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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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My New 55 Gallon







This is my first freshwater plant tank. I've always been a saltwater guy, but my dad passed away last October and left a number of tanks behind for me to sort out. I had to sell his 220 gal reef (no space for it) and was left with his 90 gal plant tank. I didn't have room for a 90, so I transferred most of the contents to a 55. The tank is sort of a tribute to him. It's a work in progress, but I'm happy with it and it's doing well so far.

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That has to be the cleanest tank I have ever saw! How long has it been set up?
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It does look really clean! I like the lilly. I think you should get a fast grower for the back and corners to fill it in a bit, val would be a good choice.

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I am heading up to That Fish Place tomorrow. Looking for some val and nice swords. I don't know why it looks so clean. Maybe it's just new. I am doing weekly water changes ... that's it.
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Added a couple of plants today ...



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Very nice!!

Making your tank "maintenance-free" requires constant maintenance.


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Very nice tank, the water is crystal clear. What gear are you using on it?
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Very nice tank, the water is crystal clear. What gear are you using on it?
Eheim 2071 with stock media, pressurized CO2 injection with a Milwaukee controller. I do weekly 20 - 25 gallon water changes. That's about it.
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GREAT START!!!

Like everyone else has said VERY CLEAN and Clear water!!!

Sorry about Your Loss, but at least You can look at Your tank everyday and have a Great Memory!!!

What all kind of Fish/inverts Ya got in it? Also what type of lighting??

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