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progression of tank.. 2 1/2 years in the making (very pic heavy, 56kwarning) 1/7/10

hey guys...

Thread is meant to show my tank from progression of no plants to plants over the past 2 years..

My current set up:
50 gallon tall Vizio with glass top
32 inch T5HO GLO light 54w X 2 with extra 16watt for color
2 Eheim ECCO 2234 filters
In tank Rena Smartheater 150W
DIY black stand that was horrible to build
CO2: Milwaukee pressure regular with solenoid
In line Aqua Ultraviolet 15w UV light

Hardscape:
7 blakc lava rock
3 inches of gravel mixed with black flourite

Plants:
Sunset Hygro
Rotala Indica
Ludwiga Ovalis
Dwarf baby tears
Dwarf hair grass
Wendtii, Red

Current inhabitants:
4 blue Angelfish
family of 6 Bolivian Rams
12 Pristilla Tetras
6 Sterba's cory cats
2 bushynose plecos
4 Otocinclus cats

Dosing: EI, but 1/2 of recommended per week
Equilibrium with weekly 20 gallon RO water changes

And now comes the fun part.. the pictures

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These are march of 2008... unplanted and of course a complete noob.. tank was a 29 gallon at this point

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Within 2 months... it became planted

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June of 2009- jumped to a 40 gallon, with some new inhabitants

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still june of 2009.. got a few new angels... the one in the last pic on the left recently just passed.. had him for about a year and half.. i was a little distraught...

Not sure how that middle one got in there

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September of this year.. upgraded once again to a 50 gallon.. and the current hardscape and some of the plants..also built my diy stand over the summer... big enough of course to hold something larger than previous

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the previous month.. i lost both of my angels.. they were the best.. but 2 moves in a 3 months.. and then a new tank a month later was def too much stress... i then acquired the blue angels you see.. and they are amazing

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the current set up.. new hardscape and some new plants

i love the status of my tank.. and want to thank all you knowledgeable people for making it happening.. and helping me out..

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Wonderful progression!

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Love your rock hardscape...those black rocks are beautiful...and a green carpet will enhanced them more...


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Love your rock hardscape...those black rocks are beautiful...and a green carpet will enhanced them more...

Thanks Pri... thats exactly what i was hoping for.. on the left are chain swords.. the middle is the dwarf hair grass.. and on the right the baby tears..

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I love your fish!! That's all I have - Angels and Bolivian Rams! I actually got about 22 small Rams because I had a pair spawn every few weeks and I managed to raise 22 fry. They're about a year old but not very big. I can't figure out if it's because I didn't raise them well enough or because they just grow that slow. They are about the size of an average guppy in length now, after about a year. I figured they'd be fully grown by now. Anyone know? (Sorry for the hijack!)
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I'm subscribe and will wait for some updates later on to see the effect of the carpet and those black rocks.

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I love your fish!! That's all I have - Angels and Bolivian Rams! I actually got about 22 small Rams because I had a pair spawn every few weeks and I managed to raise 22 fry. They're about a year old but not very big. I can't figure out if it's because I didn't raise them well enough or because they just grow that slow. They are about the size of an average guppy in length now, after about a year. I figured they'd be fully grown by now. Anyone know? (Sorry for the hijack!)

haha.. its ok.. ive heard that they grow slowly.. but maybe its food.. i feed pretty high protein of blood worms few times a week with flakes in between for veggies.. but how large is the tank??

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I'm subscribe and will wait for some updates later on to see the effect of the carpet and those black rocks.

Ill try to update monthly!

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