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Old 11-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
 
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What exactly would you like to know? It's a 20 High, the light is a 2 bulb power compact that I got second hand. I don't remember the exact wattage of each bulb but it was around 20-25 watts, maybe even a little more. The substrate is 3 bags of Eco-Complete. I dose comp once a week, about a cap full. I used to use excel but stopped after it made my vals melt. It's currently on an 8 hour photo period to limit any algae growth.

If I had to guess I would say you didn't have enough light. When I first planted the tank the baby tears did not take off well, but as I cleared some of the plants I did not like as much out it started to take off. Now, as you can see, It grows everywhere
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
 
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I just realized you said you had 8wpg, so maybe less light. I honestly have no idea why they don't take off for you.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #13
 
Me either... I can get the normal versoin of baby tears to grow but not H.C./cuba grass to carpet.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:51 PM   #14
 
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I finally added a background to this tank so I snapped a few pictures.







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Old 12-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #15
 
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Very nice!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #16
 
looks great, love the contrast of the red in the middle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
 
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Over the weekend I tore this tank apart to plant my 55g. When the dust had settled I ended up replanting the 20g as well. Here is how it turned out.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
 
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A little update on this tank. I replanted it in April, here is what it looks like today.



The quality of the picture is not great. My camera battery was dead so I used my ipad.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #19
 
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It still looks very nice.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
 
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A little update on this tank. I replanted it in April, here is what it looks like today.

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The quality of the picture is not great. My camera battery was dead so I used my ipad.
Looking great. I love the dwarf baby tears.
Is that jungle val on the far right?
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