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post #1 of 28 Old 11-27-2012, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Quickly thrown together 10 gallon

I ended up with some extra low light plants with from a plant package I bought for another tank. Not wanting to just chuck them I decided to throw a 10 gallon tank together quick as I had most of the equipment sitting around.





I had to use extra rocks to hold down the driftwood, so I might have overdone it with them.

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Light: Coralife 15w 10,000k T8 (I couldn't find 6,500k)
Filter: Finnex PX-360
Heater: Aqueon 50w
Substrate: 2 inches of Mircle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix capped with 1 inch of playsand
Ferts: Haven't fertilized yet. Will probably just dose once a week with a little Plantex+B
Plants: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'bronze', Anubias barteri 'nana;, Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia', Microsorum pteropus 'narrow', Ceratopteris thalictroides

I might eventually remove the waterspite as I'm hoping having the Java fern so high will create shading that way. I want to add some other anubias and crypts, as well as some mosses. First I'm trying to decide if I like the layout. No clue what fish I'll put in here.
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post #2 of 28 Old 11-30-2012, 10:28 AM
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I am interested in knowing if you ran into problems with this setup. The Miracle-Gro potting soil you used contains poultry litter and doesn't sound like a good thing to be adding to an aquarium.
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I am interested in knowing if you ran into problems with this setup. The Miracle-Gro potting soil you used contains poultry litter and doesn't sound like a good thing to be adding to an aquarium.
I have done any testing yet, since I haven't started the cycle. I am doing regular water changes, but I've only had the Miracle-Gro in for about a week. You're right about it containing poultry litter though. It's going to leech ammonia at first, but since I'm going to be cycling it won't matter. I did plenty of research and talked to people that use it in their dirtied tanks, so I'm not worried. It was just cheaper and much easier than making my own mineralized topsoil (and that stuff I've seen made using dog feces!).
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What are you planning on stocking? Please tell me more nano's xD
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post #5 of 28 Old 11-30-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't figured out what I'm going to stock yet, but definitely nanos. :D They should help make the tank look bigger, plus I'm in love with the ones I have. Since it has a riverine look of sorts I had been leaning towards Microdevario kubotai.
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post #6 of 28 Old 11-30-2012, 11:01 PM
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I haven't figured out what I'm going to stock yet, but definitely nanos. :D They should help make the tank look bigger, plus I'm in love with the ones I have. Since it has a riverine look of sorts I had been leaning towards Microdevario kubotai.
I've looked into those at one time or another. I want to get some south american nano's at one point. I recently picked up a few Salt and Peppy Cory.

Have you thought about South American Nano's?

Though on another note I fell in love with Licorice Gourami.
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I've looked into those at one time or another. I want to get some south american nano's at one point. I recently picked up a few Salt and Peppy Cory.

Have you thought about South American Nano's?

Though on another note I fell in love with Licorice Gourami.
I thought a little about South American ones, but not too much. I already have my South American blackwater and enjoy it, but love my Southeast Asian tank even better. I'd think about some of the small cories though, since I don't know if any loaches would work.

Biggest problem that I'm seeing is that it won't be what I would consider densely planted. That pretty much eliminates all the fish I had wanted like the pygmy sunfish, CPDs, Sundadanios, a different Boraras, etc.

I'd love to have a Licorice Gourami of any species! They need blackwater though. I think one tank filled with dried leaves is enough lol
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post #8 of 28 Old 12-01-2012, 01:05 AM
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I recently switched my two nano tanks (50g and 10g) to blackwater... using tetra blackwater extract. after a few hours the change of the fish was clear xD.

Pygmy Sunfish is on my list, with licorice gourami.... Can't wait to see what you do with that 10 gallon!
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Ah and on the densely planted part. I went to my LFS today and saw planted micro swords. Bought three of them and pretty much made a carpet on a piece of my 10g. My dario hysginon instantly went to it, one literally just stays there. Maybe you can look into that?
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post #10 of 28 Old 12-01-2012, 03:22 AM
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Love the tank, looks better than mine!
and you say that you over decorated it...
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