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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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New tank help

Good day all.

Currently working on my 35 gal tank that I have had for about a month. So far all has gone well no real algae breakouts or green water.

What I am looking for in some constructive crtitics, on what plants to add in next. Im pretty sure I am lacking mid to background type plants.

My foreground seems to be growing in nicely, as well as the right side of the tank should be getting pretty lush as it is growing really well with some bacopia and hygro.

Here are a few parameters on the tank

Ph 6.8
Kh 60 ppm
GH 120 ppm
Iron .35 ppm
Phos .5 ppm
Nitrate 10 ppm
CO2 around 16 ppm

Second part to all of this is I have a hard time finding the plants I want up here in canada specifically Toronto, does anyone know a good spot or mail order that delivers to Canada?

Look forward to your comments and suggestions, Now on to the pictures (sorry if there not great getting new camera soon)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 05:39 PM
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I think it looks good. You may want to give it about three months or so and let what you have grow in. Then decide if you need some more plants or wether you want to make room for a species that you really want. I think you have a great platform though.

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Give it some time for the plants to grow and mature, then start to think about adding, subtracting, or moving plants.


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I love all the driftwood. I like the variation in plants and how they work with the wood. Keep up the good work!

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Where did you get the driftwood?
Did you have to anchor it in the substrate?
Any tannis problems?
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