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Old 06-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I am new to planted FW tanks. I have been reefing for about 5 years and the planted mini tanks I've seen in your forums have inspired me to build my own.

Here is my first try at it. Any help and suggestions are welcome. The LFS ran out of rocks, so I'll be picking those up in about a week. I am looking to keep HC carpet + Crystal shirmps.

Tank: ADA Mini-M
ADA soil
6500K CLF bulb (temporary until I can find a replacement)



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Old 06-15-2011, 05:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might want to take out some water.
Have the water just under the soil.

Are you going to put HC in?
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What's the best way to get the water out?

Also, im a total noob. He said this wad HC.
I thought the leaves were big, what is it that he gave me?
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Glosso.

Paper towels to remove some water ; P
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Thanks for the ID guys.
Went to a different LFS today and got some rocks and real HC.

Just finished the replanting.


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very sick
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Picked up some new equipment today!

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Very nice. What kind of rocks are those. I like them.
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Nice equipment.

I could be wrong but if there is a slope in the back maybe take a dvd case or a small book and place it in the front. Like that the water can go to the back.
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Very nice. What kind of rocks are those. I like them.
Thanks, not sure what kind of rocks though.
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