Made some changes to the tank today.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Made some changes to the tank today.


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Went to Petco today for some black background and solution. Wound up getting a couple of plants.

Had a couple rocks like this. I used them as a little retaining wall to keep the substrate piled up against the back corner of the tank. Worked well.



Looks so much better than before.






New light and air pump timers.




DIY CO2


The diffuser is right under one of my 2 HOBs on this tank so the water pouring in forces the CO2 that doesn't dissolve on the way up back down into the tank.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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/your plants wont last long in that tank with your yellow lab, it will also nip at your neons also. Mbunas need a lot of rock work to establish their territories thats why you should never keep african cichlids in a planted tank
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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/your plants wont last long in that tank with your yellow lab, it will also nip at your neons also. Mbunas need a lot of rock work to establish their territories thats why you should never keep african cichlids in a planted tank
It's still tiny so it's okay for now. Right now it doesn't bother the tetras or my ADF. He does move gravel around a bit but he's not able to pull any plants up. I bought him before I really knew much about them or about planted tanks. I was attracted to the color. I'll be giving it away before too long and adding some hatchetfish or some other plant friendly community fish.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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Plants are looking good, and the DIY CO2 seems to be spewing!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:45 AM   #5
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what are those tall plants to the right? are they aponogetons?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Plants are looking good, and the DIY CO2 seems to be spewing!
Yeah it does pretty good. I have a drop checker on the way to see exactly how much I'm getting in the water.

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what are those tall plants to the right? are they aponogetons?
Yep. Grew them from bulbs.




Also, this morning I woke up and found a tetra head floating around the tank. So much for my yellow not being big enough to bother my fish. Weird though. He must just not care for frogs because he never touches him. So he's going to be returned today I think.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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Tank looks great, the background makes it pop

Too bad for a tetra but just a matter of time...

Kudos for taking the fish back though and hope to see more of your tank!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Yep. Grew them from bulbs.
I have those same ones, but mine are too tall for my tank they are great plants though and one of mine just flowered
nice tank btw
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