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My 37G Planted - Journal Update: 6-1-10 w/ pics

37g
CO2: N/A
Substrate: Flourite Black
Filtration: AC70
Lighting: Regular t8 bulb now, Corelife 65x2 double bulb (waiting on bulbs to come in 6700k)
Status: Cycling







Just re set it up tonight in my studio, comments welcome. Not sure what I'm going to put in it, might try some DIY CO2 for this one, and some schooling fish, or angels... Comments for stock welcome as well!

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The lighter pieces of driftwood aren't in their permanent positions, they just have to get water logged first... Had them from another tank and they dried out. ;P
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What plants are you thinking about implementing? How much open space do you think there will be once its fully grown in? That may help you narrow down your choices for fish.
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I really like congo tetras but may be too large for this tank. Rummynose tetras school well also.
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What plants are you thinking about implementing? How much open space do you think there will be once its fully grown in? That may help you narrow down your choices for fish.
I haven't really put much thought into it, was looking for suggestions. In my 90g I have swords, and jungle vals, so something possible easy to grow to start off....

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I really like congo tetras but may be too large for this tank. Rummynose tetras school well also.
I have 6 congos in my 90g, and I love them, I'd think they would need more swim space though, the 37g is only 30" and the 90g is 48" so that extra space I think they really enjoy....

If I did only congos, how many? 7-8?
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DAY 2!





1 LIGHT ON



BOTH LIGHTS ON



FTS CLOSE UP



Tomorrow I'm going to Petco to pick up a anubis (sp) and a nice sword with many baby swords on the runners, maybe a couple more, just to help the cycle out.

I took the dark driftwood from my 90g to help the cycle speed up a bit as well...
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DAY 3





Added some swords, and anubias. 3 giant danios to help with the cycling. Got everything you see today for 19$ out the door at petco.

Can't beat that.
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Looking good!!
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So I changed up some things since the beginning... I realized I had TOO MUCH LIGHT w/o using any CO2, so I took down the Coralife 65x2 light and replaced with 2x40 6500k Hagen T8's.

I added a few more plants and put rootmedic root tabs into the substrate around the plants. The tabs do help I must say. Even with a low tech setup like this one.

Here are a few pics of the tank and a couple of my prized fauna.... A veiltail GBR!

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Nice but the woods are
not playing power role,
therefore u may consider
re-design only with rocks.
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German blue ram looks very good and your photography skills are great. Ill be watching this since i also have a 37 gallon =D
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Tank is looking good. I would have to agree and say you might consider taking out the driftwood and useing just the rock.

38gal. Tetras Forest.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1418057
10gal. Jungle Low Tech.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...pdate-6-a.html
10gal. Planted Aquarium, 38gal. Planted Aquarium.
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