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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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55 Gallon Low Tech

Java ferns, crypts, amazon sword, java moss, dwarf sag and annubis.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 02:30 PM
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Nice job! The tank looks good.

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Thanks!

I would like to hear some critiques because this is my second month into this and I'm very interested in hearing responses.

I plan on removing some of the rocks in the middle and placing the driftwood that is currently floating.
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Your welcome.

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Could you brighten the photos a bit in Photoshop or similar so we can see a little better?

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Brighter...

At the base of this piece of wood there is trident java and on either side three types of crypts with dwarf sag in front and needle leaf in the rear amazon sword also on the far right
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blue -amazon sword
red-crypt
yellow -java
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couple of the inhabitants. one my snail has laid a clutch
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updated photo

added chinesis and I expect african water fern and some lace java in the mail tomorrow
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Update

Added wisteria and Limnophila aromatica

Changed out smaller HOB for Eheim 2217 and it makes a huge difference!

Changed lighting to Coralife 48" T5ho
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new pics

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I really like the layout but your cichlids are going to keep you busy with their excavating. It also looked like one of those cichlids was a mbuna which notoriously are hard on plants due to their vegetarian nature.
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I really like the layout but your cichlids are going to keep you busy with their excavating. It also looked like one of those cichlids was a mbuna which notoriously are hard on plants due to their vegetarian nature.
They really don't. I have had to change my layout to accommodate them for sure, but after a few months I don't replant uprooted things very often.
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what type of light is it? A T5HO 2 or 4 bulb light? Total Wattage??

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