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Old 03-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #161
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I also have an AC50 in a 20g and could never seem to get the water level high enough to reach the overflow lip so I made an extension out of the plastic strip that comes with the all glass canopy. As seen in the pics below I cut it to size. Added a few bends and attached the "clamp" end to the overflow lip. Note: some plastic strips are easier to cut than others; I used regular scissors for the Marineland brand but needed very heavy duty scissors for the Aqueon brand.
Depending on the angle of the bend, the water should flow across the surface and not directly at the substrate.
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I am following this thread because I am also setting up a 20L. I love this suggestion as this tank will be next to the bed, so I am looking for quiet.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #162
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Swords and crypts get root tabs. I would get and use the API Leaf Zone along with the Flourish Comprehensive.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #164
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Swords and crypts get root tabs. I would get and use the API Leaf Zone along with the Flourish Comprehensive.
Got it! Thanks so much!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #165
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Swords and crypts get root tabs. I would get and use the API Leaf Zone along with the Flourish Comprehensive.
Just a quick question, why both leaf zone and flourish? I thought flourish was fine on its own?
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Flourish comprehensive is mostly micro nutrients and Leaf Zone actually has potassium and iron. Many tanks that only use liquid ferts that are mainly micros' end up having potassium deficiencies over time.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #167
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Okay, that's good to know! Guess I'll be picking that up as well haha
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #168
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I dosed Flourish Comprehensive and Leaf Zone! I also added some water to the tank.

I also added a bag if Purigen. Is it possible to overdose that? It just came in a small mesh bag, so I assumed it was okay to put the whole thing in my filter.

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You won't overdose as it removes things from the water not adds to it.
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Great, thank you! It said it was good for up to 100g or something. So with that much it shouldn't reduce the amount of plant "food" I put in the water? Thanks.
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Purgen absorbs organics not the chemicals in ferts.
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Thanks Rivercats, your help is very much appreciated.

I forgot to mention I also added three root tabs tonight, and everything in the tank is going swimmingly!

I am thinking I will get some new fish this Friday, not sure what yet, however.
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Awesome! What fish are you planning on (possibly) getting?
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Hmmmm, not sure. Maybe some kind of Tetra?

Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Would any of you think it is too early add another fish or two? It is kind of embarrassing to say, but for some reason I really want a Guppy, LOL. I don't want to have them to have a huge bio-load though!
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Would any of you think it is too early add another fish or two? It is kind of embarrassing to say, but for some reason I really want a Guppy, LOL. I don't want to have them to have a huge bio-load though!
Nothing embarrassing about Guppies mate. They add a nice bit of colour to any tank. The colour combo's is endless....
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Very true, I love the great variety. I figure after exactly three weeks my tank could handle a new fish or two.
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Very true, I love the great variety. I figure after exactly three weeks my tank could handle a new fish or two.
Yeah i agree, i'd go with two anyway....
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I have a little update for tonight!
I needed up purchasing two Julii Cories (probably false, right?), and a beautiful reddish-orange Guppy. Pictures are on their way for tomorrow.
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Here is an updated FTS of the aquarium. I will try to get some better photos of the new additions later.
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