messy... will clean it up when during next trim!
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Ooohh I love your choice of rock, how do you like the fluval substrate?
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Ooohh I love your choice of rock, how do you like the fluval substrate?

Thanks :P I wanted to keep this low budget with what I had.. these rocks were some left overs :P so I had to work with what I got!

I have mixed feelings on the substrate!

It did change my PH, it looks nice, and plants spread runners on this substrate reallly fast since its so fine.

On the other hand...the substrate is really light my mts unroot everything I plant! It gets annoying, and you have to careful when rescaping it gets cloudy fast!!

Should be ok when roots set in though!
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Oohhhh I was wondering if it was very light... It does look so pretty ^_^
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great looking tank! and hope the substrate does well for you aswell! i have it in my tanks and they do show results, despite what some might say! lol
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Thanks :P I wanted to keep this low budget with what I had.. these rocks were some left overs :P so I had to work with what I got!

I have mixed feelings on the substrate!

It did change my PH, it looks nice, and plants spread runners on this substrate reallly fast since its so fine.

On the other hand...the substrate is really light my mts unroot everything I plant! It gets annoying, and you have to careful when rescaping it gets cloudy fast!!

Should be ok when roots set in though!
I feel the same about the substrate!
Much cloudier than fluorite. If I just move around the plants, the tank will get super cloudy for half an hour. I only have 1 small bag in there with 2 bags of fluorite!
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I really need to do some maintenance on this tank...
its dirty and has hair algae!! the hair algae is making my marimo balls look like their floating lol..



snail infestation too............ mts,rams, and ponds >_<

still alot of cleaning up the random plants.. and taiwan moss.. ill do it soooooon... :|
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If you want to take are of the snails... I can offer you an Assassin Snail or two that would clean it up in 2 weeks.
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hehe no :P I keep them so i can occasionally feed them to my assassins
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lovely messy as usual..

I basically use this tank to grow stuff before putting into my other tanks lol.

Small colony of cherries growing :P
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