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My 35g about 2 weeks ago [updated 6.22.05]

here's my donated (read:FREE) 35g tank.

i finally got around taking a pic, it's been up
for a couple months now... complete with the
mirror background from and old projection TV.



flora
Brazilian Micro Sword
Java Fern
Young Amazon Sword
Large Amazon Sword
Dwarf Bacopa
Dwarf Hairgrass

fauna
4 white cloud mt.minnows
4 bronze cory
3 black molly (and 6 surviving fry)
2 flying fox
5 black skirt tetra (1 is missing/dead)
2 otocat (2 others have died)

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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forgot to mention that i am a ROOKIE at this,
this is my first attempt at a planted tank...

any advice/pointers would be appreciated!

(i think i read the forums more than i actually work, at work)
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Hey padge,
Looks sparse......you might want to pick up a few more of the same plants. I dont know what your setup is like....but you can create some pretty cool scapes with the plants you have. Its all about coming up with a goal and getting whats in your head out to your tank. We are all newbs to something
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thanks jason.

i don't have pics, but yesterday
i picked a good sized amazon
and some riccia. along with some
other stuff, i forget the name...

so things are looking much better (fuller) now!!!
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as of last night. 25MAY2005
added a couple things.
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I hope those are drawf amazons in the front. Otherwise once they grow in you won't be able to see into the tank...

Alos that is some nicely colored rock, did you mix brands?

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I hope those are drawf amazons in the front. Otherwise once they grow in you won't be able to see into the tank...

Alos that is some nicely colored rock, did you mix brands?

it about 2:1 flourite and white clown puke.



and those swords up front will move soon,
they are already outgrowing their welcome there.
i still have to set up my riccia, its all sitting in a
floating breeding tank in the corner...
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Looks Nice I like it. May I ask what type of lights you are using?

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Looks Nice I like it. May I ask what type of lights you are using?


i've rigged up 3 T12's
but i can't remember
what bulbs they are.

i know 2 are the same
and 1 is a different tint.

and i started CO2 (Hagen)
a couple weeks ago too.


here's what it looks like in the dining room...
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Are you still using the small bottle the hagen came with? Its not really a bad thing, but the bottle is really to small for your 35 gallon. A 3 liter bottle with a yeast recipe from this site, I am guess would help the co2 alot. And oh if you switch bottles you can still use the ladder. I LOVe those ladders.


And by the way, nice clean house. I am jealous. *is lazy*

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i bought the complete hagen setup, but only for the ladder.
but i'm also lazy to setup the 2L bottle contraption...

i have it all done, tubed up, sealed, with 2nd bottle for spill control.

it was just too easy to use the stuff in the set. and leave it.
it's still putting out 4 to 6 bpm (or somewhere about there)

after we move, i'll have to replant and rearrange everything.
(the house is clean only because we're putting it up for sale!)

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From personal experience, moving a tank, two of them to be exact is a major, MAJOR pain in the rearend. And oh clean your CO2 tank really well or your whole trip might smell like a sour vinegar. lol!!! a car adaptor that hooks up into the cig-lighter works great for long distances. Just plug in your heater and air pump and you are ready to go. hehe

It's nice to see so many amazons in your tank. They are my fav aquatic plant!

Well I hope you get your house sold.

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i wanted all the shots in one post, to track the (slow) progress:

end of APRIL/earlyMAY


25MAY


22JUNE



it's getting taken down this weekend
for the big move... hope it all survives.
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