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Smile my 55gal

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SAE and otto on red lilly


shrimp on lilly


thought i would share some pics...new to the plant thing

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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i have 2 try again

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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here we go

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20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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Nice tank so far, still looks empty and incomplete, need more plants+fish!
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Looks good.
Agreed with the above post, more plants!
Nice to see another person from San Antonio on the board!
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thax!! I'm not sure what other plants 2 get,but I want some kind of background plant for now. I dont run any CO2 and I have only a 40watt light any ideas would help. Well here's some more pics

SAE and otto


shrimp on lilly

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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that lily is pretty sweet!

As far as lighting goes, you might want to purchase a better light fixture to up the wattage. This way you can have a better variety of plants.I have the coralife 4-65watt fixture on mine. I think alamo aquatics and texas tropical usually have these in stock. Alamo has many others to choose from too.

Co2 would help the growth of plant and stop that of algae.You can purchase the co2 bottle filled at one of the local welding shops here. There is no place in SA that sell the regulator kit that goes on to it. I got my from aquairumplants.com, hasnt failed me yet.

What are you using for your trace and macros?
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let me know if you want some clippings, Ill be more than happy to hook you up.
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I'm new to plants and any help would be great.Ive just been using leaf zone which has Fe and K2O, once a week. Let me know if I need more.
Oh yeah what type of plants do u have?

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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If you want to I can spare you some potassium,nitrate,phosphate, csm+b, and iron frets. They are all from GregWatson and dry chemical ferts. That is how I dose my tank. Enough to help you get started. If you prefer liquid ferts then I would stick with seachem or kent botanica. I dont know too many places here in SA that sell kent though.........now that I think of it none do. Alamo can order it for you!

With the plants clipping just PM me and Ill tell ya what I got, not much though.
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You can always get plants off the san marcos river.
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tanx peteypob, how can i reach u? And oceanaqua thats a good idea

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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I work all day tommorow. Call me on Saturday, it my birthday and Im off!
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yeah,thats cool i'm off also. I'll give u a call.

20gal high:
3xdwarf cory, 3xkuhli loach, 1xdwarf cichlid,
2xspakling gourami, 4xamano shrimp,
1xunknown fish, 2xotto's, 1xclown pelco
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