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Matts ''Collectoritis'' 40g

I setup a 40 breeder tank that i intend on keeping only rare, unusual, and my favorite plants. its been setup for about 3 weeks now. only have a small hair algae issue but its normal. here are some tank specs:

Temp- 74F
PH- 6.4
Lighting- Aquatic Life 36'' T-5 6 bulb HO (2 10000k, 4 6000k) on for 10h/ day
CO2- Aquatic Life regulator W/ Paintball attachment, 24oz paintball cylinder
Substrate- 5 bags of Seachem Flourite Black
Filtration- 2 Eheim Ecco 2236
Ferts- the whole Seachem line


Fish/ Inverts:

-12 pygmy cories
-6 indian glass fish (NOT DYED!!!)
-6 otos
-1 albino longfin bristlenose pleco
-7 Amano shrimp
-20 Ghost shrimp
-10 asst. nerites
-1 mystery snails
-7 Hummingbird Tetra
-12 Emerald Eye Rasboras
-3 Assasin Snails
-1 Clown Pleco
-10 Espei Rasboras
-3 panda garra
-2 Betta rulitans


Plants:
-Aciotis sp.
-Acmella repens
-Callitriche terrestris
-Cabomba caroliniana 'silver-green'
-Cuphea anagalloidea
-Hygrophila pinnatifida
-Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
-Hydrocotyle verticillata sp Japan
-Hydrothrix gardneri
-Eichhornia diversifolia
-Eriocaulaceae sp. 'Type 2'
-Eriocaulon setaceum
-Eriocaulon parkerii
-Leptodictyum Riparium
-Lindernia grandiflora
-Lindernia sp.'India'
-Limnophila sp. 'Guinea Broad-Leaf'
-Limnophila sp. Unknown
-Ludwigia inclinata
-Ludwigia senegalensis
-Ludwigia x lacustris
-Murdannia sp. 'Red'
-Nechamandra alternifolia
-Proserpinaca palustris Cuba
-Penthorum sedoides
-Polygonum sp. 'Kawagoeanum'
-Polygonum praetermissum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Potamogeton dentatus
-Ranunculus inundatus
-Rotala indica THE REAL ONE!
-Rotala macranda ''Japan Red''
-Sphaerocaryum malaccense
-Utricularia graminifolia
-Utricularia gibba


Pics tomarrow!!!!

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subscribed! can't wait to see the pics. i just finished setting up my 40g breeder last night. How do you like your lighting? That's my last purchase for the tank. going shopping this weekend.

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IDed the unknown plant as Gymnocoronis spilanthoides.
spanky, the light i bought is awesome digital timers built in. its expencive but worth every penny imo
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just thought i would update! i just trimmed!








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I've also updated my plant list in the first post
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what? no love? come on guys! i need critisism!


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Looks good man! You have a lot of nice/rare plants. I can't wait to get that package from you!

Do you have a clearer FTS?
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ill take a better one tomorrow. thanks, same here


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just ordered a new filter! its a EHEIM FILTER PRO 2224


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clearer pics would help.. But it looks nice so far


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Added 10 Espei Rasboras today!!!! I'll update with pics tomarrow!


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how are the nitrates with that kind of bioload

Heya.. I was wondering how are your nitrates before wc with that kind of bioload
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Heya.. I was wondering how are your nitrates before wc with that kind of bioload
good question lol. ill test it tomorrow before my weekly wc. i do a 75% wc every sunday so i dont think they should be to high


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Looks good - as far as my criticism, here goes:

More rocks
A more interesting piece of wood
Less light - that is an absurd amount of energy consumption. You could cut it down to four tubes or even three tubes and still grow anything you want.
A pair of dwarf gouramis, a small group of danios, a small group of small rainbowfish (IE Gertrude's Blue-Eye or Forktail Rainbow) or a group of guppies would add some much needed top-dwelling life to your tank without detracting from the other (very nice) species you have chosen.
Nice tank though. I would add a shrimp species that can reproduce in the tank (blue pearls might do that, I'm not a shrimp person) though.
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Heres a ''better'' pic. i dont own a camera just the one on my droid. this is with all 6 bulbs on


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