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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oregon
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Question my 30gal craigslist build ...thoughts?

1 sunset hygro split up on left and right side
rotala indica spread out all over
java moss and a couple anubia's on the driftwoods
dwarf tears and microsword patches here and there
(dwarf tears not doing so good)

I dont have a pressurized co2.. i just use the API co2 liquid booster.

9 cardinal tetras
3 glowlight rasboras (1 jumped.. so down to 2)
5 cherry shrimp (1 went missing.. down to 4)
2 amano shrimp
2 baby BN pleco's

had a bunch of nerites, but after my tank started to get saturated with eggs i promptly returned them.

Thoughts on tank so far?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 09:50 PM
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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hopefully it grows out nicely.. i re arranged some of the rotalas earlier and they have some massive new roots.

this was just a quick first time build for me (was mainly for my 3 and 1 year old girls who love lookin at the shrimp and fishies!)

I went and found some cool driftwood over the weekend out in the rivers and the beach, so maybe later ill experiment with some of those
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 12:10 AM
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That tank does look nice! What kind of light are you using?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 03:21 AM
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Looks great to me, love the 30gal dimensions might use it to replace my 26
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