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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2017, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all! Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I've had tanks off and on throughout my life, but got seriously into the hobby about a year and a half ago. I started out with some easy plants in a 20g, the tank size quickly grew, number of tanks climbed, I added liquid ferts... Oh dear. I now have a 125g, moderately planted, low-mid light; a 55g, also moderately planted, low light; and a 20g long Dutch tank going.

I just bought my first dry ferts kit from NilocG, and am anxious to see how my tanks will do now that I'm in a better dosing regimen. Next step is a dosing pump, and maybe eventually I'll work up the nerve and funds to try pressurized CO2! One step at a time!

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20g Dutch is most definitely a work in progress. I jumped into this feet-first with very little knowledge about aquascaping technique! So bear with me!

The 55g has some decorations for the kiddos

The 125g is my favorite, and houses several guianacaras, which somewhat limits my plantings. They really don't dig too badly around the plants, though!
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Are those electric blue acaras? Very cool looking. Metricide is a cheap carbon supplement while you figure out the C02 system. A gallon goes for about $26 on Amazon and its twice the strength of excel. It will also help with algae

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Yup! I have a bonded pair in the 125 They've bred for me once already, I'm growing out a dozen babies! The one in the 55 was the odd man out and is going to a new home today. I want a nice variety of rainbowfish in that tank eventually, and the acara adds too much bioload.

I'll have to look into metricide. I added a small amount of Excel to my fertilizer mixtures. Planning to slowly increase it to give my vals time to adjust--assuming the vals stay. I've had them for months and they refuse to get tall!
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My male acara up close...
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