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    Revival of my 20gallon long

    I haven’t been posting here for awhile because of the “gram” but decided I need to post my journey here.
    I am on and off the hobby for many reasons but had the itch to comeback to it again. Hopefully this time I get to see this rank mature.
    Back in 2018 was the last highlight of this tank and Then neglected it for 2019 and a good part of 2020.

    2018


    Sometime 2020








    Then I decided to remove the seiryu stones because it was driving my water parameters crazy



    This is as of early December 2020



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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
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    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Hey there, welcome back. Nice scape its looking great!

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    Ooh I'm liking where this scape is going!

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    Thanks guys! Updates will be irregular due to real life but I will do my best to keep this journal going.


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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
    Current Tank:
    14 gal Iwagumi
    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    A long journey, but the results look worth it.

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    Did a massive trim of the background to emphasize the hygrophila pinnatifida.


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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
    Current Tank:
    14 gal Iwagumi
    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Latest update. Not much has changed. The Monte Carlo is slowly creeping. There is a competition between the hairgrass and the monte carlo. I am a bit biased by the latter because I feel I already have successfully grown hairgrass multiple times before. So in order to control the raging hairgrass, I trim it down to give monte carlo a chance.


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    Current Tank:
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    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Trimmed the foreground a little bit.


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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
    Current Tank:
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    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Looks great.

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    Looks cool. I’m on and off hobby also. Back in right now. Having trouble with my ph, wondering what effect your stones were having? We’re they raising PH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    Looks great.

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    Thank you


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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
    Current Tank:
    14 gal Iwagumi
    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    SCAPE Member SCAPEr h2o_cube's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Green Thumb View Post
    Looks cool. I’m on and off hobby also. Back in right now. Having trouble with my ph, wondering what effect your stones were having? We’re they raising PH.
    Thanks. During the time I was testing it did raise pH but not significantly. What it did was raise the tds from 110 to 153 in 2 days and about 1 gh per day. After I took the stone out the parameters became stable.

    I am not closing the doors on seiryu stones because I have been successful with them before. I know after awhile the leeching will slow down. I just didn’t want to deal with it this time.


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    Current Tank:
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    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Plants still growing...


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    Current Tank:
    14 gal Iwagumi
    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Wow looks amazing, and nice carpeting! I've wanted to do a tank with more carpeting plants going on.

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    Revival of my 20gallon long

    Quote Originally Posted by Jawaeater View Post
    Wow looks amazing, and nice carpeting! I've wanted to do a tank with more carpeting plants going on.
    Thank you! You should try carpeting plants. It is what really got me into planted tanks.

    For this layout, I started out with 5 types of carpet plants (dwarf hairgrass, staurogyne repens, monte carlo, hydrocotyle tripartita, and cryptocoryne parva) but the crypt parva didn’t make it.

    When I started out I mainly did Iwagumi layouts. I still love Iwagumi but I am trying other styles as well. This one is like a mixture of Nature/Dutch style.


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    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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    Did a slight rescape to the left side. Tilted the center wood and gave it a much needed trim.


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    Tank + Soil + Plants + Light + H2O + CO2 + Filter + Fish - Algae = Bliss
    Current Tank:
    14 gal Iwagumi
    Past WorXs:
    4 gal Iwagumi, 15 gal Mountain scape, 10 gal Iwagumi

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