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Old 02-05-2013, 02:46 AM   #946
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I must say, I really love that sword in the tank - a great focal point!
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #947
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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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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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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 AM   #948
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An updated pic of my jungle...still chugging along, 2 years, 8 months later.

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:49 AM   #949
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That is gorgeous!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #950
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How do you keep the tank algae clear in a low tech environment?

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An updated pic of my jungle...still chugging along, 2 years, 8 months later.

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #951
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Here is my 55 gallon.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #952
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prp427: I suspect you of having a beautiful tank but really want to see a better picture. Turn off all room lights at night and take a flashless picture straight on. Crop out the glaring lights from the tank. Let us see it!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #953
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My bad, lol. I'll make more of an effort and post some detail shots soon. Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #954
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My low-tech, low-light, low maintenance 54g tank just gets better and better. I keep trying to increase the level of balance in the tank by slowly adjusting feeding, etc. and trying to have any many species ( snails, shrimp, plants, worms, fish) as I can reasonably have so that the diversity helps keep the balance.

So far, so good. I am going w/c and maintenance once per month and everything is healthy and nice!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #955
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I love this thread. Always makes me
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It really is a great thread! Always a treat to look at.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #957
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Here is my 55 gallon.

Would really like to see other pics. Looks like a great looking tank!
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i love rhizome plants, easy to rescape
this is an AMAZING tank.

PLEASE, give me some details.
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this is an AMAZING tank.

PLEASE, give me some details.
Wow that is a beautiful tank!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #960
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Start up on my 20 gallon long - the tank is 6 weeks old. I'll eventually replace some of the stems, but for now, the tetras and rasboras love them.



20 gallon long
a gazillion bunches anacharis
2 bunches cabomba caroliniana
1 bunch giant hyro
2 cryptocoryne wendtii
cholla wrapped with marimo moss
1 African water fern
2 bunches water wysteria
floating pennywort and anacharis

10 harlequin rasboras
6 neon tetras

I'll eventually add 6 kuhli loaches but want to let the tank mature a bit.

Have had no measurable ammonia, nitrites or nitrates yet. I dose Flourish at each bi-weekly water change. The crypts get a root tab every four weeks.
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