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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few pics of my new planted tank. Sorry if pics are not the greatest.
Anyone have any suggestions or comments? More Stats to come.

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PS ..... Thank you for the HELP on adding pictures to my post.




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not a bad start.What fish do you have? I see ballon body mollies, danios, cory cats and a couple types of tetras. Is that right? What do you have for algea controll (not that you really have any yet).


As a photography tip. If you take a photo with all the lights off and the room dark, but the aquariums hood light on we can see the tank much better It seemed obvious when someone finaly pointed that out to me As an example (a couple of my oLITTLE tanks):


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Hey GSOL, you can also use those pics to show how light leaks out when the water isn't filled up all the way to the bracing
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I have

2 Panda Corys
2 Ballon Mollies
4 Cherry Barbs
4 Zebra Dinos
4 Bloodfin Tetras
3 other Tetras(Forgot names).

No Algea as of yet.

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not a bad start.What fish do you have? I see ballon body mollies, danios, cory cats and a couple types of tetras. Is that right? What do you have for algea controll (not that you really have any yet).


As a photography tip. If you take a photo with all the lights off and the room dark, but the aquariums hood light on we can see the tank much better It seemed obvious when someone finaly pointed that out to me As an example (a couple of my oLITTLE tanks):


and another
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Hey GSOL, you can also use those pics to show how light leaks out when the water isn't filled up all the way to the bracing

LMAO! yep. Your right about that!!!

However, the problem with those little tanks like that they leak!! I have fixed them several times but they still leak if you fill them up all the way. I have 5 of them, and so far all 5 have had issues & have had to be siliconed seamed at all of the edges. These picks were prior to sealing them.
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I have

2 Panda Corys
2 Ballon Mollies
4 Cherry Barbs
4 Zebra Dinos
4 Bloodfin Tetras
3 other Tetras(Forgot names).

No Algea as of yet.

Dan

Ok Thanks! I can see everything loving the tank, except mabey the Mollies. I have had problems with mollies and plants. Mine liked to tear and and eat my plants and they didnt seem to like the water conditions either.
I used to breed them and for my mollies I prefered to have plants like elodia or just stick with plastic.


Anyone else experanced this?
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DS, from the look of your photos it seems you may need some more light over that tank to grow plants. How many watts do you have. What size tank


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It's a 15 gallon tank. Right now it has an 18 inch strip light with a plant grow bulb I purchased at the local pet shop. I plan to get a better fixture once I get my Tax returns. The tank also looks dark because its a bit cloudy. I might've loaded the tank up with fish to fast.

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Here's a few new pics of my tank redone with a new piece of drift wood.

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Very nice start!

If you can, turn off the flash. If you cant, cover the flash up with something. You dont want or need it when snapping pics of the tank.
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