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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Introducing myself & my 90 gal Tetra tank

Just joined the forum & wanted to introduce myself & my tank. I'm an RN in a small hospital. A friend had a 90 gal tank he didn't want & I had a 20 gal long I wanted to upgrade, so he brought me the tank for a case of beer & I dug in
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I used the substrates from both tanks, added another Aquaclear 50 & let the tank settle
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I've gradually, over the past month, been adding fish & plants. I use ro water for water changes (liquid rock from the tap), no nitrates or nitrites showing on test. Have 12 black skirt tetras, 13 cardinals, 6 emerald cories & 1 plain pleco
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Plants are anubias, Javas, an Amazon sword, some water wisteria & Christmas & flame moss.
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Welcome to the forum. Nice to see another person from Michigan

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Thanks! Nice to be here!

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All plants except the back right corner behind the wisteria are real. Not really scaped, just a couple great driftwood pieces (center & back left) some seriyu rock & a couple caves that I may lose or keep. The pleco seems to like them. Lights are a couple 6000 K T8 fluourescent lights in a shoplight fixture on top of the tank. Water changes are 20% weekly, occasionally 50% if needed. So far, so good. Will be adding 12 more cardinals & calling it good for a while! I have a bunch if other large rocks I'm going to sell soon, when I get a few minutes to turn around

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Nice, like the way you placed things .
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Thanks! Just playing to make a safe place for fish & plants.

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Nice swap! A 90 gallon for a case of beer? That's awesome!
Anyway, glad you've discovered The Planted Tank forum. It's pretty cool here. Nice people.

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Nice swap! Tank looks good, but why is that planting pot tag in the tank?
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for a case of beer eh? not bad
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The tags are there so I could remember the names! I suppose I should take them out. Hard to read in there anyways

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Welcome to the site, there is a lot of great information and people on here. Wish I could get a deal like you got, must be a great friend. Just make sure you research into certain plants that have strong roots because your pleco will get big over time and may uproot smaller plants. What I did when I first started keeping plants was edit my photo of my tank, with lines running to each plant stating what each one was. This made it easier for me until I knew them by heart. If you need anything feel free to message me, and I'll try to help. Good luck with your tank down the road!!!

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I will remove the plain pleco. I'm guessing it's a common pleco. Will out grow that tank.

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Getting rid of the pleco

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I will remove the plain pleco. I'm guessing it's a common pleco. Will out grow that tank.
I'm thinking about it seriously. Any suggestions?

I was looking at some oto's but couldn't find any at the time. Have a better source for fish now.

Anyone want to take on a now 5-6" common pleco for rehoming? I've added an RAOK in the forum for anyone interested.

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Editing tank photo

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... What I did when I first started keeping plants was edit my photo of my tank, with lines running to each plant stating what each one was. This made it easier for me until I knew them by heart....
That's a great tip, StraightAddicted! Thanks so much. I'm playing with it now!

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