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knuggs 03-14-2007 03:17 AM

Knuggs 29G Community tank
 
Size: 29 gallon
Date Started: 03/07/07
Lighting: 1 Flora Glo 25 watt
Equipment: Powerclear30 powerhead, Aquaclear50 filter, and an Radiant heater.
CO2: DIY w/ Bubble counter
Substrate: Eco-complete
Water Parameters: 6.5ph 77 F
Fertilization: Plant Tabbs, Plant Gro sticks, and Plant Gro iron enrichment.
Plants: Coffefolia Anubias, Java Fern, Corkscrew Vallisinia, Amazon Sword, and Micro Sword.
Inhabitants: Pair of Golden Killies, 2 Rainbow Celebrese, 3 Blue Tetras, 4 Bloodfins, 3 Black Neons, 3 Red-Eye Tetras, 2 White Clouds, 1 Glass X-ray Tetra, 3 Otto's, 5 guppies, and a bumblee goby. Also some Ghost shrimp, Ramshorn snail, and an Apple snail .
Comments: The piece of coral looking rock in the right hand corner came from a creek out in the middle of nowhere in Indiana. If any one knows what it is let me know.

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Hopefully it will grow out! What do you think?

Jessica 03-14-2007 03:17 PM

I think you have a very nice start! The one thing I would suggest is to off-center your sword plant to avoid 'intentional symmetry'. Maybe more stem plants, too.

I love what you did with the slope!

eklikewhoa 03-14-2007 03:26 PM

Another thing to look into is more lighting.

scilence 03-14-2007 08:55 PM

looks good...is this tank brackish?

RESGuy 03-14-2007 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scilence (Post 388784)
looks good...is this tank brackish?

I don't think it is. I am quite sure it is freshwater. I am sure you asking because of the addition of the coral. But the coral is not alive in the tank ;)

scilence 03-15-2007 12:37 AM

i was wondering because he seems to be mixing some brackish fish with freshwater ones. the bumblebee goby is definitely brackish...he wont do to well if your tankis completely freshwater and your other ones wont do to well if you make it brackish....hmmm.

knuggs 03-15-2007 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scilence (Post 388896)
i was wondering because he seems to be mixing some brackish fish with freshwater ones. the bumblebee goby is definitely brackish...he wont do to well if your tankis completely freshwater and your other ones wont do to well if you make it brackish....hmmm.

I use completely freshwater R/O. I bought a bumblee goby more for a test. I've had him for 6 months now and he's stay colorful.

knuggs 03-15-2007 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RESGuy (Post 388825)
I don't think it is. I am quite sure it is freshwater. I am sure you asking because of the addition of the coral. But the coral is not alive in the tank ;)

The coral, rock, or fossil(who knows) actually came out of a creek in Indiana in the middle of nowhere. I was probably about 12 yrs old and stumble acrossed it and kept it since. Its kinda shaped like a big clam and the bottom doesn't pertrude like the top, it smoother and dark greyish. I wish I could find out what it really is, but where do you start. Anyway if anyone knows or thinks they know of what it could be let me know

dufus 03-15-2007 01:46 AM

I wouls start with more lighting, then get rid of those GW killers-um i mean ies.
they will grow to eat your smaller fish.

mascencerro 03-16-2007 10:53 AM

I just redid the substrate in my 29 from peat/litter/sand to eco yesterday. I'll be following to compare growth of that micro sword with your 25w light to my 101w total light. :)

looks good btw.

RESGuy 03-16-2007 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knuggs (Post 388921)
The coral, rock, or fossil(who knows) actually came out of a creek in Indiana in the middle of nowhere. I was probably about 12 yrs old and stumble acrossed it and kept it since. Its kinda shaped like a big clam and the bottom doesn't pertrude like the top, it smoother and dark greyish. I wish I could find out what it really is, but where do you start. Anyway if anyone knows or thinks they know of what it could be let me know

Wow that is really cool:cool: Maybe some people over in the Indiana Forum could help you out if you provide a picture?

knuggs 04-20-2007 06:59 AM

updates on my tank
 
Here is the update on my first tank


The amazon sword is about to bust out of the tank.

http://www.plantedtank.net/imagehost...pload/1015.jpg

This plant is a new addition, kept in this tank til I get my other 30 going. I not sure what plant it is looks like a type of sword?

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The micro sword growing slow but steady.

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My killifish doing dirty deeds on a piece of riccia I got from Yoink.

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knuggs 04-20-2007 08:54 AM

So far Iíve found out that Indiana use to be a inland sea millions of years ago. I going to take it to a local university this week to see what they say. That would be crazy if it is actually that old.

Top View

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Bottom View

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Back-Side View

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Close-up

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vollphann 04-22-2007 03:40 AM

I may be totally off base, but as a kid I spent many a day in the creeks(or cricks...depending on what part of the world you're from) and rock piles here in TN and I found pieces like that here too. Its fossilized coral. I have no idea its effect upon aquarium water, but your tank looks good. I was big into dinosaurs and fossils as a kid, still love to see the newly discovered bones of the past. Ben...ps-let me know if I'm wrong about the fossil.

dufus 04-22-2007 02:37 PM

well, if it is fossilized coral, it will probally make your ph raise a bunch.


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