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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-18-2013, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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New tank build

I am starting up my old 55gal over the next week or two and would love some opinions. I am planning on doing a low tech planted tank. I have Eco complete substrate and 108watt t5.

What I am hoping to do is a tank that is relatively amazonian based so hopefully get plants and fish from similar regions and such.

For fish I was thinking

6 angels
12 rummy nose tetras
6 Cory's
2 rams

For plants

Sword plants

I really haven't had any experience in the plant department so It's been tough so far for me to decide on quality plants for my tank build. I also am not sure if it would be wise to add more fish the list I have started but I would love a nicely filled in tank with lots of variety. Also back in the day when I had my last freshwater tank it seemed like having a Plecoptera was an essential part of algae control is this still the case?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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I am really having trouble figuring out my plant list are there a decent amount of plants from south America? I know crypts aren't s. American but its been tough finding a nice variety any suggestions would be much appreciated....
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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So I think I'm off to a nice start I hope... Didn't love the look of a planted tank with only South American plants do this is my start hoping the lace wasn't a stupid Purchase.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be great
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