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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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55 Frontosa Tank - Moving to Planted

This tank is the setup for Stanford a rescued 5" Frontosa and Mr. Big an 8" Common Pleco. I am starting to work towards a planted tank, but plants arent cheap, and I have tuition to consider. My mom infact told me today that I should spend half of what I do on plants/fish on my tuition. Hmm. Maybe I could afford that next semester afterall. Anyways, we rescued him froma 90gal tank where his owners were waiting until he died so they could redo the tank because he ate anything they put in, and they couldnt afford the $60+ to get a fish the same size. We took him, and had him in a 40gal breeder, and have since moved him to a 55. I have been trying to give him a sanctuary type space where he can hide out when spooked. Unfortunately because the tank is on the bottom of the stand, we have about 3" of space to maneuver decorations. Plants and flat rocks are about it. We had to break the teracotta pot to get it in.



The elodea got moved to the 55 with Stanford, my Frontosa. He seems to like it.


This is the left side of the tank. Getting it more towards a planted tank. I <3 amazon swords. The Amazon Sword has a runner with about 6 baby swords on it, and I am hoping to get a response later as to propagation. Hoping to turn this spot into a planted sanctuary where he can hide when nervous.


Here is a whole tank shot. The tanks are kind of in an akward place to take good full-tank shots, so this is as good as I could come up with.
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not bad! take out the leaves on the far right, they will rot and die. I see your swords were grown emersed.

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not bad! take out the leaves on the far right, they will rot and die. I see your swords were grown emersed.
I did take them out. Thanks for the warning. By the way, i know how you can tell if it was grown emersed, however is it good, or bad? I have a sword which doesnt have much of a stem, more just longer pointed leaves, does that make a difference?
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can Frontosa be kept in a planted tank?

what kind of plant is compatible with Frontosa?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 01:30 PM
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I hope you have bigger tank for the Front when he grows up.
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