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Plant List For Both Tanks
-Bacopa (somekind)
-Anubias Nana
-Ludwigia Rubin
-Ludwigia Repens
-Vallisneria Italia
-Pearlweed
-Java Moss
-Cryptocorne balance
-Ludwigia Arcuata
-Brazilian Pennywort
-Clover (forgot scientific)
-Hydrocotle Japan


Equipment setup
-2 HOB filters for both tanks (Tetra Whisper PF10)
-2 Aqueon Preset Heater 50W (75 degrees)


CO2
-None

Fertilizers
I currently use, Flourish Iron, Excel, Trace, Potassium, Phosphate, Nitrogen.
Switching to EI soon


Tank Maintenance
I do 50% water changes every week, siphon up gunk on the filter intake. Scrub algae if any!


Current Tank situation For the Fluval Spec V


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Pretty fish! Report back when the 75G is up and running!

-- 2.5 Gallon mini bowfront with a field of crypt wendtii, some java fern, java moss, 8 RCS, and several species of snails.
-- 55 Gallon long with Green Rotala, Crypt Wendtii, Red Ludwigia, Blyxa Japonica, Bacopa Carolinia, Banana Plant, Dwarf Sag, and an Amazon Sword. 2 Bolivian rams, 2 German Golden longfin rams, 2 German Blue Longfin Rams, 17 Rummies, 7 Neons, and a lonely Amano.
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Pretty fish! Report back when the 75G is up and running!
Will do!


As of now, (wow this was a quick update!) I have trimmed some of my plants


And found some new growth in the other 5 Gallon Long tank, I trimmed in the regular 5 Gallon.
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Trimmed the 5 gallon long tank, propagated the stem plants so its thicker, doesn't look thicker but it will be soon
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Going to officially buy a small light for the other regular 5 Gallon tank since it doesn't have one! I share the other light with it. so wish me good prices! lol
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not much going on, I will say though there is a BUNCH of new growth in both tanks, really excited for everything in the 5.5G to fill out more on the right side .

As for the fluval on the right side the anubias melferi (I think it is) is getting huge and out of control, but im just going to let it do its thing, as for the regular anubias (great name right) its growing pretty good, not as fast though. The temple plants I cut in half and they are now growing really good, there's like 7 now I think since I prop. them.
so yea
Also haven't found a good light yet

Bump: not much going on, I will say though there is a BUNCH of new growth in both tanks, really excited for everything in the 5.5G to fill out more on the right side .

As for the fluval on the right side the anubias melferi (I think it is) is getting huge and out of control, but im just going to let it do its thing, as for the regular anubias (great name right) its growing pretty good, not as fast though. The temple plants I cut in half and they are now growing really good, there's like 7 now I think since I prop. them.
so yea
Also haven't found a good light yet
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Would love to see pictures of the new growth
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Tearing down my 10 soon.
5 gallon tank with 3 male endlers, 3 amano shrimp, and some little pond snails.
10 gallon just getting set up and cycled.
Hoping to get a 29 gallon for a South-Eastern Asian biotope.
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Completely re-designed the tanks, both of them. Heres some pics, also got some new ludwiga and some other plants from AquariumPlants.com
I DO NOT RECCOMEND BUYING PLANTS FROM THERE they where all melted and in very mad condition, I paid $50 for 2 plants... outrageous!

first 2 images are of the healthier plants I got, the other ones that where in a separate buy were way healthier!
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Just bought some new food for the fish!
Its a different kind so I hope they like it, ill post a pic of the brand later as im to lazy lol
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so yesterday we had a bit of an accident while cleaning the tanks,
My 5.5 G (the other 5 g) is topless and doesn't have a roof, I have 1 (I think its called) golden killifish and some other fish in there, the killifish is a top swimmer and I have had him for 3 good years, so hes one of my oldest along with my gourami's.
He must have of jumped from the tank while I was cleaning it, because 20 minutes or MORE after I was done cleaning the tank I found him on the floor, slightly moving.
I immediately put him in the aquarium, then I put him into a plastic container

Then I put him back in the tank later on, with the blue lights on and bacterial med. also took out the filter cartridge.
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so the ludwiga is still alive and doing ok, it lived at least lol

and heres the other tank (5.5 gallon)
Added 1 more plant and a rock
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just made a protein skimmer, by myself lol didn't use a vid or anything I just got creative and was like




just do it....

Bump: Heres an updated image on my Fluval long fish tank, trimmed it down quite a lot.


Bump: Bump: Bump: also major algae blooms so nerite snails activate! also added more rocks to the other tank, you'll have to wait an see!!!
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update on the Killifish, he died unfortunately.. but I know he lived a long and happy life =
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