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Old 02-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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So, having one tank is never enough, it would seem!

I pulled an old 15G out of the garage after finding an extra bag of substrate and got to work! I had plenty of unused, extra plants from trimming and moving plants from my leaky Biocube. I have this terrible tendency to get too many species and then have a plant collection rather than an organized aquascape, so this extra tank allows me to place my trimmings and extras elsewhere . That's how I justify it, anyway.

Tank specs:
Dimensions: 24"x12"x12"
Substrate: API First Layer Laterite and Eco-Complete
Filtration: Hagen AquaClear 20 (x2) (HOB)
CO2: Fluval 88g CO2 pressurized system
Lighting: 4x14w T5 Lighting, 3 6700k bulbs and 1 pink Floramax bulb

I am feeding my two little otos some zucchini at the moment, so I'll post photos later on.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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UPDATE: Pictures!

I haven't finished fully planting, but here's a full tank shot of what I have so far:


I plan on planting something red behind the wood in addition to the green rotalas that are there. In addition, I'm adding some Blyxa to a few spots I left open in the front, and I'm going to have a glosso carpet, probably with a path of substrate left bare in the center.

And these are my inhabitants. I read that guppies were hardy, so I'm cycling my tank with them and using prime regularly to ensure that they are as healthy as possible. I really love the coloration of these. It's a shame I don't have another tank to raise babies in Maybe a few will survive out of every couple of spawns. Lol. Probably not though :P





As always, comments and critiques are appreciated.

Thank you for looking!
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Well, this WAS fast. Every single female guppy has a black mass under their bellies. Looks like we'll have babies. :P
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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nice way to put an old tank to use
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:41 AM   #5
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UPDATE: Picture!

The tank is mostly planted now. Added the glosso, Blyxa, and Lobelia Cardinalis. I have some extra E. Vesuvius in my 27G that I might work into this scape somewhere as well.



Any comments, critiques, and suggestions are, as always, appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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Great way to justify. Looks awesome.
Does your nerite go after the zucchini too?
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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The nerites are new, so I havent dropped in more zucchini yet. I probably will tomorrow though, so I'll find out! :P The guppies seem to like it as much as the otos do. They're such piggyfish.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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UPDATE: (Again)

Babies!

Seems one of my females was VERY pregnant when I got her.. Today I have found, so far, 5 surviving fry. I set up a 2.5 gallon that I had in the garage, and I scooped them out and put them in there. I've never raised fry before, and I imagine it won't be easy with an uncycled tank.. But I'll try. If they stay in the 15 gallon, theyll definitely be eaten. I have a betta in the tank, who is rather peaceful with the adult guppies, but he has a very fat belly today, and I haven't fed them yet. ~_~

Any tips on raising baby guppies is appreciated

Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:05 AM   #9
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7 babies now.. ~_~ My my, I hope they survive!
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Congrats!
By the way how many tanks do you have in your garage?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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Haha. Good question :P

When I was doing planted tanks for the first time 4 years ago I had a 29G. a 15g, a 10g, and a 2.5g. :P

I have my 27 cube, my 15g, and now a 2.5g set up..
And I have a 14g Biocube waiting to be repaired..

And I have an Aqueon Evolve for another betta of mine. :P That is actually getting replanted today :P I want to save all the bettas in the little blue containers.. So I have a lot of nano-sized tanks, it seems :P I just feel so sorry for them


Yay, tanks!
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