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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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my first planted 29gal tank

I started this 29gal May'06 after my Lizard died
I've killed a lot of plants and fish along the way,
but I like to think that I finally got it right.
constructive critism is welcome as I am
always looking to improve my small tank.



Tiger Barb, Emperor Tetra, SAE, Otocinclus, American Flag, Dwarf Frog, Farlowella, Vampire Shrimp, Pygmy Cory.
Dozen live Plants, 29gal, DIY Co2, Fluval 205, 2.5wpg, 3mm gravel, 75gh 40kh 7.2ph 78°F, 5ppm No3, 5ppm Po4


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holy snikes thats alot of wiring/cords/piping.

Tank looks good though.
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i will remove the large plant at the left side corner, the tank looks like small with that plants, is that a cambomba in the back left?

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I like. Good job!

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v.nice job, v.good start as well
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it is a good start. the tiger barbs look nice with the plant coloration you have. i would recommend moving that ozelot sword to the back somewhere though.


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my first planted tank - updated

It's been a few weeks since my Bleach dip, and my plants have recovered nicely without any sign of new algae growth. I removed the sword and added that marvelous Crinum which I got from a trader here on PTF. I love the way it fills the void above my high light requirement foreground plants without stealing any light from them, and provides more horizontal leaf space my fish like resting around. I changed my water flow so micro bubbles of O2&Co2 rise toward the right rear, then get pushed back down and across by my canister outlet, so I need to keep the rear plants from growing to the surface. The design objective of this tank is not to win any contests, rather to be a playground for my fish, and a kaleidescope to the eye.



Hiding wires is tricky as I have a mirror in the back of this cabinet that I do not wish to remove or cover. My next project is a moss wall, so eventually some wires and pipes will be hidden "naturally". Any new constructive criticism is welcome, thanks for the useful feedback thus far
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what is that white ball on your driftwood?


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Looks like a suction cup stuck to the glass?

Nice looking tank btw spypet!


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after my bleach battle with BBA 2 Months ago, I removed the wood, lava rock, glosso and baby tears to a spare tank, and decided to give many new plant samples traded here on PTF room to flourish. in another Month I'll reduce them to my best growing favorites and put them in a nice arrangement, but for now my finally algae free growth tank looks like this; slate there just so bottom feeders have place to hide from light.


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american flag fish huh?
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coool you have barbs why does nobody have barbs? Are yours as agressive as people make them out to be? plants look nice anyway. I hope you have better luck with a moss wall than i did mine just died


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coool you have barbs why does nobody have barbs? Are yours as agressive as people make them out to be? plants look nice anyway. I hope you have better luck with a moss wall than i did mine just died
well.. 13 barbs for 72 gallons.. too much water for such small fish that is why..
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Nice Spy, that crinum rocks !

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