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User purgatori27
Size 55 gallon
Date Started May 2007
Lighting One double strip light and 2 single 15 gallon lights over glass canopies
Equipment Magnum 350 Pro running with carbon as well as a bag of Purigen
CO2 None
Substrate Eco-Complete
Parameters pH stays at 7.0
Fertilization Half doses of Flourish one or twice a month, and a few plant tabs every other water change. I also use Blackwater Extract by Kent. I also use Indian Almond leaves on occasion in this tank (always use them in my shrimp tanks)
Plants Hornwort, Red Ludwigia, Cabomba, Anacharis, Java Fern, Java Moss, Flame Moss, Amazon Swords, Aponogeton crispus, Red Dwarf Lilly, Anubias barteri 'Nana', Italian Val. Now it also has Corkscrew Val, Wisteria, Melon Sword, Foxtail, and some type of Hygro.
Inhabitants 18 Cardinal Tetras, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 3 Melanotaenia praecox (yes, I know they'll interbreed), 1 Jumbo Neon Tetra, 1 Sunset mix Platy, 4 Albino Aeneus Cories, 3 Emerald Green (Brochis Splendens) Cories, 3 Palateus or Peppered Cories, 1 Julii Cory, about a dozen Cherry Shrimp, 5 Bamboo Shrimp, 1 huge female purple Apple Snail, Red-Rimmed Melania (MTS) snails, Quilted Melania (Tarebia granifera), and Melanoides turricula (another type of MTS snail). When this pic was taken, there were also a rack of Platies, 1 female Synodontis eupterus, 2 Clown Loaches, and 2 Eastern Red Spotted Newts. They have since been moved to a home where they no longer destroy my plants and eat my shrimp.
Comments Water changes are done every week to 2 weeks.
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