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Old 04-24-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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My very first aquarium


Hi everyone,

this aquarium has been running for 2 years and few months now(got it in Jan 2010). I finally decided to start my journal,about time right,lol.
it's nothing fancy, looks more like jungle. i replanted it few times over the time, i know it looks noobish even after the two years i had it, i just like it that way. i have learned a lot from it though, especially about the plants and their needs, i have been growing low to mid light plants. had trouble when i was using that aqueon 15w light that came with the kit, last year i finally got better light and it helped a lot and recently i have started using fertilizers and that's even better. and i have to thank this forum(YOU GUYS) for a lots of ideas!!!i also have a 10g tank, which is housing swordtail fry and some plants as well(i'll make another journal about it too later on).i want to go bigger so im currently looking for a larger tank - i'd love to have more fish and plants(it's addicting as all of you know ). i guess that's all i have to say for now. i'll be glad for any comments....

Equipment:
Aqueon 20g tank
Zoomed 2x24W light
Aqueon heater 100w
Aqueon quietflow filter 20
Gravel from petco

Fertilizers:
PPS - Pro method
Root tabs

Fish:
1x Common Pleco (Pterygoplichtys pardalis)
3x Red wag swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)
5x Sarpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)
6x Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
1x Peppered cory (Corydoras paleatus

Plants:
Amazon Swords (Echinodorus amazonicus)
Anubias barteri var. nana
Dwarf sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
Giant Vallis (Vallisneria gigantea)
Aponogeton crispus
Egeria densa
Java fern (Microsorum pteropus)
unknow plant

i took these pictures today after WC

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this is a picture of my pleco(working on a bigger tank for him). he has been with me since the beginning.


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and my cory(need to get him some friends i know)


that's all for now

JAN
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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very nice
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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nice tank, that unknown plant looks like anacharis
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nice tank, that unknown plant looks like anacharis
thanks, anacharis is egeria densa if im not mistaken. i have another one its in the back that i dont know the name... you cant really see it.
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beautiful!
only one problem that i can see: that common pleco is gonna get HUGE, and they're known for uprooting plants. a 20 gallon is way too small for it. i'd exchange or sell it if you can, and get a bristlenose pleco instead.
EDIT: actually, i noticed you only have one cory cat... they're a lot more fun/lively in groups! i'd get at least a couple more of them, maybe instead of a bristlenose. i guess that depends on how much algae you need eaten though (go for the BN if you get a lot of algae).

EDIT EDIT: my bad, didn't see you already were trying to get a bigger home for him. awesome
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Nice tank. I see that your looking for a new spot for the pleco. Also like you were saying I agree with getting more cories.
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beautiful!
only one problem that i can see: that common pleco is gonna get HUGE, and they're known for uprooting plants. a 20 gallon is way too small for it. i'd exchange or sell it if you can, and get a bristlenose pleco instead.
EDIT: actually, i noticed you only have one cory cat... they're a lot more fun/lively in groups! i'd get at least a couple more of them, maybe instead of a bristlenose. i guess that depends on how much algae you need eaten though (go for the BN if you get a lot of algae).

EDIT EDIT: my bad, didn't see you already were trying to get a bigger home for him. awesome
yeah, i know he will get huge, i really like him though, just have to get him bigger tank. i used to have 5 cory cats, but 4 of them died so i have this lonely cory now, but i'll get him some friends soon.
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Nice tank. I see that your looking for a new spot for the pleco. Also like you were saying I agree with getting more cories.
thanks. yeah i want him to have enough room so he can grow, i know he is gonna get big. yeah the cories look great when in group, just need to make some space for them. hopefully i can get some bigger tank soon.
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