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15G Fluval Flex PUFFERS!

Discussion in 'Planted Aquarium Journals' started by ReMz, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. ReMz

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    Heyo guys!

    I have already documented this tank somewhat whilst asking for some advice on stocking ideas.

    Since then, I have decided on what I wanted to do and started building this tank exactly how I wanted. I thought it would be fun to start this thread as day 1, setting up the tank, even though it has progressed further. I will update daily until I am caught up to where I am currently at.

    So! Day1:
    Fluval Flex 15g.
    Fluval plant and shrimp stratum

    Just started getting the cycle going with mature media!

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    Bonus. Getting some first plants set up.

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    Wow. beautiful tank you've got there
     
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    Yes!! Good job! :good:

    You should consider entering the 15 gal. tank into the next "TOTM" contest! :)
     
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    I have every intention to for next month! I need to do a few more tweaks. :-
     
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    20190513_185301-1008x756.jpg More plants ready to be planted! Cryps, anubius, swords, java fern, vals. Weeee!
     
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    Initial setup with rocks and wood... trying to get a good basis for design.

    More to come!
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    Is the java fern planted in the substrate? The rhizome needs to be above the substrate or it will rot. The small hair-like roots are OK buried but not the stem-like rhizome.
     
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    I agree with @essjay, java fern does best planted on/in driftwood/rocks.

    I love the FLEX! It’s sooooo cool looking. Maybe when I get a more stable job, I will be able to get one! :lol: :rolleyes:
     
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    It is lightly planted in the substrate. For now. This isn't my first rodeo.
     
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    Full planted yeszzzzzzz
     

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    That looks so good man! I’m so jealoussssssss! :lol: :rolleye:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Just some more pics if the tank looking clean. Incoming on algae explosion!

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    Intentionally left the light on long AND the tank is by a window. Wanted to get some algae growth. I got more than I bargained for haha.

    3x Otos and 2 ghost shrimp clean up crew. Fingers crossed the puffers play "kinda" nice.
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