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Old 05-14-2011, 03:32 AM   #1
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55 gallon mud tank ( won't be 56k friendly for long)


Tank:55 gallon rimless tank
Light:2- 2x24 watt t5ho lights from odyssea
Filter:Odyssea 500 gph filter
Substrate:Approx 1 inch of mts,capped with black blasting grit

Fauna:
6-Angelfish to start with (hopefully ending up eith one breeding pair
2-My breeding pair of german blue rams
10-albino corydoras?
3- Albino Bristlenosed pleco trio?


Flora:
Various sword plant

(need more plant suggestions)
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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anyone have plant suggestions? i know i want a jungle,so there will be 3 large swords,(left,middle,right),what else makes a jungle
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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3 large swords? i dont think you'll have room for much else once they grow up. looking forward to pics!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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maybe just one on each side then?

what fill plant would you suggest anyways?
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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What is a mud tank? I see that title often.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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What is a mud tank? I see that title often.

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It's another term for soil substrate
Op mentioned using MTS (minerised top soil) in the tank stats.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:24 AM   #7
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One in a 55 will bust it at the seems if you are talking most swords. Look for the smaller varieties. I had an amazon literally out grow my 55. You can see it in my earlier journal pictures. If you are wanting a jungle tank, you can't go wrong with hygros.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
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Why swords stay small? Mehh, hygros don't amuse me enough.


On the otherhand I got my mts soaking today! 80lbs total!
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