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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Please rate my tank!

Hi.Looking for honest feedback on my 3ft planted tank:

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Skunk Loaches
Albino Cory Catfish
Cardinal Tetra
Guppy/Endler cross
Red Honey Gourami

Plants

Twisted Vallis
Narrow leaf Java Fern
Amazon Swords
Indian Fern
Ludwigia Repens
Bacopa Crenata
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Tropica
Weeping Moss
Marimo Moss
Amazon Frogbit

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:19 PM
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You need a lot more neon tetras to give it a schooling effect in a big tank. Can also add another of school fish. The bottom would look better with some sort of carpet effect. Definite give red plant a try to add contrast. The floater could be a problem in the long run, and it is making the tank look dark. Definitely add more plants diversity, more corydoras, maybe a different color cory too.
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I agree with the above comment
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:30 PM
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You need a lot more neon tetras to give it a schooling effect in a big tank. Can also add another of school fish. The bottom would look better with some sort of carpet effect. Definite give red plant a try to add contrast. The floater could be a problem in the long run, and it is making the tank look dark. Definitely add more plants diversity, more corydoras, maybe a different color cory too.

Agree on the neons. Agree the bottom needs some work. Not a big fan of carpets unless the whole tank is high light levels, but maybe some rocks scattered to create more of an appearance of a river bottom and add a little interest.

Albino cory typically look best on a dark substrate, here they just blend in making both the fish and the substrate look blah.

Agree on the floaters as well. If your light levels are too high, find a way to raise your set up or screen your lamps. You need to leave room for light to get thru open spaces between the floaters--and give them room to dance around the top of the tank. Also, that lone stem on the far left would look better gathered in with the others.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:31 PM
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Those are Cardinals.

I'd suggest to leave some of the floaters but don't completely get rid of them.

Try some red plants, add some more cories and cardinals to make them more comfortable.

Also, I'd get rid of that Amazon, takes up too much space and eventually will out compete all the other plants
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:55 PM
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You can go with moss to cover part of your bottom, probably java moss. If your temperature is under 80, you can go for rarer moss like fissidens or mini pellia if you are not on a budget.

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You could try some flame moss on some SS mesh to create a nice low carpet.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 11:21 PM
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I don't think flame moss would make a good carpet. I usually see them attach to drift wood and rocks. Maybe peacock or chrismas moss would be better.
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stauro would look nice but not sure how it'd do. xmas moss would look good too. Anubias nana would look nice as well.
train the ludwigia in the midground into a bush shaped thing. the individual stems look gawky alone. Try adding some more stem plants in different areas of the tank. Might want to spot treat the algae on the DW and do a WC, the water looks discolored. Take out the floaters until you only have a few, they are already blocking out light.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 04:01 AM
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Plants look healthy but everything looks a little too linear for me

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