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Here's the evolution of this tank in a little over a year:

Things started out pretty well actually, I used a layer of river mud capped with pool filter sand for a substrate. It was a mess, but grew plants (and algae) well.


The tank morphed a bit, as I tried new species of plants, and added DIY CO2:


Things finally took some shape a while after that:



The height of the first version of this tank:


I did a couple rescapes in a row, the first with nasty paver sand from Home Depot. I don't recommend that stuff, it's very dusty. I elected to replace it pretty quickly with ADA Aquasoil I.

Did the emersed thing for a while:

Filled it up:

HC grew in:

Added background plants:
 

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Hope you guys enjoy it, it's been a lot of fun to work on over the past year. I'm sure there'll be more incarnations to come!
 

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Photos tell the story really well.
What is the time difference between when you grew the hc emersed and once it had covered the entire ground ?
Thanks for sharing.
 

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I let the HC grow emersed for about 2 months, and then filled it up as you see in the second picture. Once I filled the tank with water, it took about another month for things to fill in like you see in the third picture after.
 

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It's great to see others working with a ten gallon. A ten gallon being my main tank, there's rarely any source of inspiration for a tank that size.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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