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My first Planted Tank - Some Pics

Hi All,

I am a newbie to keeping planted tanks and I would like to share some pics of my modest(first) attempt at this. No fancy/exotic flora and fauna(just 1 otto at the moment) and no scaping by any standards. I hope to improve this with time. Comments and suggestions to improve the tank are welcome and appreciated. Thanks for viewing.

My Tank Specs
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Type: Low tech tank - set up in November 2011
2.5L X 1.4W X 1.4H
ADA Amazonia AquaSoil
2 X 36W PLL (Aquazonic Super compact PL fixture)
CO2: No
Sun Sun HW - 302 canister filter
1 internal filter (1000L/H) - some Chinese brand
Photo period: 5Hrs daily
Plants: Cabomba, amazon sword, star grass, dwarf saggitaria
Fauna: 1 Otto

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Looks like your off to a great start! Your plants look real healthy. Your poor lil Otto needs a buddy though!


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I had a pair , but sadly one died a week ago..
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Yeah, ottos are finnicky unfortunately. They still die on me all the time. There is one lfs that I have good turnout from. Last lfs I went to in another town I got 6 and they all died and the parameters of water and mine were very similar, bad batch I guess....


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Love the rocks!! Great start!!

I am still learning to scape. Thus only advice I can offer is post thread at aquascaping forum
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