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My Asian Planted 48 Gallon Aquarium.

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My 48 gallon Asian tank has been set up to slightly imitate a flat sluggish river, with logs and plants growing along a section of the bank.
The 48 gallon tank is a normal rectangular glass tank with glass hood and lighting set up. The lighting is a Aqua one twin 30 watt bulbs. The fish tank is set up with a Fluval 4plus filter, with JBL Aqua Basis Plus, and DIY CO2 system. Ferts are Flourish Excel. I'm in the process of getting more ferts.

I have not gone Asian with the plants but I have gone Asian with fish.
I only know the name of some of the plants, because our pet shop does not say what name the plants are, actually they are really a rubbishy shop. The plants I do know are Java Moss, Java Fern, Amazon Sword, Wisteria, Cardine Orata, Ambulia. That is all that I know.

My personal collections of tropical fish, for my 48 gallon planted Asian fish tank are:-

4x Redline Rasboras, 4x Emerald Eye Rasboras, 9x Harlequin Rasboras.
5x Dwarf croaking Gouramies. 1x Dwarf Gouramie male {Colisa lalia},
3x Dwarf Golden Gouramies.
6x Lake Kutubu Rainbow fish. 2x Dwarf Neon Rainbow fish.
4x Ku-lie loaches. 4x Zebra Loaches
2x Siamese Algae Eaters. 2x Bristol noses.

Please feel free the add any advice movement of plants ect, on my tank, and any names of plants that are in the tank but not in the list of plants that I know I'v got.
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Your tank looks very nice. How long has it been set up? Also, what substrate are you using? I don't recognize it. Also, what is that plant with yellow/lime green leaves at the center rear of your tank?


Why not go full-on with your asian theme? As you find asian plants, substitute them into your tank. It might take a little bit of hunting, but a number of common plants are asian, such as cryptocorne, rotala, and hygrophila species. Your wisteria, java fern, and moss are southeast asian, so you're already onto a good start.
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i dig the loaches

the tank might be a little small for them but it might work.


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Your tank looks very nice. How long has it been set up? Also, what substrate are you using? I don't recognize it. Also, what is that plant with yellow/lime green leaves at the center rear of your tank?


Why not go full-on with your asian theme? As you find asian plants, substitute them into your tank. It might take a little bit of hunting, but a number of common plants are asian, such as cryptocorne, rotala, and hygrophila species. Your wisteria, java fern, and moss are southeast asian, so you're already onto a good start.
To answer your first question, I use JBL Aqua-Base plus. The gravel is Designer stone. I dont know that plant. As I said the Shop I got the plants from say they never need to name the plant because they have no names.

To answer your second question. In the South Island in New Zealand it is hard to find any plants. As it was it was really hard to get these plants, that are Asian. So I will be on the look out for more Asian plants.

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i dig the loaches

the tank might be a little small for them but it might work.
From all my reaserch and talking with other Loach fans on other forums, my 48 gallon tank is a good average size for these Loaches. Also from what I'v read about these Loaches they dont get overly large. They grow to a sixze of around 10cm. But cheers for your concern.
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From all my reaserch and talking with other Loach fans on other forums, my 48 gallon tank is a good average size for these Loaches. Also from what I'v read about these Loaches they dont get overly large. They grow to a sixze of around 10cm. But cheers for your concern.
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oh, it's not about their size... They like a large foot print, large area to explore and be happy. They're quite smart for a fish. And you need 4-6+ loaches because they're social.


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oh, it's not about their size... They like a large foot print, large area to explore and be happy. They're quite smart for a fish. And you need 4-6+ loaches because they're social.
Yes I have read they do like a group to be socisl, that's why I'v got 4.
You are very right, Loaches are very smart.
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