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post #1 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Josh's Plant Farm

Just took these pics of my tank/plant progress. Camera sucks so the fishies are blurry since they swim so fast all the time.





*** UPDATED 9-24-06 ***
Left Saturday morning to go to my dad's to work on the aquarium cabinet, came back sunday evening and plants had grown crazily. Here are some pics from tonight (from my cell phone so its crappy). Please notice the second image, the really long 'stalk' grew at least a foot while I was gone. How is that possible?




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*** UPDATED 9-26-06 ***
Plants are still growing like crazy. One of them has grow all the way to the top of the tank and is wrapping around the top. It is also flowering at the end. I think it might be some kind of water lilly...any ideas?



This is the flowering I was talking about. I held it under the water to get a good pic (sorry the pic still sucks - getting a new cam next month). Naturally it floats on the top of the water.

*** UPDATED 10-5-06 ***
Added 4 Amano Shrimp. Plants are huge. Cycle is done!





Please help identify the plants!!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:39 PM
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first pic is corkscerw grass i have them there a pretty slow growing plant
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post #3 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:40 PM
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hi
maybe the thin one is Villas perhaps
no idea about the second one though.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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cool, thanks! When we left today around noon the corkscrew had 2 grass strands, when we cam back around 630 the third 1 inch one had shown up!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #5 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:44 PM
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do u have co2 i didnt so probly go way fast
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post #6 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yup, the tubing going into the filter intake is from a CO2 canister. Its super easy to build one btw (althought mine is store bought), all you need is an empty 1liter, some sugar, water and some yeast to generate CO2!!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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ya i no but i didnt want to put one on my my 10 gal ill put one on my 55 when i get it set up
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post #8 of 31 Old 09-18-2006, 03:12 AM
That's allot of sand! LOL
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post #9 of 31 Old 09-18-2006, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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That's allot of sand! LOL
Well the bottom is actually vermiculite, then about an inch of sand over that. Since this is mainly a plant-farm. So far the plants seem to be growing pretty fast, at least 1/4" per day so I think it is working!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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Added 2 new pics to first post, have a look! (thanks)

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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