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15 gallon tall nature aquarium-office tank

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Ive had this tank up for a couple months now, but have just gotten rid of the monsterous string algae problem about 3 weeks ago. All the images can be clicked on to see a larger one. The last pic shows how I want to let the plants grow in. Believe it or not, there is some dwarf hairgrass in there but most of it didnt survive the algae breakout. Im waiting for it to grow in and the blue lines represent where I want it to go. I want a nice school of rasboras, but of course Im adding them slowly. None of my co-workers understand this and expect me to have 15 fish all at once. Forget trying to explain the LIVING plant aspect to them

The glosso is doing good, but it still has quite a ways to go. The wisteria seems to want to grow anywhere but up! Ill have to work on that I guess, and I want the baby tears to grow higher and fuller to cover the heater. Im pretty happy with the needle leaf ludwigia so Im not even going to trim it unless it gets too wild. I may just do thinnings to keep it from filling in too much.

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The tank looks good dave, whats your filtration, ferts, lighting? It seems like a good layout, and it will look nice when everything fills in.
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looks awesome. the layout you have planned will take a lot of work to prune, but it will look great and flow perfectly. Keep it up

i think cardinal tetras would bring out the colors of the tank perfectly, and together with the rosaboras, it would make a sweet display.

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The tank looks good dave, whats your filtration, ferts, lighting? It seems like a good layout, and it will look nice when everything fills in.
Im currently filtering with a fluval 203 canister filter (yes, its old but the price was right: 15 bucks on eBay) Im dosing with PMDD from greg watson and am adding extra KNO3 because those stem plants use up nitrates like you wouldnt believe! I also have a pressurized Co2 setup. The lighting is a 2x36 Watt 6,700K power compact retrofit kit from Ahsupply suspended cheaply over the tank with chains and really long eye-bolts My hood cost less than a buck; how many people can say that?! hehe. Ill be sure to update the pics once everything fills in and thanks for the compliments!

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looks awesome. the layout you have planned will take a lot of work to prune, but it will look great and flow perfectly. Keep it up

i think cardinal tetras would bring out the colors of the tank perfectly, and together with the rosaboras, it would make a sweet display.
Thanks Thanks (hehe) As of now, my idea is to simply try a large school of one fish and see how I like it, but along the line I may consider adding some cardnials; I agree, cardnials would look sweet in there! Peace.

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