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29 gallon Anubias/Java fern Tank

Hello i been a long term hobbyist keeping tanks for over 10 years. I have been working on this low tech Anubias/Java fern tank for about the last 4 months or so. Its still a work in progress as i have not gathered all the anubias petite i would like for the foreground. I need approximately 25-30 more to fill the foreground in a compact manner. If anyone knows of good places to get some anubias petites please do share.

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Filtration- Eheim classic 2215-37 + Aquaclear 30

Lighting- Current USA satellite LED plus and Current USA single ramp time (Sunrise begins at 11:30am and sunset begins at 10:30pm)

Feeding- Elos sv.B pellet, Elos Spirulina plus pellet, Omega One Super color flakes, Hikari Mini Algae Wafers, Hikari Frozen brine shrimp, Hikari frozen spirulina Brine shrimp, Hikari Frozen bloodworms (twice a week flakes and pellets are supplemented with vita-chem for more vitamins prior to the weeks water change).

Fertilization- Flourish excel, Flourish iron, Flourish trace, Flourish Comprehensive supplements, Microbe-lift bloom and grow.

Water changes- 30% on Tuesday and 50% on Fridays along with Seachem Prime.

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How is everything planted?
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How is everything planted?
Well majority of it is held down by sinkers and the anubias that have rooted strongly have their roots submerged only. I make sure all the rhizomes are not submerged. The petites are the most difficult to plant as they took a while to develop strong roots and i am not aware of sinkers that tiny being sold.
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Why not use small stones? They are free.
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Why not use small stones? They are free.
Use small stones in the sense of tying it down to them? I prefer to not use stones and my current petites have strong roots to stay rooted to the foreground. I am receiving approximately 9 more petites in the mail soon along with 13 more nana's.
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Looks nice, good work.
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Nice tank! I love anubias, they are my favorite plant!
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go for petite carpet!
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go for petite carpet!
Slowly getting there. It will be a very expensive adventure but a very worthwhile one. I got each petite for 5 dollars. Having 12 of them which are true petites at that, when many sellers usually send you something that is not a true petite. If you know of any respectable sources to buy some at a fair price please pass along the info.
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Moved the 3 angelfish to my 75 in order to add amano shrimp without the fear of them picking on them. Will be adding 3 electric blue rams in their place in a couple of weeks. After they have gone quarantine.
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Your plants look good in there.

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Looks very nice, maybe just a bit crowded? I'm sure the extra filtration + frequent water changes more than make up for it though.
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Looks very nice, maybe just a bit crowded? I'm sure the extra filtration + frequent water changes more than make up for it though.
I have always stocked my tanks fairly high in fish. But all the fishes i have are small. The largest ones does not exceed 3 inches and majority are 1 inch- 1.5 inches. The Electric Blue ram trio that i want to add will be the largest fish in the tank by a long shot in terms of body shape and bioload. Plants do a pretty good job in helping filter stuff out i might add I test my water prior to every water change and nitrates never exceed 0.5ppm.
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Since i am far from getting the petite carpet i would like i decided to spread them out in a straight line in the very front of all the larger anubias. Here is an updated picture.



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How many plants (separate rhizomes) do you have in there?! So much lush plants! I hope my 10 gallon gets that dense some day, I'm too cheap to buy 3x more plants to fill it in so just letting it grow out slowly.
Beautiful simplicity for plant layout btw!
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