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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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38 Gallon Planted Tank

I have kept aquariums on and off since I was a kid. This, however is my first planted. Its been up for about 3 weeks. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Im new to this.

LIGHTING: Aquatic life T5HO 10,000k, 6500k
EQUIPMENT: Aquatic Life power head, Aqueon heater, Aqueon filter 50
C02: ISTA pro kit
FISH: 13 Neons, 2 Dwarf Gouramis, 2 algae eaters, 2 barbs
PLANTS: Anubias, java fern, java moss, different swords, different grasses, and some others I cant that were recommended at the LPS
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:12 AM
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Nice!
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:16 AM
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Alright! Welcome to Tpt. Any signs of algae yet? Are you adding any ferts?
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I have a small amount of typical new tank green algae on the glass. I fertilized about 4 days ago with flourish along with a small dose of seachem macros. still trying to find the right balance. going through a mini cycle right now from the upgrade to a larger tank. ammonia is at 0 but my nitrites were around 1ppm before todays 30% pwc. been adding prime on occasion to lessen the adverse effects of the nitrites. plenty of nitrates so hopefully this stabilizes soon..
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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how often do you recommend I fert at this point?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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update: changed to black background and added some plants and new wood. cant wait to see this turn into a jungle!
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 09:13 PM
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Looking good! Especially for your first planted tank!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Update: A lot of new growth. added some bacopa, a moss ball, some new manzanita and a few grasses. also added 8 cherry shrimp, which are my favorite to watch (if i can find any of them).


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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:58 PM
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The jungle look is amazing! Been thinking about starting a tank just for those fire red cherry shrimp... congrats keep it up
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 12:05 AM
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Looks great. Awesome growth
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 02:06 AM
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Your tank looks great. Lovely.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! yeah i love the cherry shrimp. although i hope they reproduce because i never see them. too many hiding places
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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Beautiful shrimp!

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

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