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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Noah's Noob Tank.

Well, the tank has been setup since the last week of Nov. It is my second planted tank, the first was a little 10 gal. Which I have torn down now (wife only lets me have one tank at a time lol.)

I have one Coralife 30" T-5 no fixture, and the stock 24" T-8 fixture.
I have been dosing Flourish Comprehensive, and Flourish Excel per instructions.

The plants include.
Amazon Sword
Brazilian Micro Sword
Red Flame Sword
Dwarf Hairgrass
Anubias Nana
Java Moss
Cryptocoryne parva
Four Leaf Clover, Water Shamrock
Anacharis (Egeria densa)
Pygmy Chain Sword
Brazilian Micro Sword
Carolina Fanwort
Blood Stargrass
Crypt Wendtii (red)
Tiger Lotus
Moss Ball
Anubias Nana

My critters include
7 Neon Tetras (adding a few more soon)
10 Glow light Tetras
7 Zebra Danios
3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows
9 Cherry shrimp (two berried, plenty of moss to hide youngins)
6 Amano Shrimp.


A few of the plants will come out, they were a test to see if they would grow, but they are not doing as well. I also have two plants I cannot identify, one is a Crypt, the other I have no idea. I love my Radican sword and my Red Flame Sword, they seem to be growing well. I did have Money Wort, but it melted when I started dosing the Excel. although my Anacharis did not lol.

Any help with the plants would be welcome. The plant selection around here is kind of slim, and I cannot afford shipping at this time.


The fake stump on the right is loved by my Amano and Cherry shrimp. I will probably remove the HOB filter here in the next week now that the tank is cycled, it was used to seed the tank when I moved things from the 10 gal.


This is my unidentified Crypt. It was just labeled Crypt. at the LFS


This is my other identified plant. It does not seem to be a stem plant, it had quite a root system when I planted it in the tank. I forgot to write down the name when I purchased it to replace my melted Money Wort.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions, and help.

My digital camera is broken, so I had to take the pictures with my Iphone.
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Nice tank...
How big is the tank?
Depending on the size, maybe you could add a crayfish or snails...
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Nice tank...
How big is the tank?
Depending on the size, maybe you could add a crayfish or snails...
The tank is a 36 gal. bow front. It has changed a bit in the past couple weeks. I have added some creeping jenny, rid myself of the Camboba and replaced it with a very nice Val. Added some Water Wisteria and a larger Lilly. I have tons of shrimp, so a crayfish might come into conflict, not to mention that most cray fish will destroy the plants.

I will post some updated pictures soon.
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Oh ok... Looking forward to seeing more pics
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