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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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My 1st Planted 55G

My first planted 55G. Just thought I would share.

Started 3/29/2006


I know pathetic, right?

7/23/2006



Added Amazon, Java Fern, Anubias Nana & Brazilian Sword

5/22/2007



AMAZON JUNGLE . Still have the original plants minus the Brazilian sword.

5/27/2007



Left Side:


Red Ludwigia & Flame moss (thanks MikeNas102 added).
Right Side:



AMAZON JUNGLE!!!!

I'm selling most of my Amazon now to make room for the Eleocharis ''parvula'' , Wisteria, Watersprite, Java Moss & Marimo Balls. I will update when I get the rest of the plants.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 02:43 AM
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I like it! It is simplistic, but still looks pretty good.
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Thanks, Gerald.

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4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
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UPDATED: 5/29/2007

As you can see got rid of most of the Amazon Swords. Planning to put some carpeting type plants in front of the driftwood. And probably trade the BN Pleco for some more Otto's.



Any other suggestions of any other plants that would be good w/ the setup I have? Thanks.

55G Planted Freshwater
4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
Coralife 4-65W 6700K ,Tubo Twist 9W UV
5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller
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Well redid again:



Added baseball size Marimo Ball & Java Moss w/c I tied to the rock. And a few stem plants. Planning to add some Dwarf Hairgrass for the front right side.

55G Planted Freshwater
4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
Coralife 4-65W 6700K ,Tubo Twist 9W UV
5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller
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looks good bro all you need to do is add a black background
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 04:12 AM
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I would get rid of that bio wheel they are notorious for outgassing co2


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Eeee parriot fish, i dotn leik teh unatural look fo them, dont they reck your plants.

nice setup.
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Updated 7/1/2007

UPDATED: 7/1/2007- Before I added the Driftwood



W/ the new driftwood in the tank. I think it looks nice if i do say so myself



Here is the left side: (w/ the 2 remaining Amazon Sword, L. Repens, Java Fern & Moss, Vals & that stem plant on the very left corner *ID pls.*



Here is the right side: (D. Hairgrass, Flame Moss, Nana, Java Windelov, Baseball Marimo Ball )



Just thought I'd share. Pls. feel free w/ any suggestions. Thanks.

55G Planted Freshwater
4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
Coralife 4-65W 6700K ,Tubo Twist 9W UV
5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller
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Are you injecting CO2?

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Are you injecting CO2?
Yes, 5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller . Thanks.

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4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
Coralife 4-65W 6700K ,Tubo Twist 9W UV
5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller
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looks good bro all you need to do is add a black background
Agreed you can see all of your equipment, not appealing. Plus it will bring out your fish and plant color alot more. I think you'll be happy you did it.
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Gr8 Changes. nice tank!!!!!!!!!!
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I also like the changes you've made to this tank. It looks great. I am also surprised that your parrots have LET you do the planted tank thing. I remember mine had half of the 50g they were in dug up down to the glass bottom.

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I also like the changes you've made to this tank. It looks great. I am also surprised that your parrots have LET you do the planted tank thing. I remember mine had half of the 50g they were in dug up down to the glass bottom.

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Yeah, mine did that also. I just put the gravel back on the place where they dig. Now the only place they like to dig is in their house (cave) .

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4-Blood Parrot,5-Spotted & 2-Albino Cory,
8-Ottos,3-SAE
A.Sword,J.Fern,A.Nana,Vals,B.Pennyworth,R.Ludwigia ,R.Indica,Flame&JavaMoss,Bacopa
Emperor 400,Filstar XP3,200W Heater,Rena 400 Pump
Coralife 4-65W 6700K ,Tubo Twist 9W UV
5LB Pressurized CO2 System w/ SMS122 PH Controller
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