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Old 02-20-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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My First 55

Hello, my name is Travis and This is my first attempt at building a 55 gal, and it is my first attempt at low tech-lightly planted. If you have any suggestions or comments please do not keep them to yourselves because I have many many things I would like to improve upon on this tank. Attached is a picture of the tank.

Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus
Windelov Java Fern, - Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov
Rotala Indica - Rotala indica

These are the plants that I remember what they are off the top of my head, there are also 5 others. all are still relativity small.

My CURRENT fish in the tank (several where starters and shall go back to the 10 gal. is as follows.

1 Platy
2 Guppies
1 Red-finned Rainbow Shark
1 snail
1 ghost shrimp
3 hi-finned black skirt tetras
4 Sword tails
1 Golden Dojo Loach

So the current plan with stocking is to take out the platy, guppy and snail and replace them with more tetras and 1-2 more loaches. any ideas other then that?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Definitely get some Angels as a centerpiece. Can't go wrong. They have personality, easy to take care of and come in a variety of colors, etc.
25g Community
2 Angels, 2 Aeneus Cory
7 Neon Tetras, 7 Glowlight Tetra
2 Glass Cats
1 Spotted Raphael Catfish
1 Dwarf Bristlenose Pleco

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Only problem with angels is that they'll eat shrimp.
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