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#1 Sacrifice

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

Well with all the talk of dirting tanks I finally decided to just go ahead and give it a shot in a small setup.

I don't really care about the contest too much, I just thought that I'd toss my thread in this section to get more attention and comments.



I decided to focus mainly on the plants and I'm only going to keep Red Cherry Shrimp, so far have 6 in there.



Equipment and Supplies:

*10g tank from Petco - $14.

*(2) Shop/drop lights - $17

*(2) 6500K CFL bulbs - $7

*Bag of Miracle Grow Organic Garden Soil - $7 Giant bag should fill several tanks in the future

*Stole black gravel from other tanks to cap dirt.

*AC20 - $20, just received today and will be added later tonight.

*Aquatop 100w Submersible Heater - $15

*DIY CO2




Setup is about 1"-1.5" deep Dirt and then it's capped with 1" deep black gravel.

Plants are as follows: Vals, E. Parviflorus, C. Parva, E. Ozelot, Needle Leaf, Amazon Frogbit (Floating Plant), and Pygmy Chain Swords or Dwarf Sagittaria (might even have both). I've received a few different deliveries of plants over the past several months and I've confused which plants are which when it comes to those two. I believe that most of the plants in the right are chain swords, but I think that I have 2-3 little dwarf sags right along the right hand side, they're a bit darker green.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed, enjoy.


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#2 MSS9292

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

Nice, its looking good bro.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

good job, wondering why the heater? plants dont need it is it for the shrimp? just wondering i don't know much about shrimp
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#5 Sacrifice

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

good job, wondering why the heater? plants dont need it is it for the shrimp? just wondering i don't know much about shrimp


Heater is for the shrimp, I'm hoping to get them to breed.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:43 PM

Nice nano daniel. Im expecting awesome growth out of this tank!

My rcs actually seemed to do better in a cooler tank. I kept them at 71-73 normally.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

looking good so far and on a nice cheap budget
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:25 PM

Looks good so far bud, will look even better once everything grows in.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

yea vals seem better in cold water, my tank stays around 73-75 no heater
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#10 Sacrifice

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'll lower the temp a bit and see how things go. Mike are your RCS breeding in that temp?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

Nice start you got there! The chains swords should fill in nicely. Good choice imo with using dirt! Keeping it nice and cheap

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:06 AM

They were before. I gassed them with that stupid paintball co2 ghetto rig i had. :(

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

Well ladies and gentlemen it's been just over a month, time for an update. So far I'm absolutely loving this dirt sub and DIY CO2. I've never had this much growth in a month. The pygmy chain swords have gone straight up crazy.

I did switch things up just a bit and added some Wisteria for some taller plants. The E. Parviflorus has gone nuts as well. Both of my floating plants are trying to take over as well. The Vals are not growing taller but they are sending out tons of runners so it's actually carpeting my left side. My RCS have had babies and now I have tons of tiny little runs swimming around. If you look closely in the last picture you can see a few of the little guys. The water has had a brown tint due to the dirt since day 2 but I actually don't mind it. I figure it will eventually go away with regular water changes.

Well I'll stop talking now, enjoy and please leave some feedback.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

Very nice growth daniel! Glad youre having better luck with the dirt and co2.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

nice little garden Sacrifice. like it very much
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:56 PM

I'm thinking about doing this similar setup...Would the CO2 be necessary?
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

Tanks filling in quite nicely! Looks good. Like your forground plant choice
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

Latest pic from last night. I did a little trimming on it. I actually have no idea what I'm supposed to do with these crazy pygmy chain swords. They are growing all over the place.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

Tanks really looking sweet! It really has filled in nice!
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