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jeaninel 01-06-2008 07:58 PM

10 Gallon Planted - Work in Progress
 
I set up my 10 gallon this weekend. Turns out I had to return the first tank because it had a leak. Minor setback. But here are some pics. Please comment or make suggestions. I think I am going to get a background tomorrow.

http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_001_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_002_1.jpg

Bought some plants today

http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_005_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_007_1.jpg

Right side
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_008_1.jpg

Left side
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_009_1.jpg

Peek-A-Boo!
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_012_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_015_1.jpg

Anubias Nana
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_013_1.jpg

Java Fern and Crypt
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_014_1.jpg

blueblue48 01-06-2008 08:11 PM

Looking great :D . Planning on adding any fish?

jeaninel 01-06-2008 08:32 PM

Yeah, I'm planning on a school of maybe 6-8 Harlequin Rasboras and maybe an African Dwarf Frog.

blueblue48 01-06-2008 09:55 PM

Nice, how much did this cost so far?

jeaninel 01-06-2008 10:19 PM

Let's see...the tank was $10.99, hood was $19.99, heater $29, Play sand $5.00 for 50 lbs (still have half a bag left), driftwood was $7.99, (2) 10W compact flourescent light bulbs $5.00 ea, the plants were just under $20 total, I already had the filter...so around $100. Sheesh, it sure adds up. And I still need to get fish!

Cody 01-07-2008 09:39 PM

I really like the look of that tank. That is the look I plan to accomplish when I get my 30.

Everything looks great so far. Post pics when you get your fish and ADF.

jeaninel 01-07-2008 10:59 PM

Thanks Cody! You know...I wasn't too sure I liked the driftwood when I first put it in. But once I got the plants in I really like it. I think I'd like some taller plants for along the back. Maybe anacharis? Since this is low light low tech tank do you think that would be an easy plant for the background? I'd like to kind of hide the heater.

Cody 01-08-2008 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaninel
Thanks Cody! You know...I wasn't too sure I liked the driftwood when I first put it in. But once I got the plants in I really like it. I think I'd like some taller plants for along the back. Maybe anacharis? Since this is low light low tech tank do you think that would be an easy plant for the background? I'd like to kind of hide the heater.

That could work. I am not a pro on live plants, however. :roll:

Do you have any room for maybe a rock pile?

jeaninel 01-08-2008 09:46 PM

I added a plain blue background and a bit of anacharis. Also got 3 fish. I've used a sponge from my 55 in the filter so hoping there won't be too much of a cycle. Test so far shows 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 5 nitrate.


http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_017_1.jpg

Couldn't get very good pics of these guys. They're so little and wouldn't stay still!
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_018_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2947_10_gallon_022_1.jpg

willow 01-10-2008 03:30 PM

love it :)
gives me a feeling i want to set up another little tank again. :)


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