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seahawkshos040 11-30-2012 02:35 AM

38 Gallon Planted Tank
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I have kept aquariums on and off since I was a kid. This, however is my first planted. Its been up for about 3 weeks. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Im new to this.

LIGHTING: Aquatic life T5HO 10,000k, 6500k
EQUIPMENT: Aquatic Life power head, Aqueon heater, Aqueon filter 50
C02: ISTA pro kit
FISH: 13 Neons, 2 Dwarf Gouramis, 2 algae eaters, 2 barbs
PLANTS: Anubias, java fern, java moss, different swords, different grasses, and some others I cant that were recommended at the LPS

Bserve 11-30-2012 04:12 AM


tylergvolk 11-30-2012 04:16 AM

Alright! Welcome to Tpt. Any signs of algae yet? Are you adding any ferts?

seahawkshos040 11-30-2012 04:31 AM

I have a small amount of typical new tank green algae on the glass. I fertilized about 4 days ago with flourish along with a small dose of seachem macros. still trying to find the right balance. going through a mini cycle right now from the upgrade to a larger tank. ammonia is at 0 but my nitrites were around 1ppm before todays 30% pwc. been adding prime on occasion to lessen the adverse effects of the nitrites. plenty of nitrates so hopefully this stabilizes soon..

seahawkshos040 11-30-2012 04:39 AM

how often do you recommend I fert at this point?

seahawkshos040 12-01-2012 04:29 AM

update: changed to black background and added some plants and new wood. cant wait to see this turn into a jungle!

mitchfish9 12-24-2012 08:13 PM

Looking good! Especially for your first planted tank!

seahawkshos040 01-07-2013 02:13 AM

Update: A lot of new growth. added some bacopa, a moss ball, some new manzanita and a few grasses. also added 8 cherry shrimp, which are my favorite to watch (if i can find any of them).

mitchfish9 01-07-2013 10:58 PM

The jungle look is amazing! Been thinking about starting a tank just for those fire red cherry shrimp... congrats keep it up

Conrad283 01-07-2013 11:05 PM

Looks great. Awesome growth

GreenBliss 01-08-2013 01:06 AM

Your tank looks great. Lovely. :icon_smil

seahawkshos040 01-08-2013 07:08 AM

Thanks! yeah i love the cherry shrimp. although i hope they reproduce because i never see them. too many hiding places

GMYukonon24s 01-08-2013 04:15 PM

Beautiful shrimp!

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