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Old 05-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Ten gallon plated journal!

This will be a record of my 10 gallon planted tank
Please feel free to comment

Basic stats-
85 degrees(darn summer)
Gravel
Dw
Four plants
Nine guppies and 3 cories


Quick first update-
Ludwigia died on me
I wish I hadn't stuck it in a corner
Guess new bulbs are on the way
Low light plants drive me wacky since my LFS never labels them as such
Cories in the midst of spawning behavior at he same time two guppies are preparing to unleash a few hundred fry/snacks
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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What type I lighting do u have.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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Stock lights
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Stock lights
That's not very helpful... Lol. We mean what kind of fixture, bulb, and any other details like color temp, watts, etc
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #5
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That's not very helpful... Lol. We mean what kind of fixture, bulb, and any other details like color temp, watts, etc
It may not be helpful but it's all I know...
-double bulb fixture
-incandescent bulb
I've been told the not very helpful a lot of times lol since I haven't found a decent bulb
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
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Swap out your lights. I use Mini CFLs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003QZ...8862052&sr=8-1
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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Changing bulbs today or tomorrow as I need to go to the store and get-
Filter media
Lights
Breeder net or extra breeder box( five fry and 5 pregnant females)
Medicene
Garlic guard
Frozen bloodworms or frozen BBS
Found five fry in the tank during a wc and added them to the net
One is named Pirate for the jagged stripe of black behind his/her eye
It's only visible from above right now but I'm sure itll grow bigger
Prepared more dry fry food
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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New bulb is in! Hooray! I also got polishing pads and bloodworms
Everyone is loving it
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Anyone have plant suggestions? I'm buying another light for the other side so I'll have 20 watts of screw in CFLs at 5100K each. I'm also switching to sand
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Anyone have plant suggestions? I'm buying another light for the other side so I'll have 20 watts of screw in CFLs at 5100K each. I'm also switching to sand
If you look at my profile and pics you can see my plant list.

Bacopa
Ludwigia repens
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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Okay, I'm rehoming all my guppy fry and two adult females so I will be down to 7 guppies- five female two male- and three cories

I'm also going to be picking up some macaryn two for my male guppy today as he has fin rot
Should I cut open my filter cartridge and dump the carbon? Or how should I remove the carbon? I've heard that the beneficial bacteria is mainly on the floss around it correct?
Edit- Anyway I've had the same carbon for months so it's useless now right?
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