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Triguns 29 Gal Journal! **UPDATED** 11/18!! "Green Neons Paradise"

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hey everyone, i need advice on new plants to fill in the back
tanks been up for a while now... and seems to be doing fine
substrates: Flourite (bottom layer)
Ada AS (middle/top)
Red Sea (sprinkled on top)
Plants: Rotala indica
glossostigma
some HC
Blyxa Japonica
Dwarf hairgrass
Mayaca FLuvalitilis
Downoi
flame moss
java moss
java fern
Rotala Macrandra
and a couple others...
Fish: 1 Dario dario
2 koi angels
1 SAE
12 Otos
2 5 banded barbs
1 torpedo barb
1 brilliant rasbora
1 cherry barbs
2 neon tetras
12green neons
2 julii corys
1 rasbora murculata
2 espei rasbora
and 2 galaxy rasboras
1 pair of Furcatas

pressurized paintball co2 (with keg regulator)
130w PC lighting (6500k and 10k)

ferts:ADA Brighty K
ADA Step 1
please, submit some advice on plants, im not satisfied with it
and opinions would be nice
remember im a noob aquascaper

Thanks alot!
Update!: Bought Clwatkins tree, some of the stuff grew out, got some chili rasboras! and yea i think it looks a lot better,
will post pix asap


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AFTER rescape.. (moved the wood around, got another rock, pulled up hairgrass and glosso.., planted 1 by 1, blyxa made into smaller portions, growing E tellenus in back of blyxa,)

i want the whole left side filled with hairgrass, and the right side glosso, eventually they will mesh

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The scape looks good -- just needs the most importanat ingredient of all: Time! After a few good trimmings, those stems will thicken up nicely.

FWIW - 2 things I'm not crazy about... The garbage bag background, and your fish list. A 29 is too small for a Torpedo Barb.
2 neon tetras = Angel food
4 green neons = Angel food
2 rasbora maculata = Angel food
2 galaxy rasboras = Angel food

Also try taking your photos without a flash. With 110w of PC lighting, they'll turn out just fine!

Keep up the good work!


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lol! yea forgot to mention the background! just wanted to see if it would look nice painted black, and nah the angels do not even bother or chase after any fish( i wanted to get rid of them tho) and i love my torpedo,but u are probably right!
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Bumppppppp im looking for ur guys opinions!
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Let me know what you guys think of it, and what else plants should be added
any advice on the design?
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anyway to make glosso, and downoi grow faster?
input needed!
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Your scape seems nice... just gotta wait for it to fill in.

As far as the fish, I was considering angels for my 29 gallon and recieved collective input that they will absolutely outgrow it, and hence suffer in the process.

Go to the "fish" forum on this website and read the thread I started titled "Good Centerpiece?"
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I'd retie the moss and spread it out
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okok thanks!!!!!!
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Bumpppppp opinions? anyone?
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I'm not no guru or anything, but I'll tell you from my point of view aka my opinion lol.

I think you should have more foreground coverage and more red colored plants in the back.

Maybe cover the driftwoods with some moss or have a plant curl it's way up the stem.

What happened to the left side? Rather empty.

Are you using an HOB? I would also consider putting my diffuser beneath the outflow so CO2 bubbles can be pushed downwards. Not directly beneath, just far below it so bubbles can rise and be pushed down again.

Plants you have on the left, the two bunches, either overgrow them in a corner or move them to midground and get some smaller plant types behind it. Definately look around for red plants, rotalas should be looked into.
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get rid of the plastic bag you have for a background.
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lol i know i know, i havent yet bought black paint, so yea that was temporary
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lol i know i know, i havent yet bought black paint, so yea that was temporary
You don't need black paint, they sell black only backgrounds that you can just tape up or do what I did, there's a few common aquarium backgrounds (you know, the one with the plants or rocks?) and flip them around. Many of them have solid blue or black in the back. Worked very well for me.
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