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    Can't believe I'm thinking of this

    Well I think I've decided I might do a freshwater planted tank on top of my marine ones. I'm thinking like a small tank anywheres from an 8 gallon to a 30 gallon setup. Originally was thinking just a betta tank but neons and glass cats are pretty nice as well.

    Is anyone interested in sharing there small freshwater planted tanks for ideas? Show off their betta tanks?What lights are people using these days?

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    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...6ec15d5b3a.jpg I found this old picture of one of my 20 gallons back in the day. This could give you some ideas.. a bit of a jungle theme.

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    Very nice!! I'm leaning towards doing the 8 gallon due to lighting, I'm not even sure what plants to get haha

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    Here are some simple plants for high tech: s.repens, blyxa japonica, bacopas, and crypts. Some less simple for high tech could involve madagascar lace, a.r mini/purple. Granted some of the plants like madagascar and some bacopas may grow too large, even crypts can grow rather large.

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    Ok I'll look into those!

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    A couple of my older ones.

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    In that last picture, what's the moss looking plant in the bottom left?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by J.J Click here to enlarge
    In that last picture, what's the moss looking plant in the bottom left?
    I was going to ask the same thing. LOL

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    Hemianthus callitrichoides, was suppose to hug the ground but even in a high light tank it grew up. The first picture has the few tuffs I started with. They started to grow so I divided them. They really took off in the last picture in the high light tank.

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    Thats really beautiful stuff! I really like it. What is everyone using for lights these days on their planted tanks. I have the fluval little clip led for the cube tank(but no cube tank) a little led and that's it currently. I don't want to spend alot of money since freshwater tends to get boring for me quickly so I don't know how long I'd keep it running to be honest.

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    I just always used cheap Chinese leds they work great!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FishBait Click here to enlarge
    A couple of my older ones
    Are those ubber high tech?

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    No their pretty low tech. The CO2 was provided by DIY bottles and on 2 tanks there's T5 lighting. On the other is a series of spiral compact bulbs on a hood I made myself.

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    Hey JJ, I was given a fluval flora for christmas one year which I only ever set up as a marine tank - so I've got the CO2 kit, substrate and backdrop if you want to make a trade, I'm always on the hunt for fun frags.

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    (I did accost the lighting unit for a HOB refugium sorry;-)

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    I have that lighting but had rehomed the tank, all I have frag wise right now is softies I'm afraid

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    Softies are my faves!

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    Will send a pm

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    Can you send me an email? I can't open my messages to write back

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    Sure, what email?


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