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Old 02-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #947
Mattymo92
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Left
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My less dominant male
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My dominant male, he just looked really pretty that morning before turning the lights on
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Dominant male bolivian with the two females in the background on the left. The female in front is paired up with this male
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The Pair
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My Golden ram hiding under the banana plant.
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2 of the female Endlers and one of the males doing his mating shimmy dance in front of them (tirelessly ALL DAY LONG lol)
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My Sterbai Cory and one of my Otos on the Amazon sword

This is my first planted tank that I started after I got this tank for christmas!

It is a 25 Gallon High

Substrate: 3 inch layer of a mixture of black flourite sand, caribsee black floramax, and a light dusting of peat moss all mixed together. This is all capped with a .5"-1" layer of caribsea white sand ( silica sand I think).

Filter: Aqueon QuietFlow 30 with surface skimmer added.

Heater: Aqueon 100 watt heater

Lighting: 2 Aqueon duel t5NO fixtures each with one 14 watt colormax bulb and one 14 watt 6700k daylight bulb... So a total of 4 bulbs at 14 watts each

Ferts: Flourish tabs and API root tabs, Flourish comprehensive, Flourish Iron, Flourish Potassium, API CO2 booster ( all dosed as recommended)

Flora:
Anacharis
Corkscrew vals
lobelia Cardinalis
ludwigia repens
amazon sword
green tiger lotus
dwarf hair grass
melon sword
anubias nana
java fern
java moss
crypt lucens
moneywort
Banana plant
and one tiny bit still left of a failed attempt at HC

Fauna: ( I know, I know its a little over stocked... I was excited lol oops)
4 Bolivian rams (2 male, 2 female, one breeding pair out of the 4)
1 Golden ram (1 male, the female did not make it)
1 Sterbai cory
1 Julii cory
6 Endler's livebearers (3 female pure strain, 2 male pure, 1 male "cobra" hybrid)
2 Otos
1 Ivory mystery snail
3 Amano shrimp

Let me know what you all think!

- Matt M.
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