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Old 08-03-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Hi all. I'm Tina from the San Francisco East Bay Area of California.

I'm not new to fish tanks, but I am new to Planted tanks. I love learning new things. I'm on several forums and joined my local Aquatic Plant Society. Nice folks.

My 5g
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:39 AM   #2
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Ur plants looks awesome and healthy. Though Ur 10g looks like it could do with abit of trimming :P what kinda plants do u have for both tanks? What light do u use? Do u use fertz? Co2?

Welcome to AA btw! U will fit in here nicely because we love pictures here
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:56 AM   #3
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Ur plants looks awesome and healthy. Though Ur 10g looks like it could do with abit of trimming :P what kinda plants do u have for both tanks? What light do u use? Do u use fertz? Co2?

Welcome to AA btw! U will fit in here nicely because we love pictures here
I wanted to show my clean and neat 10 and the current jungle mess. I will be trimming my stem plants esp. But I am using it as a holding tank this week.
I'm setting up my first rimless. It's approx. 10g as well. I got a bunch of new plants at my club's meet Sunday, plus some driftwood. So until the rimless is running my Shrimp live in a jungle this week.

Plus I'm seeking a deal on scissors and tweezers.

No CO2 on any of my tanks for now. I dose API Leaf Zone Weekly and am just now trying API CO2 liquid booster in my 5g

5g
Gravel only
Light: 1 10w CFL
Plants:
Amazon Swords
Umbrella plants (flowered, sent out runners, just now dying out). Not bad for a bog plant.
Anubias
Trying Ludwigia and some others but not sure if they will work

Fauna:
2 Cherry Barbs
2 Harlequin Rasboras
4 Neons
2 Otos
3 Nerites (Ruby, Zebra and Horned)
MTS lots.
Heavily stocked I know. But Barbs and Rasboras are going on 5 yrs old now.

10g
Black Flourite sand covered with Tahitian Moon Sand
Lights: 2 CFLs in the 6,500 range
Flora:
Chain Swords
Bacopa
Ludwigia
Java Moss
Taiwan Moss
Christmas Moss
Myriophyllum mattagrossense
3 new Crypts names ?
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There is other stuff in there as well temporarily. Too much to list.

Fauna:
RCS
CRS
Otos
MTS


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Old 08-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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Aww I love ur betta,he's soo pretty,he reminds me of a white betta I use to have when I was living in los angeles = p Hey have u ever been to or heard of Vallejo?
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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Aww I love ur betta,he's soo pretty,he reminds me of a white betta I use to have when I was living in los angeles = p Hey have u ever been to or heard of Vallejo?
Thank You, His body is a very light lavender and his fins under good light are sunshine yellow.

I used to live in Vallejo. Lived there twice over the years.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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wow! tour tanks are beautiful!!! im new to aquairums and seeting up my first tank... I hope as I progress they look as nice as yours...

Welcome to the site! I have been here for 5 days and everyone is amazing!!
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wow! tour tanks are beautiful!!! im new to aquairums and seeting up my first tank... I hope as I progress they look as nice as yours...

Welcome to the site! I have been here for 5 days and everyone is amazing!!
Thanks. I'm new to planted tanks. Only been doing live plants for about a year. I'm currently gathering stuff to set up my first rimless ~ 10g. It is a Sea Star. Curved front corners, flat back. Trying to find a CFL fixture or lamp that looks nice but doesn't cost &&&.

I'm doing all low tech right now. I do ferts, but not daily. I'm just thrilled my plants are alive. My fish and shrimps seem happy also.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #8
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My newest critters Nerite snails Ruby, Zebra and a wee Horned Nerite


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Old 08-04-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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well i hope i am as successful with the planted tanks... I have a 5G i am setting up and learning along the way... I am continuing to do my research and will get a 40G in the coming weeks.. I have decided I want live plants so I am killing myself with information overload.... I have to do my best to get it right... My 5G is coming along nicely but slowly.. I am learning the science of how to cycle a tank and why a tank must cycle.. like I said I am very new to aquariums..
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Plants will speed up your cycle usually
Just remember low light=no CO2 and less ferts. There are plenty of low to med light plants.

I'm growing mine with CFLs in the 6,500 k range. Just make sure to use FRESHWATER Plant lighting. Reef lights are very different.

I suggest The Planted Tank and Aquatic Plant Central forums. Lots of good info.
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