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Old 09-01-2014, 12:59 AM   #1
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50G High Tech Reboot

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Filtration:
50G 36x18x18 Aquarium
Hydor Professional 450 Canister Filter

CO2:
GLA Pro-1 CO2 Regulator
20lb Steel CO2 Tank
Sera Flore Reactor

Substrate:
40lbs Eco-Complete
40lbs medium-fine grained sand
10lbs Azoo Plant Grower Bed
20lbs River Pebbles (substrate cap)

Hardscape:
2 Pieces Spider Driftwood
7 small pieces of rock

Flora/Fauna

Plants:
Telanthera Plant - Tissue Cultured
Staurogyne repens - Tissue Cultured
Dwarf Hairgrass - Tissue Cultured
Glosso
Corkscrew Val
Jungle Val
Hygrophila corymbosa var. 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'
Nesaea sp. red
Whorled Pennyworth
Hydrocotyle dissecta
Pogostemon Helferi
Bacopa monnieri
Blyxa Japonica
Rotala Wallichii
Rotala Rotundifolia
Ludwigia Repens
Tiger Lotus
Hemianthus micranthemoides


Fish:
Longfin BN Pleco x1
Apistogramma Cacatuoides: 4 males, 7 females. (1.5" specimens)
Neon Tetras x4
Cardinal Tetras x4
Gold Tetras x6
Khuli Loach x6

Other:
Red Cherry Shrimp x4
Amano Shrimp x4
Trumpet Snail x2






















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Old 09-01-2014, 08:30 AM   #2
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your tank is way overstocked
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:23 AM   #3
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+1 on the overstocked comment.
Sorry if you might think of this as haughty or overbearing, but I find that the less overstocked a tank is (especially if we're talking about cichlids), the better the plants respond.
Sometimes having a good planted tank is all about finding a balance, and your livestock is definitely part of the checklist.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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your tank is way overstocked
Wouldn't that depend on the filter's assimilation capacity? I mean, its only overstocked if the fish are unhappy or the water conditions cannot be met correct?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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I appreciate the feedback guys, the pair of melon discus in the first pic are gone, the 3 that are there are small, about an inch diameter.
The tetras are about 1.5cm and all the plecos are less than 2".
I have experience with monster fish tanks so stocking is something I keep an eye on, if the fish are stressing (by any sign) decrease stock. The majority of fish in here will be gone soon, I plan on keeping just the tetras and plecos.
After viewing other tank journals (and awaiting additional light fixtures), i'm thinking about redoing the scaping.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #6
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why will you rescape, I think yours is lovely? discus need to go though, no sense in raising discus in a planted tank, it will only stunt them. the angels look beautiful!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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Thank you jmf3460
i'm getting a new stand for the tank so i'll have to rescape eventually. i'm adding two more finnex fixtures today so i'll be able to grow different plants, this isn't the scape I planned initially so i'll redo it now
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:56 AM   #8
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http://youtu.be/vCV23E0A5us

Finnex Planted+, Ray2 and Monster Ray
Installed a Sera Flore reactor today.
I'm very pleased.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:23 AM   #9
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Redid the tank, last night into today.

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Old 09-08-2014, 02:45 PM   #10
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Day 1 after reboot.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:48 AM   #11
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Day 2
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First post updated with new build.
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Day 15: http://youtu.be/RSluDe-4ncw
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Day 21:



(I removed all the "tomato plant" and replaced it with Rotala Wallichii and Rotala Rotundifolia)

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Day 30: 7-10-2014
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