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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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ADA 17g amazon tank

Well I currently don't have any fish however in the near future I plan on adding x number of neon tetras, hatchet fish, cory cats, german rams, small angelfish. Here are the current plants...

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Amazon swords
Anacharis
Java fern (not on purpose it was stuck between the sword leaves)
Small amount of micro sword

Hopfully tomorrow I will be able to pick up some cabomba to add the the right hand corner of the tank. This should leave a fairly decent open area in the middle of the tank.

















I get the feeling someone will tell me this so I will go ahead and give an fyi. I know the swords will be very large in a short amount of time. I am planing on it

Also I know that the sand will probably not stay so nice and white. Enjoy!
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It looks nice, but if u change to some more natural substrate and ad som branches and leaves it will look like a small piece of a south american river
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There is always tomorrow! Unfortunatly I live in the desert so it might be hard to find appropriate leaves and twigs.
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Sweet.
Actually, most parts of the amazon are sand bottom, but with leaves on the sand.
An angelfish will be too big for that tank, consider 30 gallons a minimum for them.
Have you given any thought to an oil driftwood catfish?
they get about 2.5 inches,, and are very interesting.
o, and if i were you, i would go with one of the dwarf cories(C.pygmeus, C.hasbrosus, C. hastatus?)
they would reduce bio load a little, being alot smaller, and they would keep the proportion right.
it looks nice though.

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Hey did you end up taking out the Jfern? It would help to keep the tank a biotope if you did. just a thought.

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I would definitely consider a new substrate. Wood looks nice.

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Why different substrate?
I like the sand, very natural IMO.

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The java is out. I'm confused why I would remove the sand.
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Don't remove the sand!! I really like the driftwood and the sword!! If you have the chances add some more amazon sword then it would be great!
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Don't remove the sand!! I really like the driftwood and the sword!! If you have the chances add some more amazon sword then it would be great!
For now I think I will just let the current swords fill in as the last ones I had got HUGE!!!
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yea, i like the sand and the swords. you could add micro sword for a nice foreground, or sag.

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Love how you're 'thinking outside the box' with the driftwood. Those tanks are so sharp!!! I think the sand looks great btw
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Love how you're 'thinking outside the box' with the driftwood. Those tanks are so sharp!!! I think the sand looks great btw
Hehehe funny
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It doesn't look like you have enough sand. Those Amazon Swords develop a pretty good root system. Actually, that doesn't look like an Amazon sword.

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