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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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My low tech Amazon river inspired tank. Any improvements that I can make?

Hi guys, this is my low tech 55 gallon tank.



Just wondering what kinda improvements I can make.

The list of flora are

Amazon Swords
Hygrophila Stricta
rotala rotundifolia
Spathiphyllum wallisi
Java Fern
Anubias barteri var barteri Broad Leaf
Christmas moss
Some Indian almond leaves to recreate tannin water


Thanks


Filters: Eheim 2215, probably will buy an extra 2213 in the future.

Soil: Japanese Aqua Soil
Lights: WavePoint 36" LED 10000k No idea whats the PAR.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 12:57 AM
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Looking good.
Are you planning for the eventual size of those swords?
Just one can overwhelm a 55 gallon tank, let alone several.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Looking good.
Are you planning for the eventual size of those swords?
Just one can overwhelm a 55 gallon tank, let alone several.
I'm gonna let them grow slightly larger, cause they look tiny compared to others.

Then I'm gonna sell them.

They are helping me cycle too

I bought 10 because it was the only option at the store. 10 for 6 dollars.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 04:53 PM
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The Spathiphyllum (peace lilly) won't last underwater long term. They can work well in planters/caddies attached to the sides with just their roots submerged though.
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