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post #1 of 12 Old 01-01-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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10gallon Make-over....

This is my journal about my 10 gallon tank. It use to be my QT but my puffers tank was always problematic. I never could work it and then my male puffer got stuck in the filter intake one day time my wife find him it was too late. So with after that I moved the remaining females to the QT took the puffer tank down and gave it away (yes I was that frustrated!). Now the puffer tank (former QT) only had a little bit of sand for a substrate one melon sword which is not doing very well (hoping after the make-over it recovers) and a piece if mopani wood. The piece of wood slowly turn black and is now covered in what I guess is string atlas. To me it looks very natural and it actually help keep the tank algae free. I never took a picture of it before so you will have to use your imagination LoL.
After the make-over it has a soil substrate cover with black sand. A new piece of driftwood that has a anubias attach to it (bought it that way the other day), the same piece of mopani wood, Java fern, Java fern windelov, hygrophila corymbosa stricta, and the melon sword. Oh and a crypt of some kind LoL and Pygmy chain sword(hoping it does better in this tank)
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This is a working progress and I plan on getting a black background tomorrow.
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This is my journal about my 10 gallon tank. It use to be my QT but my puffers tank was always problematic. I never could work it and then my male puffer got stuck in the filter intake one day time my wife find him it was too late. So with after that I moved the remaining females to the QT took the puffer tank down and gave it away (yes I was that frustrated!). Now the puffer tank (former QT) only had a little bit of sand for a substrate one melon sword which is not doing very well (hoping after the make-over it recovers) and a piece if mopani wood. The piece of wood slowly turn black and is now covered in what I guess is string atlas. To me it looks very natural and it actually help keep the tank algae free. I never took a picture of it before so you will have to use your imagination LoL.

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Very nice! Love the little bubbles that show, with lots of clean water. Are those bubbles on the glass in the last pics, or some type of egg?? :)

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LoL I didn't even notice those white bubbles ..... but they are just air bubbles like all the rest. Not sure why they look different other then maybe cause of being so close.
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-08-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Some update pics

I took out that small sword and replaced it with an unknown plant (to me anyways) and some type of crypt.
I also added a black background. Then there is another stem plant that I added that I have no clue what it is.
Here is a FTS to start off with
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Now this is one of the plants I am unsure about it came in a pot from petco. It had several clusters in it so separated a couple of them and planted them in two different spots.
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Here is what I was thinking was a crypt of some kind
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Now here is the unknown stem plant. LoL I have no clue what it is but it smells like mint!
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Could someone please tell me what these plants are???
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The plants in the last section look like some kind of Cabomba to me.
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The plants in the last section look like some kind of Cabomba to me.

I did some looking and I think it might be bacopa caroliniana but I am not sure?
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That's what I meant, Bacopa not Cabomba.

I got some of those at Petco, but they did not do well for me.
The ends I had in the gravel kept going all mushy and the lower leaves turned to slime at an awful rate.
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Yeah I got mine from petco also. They didn't have any name tags on them soo was just wondering. I have some planted and then I have 2 floating will see how they do in my tank.
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The last is Bacopa, probably Bacopa monnieri as it has rounder leaves than B. caroliniana. Moving backwards, the "crypt" may be Cryptocoryne alba, just a guess. The first I'm not sure, it might be Samolus valerandi, it grows to about 5 inches.

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The last is Bacopa, probably Bacopa monnieri as it has rounder leaves than B. caroliniana. Moving backwards, the "crypt" may be Cryptocoryne alba, just a guess. The first I'm not sure, it might be Samolus valerandi, it grows to about 5 inches.
Thanks again Byron, These were all bought at petco with no labels and I couldn't figure out what they were.
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