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29G My first tank

Yep, this is my first tank. I started it about 6 months ago with the help of my LFS. For about 3 months it was just fish and plastic plants and decor. Then i decided to get some live plants in there and before i knew it, all the fake plants were out and i had a planted tank! Just a few days ago i started adding Co2. We will see how it goes. I Have the tank on my kitchen bar so you can view it from 360 degrees. I kindof kept this in mind when setting up the scape but i can see myself moving things around in the future. It seems hard to get a good balance for such a tall tank but im working with what i got

Heres what i have as of now.

29G Aqueon Starter kit
LifeGlo 20w 6700k blub
powerhead
fluval co2
Flourish

1 Gold Ram
2 Blue Rams
3 Phantom Tetras
2 Madagascar Rainbows
2 Dwarf Loaches
4 Panda Corys
2 Albino Corys
1 Bristle Nose Pleco
1 Large Otto
1 Amano Shrimp

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These are just some iphone pics for now but ill get some better ones in the near future.

Ill get into more detail with more pics and such later but this is a start! Let me know what you guys think.

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Your tank is looking good.

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies


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55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies


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Update: just did a water change. Everything is doing really well plant wise. I ended up losing the large otto. No idea why. My water test is dead on. Lots of new plant growth that I can notice though. I'm getting exited for this thing to take off now that I'm using co2. I can see the difference within a week
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C02 is good for plants. Keep in mind that you may have to add more fertz for your plants with C02 addition. You'll need to keep an eye on that.

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I've been adding flourish once a week. Is there anything else you can recommend? What are some signs that I would need to add more fertz? So far I have seen about a quarter inch of growth on a few plants and bigger greener leaves on everything else. Thanks for your help guys!
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Don't take it personal but today I feel like giving a real opinion about tank journals...
This aquascape looks messy from all angles. Rocks don't match each other or the substrate. The wood is misplaced n not doing itself any justice, the plants are spread across short behind tall, not in any type of unity.
My best advice is to look at real planted tank aquascapes from contests, and u will b able to figure out a better scape that u will b even more proud to document.
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Don't take it personal but today I feel like giving a real opinion about tank journals...
This aquascape looks messy from all angles. Rocks don't match each other or the substrate. The wood is misplaced n not doing itself any justice, the plants are spread across short behind tall, not in any type of unity.
My best advice is to look at real planted tank aquascapes from contests, and u will b able to figure out a better scape that u will b even more proud to document.
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All right mtl people this is not helpful at all. Some people... ppft!

There's only something wrong with your aquascape if YOU think there is something wrong with your aquascape! This is YOUR tank, YOU have to like looking at it. And obviously... YOU have to take some of the feedback here with a grain of salt.

It looks like you have a heavy fish load and not enough light for high light plants. If you add more fertz than your plants need in that kind of an environment then algae will take it in and make you feel sorry for it.

What kind of plants do you have?

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not quite sure the names of all the plants. i know for sure java fern and 3 different kinds of anaubis. some help would be appreciated.

but i did take some of that opinion to heart. i did a total rescape. what do you guys think?!?!? i think it looks much more pleasing to the eye and more natural.
also reduced the lighting to 6 hours a day to combat the algae. also decided to go back to lo-tech as i dont really know enough about co2 to feel comfortable with the fish. they come first, then the plants.


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I like the different kinds of fish you have.

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies


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