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Old 12-26-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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Makes you Wonder

This 10 gallon tank is in my sons room, mainly throw clippings in it I don't have the heart to toss.
Check out the colour and growth in here. L repens, L repens rubin and L palustris, all healthy and nice red. Crypt parva, corombosa compact, S valerandi, all healthy and thriving, almost no algea.
No ferts, 50% water change once a month if that, crappy gravel. 2 screw in spiral 15 wt bulbs. Havn't changed the filter in 3 months. Makes me wonder why I bother with high light, C02 injected tanks?!? Look at this tank with almost zero maitenance.
Hope you all had a great Christmas, got a gift certificate from BA, got to go buy something!
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That is truly impressive! Great colors. I have a 15 gal that I do the same with and it does by far better than my 75 gal tank. Go figure.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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I really like the red plant. May have to look into those once I get my CO2 unit up and going. Looks great!
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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See, this is exactly what I've postulated over and over again. Here are some quick ideas for why you are seeing such great results in a tank that receives no maintenance or ferts:

1. Canadian water - You are among a few that have this magic elixir. Why not share with others?

2. Supercharged nutritional substrate - Where does it come from? I have no idea but this must be a consideration.

3. Trick photography - Your camera is defective (not to mention your eyesight). Combined, this unfortunate situation leads not only to you seeing great things, but makes us believe it too.

Great job Glen.
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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i get canadian water too, and my plants look like crap :P
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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That is excellent Glen
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Looks great~!It's like you have the blessing of a plant god
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Now that is just not fair!
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:32 PM   #9
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I don't know what the reason, but growth in this tank is excellent. It has been set up for 2 years, fish only at first, then converted to planted once I hooked up with all you planted tank aholics! I have let this tank go badly, mainly because I'm to tired from working on my high light tanks! It did have a pretty bad algea problem a while back, but once the plants grew in the algea disappeared. More healthy plants, less algea. Heard that somewhere before....
This tank is proof of that fact.
I am moving soon and will set up a variety of different size tanks. All will be different in terms of layout, lighting, substrate, C02 and non C02. I know this has all been done before by others, but I want to learn first hand. Pictures and info to come once I get set up.
Oh, that gift certificate from BA went towards a 75 gallon tank. Not exactly what I had in mind just yet, but the price was to good to pass up. $89 bucks, tank only. They had 2 left, had to get it. It's still in my van, havn't told my wife yet! I'm going to set it up once we move, once it's full it ain't going anywhere! She'll warm up to the idea, eventually
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Is it plant only, or is there still fish in the tank?
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