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post #1 of 98 Old 08-26-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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A drained and dirty tank.......

This is my attempt too cross over to the Darkside (not sure its going to be successful!?!)

This something I have always wanted to do but never really tried. I have had some plants grow emersed but nothing to this scale (even through its not a big tank!)

After seeing everyone else doing it and having a tank come empty I just knew I just had to try.

This is the last time you will see this tank like this.


As nice as y'all may think it looked it was the only tank I had soo it got torn down.



Tank all cleaned now.



Soo now its fill up the tank with dirt! I went with MGOCPM.



This bag was unopen but was a lil dry soo I had to add some water.



So all I need is plants now...

(Come back tomorrow for part 2 of my attempt. LoL)

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post #2 of 98 Old 08-26-2013, 08:38 PM
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OH NOES! A CLIFFHANGER!!! John, you're MEAN!!! I'll be back tomorrow for part two - and for all the other parts that come after! Can't wait to see what you do next! (even though I'm feeling a lil' bit tearful that you just ripped apart such a beautiful tank! AAHHHH!)

. . .welcome to the dryside. . . this is going to be FUN! ^.^
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post #3 of 98 Old 08-26-2013, 08:53 PM
yaay!!! can't wait to watch this grow John! Makes me want to try again...
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post #4 of 98 Old 08-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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TEASE!!!!

Can't ask much here, since all you did was tease. Did I mention you're tease? I only ask because you're teasing.

Are you using going to just use the glass lid or are you rocking Saran Wrap too?

PS-TEASE!!!!
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As Jes said, welcome to the dry side!! Bekah! You should join us again!
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post #6 of 98 Old 08-26-2013, 09:13 PM
maybe i'll lose all my floating plants in my 10 gallon outside and rejoin ;) bigger is better right??
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TEASE!!!!

Can't ask much here, since all you did was tease. Did I mention you're tease? I only ask because you're teasing.

Are you using going to just use the glass lid or are you rocking Saran Wrap too?

PS-TEASE!!!!
Bwahaha.....

Both.
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post #8 of 98 Old 08-27-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Part 2

Haha now that I have caught your attention I guess you are expecting pics right?? Guessing this where you are saying in yes..

Well first lets get to some details of the tank (yes making ya wait again but promise pics are coming in this post or maybe the next )

This is a 10 gallon it does have plants in believe it or not. I have got the soil about 3-4 inches. On top is Saran wrap and a vesa top just for added measures plus my light sits on the glass. This tank has had plants in it since Sunday. The temp is running about 75 and the humidity is about 80 according to the guage which may or may not be accurate. The is a dual T8 fixture which lights both this tank and my Betta tank.

There is some driftwood and one rock in there. I might add another rock later on not sure yet. The plants are as follows Two Anubias one of which I don't know the name of and the other is A.Coffeefolia. Then there is Java moss, Java fern, and Java fern windelov. Next is a couple of Crypt wendttis I think, a crypt umm (I forgot! LoL), and a C. pontederiifolia. A couple of hygro sunset and some ludwigia. And that's pretty much all there is in the tank for now.
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post #9 of 98 Old 08-27-2013, 07:22 PM
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Heehee, you're so funny. More teasing!??
^.~
Thanks for the dirty details (woah, pun!)

Dual T8 is twice as much as I have on my 55 ^.^ I dunno how that compares to outside, but I hope they do well for you. I haven't been brave enough to pull one of my precious Anubias out of the water yet - MOST ESPECIALLY not my sweet little Coffeefolias. You'll have to keep me posted on how those do for you - hopefully ease my fears!

heehee, wouldn't happen to be a Crypt Lutea, would it? ;)

Can't wait for the pics - and the progress!

*crossesfingerswishesluck*



>>> YES, BEK! TRY AGAIN!!!<<<
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post #10 of 98 Old 08-27-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yes a C.Lutea! Thanks Jes forgot the name!
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