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Du3ce's 55g Planted Community tank (updated 7-12)

This is my second 55g, it used to house 30+ Malawi cichlids, I always wanted to keep discus, so i decided to sell all the cichlids off and started a planted tank. This is what it looks like right now substrate is floramax capped off with black gravel. Current fishes i have are:
x6 cardinal tetras
x8 neon tetras
x8 pencil fish
x1 killifish
x4 rainbows (turquoise,red, australian, bosemani)
x 3 discus

Filtration:
Odysea cfs 500
Penguin 300 hob

Lighting:
Beamswork LED

all low light plants, no co2, dosed with flourish and root tabs.
What do you guys think? any suggestions?


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Looks good! Keep us updated as it fills in.
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very nice!

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Nicely done. What plants are you growing?
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Thanks! Amazon sword, dwarf hairgrass, anubia nana, java fern, jungle val, corkscrew val, bacopa, crypts. The other ones escape my mind right now
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I like that rescape a lot better!

How are you liking that light?

I literally love my aquarium(s).

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thanks i added another led light for more coverage from the front of the tank, no algaes issues so far. Plants are growing really slow though, im dosing with flourish and osmote roots tabs for now.
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added a mature blue rainbow today, does anyone know why he or she im not sure keeps bopping up and down? its like a car driving on a bumpy road.


Also heres some pics of my de-lid fluval edge it has a pair of barbs not sure i think odessa?




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got some more plants, trying to get pearlweed to carpet the whole front side of the tank, every slow growth from the plants though, dosing with excel everyday, plus i have some root tabs in the substrate
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Yeah those are Odessa barbs. Prefer to be in larger groups I think. Tanks look great by the way :-)

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Your plants are looking good! They seem to be filling in nicely! Are you still just using root tabs and flourish?
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Tank looks really great. Normally I don't like 55's but you did a great job getting some depth out of this. Looks better as it fills in, many 55's go the opposite way.

Out of curiosity, are you on 6thgenaccord? Your screen name looked familiar and there is a member with the same screen name and is from CO as well.
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