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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Suggestions needed - Types and placement

I need your input! I have reworked my 55g and now need suggestions for specific plant types and where best to place them.

About the tank:
55g Freshwater
Safe T Sorb Substrate (love the look )
pH - holding at 7.8 (based on the api master test kit)
water temp - 79 F
Rena XP3 Canister Filter
Aqueon 55 HOB Filter
Aquatic Life Dual T5HO 1x54watt 6500k + 1x54watt Roseate

6 - Zebra Danios
5 - Serpae Tetras
5 - Black Skirt Tetras
5 - Red Eye Tetras
6 -8 -Corydoras (adding soon)

Here is a pic of the tank I took just today. There was one cluster of crypts in the old tank, Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green'' I think. I split it into the 6 plants you see in the pic. I also have one small Anubias "nana" I think on a rock at the right. I added some API Root Tabs(1/2 tab per plant) near each crypt.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:31 AM
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1) Some jungle vals or other high background plants
2) Might consider other high temp fish besides cory & danios, or vice versa.
3) Lilies and lotus like high temps
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:36 AM
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Hi, That's looking good. Your crypts will grow and fill the foreground well and it will grow to a reasonable size. But I think you can afford to plant taller plants at the back to set up a natural background. Maybe something like hydrofilia corymbosa (narrow-leaf variety), also called 'Temple Plant'. Its grows tall and the leaves are a lighter green. I like putting light coloured foliage in the background as it brightens up the tank.

See on the pic I attached. The Background plants are hydrofilia corymbosa.
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