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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Small-fish's 20 gal(updated 7/31/09 56k no wai!)

Here is my 20 gallon tall newly planted tank.

Lighting: 65 watt coralife compact fluorescent
C02: DIY
Filter: eheim 2215
Substrate: sand
Inhabitants:assorted tetras and harlequin rasboras
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updated equipment and livestock 7-31-09





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I would put all the swords in the same area. Move the small one towards to front left of the tank and that big one near the filter. Line them up to form like a curving motion if that makes any sense lol. That fern thing you can drape on the wood so that'll free up more room for carpeting plants.

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if i were to do that is it alright if the plants are steadily overlapping each other??
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if i were to do that is it alright if the plants are steadily overlapping each other??
Yeah because they should be growing at the same rate since they are all swords. If its possible space them out to give them room to grow/fill in.

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Looks very clean, but the positioning could use some work IMO. I would put those swords in the back of the tank, and if that is some type of grass in the back, move it to the front.

Also, is that first oto in your picture a different kind of oto? It looks wierd compared to all of the others I've seen... almost like a zebra oto, but not quite.

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Looking good! That plant to the far right looks like the one I got from petsmart a few years ago that was non aquatic I later found out.


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Looks very clean, but the positioning could use some work IMO. I would put those swords in the back of the tank, and if that is some type of grass in the back, move it to the front.

Also, is that first oto in your picture a different kind of oto? It looks wierd compared to all of the others I've seen... almost like a zebra oto, but not quite.
that grass in the back is in fact jungle val so it will grow tall. and i know i suck at aquascaping.

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Looking good! That plant to the far right looks like the one I got from petsmart a few years ago that was non aquatic I later found out.
you are in fact right, good call
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well today two of my otos died, they had red blood dots on them, i have no idea what went wrong. and one of my cherry barbs looks ill also. this next weekend i am going to try and find an ehiem 2213 and switch my substrate to eco complete.
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well the tank ended up crashing lost everything, i am in the process of cycling again and will update again.


here is how it sits now. quick iphone pic
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Did you do any water testing to see why the crash happened? What are the levels now?
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yeah everything was normal, it was some sort of fast spreading disease, when i got home all of my fish were goners. right now the levels are all 0 seeing as how i just set it up.
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Just a thought in case you overlooked it. In order for a tank to cycle you need to put something in it like some filter media or at least some water from an established tank, add a bottled bacteria solution, or a hardy fish to prompt ammonia/nitrite cycle.
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Just a thought in case you overlooked it. In order for a tank to cycle you need to put something in it like some filter media or at least some water from an established tank, add a bottled bacteria solution, or a hardy fish to prompt ammonia/nitrite cycle.
I'm working on it. I literally just got done setting it up, tomorrow if the roads are clear i am going to look for pure ammonia(i actually redid the tank Thursday, had to buy all new stuff again due to using ammonia with surfectants.) or throw in a platy pair.
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