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40g Glosso tank -updated 3-27-05

Well, the bug as got me and I wanted another tank to play around with. I found a guy selling this 40 gallon complete with stand, light, heater for $100. I went out and picked the whole thing up 2 weekends ago.

my other tank is a mixed bag (jungle tank) and I wanted this one to have a completely differnet look to it. I had some black rocks laying around that were in my cichlid tank back in the day so I decided to use them. Keeping with the theme I bought eco complete as the subrate. Set up 2 2l of diy CO2.

Next I needed lighting. The tank came with the 36" NO strip, so I pulled the bulb and put a new powerglow that I had in it. I then picked up a 36" 96w 6500k coralife fixture.

Planted the glosso two days ago.


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Nice design. When the glosso growin in you are going to have one beautiful tank.


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Thanks. Tank is looking pretty healthy so far, Lots of o2 bubbles coming from plants. Getting a bit of brown algae. Have two ottos in the tank now. Will add a few more soon. Floating some anarchis and riccia to take up any extra nutrients that the algea is feeding on.

Oh, I hope this to be a puffer tank...
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The glosso and the vals are really taking off. Both are sending out runners. . Hoping to pull the hornwart (I think thats what it is) before too long. The vals look great floating on surface. Glosso pearling is pretty nice to look at too.

Have not added any puffers yet, just cae's, ottos, glass and amano shrimp.

Had some bad brown algae on the glosso and in the java mosst, but a little time and the cae's have taken care of almost all of it.




sorry for the green spots on the glass in the one below. hard to clean and comes back quick.

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thats not hornwort, its myriophyllum. Looks good so far, but you should add a few more stem plants to balance out the algae.

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I just pulled the last of the anacharis that I had in there. Will more vals not do?
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the more plants, the better. I would get some java ferns, because they eat alot of nutrients from the water coloumn, but whatever works for you. In my tank, about 1/3 of the amount of plants are Javas, i have only occasional hair algae on the glass

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You cant know how you are lucky .. Because In Turkey ( my country ) I couldnt find a piece of glosso I allways try riccia and mosses to be carpet plants but I think Glosso is different from them ..
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After the onset of staghorn I decided to do a major overhaul on this tank. The glosso has a lot of this junk growing in it and I cannot pull it off without ripping up the glosso. Gave the algae a haircut and that cleaned it up a bit.

1st and formost, more plants.

2nd leave the glosso intact.

3rd. More vals.

This tank is also now home to 10 tiger barbs. I decided to do a smaller puffer tank.
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This is hardly the tank in the pics above. First off I had a huge algea issue and ended up having to due a backout. The brown algea was covering the tank, then came the staghorn which I would clip out from the glosso the best I could (like a haircut). I freaked out coming home to BGA one day and decided to do a black out. Read more in this thread here

Anyway since then EI dosing has been going very well. I have added a few more vals and some stargrass and some lillies (I literaly had only one or two leaves to start).

Have 10 tiger barbs and 4 Green tiger barbs along with a couple Siamese Algae eaters, and Chinese Algae eaters, There is an otto or two and a couple very tough amanos in there two. I also picked up a piece of driftwood that will not sink (hense the rock on it) Thinking or growing some java fern on it and weighing the thing down very soon.

This is now my favorite tank


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Here is another pic.

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Nice, I love how the glosso grew in nicely.
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I know, its nice to look at. Not really sure how to trim the stuff though. Obviously if it growing straight up or up and over somthing i trim it, but it seems to be growing over itself.
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I really liked your previous rock arrangement
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I miss the rocks too, but I think the wood will look great once it isn't weighed down. I like your choice of fish.
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