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TazCrash's 55 gallon

Well it took me almost a month to put this together, but here it is:
I set up the tank about 2 weeks earlier, and let it run to make sure I would get no surprises. As you can see, my son wanted a decoration in there, so I took the metal out, and used some mono, and a soda cap to anchor it.
At this point, there are 3 sail fin mollies, and 9 tiny tiger barbs.

Here is the left side on 11/07:


And the right:


A few days later the water cleared, and I took some more pics:
Left side:


And right
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ok, I could only do 5 at a time, so here are the next 3 pics

Here is the left side from 11-17:


the right from the same date:


And finally the full tank as of 11-30:
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Plants grew quick looks good.

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Looking good, Walter!

Plants are really growing in nicely! Elmo looks happy, too!

I'll have to shoot over soon and see it in person.

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Your tank is a little overstocked fish wise... But it should be managable with water changes. Just wait 2 or 3 days after a 25% water change, and test for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and your pH. Then justify your partial water change schedule as necessary.

Looks nice by the way. I can only get simply plants to grow... Unfortunately right now my planted tank had a break out of parasites, so no more focusing on plants till I get that straightened out.
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Nice tank! Really nice growth for a short period of time. I'm setting up my first planted aquarium this weekend. New Jersey represent!
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Thanks all.
I actually just removed most of the hornwort. I know it's a nutient sponge, but it was just collecting all the leaf (And excess food) debris. So I moved some of the water primrose into the center back, and spread out the water sprite a bit.
Forgot to add that I had to give the microsword a crew cut cause of hair algae.

Now that I have stuff growing I really need to plan out the layout, and bring a little order to the tank.


Mike, when you are ready to stop by give me a buzz.

GoldfishCrazy: good luck with the parasites. The tiger barbs are about pinky nail sized (I know that won't last). I've been doing 50% weekly water changes and testing on Macro days. Nitatres are running higher than I want. I don't even need to dose for them.

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Your tank is a little overstocked fish wise...
taz listed:
3 Sailfin Mollies, 8 Tiger barbs, 6 Cory Julii, 6 Ottos, 4 SAEs, 15 Amano shrimp.

That doesn't strike me as particularly high for a 55.
And to some extent, I'd think the bioload contribution from the cories, otos, SAEs, and shrimp would be offset by their cleaning efforts.
Just curious as to your calculations.
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I wasn't sure why GoldFishCrazy said I was overstocked.

Well I had a battle with GW, and came out of it. The tank was completely over grown, so I went a little prunning happy. Here are some new pics taken 12/15
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Right Side


Left Side:


and 2 hard working Japonica

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Lots of nice healthy growth.
Will be interesting to see as the swords and crypt wendtii mature.
Only minor suggestion would be to trim down that one strand of najas or whatever in the right rear. I assume there are some shorter shoots that you want to catch up to it - to distract from some of the plumbing?
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Thanks Eds,
Actually the right rear has some left over anacharis that I am in the process of removing (slowly this time, not like the hornwort disaster).
All the new growth on it had 1.25 spaces between nodes, and the leaves became thin width wise. Eventually I'm thinking of using either the moneywort, or the Wisteria (probably too much flow for this), or some to take it's place.
But right now I wanted to see if the floating part grew in drack and more robust than the submerged stems.

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