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Old 03-11-2006, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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With its potentially ever changing aquascape, this 10 gallon will rise to become 'Magnifico!'


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10 Gallon Tank
Substrate 100% Eco Complete
2 screw-in 25w CF Lights of America Bulbs
Fluval 104
DIY CO2

I decided to skip the empty tank pictures this time and go full throttle into the whole setup.



I started off with a standard 10 gallon tank and hood combo, and bought some screw in compact flourscent bulbs to improve the lighting. I'll be running DIY CO2, and keeping things as low maintance as possible.

This tank has been setup for about less than a week, and will eventually become the home of some endlers from my nano.

For now, enjoy!

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Excellent tank John! Very nice rocks.
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I like the rock layout. Very good start, it will look nice when all those plants fill in.


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Look forward to next pics. What is the plant in the right foreground?
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Thanks for the comments guys. This is my first time using rocks, so not bad!

Czado the right foreground plant is Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'. It's currently in an emersed state with purple leaves, but you can see the new green growth popping up. I think I might remove it once it grows out.



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Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'. It's currently in an emersed state with purple leaves, but you can see the new green growth popping up. I think I might remove it once it grows out.
I call dibs.
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how do ya have th CF lights set up?
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Will5, I'll you know when the Lobelia grows out enough to share.

h20 plant, the light is the stock lighting with lights of america 20w bulbs screwed in.



So far growth has been great. The lighting spread even enough and allows my plants to grow out.

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I know I should change a few things but not sure what. Maybe you guys can figure that out for me.

Here's what you have to work with.


Neat little line of Harlequin Rasboras


Angle Shot for alternative perspective.

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I think I would take out the "grass" in the front left side. It's a bit tall for the foreground and too similar in form to the grassy plant on the right side.

Maybe put the Lobelia back in it's place. The round leaves would be a nice contract with the thin grass and the toothed stem plants.

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