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105 Gallon Log w/ background hardscape. 56K WARNING!

This is my first planted tank, so here it is:

its a bad picture. I removed two of the clover plants, I'm not sure what they're called. I also removed the watersprite and replaced it with RED cabomba. I also trimmed the cabomba and added red cabomba in front of it. I've also added more baby tears to the bottom. Ill post a picture soon.

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It looks ALOT better now, I've added alot more greenery and im growing some riccia in the back and ive bought more glosso.
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I like the sand in the middle, reminds me of a spill way on a large resevoir. Not so hot about the diffrent kinds of rocks on the background. Looks good though!

What lighting do you have?

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Nice work.
Nice background.
Nice set up.

More plants required!
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Nice! What are the dimensions of the tank?

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updated image.

I have PC lights. 2.6 wpg. What I've done is I've removed the patch of glosso and replaced it with some I bought. The patch was overrun and infested with bladderwort. I also bought these fish:
20 rummy nose tetras. 5 have died due to stress.
15 black rasboras. Very healthy and happy. Also very rare apparently, from germany.
10 more neon tetras, 13 total.
5 more otocincles, I should have 7 now.

So In total I have:
13 neon tetras.
15 rummy noses
15 black rasboras.
5 otocincles
1 busynose pleco
28 amano shrimp
4 columbian tetras (My first fish ever )
6 sterbai's cories.
2 skun loaches.

I am expecting to raise the number of rummy noses to 22 total. I will be removing the neon tetras once my other tank is set up, and possibly the black rasboras, however they are quickly becoming my favorite fish, if only I could buy more, I cleared my LFS out.
After that, in a year or so, I'll buy some discus. I'll also be getting some nice rams soon, 5 i think.

I've taken out the watersprite and added red cabomba, as I may have told you. So the foliage is:
2 mid range red plants which I dont know the names of. I'll post a pic too.
a bunch of these guys, Also dont know the name.

Also these guys:
Water Primrose (Ludwigia palustris)
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...palustris.html
Heres a pic of mine:

I've also got glosso, baby tears, cabomba and red cabomba, and this guy I dont know the name of.

ANd i've got some riccia growing in the black attached to stones.

I think thats all.... If any of you guys know the names of the ones I dont, I'd love to know.

Thanks a ton.


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The first plant is, I believe Ludwigia ovalis(is that the right name). The second is looks like Ludwigia palustris. The last is Brazilian Pennywort.

The tank looks great. The background looks nice but I think it would look better with just one type of rock. As long as you are pleased with it then thats all that matters.


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Pretty tank! How did you do the background?

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MY pal did the background, he used a black silicon epoxy I think, I'm in the process of scraping the paint on the sides to perfectly match the outline of the rocks. I'm using flourite red, but its so dusty i freaking hate it.
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What lighting do you have?
I have PC ligthing, 2.6 WPG. I am thinking of buying a better system, but I dont know ANYTHING about lighting.
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Thats one awesome tank. Its a perfect scenery.
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Thanks I've had some more deaths too.
One neon died.
I've had a total of SEVEN rummynoses die due to stress
and one oto.
LUCKILY none of my black rasboras have died, whom are by far my most important fish. My LFS gets them in like twice a year and they go REALLY fast. They got a shipment in two days ago, and yesterday I picked up every single one. lol.
I've also ordered 9 more neon tetras. I got 4 black neon tetras and 5 gold neon tetras. DOing that is my favorite, having multiple varieties of the same basic fish. Thats what I'm really interested in. I think it adds a sense of rarity to the fish, basically what I have with my black rasboras. They are my favorite fish I think. If my LFS has them, I'm picking up all they have.
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I'm setting up a second tank soon, I hope it cycles quickly tho :\
This tank has way to many fish in it, I'm holding almost 100 in there, I feel like its dangerous. What do you guys think? They are all small fish, the biggest being rummy noses, but im definatly scared. I'm setting up this tank to take as many off as possible. thanks.
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Some new fish and some tripods!
I got these new fish:
2 columbian tetras.
It's fun to see these little tiny guys next to the ones I've had for two years, they are about a quarter or a third of the size
heres the big tetras and the small tetra.




I also got 4 gold neon tetras and 5 black ones. They're interesting fisih. The gold ones are practically like albino, except with the blue streak. The black ones I haven't had a good look at but heres a pretty blurry picture.
and heres a white one.


I really like these fish, they school together just like neons, so you could have a black AND white school, kinda like ying and yang. Cool right? You can get them on live aquaria.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=898
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1582
They are white, not "gold", the picture LIES! and the black one is darker than you think. The black line is really distinguished and they have a distinct color eye, really stands out. I forget which color though.
Heres a picture of the whole tank.


Thanks. I dont have 100 fish btw, so many rummy noses died , I've only got like 7 or 8 left of 20 So in total i think I have 70. in 110 gallons, thats pushing it a little I think, but I think im okay.
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Neat tank! I like the hardscaped background idea ...

What are your water parameters? Is this tank cycled or are you relying on the plants to take care of the initial ammonia spike? Sorry for all the initial losses ... It will get better ...
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