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28g Getting the Groove Back journal

Been out of the hobby for a couple of years. Finally settling back down, decided to set up a tank. Found a 28g that fit my space so I went ahead and made the buy.

Here is the tank after set up In January 2017.





Some progression...added some swords and replaced the light with a hydroponics led. Added swords and cabomba." And some grasses.



Bought guppies to get the gf into the tank...they had babies and now she's sold on the hobby even got me to buy a growout tank.








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Some more recent updates - I really love the swords so I've gone ahead and let them take over the left side.

I've added GBRs and Angels and will be giving away the Pearl Gourami and Guppies to a club member locally.








Current layout with Angels






My gf everytime there are new babies...




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Awesome tank! Are you injecting CO2?

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Nice tank! Although, it will be too small for full grown angels, they get MASSIVE.

A 17-year old that faces parental opposition in this hobby

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Love the tank! I always enjoy seeing setups using the old-school bread-and-butter species. It's going to be a knockout once things are filled in and groomed.

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No, almost pulled the trigger on a pressurized system last weekend. Might wait a few months for the tank upgrade I'm planning.

Right now I dose Excel @ 1ml per 5gallons daily.


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Nice tank! Although, it will be too small for full grown angels, they get MASSIVE.


Luckily I've won the boss over and should have a new tank by this fall.


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Love the tank! I always enjoy seeing setups using the old-school bread-and-butter species. It's going to be a knockout once things are filled in and groomed.



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No, almost pulled the trigger on a pressurized system last weekend. Might wait a few months for the tank upgrade I'm planning.

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Wow! That kind of plants growth with only Excel? I'm impressed. Please tell me more about your light fixture. Do you have a link for it I could look at?

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Wow! That kind of plants growth with only Excel? I'm impressed. Please tell me more about your light fixture. Do you have a link for it I could look at?

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Sure - http://www.bustan.ca/sunblaster-led-...w-24w-2ft.aspx


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Traded in some livebearers and picked up some Diamond Tetras. Also added Rotala Rotundafolia.



Getting rid of that Val and added a black background.


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