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Old 12-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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23L Planted Tank

Hey guys!

This is the start of my first planted aquarium journey so I thought I would blog it.
It is a 23L 'Fluval Edge' tank, and at the moment it is cycling.

Flora planned:
- Baby Dwarf tears (HC)
- Flame Moss
- Dwarf Hairgrass
- Dwarf Sagittaria
(Some might say I like dwarfs >.< )

Fauna planned:
- Amano Shrimp
- Cardinal Tetra

I will add pictures of plants/decor/stock as and when I get them.

Please feel free to follow/help me on my journey! =)
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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What are you planning on using as a light? I'm pretty sure the stock light won't grow those plants...

Following along it should be a good build!
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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It came with 2x 10w halogen lights (3.3wpg)
However i am considering changing to LEDs not 100% sure yet.

Thanks for the follow =)
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Do you know the temperature (k) of the lights, or even better the PAR?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #5
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No sorry. How would i find this out/work it out?
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Do you know the brand and model?
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:00 PM   #7
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The only info i know about them is that they are 10w halogen bulbs, GU-4, 12V
If that is any help.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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Here is a picture of my tank cycling.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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I bought some bog wood to be the main feature within my tank. In order to get rid of the tannin's, that turn the water brown, I boiled it for 2 hours. Replacing the water after 1 hour and continued. You can clearly see how much colour has come out!
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no! don't put the wood in yet! i boiled my driftwood in for around 4 hours and it still turned the water a yellowish color!
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