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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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So its been awhile since i posted on here so i thought i would post a picture of my aquarium. I have done a lot with it lately, but most recently i pulled up 99% of the dwarf sag because it was taking over my aquarium very quickly! Right now im trying to just grow in a nice carpet mostly of glosso but i also want some long areas of dwarf hair grass and some japonica just to spice things up. I am trying to shoot for a wild, jungle-like theme. I try to keep the left side of the aquarium open as much as possible and the right side more heavily balanced, i know this defies alot of peoples rules on aquascaping but i just kinda like to do my own thing and be original and just go with what i like. As far as fertilization goes for this tank i just kinda put a little pinch of tree stump remover, a pinch of no-salt, a drop of enema and a cap of flourish when i feel the need to, and i use 4 bottles of DIY co2 which i change every 2 weeks to a month or whenever i feel the need. I am very RELAXED with my maintenance because i rather enjoy my tank than constantly maintain it, and my schedule works out great for me Yes... i got a little bit of spot algae that comes and goes but thats absolutely it! So here is my tank stats and a picture for all to see... let me know what you all think...

29 Gallon Aquarium
120 watts PC Satellite Orbit lighting system (dual 10000k/6000k i believe?)
Filstar XP2 canister filter
Ebo-Jager 150 w heater
Turbo Twist 9w UV sterilizer
Onyx Sand/ Tahitian Black sand mix for substrate

3 Spotted Corydoras
2 Upside-Down catfish
4 Glo-lite tetras
5 White Clouds
3 Kuhli Loaches
1 Betta
3 Ottos
Lots of ramshorn snails...

Plants (that i can think of to name a few)-
Crypts (not sure what kind)
E. Stelleta
Dwarf Hair Grass
Blyxa Japonica
Rotala Indica
Red Tiger Lotus
Green Tiger Lotus
Rotala Macrandra (spelling error)
Dwarf Sag
Windelov Java Fern

And im sure there is others i cant think of right now! So drop a line and tell me what you think of my tank.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 12:36 AM
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It looks nice, it seems like you are getting some algae problems. Going to scrape the back off?
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Originally Posted by morinfen
I try to keep the left side of the aquarium open as much as possible and the right side more heavily balanced
Your fish are going to love you for that. It's really a great balance, doing it the way you're doing this.

You're going to give them a jungle to hide in, but a nice open area to hang in, when they feel like hanging out. I'll wager you are on the way to some really happy fish!

Steve - 33g reef and a 180g planted in need of a re-scape.
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I actually like a little algae in the aquarium, the spot algae stays at bay and very occasionally i will scrape some off the front, for the most part i leave it there because i like the natural look of a little algae, also it is good for your aquarium in very small amounts like that i believe. And my ottos seem to like to suck on it, so what can i say? I myself i am very happy with the way this is turning out, everything is prospering so well!
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I decided today to plant red tiger sword toward the back on the left side, good idea or bad idea? Im also thinking of just pulling up all the dwarf sag and replacing with nothing but blyxa japonica. Tell me what you think...
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