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Old 10-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Introducing myself & my 90 gal Tetra tank

Just joined the forum & wanted to introduce myself & my tank. I'm an RN in a small hospital. A friend had a 90 gal tank he didn't want & I had a 20 gal long I wanted to upgrade, so he brought me the tank for a case of beer & I dug in
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I used the substrates from both tanks, added another Aquaclear 50 & let the tank settle
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I've gradually, over the past month, been adding fish & plants. I use ro water for water changes (liquid rock from the tap), no nitrates or nitrites showing on test. Have 12 black skirt tetras, 13 cardinals, 6 emerald cories & 1 plain pleco
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Plants are anubias, Javas, an Amazon sword, some water wisteria & Christmas & flame moss.
Loving this forum & looking forward to learning more!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Nice to see another person from Michigan
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Thanks! Nice to be here!

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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All plants except the back right corner behind the wisteria are real. Not really scaped, just a couple great driftwood pieces (center & back left) some seriyu rock & a couple caves that I may lose or keep. The pleco seems to like them. Lights are a couple 6000 K T8 fluourescent lights in a shoplight fixture on top of the tank. Water changes are 20% weekly, occasionally 50% if needed. So far, so good. Will be adding 12 more cardinals & calling it good for a while! I have a bunch if other large rocks I'm going to sell soon, when I get a few minutes to turn around

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:04 AM   #5
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Sounds good
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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Nice, like the way you placed things .
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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Thanks! Just playing to make a safe place for fish & plants.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:46 AM   #8
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Nice swap! A 90 gallon for a case of beer? That's awesome!
Anyway, glad you've discovered The Planted Tank forum. It's pretty cool here. Nice people.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #9
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Nice swap! Tank looks good, but why is that planting pot tag in the tank?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #10
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for a case of beer eh? not bad
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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The tags are there so I could remember the names! I suppose I should take them out. Hard to read in there anyways

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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Welcome to the site, there is a lot of great information and people on here. Wish I could get a deal like you got, must be a great friend. Just make sure you research into certain plants that have strong roots because your pleco will get big over time and may uproot smaller plants. What I did when I first started keeping plants was edit my photo of my tank, with lines running to each plant stating what each one was. This made it easier for me until I knew them by heart. If you need anything feel free to message me, and I'll try to help. Good luck with your tank down the road!!!
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... What I did when I first started keeping plants was edit my photo of my tank, with lines running to each plant stating what each one was. This made it easier for me until I knew them by heart....
That's a great tip, StraightAddicted! Thanks so much. I'm playing with it now!
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That's a great tip, StraightAddicted! Thanks so much. I'm playing with it now!
Not a problem sir, and if your going to RAOK a pleco, def look into how to ship. If its to complicated see if any pet stores will take the guy for some credit you could use towards otos, SAE, or something else.
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Great trade, nice tank.
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