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Smile Updated 7/9/08 New tank aquascape Please Comment!

Please tell me what you think of my set up!

Whole tank shot

Cherry barb over and unknown lily leaf (if you know what it is please id)

Front closer view

BN pleco (it's young, but can you sex it?)

My Bleeding hearts.

A blue Snail

A purple snail.

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Looking good! It has a nice wild feel to it.

I think the plant might be a red tiger lotus
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...&spec=Nymphaea

EDIT: What are the specs of this tank?

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50 gallon, rabbit poop fertilizer, DIY Yeast co2, weekly 20% water changes, 2 65 watt compact flouresents, Excell flourish, excell liquid fertilizer on water change day, 75 Gallon rates canister filter, 1 powerhead, 3 substraites mixed, 6 Bleeding heart tetras, 1 RTS, 6 ottos, 8 Cherry Barbs, 5 White clouds, 2 BN plecos, 1 SAE, 1 Red Eyed Red Swordtail female, lots of MTS, Rams Horns, Mystery, and spixi snails, soon to house 30 Cherry Shrimps. I don't know the names of some plants but some are crypts, moneywart, Ludwigia repens, Cabomba, a sword plant (unsure which), jungle Val, regular val, corkscrew val, some mosses and a few other plants I don't remember the names of off hand.
Water test are:
Ammonia 0
nitrites 0
Nitrates 5
Ph 7.6

Anything I forgot???

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Very nice tank.
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Red Tail Shark


Red eyed Sword Tail (Female)
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woah, I have never heard of rabbit poop enriched substrate :O Tank look very lush. That redtail shark will get to be pretty big

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Like the mix of your plants!

50 gal Planted (Always under construction).......
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woah, I have never heard of rabbit poop enriched substrate :O Tank look very lush. That redtail shark will get to be pretty big

I add the rabbit poop myself about every 6 weeks. I figure if it is a good ferlitlzer for my garden why not my tank? And the Rabbit is happy to provide the "pellets"
my Redtail Shark is 7 years old Do you think it will get bigger?

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Very natural looking tank. I would have to give it two thumbs up!!
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Thanks! On the other website I posted this same topic, people don't like it
They say it is too over grown and unorganized....


My biggest problem is that some of the plants get uprooted very easily! Any tips for that?
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the only thing that i would change is the color of the background. i think it looks nice very wild looking


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I hate the blue back ground, but it is an acrylic tank and the back is just a solid blue pannel, how could I change it?? I thought about growning a huge moss wall to cover it......
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Thanks! On the other website I posted this same topic, people don't like it
They say it is too over grown and unorganized....


My biggest problem is that some of the plants get uprooted very easily! Any tips for that?

who cares what they say... You're the one who sees the tank everyday. What you like matters. Your tank looks great. Looks super natural and your plants look very healthy. Not every tank is meant to look like the front lawn of some yuppie living on a golf course


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Thanks MedRed. This is my first planted tank. I really don't know how to organize it any better. I hate throwing away clippings, so I always plant them too, that's how it got so crowded!! And the Jungal val just pops up everywhere!!!
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Very nice looking tank.

The BN Pleco may be too young yet to sex, but if it is about 3 inches long, and doesn't have any elongating bristles from it's nose, then it's likely a female.


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