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Old 06-21-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Humble beginnings

I've been out of the hobby for over a year now. I've decided to simply set up 2.5 gal storage bins as grow out tanks. All are dirted with osmocote plus for ferts and play sand for a cap. Glutaraldehyde and sparkling water for co2. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-21-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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Great Idea!

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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I purchased a 20 gallon long today and decided to view the progress on my grow out tanks. Thought I'd share.
Tank A : crypt balensae, AR Rosifolia and crypt green, rotala colorata (added later)
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Tank B: crypt undulate red, crypt tropica, staurogyne repens, ludwigia arcuata (added later)
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Tank C: hygro pinnatafida, downoi and fissidens fontanus (added later)
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Sorry for the fogginess, storage bins aren't meant for viewing pleasure. Also, tank A has diatom algae


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I love those storage racks, got the same one from target. Good idea indeed. How long until you move it all into the 20L?
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I love those storage racks, got the same one from target. Good idea indeed. How long until you move it all into the 20L?

It'll be a minimum of three more weeks. I have a trip coming up and Won't have the time. I have the mopani wood picked out and soaking, the only thing I need is a couple sponge filters (I want red cherry shrimp) and a way to have my 24" light (dual t5 ho from eBay) over the 30" tank. Thank y'all for the kind words!


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On my way to Texas for a minimum of 5 days..... I turned the light timer to 5 hours on, 5 hours off, 3 hours on, then night. Hopefully I won't return to too much of a mess.

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We'll see what happens with no Glut or water changes.
So as to not end on a downer, here's a picture of my 20L with the mopani wood what I think might work best. Constructive criticism welcome.

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Best of luck with your tanks whilst your away..assuming you've done wc's before leaving everything should be ok..I'd check in on em for ya if you were local..

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Thanks for the offer. I would've taken you up on it too. If anything, it'll be a learning experience.


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Everything turned out fine from my absence. I came back with everything for a small five gallon tank (minus the mopani). Stingray light should show up today.
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How did the storage bins work out? Any issues? I am considering making a holding tank from one.
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