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Alex's planted 75 gallon

Hey everyone!

This is my first planted Tank and it is finally starting to look good, plants have been in for a couple of days and are mostly looking good!!

So far the only fishies I have is a little pair of kribensis

Let me know what you think !!
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Pictures coming shortly still trying to figure out how to post them
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5 hours later... Lol. Any details on what you're running in it? CO2, substrate, ferts, etc?

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5 hours later... Lol. Any details on what you're running in it? CO2, substrate, ferts, etc?
haha still trying to figure this out...

Tannk is completely Low Tech. no CO2 or ferts or anything.

As far as subtrate goes i am using a couple inches of miracle grow organic mix topped with gravel.

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i have no clue what kind of plant this is.. it showed up randomly in my plant order

any ideas? i was thinking some sort of anubias

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also, i got some more fish today...

Current Fish list

3 pineapple swordtails
5 ottos
7 lemon tetras
8 rummy nose tetras
2 kribensis

Current plants

amazon sword
rotalla indica
some form of anubis
dwarf sag
jungle val
java fern
java moss
wisteria
unknown plant
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I think that unknown little guy might be a melon sword.

A 75 is a lot of tank to fill up with plants. Great start! I especially like the stump. If and when you re-do the aquascape, you might think of moving the stump slightly to one side.

Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

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That's one heck of a stump. I'd have it off center as Method said. Looks good. It'll take a lot of plants to fill it up, but you'll get there!

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Yes the stump is awesome !!

However, stump is insanely buoyant and right now the only thing that is keeping it down is that it is wedged under the plastic crossbar of the aquarium... Lol. So sadly, I cannot move to one side
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I think that unknown little guy might be a melon sword.

A 75 is a lot of tank to fill up with plants. Great start! I especially like the stump. If and when you re-do the aquascape, you might think of moving the stump slightly to one side.

Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Thanks!! Currently I have it just planted on a rock, should I move it to a place with some dirt?
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Thanks!! Currently I have it just planted on a rock, should I move it to a place with some dirt?
It's going to need some dirt, since all swords are pretty heavy root feeders. As far as the uberstump goes, you might try boiling it. Boiling forces air out of the xylem (tubes) that makes up the wood and replaces it with water.

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