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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Dave's rebuild

So i moved recently and its been about a year since i had a planted tank. I remember the beginning being rough but i also thought i had learned a lot. In reality Im not really sure how much I have learned but this is the first of many posts. First post of a picture. Hope it goes well.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 12:55 AM
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That tank looks like a nice start!

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I got some more plants and things are growing, but the red ones' new growth is only green. Guess i need to look into ones that are naturally red and havent been manipulated to be so. Here is an updated picture since i took the last.

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60% water change today and started dry ferts. I also moved the spray bars and hope to get better co2 dispersion. The plants are still jumbled. I wanted to see what was gonna grow for me before i started arranging things the way i want them. I guess i should add a list of equipment also since this is my journal.

Tank: 55 gallon Deep Blue with spray painted back panel
Filtration: Eheim Pro3 2071 and an Aquatop CF500UV
Lighting: Aquaticlife 2 X 54w fixture with a 6700K bulb and a rosette bulb
Substrate: Flourite black
CO2: 5lb. Cannister/ dual stage regulator/ inline check valve
Diffusion: GLA inline atomic diffuser
Heating: Inline ETH300
Fertilizers: Dry ferts dosed dry daily

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Re: Dave's rebuild

Looks like a nice start. Do you have any particular type of fish that you are planning on keeping?

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Oh how i wish for fish. My tank is still cycling yet but im not sure. My thoughts are some of, if not all of the following: cardinal and rummy nosed tetras, amano shrimp, assassin snails, maybe some sunburst platys?
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I see some good potential in here Keep up the good scaping

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thanks izabella. Anyone have any suggestions for unique community fish? I'm probably gonna go with either cardinal tetras OR the rummy nosed tetras because I think I want a big school and I dont want to crowd the middle level of the tank.
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Just an updated pic.
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Still no fish. Rescaped and added some color. We shall see how things fill in.

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One of my platys had a small batch of fry. I see about 3 survivors after a week or so. I started taking a little tank water in a cup and mixing my ferts before dosing the tank after melting a plant. Added 10the juevie cardinal tetras to the tank yesterday. Looks like about nine of them are active and unphased by the transportation/acclimation . One of them is MIA. Doing 50% water change every saturday before lights on.

Also, if anyone is still reading, i really would like some advice on plant placement. As you can see i am lost.

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