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post #166 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 07:00 AM
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Great tank to start a new page. What plant is that at the very right? The one that is very skinny and has a red tip to it?

The one that is in front of Alternanthera reineckii v. 'roseafolia'

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post #167 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 07:06 AM
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That tank is great. Any trouble with your Zebra Nerite climbing out of the tank? I'd be afraid of that. I have to in my 36 tank with a lid and I often find them out of water...
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post #168 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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What a lovely tank!

I strongly encourage you to put a cover of some sort over the top, though, as Bettas are notorious jumpers. I've lost 2 to jumping just this year, actually... forgot to close the lid back after feeding.

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post #169 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 05:45 AM
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Everyone here have such nice tanks.
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post #170 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 06:58 AM
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My 29, set up yesterday, wrong color lights, needs a tall piece of decoration yet, and I want to add some moss to the driftwood. I have a new filter coming for it in the mail and i need to flip the wallpaper around to the black side when i swap out filters.

I also need to move things around once the plants get use to my water/substrate.

20 pounds of eco complete, 15 pounds of flora max, another 20ish pounds of deep river rock medium grain.

6 black neon tetras, 6 glowlight tetras, 2 neon blue dwarf gourami.
I have 3 cardinals and a baby koi angelfish in a 10 gallon tank I'll add as well once this tank stabilizes (yea, thats a lot of fish to add at once, but i am using two established filters on it for now, a pf150 with two used filter pads and some used biomax, and a powerhead spongefilter.

I have some red wendth (cryptocoryne wendtii), some cryptocoryne crispatula, and two other types of plants i didn't get little name cards for. lol

I was in a hurry to get the plants in because i had to get the tetras in there so i could put the new fish into the quarantine tank they were in. I didn't have time to be creative. I'll fix it in a month or so if my plants look like they are going to live.

I added my t8 hood to the tank along with the t5's after this pic, it seems to keep the t5's from washing out the colors as much. (they were out of freshwater hoods, so this one has a 10000k bulb and a actinic bulb)

edit: My hood is a Aqualight t-5 by coralife 36 watt (2x18) sitting on my glass lid. (should look better once i correct the types of bulbs I have)

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post #171 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 11:21 PM
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6 gal eclipse
8W light
Florite substrate
Crowntail betta
2 zebra nerite snails
Spiralis crypt
Lutea crypt
Anubias Short & Sharp
Petite Anubias

I dose excel & seachem comprehensive after my weekly water change


Wish I could get a good picture of this guy!!


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post #172 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 02:08 AM
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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and I'm inspired by all the beautiful tanks that everyone has Here's my 50 which has been set up for about 6 months now. I'm planning on reworking it soon though.

Lighting: 17 W T8 and indirect sunlight. planning to upgrade the light soon.
Substrate: Flourite
Flora:Honwort, Stargrass, Wisteria, Hygrophila corymbosa "stricta", Ruffled Amazon Sword, Amazon Sword, Anubias Nana, Myrio, Cabomba, Aponogetons Ulvaceus
Fauna: congo tetras, threadfin rainbows, balloon red eye tetras, rosy tetras, apistogramma, dwarf chain loaches, abn, SAEs
weekly water changes

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post #173 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 11:42 PM
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Hello everyone....new to the forums here so this is a first post as well. Just wanted to show my 10 gallon tank started a month ago. The plants were added 3 weeks ago.



Lighting : 2 flourescent bulbs from Walmart's fish section
Substrate : Can't remember the name but it's plant substrate from PetSmart
Flora : Anachris, Anaubias, Wisteria, Baby's Tear..( That I think is dying, it came attached to a lava rock), also a plant I can't identify. It's the one in front of the Anachris and behind the HC.
Fauna : Betta, 2 Otocinclus, 2 Black Mystery Snails ( which are anhiliating the anachris.) and ghost shrimp.

I don't dose Ferts or Co2, weekly water changes of about 10%

While I have the attention of the low tech guys wanted to find a good carpet plant, if my HC dies I'd like to start a decent carpet.
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post #174 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 05:08 PM
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Here's my low-tech 29.
Top Soil from my yard capped with Eco-Complete
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post #175 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 01:46 PM
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Great looking new tanks on this thread!
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post #176 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Lookin great, keep em coming!

29gal update
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post #177 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 03:43 AM
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Here's my overgrown 55 gal. Excel and EI dosing. Worm castings under coarse sand. 80w of shop light.

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post #178 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 04:19 AM
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40 gallon breeder with topsoil caped with turface
50% water changes weekly no dosing other then iron and potassium when I remember.

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I sell plants but not green thumbs, sorry.
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Lookin great, keep em coming!

29gal update
Oh wow, when did you do this? It's awesome No CO2? Please give some details.
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post #180 of 1984 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 05:17 AM
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Here is mine that I just started not to long ago.

Whats this green fuzzy stuff thats growing in my tank.
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