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10-19-2013 12:24 AM
AntiSoberSam


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10-18-2013 07:27 PM
AntiSoberSam Plants are coming along nicely. My broad leaf chains are throwing out runners. Crypts are looking good as well as the Anubias,java ferns amazon sword, and Val. Most of my Narrowleaf Ludwigia melted along with the moneywort. Any suggestions or advice on the placement of my plants? I'm thinking of moving some chain swords to the front left of the tank and moving the dwarf subulata to my 25g tank. I'd rather rearrange them before I introduce livestock.


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10-04-2013 11:20 PM
AntiSoberSam Water is finally clearing up. All of my moneywort melted...oh well. I wasn't very fond of it anyway.
09-28-2013 07:49 PM
AntiSoberSam
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Originally Posted by Italionstallion888 View Post
I dig the rock with the plants added, nice work
Thanks! I might still move some things around. I'm open to suggestions once I can get this water more clear and you can actually see all the plants.
09-27-2013 04:04 PM
Italionstallion888 I dig the rock with the plants added, nice work
09-27-2013 01:59 PM
AntiSoberSam Got the Plants in. Waiting for the water to clear up...
09-26-2013 10:44 PM
AntiSoberSam Also got a pair of aquascaping tweezers.
09-26-2013 10:38 PM
AntiSoberSam Just got back from the store with:

Broad leaf chain sword (echinodorus quadricostatus) x 3 (7 Total)
Petchii (Cryptocoryne petchii) x 2 (6 total)
Frazeri (Anubias x.) x 2
Dwarf Subulata (Sagitteria Subulata) x 8
Red Wendtii (cryptocoryne wendtii) x 3
Red Jungle Val (Vallisneria gigantee marmor) x 4
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) x 2 (3 total)

now to get planting...
09-25-2013 07:06 PM
AntiSoberSam
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Originally Posted by Italionstallion888 View Post
The plants are going to be the make or break for this tank.
You got that right! Seeing the list above, what else would you recommend/suggest?
09-25-2013 07:00 PM
Italionstallion888 The plants are going to be the make or break for this tank.
09-25-2013 06:54 PM
AntiSoberSam Just purchased some plants. Here is a list of what I have to start (I know I need more)

Moneywort x 3
Jungle Val x 3
Java fern x 1
Petchii x 4
Broad leaf Chain Sword x 4
Narrow Leaf Ludwigia x 3
1 Amazon Sword I will be pulling from my 25g tank

pics to follow soon
09-25-2013 06:46 PM
AntiSoberSam I know so far I've been getting flack for the big rainbow rock. I arranged and glued the rocks on the right side to try and get the curve of the big rock to flow with the right side. Getting better?
09-25-2013 06:41 PM
AntiSoberSam
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Originally Posted by Nestle_ View Post
I like the small ones on the right, get some anubius or java ferns going on them, I think nubius' will look better
ditch the big rock completely. Find a good piece of driftwood that helps create a different look from the rocks, while creating more habitat.

As for fish, something like german blue rams will love I mean just LOVE those small caves in the rocks on the right. But wait to get them till the tank has been running for a while.

Once it's planted I suggest working on getting a good school of tetra's going, whether is be the commons like neons, rummys, or cardinals. They all look good and are easy to find.
Angelfish are a good choice too, they'll do great in a planted tank. At most go with 4 or 5, and get them young. Even if you find a local breeder, getting some as small as a quarter is not a bad idea. I find that this size helps them in the long run: deal with the tank perim's that you are keeping, learn to live with the other inhabitants, and have more personality then if you get adult's.

I'm sure you've seen this before, but get the plants going on a good setup with ferts/lights/co2 before you start throwing in fish. Also, if you're looking for a good cleaner, I highly suggest albino bristlenose plecos, constantly cleaning, actually look good, stay small, not bully's.
Just my opinion.
Lol everyone dislikes the big rock. For now it has to stay until my 75 g tank is free. I have a 25g tank which I will be transferring some of the fish to this tank. I do like the blue rams so you will probably see them in the tank in the future

Fish to be transferred from 25g:

2 black marbled Angelfish (got them at about quarter size)
Rainbow Shark
Panda Garra
Pelvicachromis taeniatus aka Moliwe
09-24-2013 11:09 PM
Nestle_ I like the small ones on the right, get some anubius or java ferns going on them, I think nubius' will look better
ditch the big rock completely. Find a good piece of driftwood that helps create a different look from the rocks, while creating more habitat.

As for fish, something like german blue rams will love I mean just LOVE those small caves in the rocks on the right. But wait to get them till the tank has been running for a while.

Once it's planted I suggest working on getting a good school of tetra's going, whether is be the commons like neons, rummys, or cardinals. They all look good and are easy to find.
Angelfish are a good choice too, they'll do great in a planted tank. At most go with 4 or 5, and get them young. Even if you find a local breeder, getting some as small as a quarter is not a bad idea. I find that this size helps them in the long run: deal with the tank perim's that you are keeping, learn to live with the other inhabitants, and have more personality then if you get adult's.

I'm sure you've seen this before, but get the plants going on a good setup with ferts/lights/co2 before you start throwing in fish. Also, if you're looking for a good cleaner, I highly suggest albino bristlenose plecos, constantly cleaning, actually look good, stay small, not bully's.
Just my opinion.
09-24-2013 10:46 PM
AntiSoberSam I guess with the rock I am going to go for plants that will even out the overall look of the tank.
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