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Karce87's second 55g - Serenity

Hey everyone,

As having just one tank is not enough and many people will understand it, AND a lfs was closing down , I decided to get some more tanks. This is my second 55g tank.

Lights: 2x 54W T5HO for 10 hours
Pressurized Co2 with inline diffuser, on and off with the light
Air pump on for 12 hours after Co2 turns off
Substrate: Eco complete
Filter: Eheim 2213

FTS of the tank


blyxa japonica and some riccia in the back


This pic was taken a week later. The blyxa is melting


I love Riccia. They are pretty when they are pearling!



The tank under moonlight LED at night




FTS of the tank after a trim, mainly for the DHG. I was waiting for them to take root. I have them outside for while a long time before planting so they were kinda yellow. hope they will come back soon. I want my DHG carpet!


I also put in some fish: neon, bloodfin, glowlight tetras, ottos and some ghost shrimps.

The blyxa is making a comeback at the moment. I will update with pictures soon.
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Thank you! I need some ideas of what plants should i have on the left side of that driftwood because I cannot tie riccia on that side. Any recommendation?
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Very nice!

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The riccia looks great in your tank.

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couple of rotala would do just fine, or else put a a few more wood with java fern at the back But 2213 for this big a tank?!? put a wavemaker asap! or else algal growth is imminent due to low flow.

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Thanks everybody for your inputs!
@zico_aqua: I just put a 700gph water pump in the tank this week. Thanks for your input though!
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Looks good karce. Glad the DHG found a good home. I would cut it back hard once it is rooted; those brown leaves will not go away on their own.

Once it fills in, with CO2 I found it got 6" tall, so it will look really nice with the arrangement you have there. Nice job!

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Hey thanks Tom! I cut them in half last week but too busy (or lazy) for an update. Thinking that I might wait for a bit more to cut them down to the root like you said.
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