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Let me know what you think????

Let me know what you think so far.........





Aquarium Info

Tank Size:

25 Gallon Tank
16.7H x 29.8L x 12.4W

Equipment:

1 20W Coralife Fluorescent Light 6700K (Back of Canopy)
1 65W Coralife Compact Fluorescent Light 6700K (Middle of Canopy)
1 15W Nova T5 Light 10000K (Front of Canopy)
Total Light: 100W -- 4 Watts per gallon @10.5 Hours a day (On Timer)..Trying to avoid algae

Eheim Classic Canister Filter (2213)
Eheim Surface Suction Extractor
Carbo Plus (@100%)

Decorations:

1 Piece of driftwood

Water Specs:

Digital Thermometer … Temperature: 23.6 C / 73.6 F
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC. … PH: 7.0
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC. … KH: 6 dKH – 35.8 ppm KH
Electronic Tester … GH: 18 ppm
Hagen Iron Test Kit … Iron – Toxic: 0 mg/L
Non-Toxic: 0.25 mg/L
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC. … Ammonia: 0 ppm (mg/L)
Online Chart: … Carbon Dioxide: 14ppm
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC. … Phosphate: 10.0 ppm (mg/L)
& Red Sea … Phosphate: 0.5 ppm

Fish:

1 Farlowella sp.Twig Catfish
4 Otos
15 Algae Eating Shrimp
1 Albino Cory Catfish
5 Cardinal Tetras
11 Neon Tetras
1 Loach

Fish Food:

TetraColor Tropical Flakes
• Fed once a day before lights turn off (Couple of hours before)

Plants:

1 Crinum calamistratum
1 Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri)
1 Crinum natans
1 Anubias barteri var. nana
1 Myriophyllum tuberculatum (red)
1 Eusteralis stellata
1 Ludwigia repens
1 Cyperus helferi
1 Alternanthera reineckii “lilacina”
1 Echinodorus “Red Special”
1 Echinodorus ‘Rubin’ (Narrow leaves)

Nutrients:

Tropica Master Grow
• 10ml after every water change

Tetra Pond Lily Gro
• 1 Tablet for each plant when needed

Seachem Flourish Potassium
• 1 Cap full when needed

Medication:

Big Al’s Multi-Purpose Aquarium Water Conditioner
• 6 Teaspoons after every water change

Gravel:

3 Inches of Fine Gravel
Seachem Fluorite

Notes:

- 25% water change every Sunday and 10% water change every Wednesday

Lights on Timer

The 15W and 20W lights turn on half an hour before the 65W and turn off half an hour after the 65W to simulate the sun.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 11:33 PM
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Looks good, although I think you have quite a bit of substrate in there.
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Is that bad?
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Not really, it just doesn't look that great to me. I only add about 1-2 inches of substrate.
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Deep substrate will make things easier for you.
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Yeah for plants, but I just put enough so that my stem plants would be buried although the rams are starting to bash at them and it made one stem red ludwigia float.
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Looking good. Deep substrates arnt bad at all, like greenmiddlefinger said it only makes things easier as well as much more space for your plants roots to grow.

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Yeah, can't have too much substrate for that sword. If it's anything like the one I planted it's going to be a monster above and under the substrate. You may want to move it more to the back because it may just be too powerful for the mid ground when it gets big IMO(from an aquascaping point of view) Just understand that wherever it goes it's pretty much permanent.
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That substrate depth is just fine. It will give your plants plenty of room to stretch out their roots!

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I dont have a Sword...........
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Oh yes you do!

First picture. The plant in the center by the Albino Cory.

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My guess is its a Rubin sword?
But I also like the deep substrate for easier planting



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Yeah I also think it's a rubin sword, i've seen those many times at my lps.
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Thats a Echinodorus “Red Special”, is that a sword species?
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Echinodorus is the Sword plant Genus!

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