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Green's 29 gallon

(2/9/11) This tank has been shut down. It is not in a great spot to be enjoyed, and is basically wasting energy.

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Equipment:
Current USA Nova Extreme 2x24w t5ho 10000k,6500k
Eheim 2213 (switched to Tom's rapids, mod'd)
Glass heater
Pressurized co2 with glass diffuser
EI dosing

Livestock:
Female Guppies, and fry
CAE
4 otto cats

Plants:
Limnophila aromatica
Rotala Rotundifolia(indica)
Java Fern
Starougyne sp. 'Tropica 049'
Dwarf Hairgrass


This 29 gallon tank once housed a full grown Jack Dempsy. It was my friends set up, and it was very disappointing to look at. The fish had no space to swim around, the walls were caked with algae, and he was using a black light on him. He was fed once or twice a week, most of the time being some kind of meat. I could not bare to sit by and let my friend have this fish in such poor conditions, and I managed to convince him to let me give Jack a better, more suitable home. (He now has a 125g basically all to himself)

The only reason I have guppies in this tank, is because they were the first tropical fish I had ever purchased and I can't seem to let the species go.

ewwww(Green Terror Juvies, no guppies)

12-5-09

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6-31-10

Can you spot the speck of clown puke?






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This tank is actually turning out really nice. The limnophila aromatica and java ferna are looking great!

PS: There's nothing wrong with having guppies. Some people really love them, especially the rare varieties...

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This tank is actually turning out really nice. The limnophila aromatica and java ferna are looking great!

PS: There's nothing wrong with having guppies. Some people really love them, especially the rare varieties...
Thanks for the kind words seds. The limnophila made a good turn around for sure, it was looking very raggety and close to being completely dead as seen in the picture dated 12-5-09. The Diy co2 was simply not enough for a 29 gallon.

Now that I have a steady co2 level and plenty of plants, I will be bumping up my ferts dosages to the full recommended amount. I am also adding more and more Iron chelate each week until I see the reds I am looking for.
Ludwigia arcuata was tossed in the back left of the tank and the temperature strip has been peeled off


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Nice looking tank, glad you convinced your friend to move the jack to a better home. How's the hairgrass growing under those lights/co2, I've been thinking of converting my 29 to a planted I just haven't figured out how I want to light it. In the second to last pic that is one preggers guppy, I guess it's just a question of what will fill in the tank faster the plants or the guppies?


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Nice looking tank, glad you convinced your friend to move the jack to a better home. How's the hairgrass growing under those lights/co2, I've been thinking of converting my 29 to a planted I just haven't figured out how I want to light it. In the second to last pic that is one preggers guppy, I guess it's just a question of what will fill in the tank faster the plants or the guppies?
Thanks! Jack is one happy boy now that he has 5 feet to frollick around in.
The Hair grass is taking longer than I think it should to cover my foreground. Not sure if its not getting the light it needs, or if its not enough cO2. I wish I could have utilized immersed growing for the DHG. I hate waiting
I cant get the males out fast enough, these fish are rediculous, haha.

Few photos I snapped yesterday...





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Not much has changed in the past few months, just the desire to stock the tank with a new species of fish. I will be bringing all of my guppies from two tanks (male/female, 20g/29g) to a local pet store who will take them for for store credit. I'm leaning towards 20-30 Harlequin rasboras but I am open to suggestions for other schooling fish .

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I've got about 2 dozen raspboras in one of my tanks and they've been great so far. A few have some brilliant coloring and they're all fun to watch. They're also compatible with a wide range of other fish, including guppies if you don't want to trade them all away.
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L. Aromatica stems are turning to mush, most likely due to lack of flow. I had to remove the power head for a few weeks, which also made the distribution of Co2 much worse. A little bit more algae rolled in.

Still a guppy farm :P, I will be donating as many as possible to the Middle School I used to attend. It turns out they have several fish tanks now in some class rooms.... lucky them

Removed ludwigia and added Rotala rotundifolia(indica). Chopped down and replanted the L. Aromatica. If the stems fail to hold up again, I will most likely replace them with some Blyxa Japonica or some other medium height plant.

Rotala (on left) recently hacked down.


I think the CAE needs to go! Something is stripping the leaves off my Starougyne.....




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