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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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my 1st planted tank..

hey everyone.. i just want you to take a look and let me know what you think or what i should change..
i dont use co2, except for diy which im in shearch of a better diy for now till i can afford one..

any suggestions? i am using a 2l soda bottle with 3/4 sugar and 1 teaspoon yeast for the mixture. then that tube the co2 is going thru is being put in the powerhead and blown in the tank..
any how here are some pics. yes i know its not the bst but it was an attempt..






ToP DowN..
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It's a start what light/ plants do you have?

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It's a start what light/ plants do you have?
i dont think you want to know.. haha
its a floursent strip light and the plants.. idk? i went to petco and they had bulbs and i just decided to try them? i didnt think twice to read. i just threw them in water..

i didnt think they would actually live.. lol
if it would help.. i can buy bulbs for a coralife filture?
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well, one of the bulbs (the one with the tall red plant with triangular leaves coming out of it) is a dwarf lily

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well, one of the bulbs (the one with the tall red plant with triangular leaves coming out of it) is a dwarf lily
yeah those are brown. i forgot to check on them, they were in cold cold water with no to little light. i looked today and added them
i hoping color will come back or new will grow. i REALLY like the dwarf lilly tho..
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i would like to add 2bolivian rams..
anyone have any suggestions at what should be added?
thanks for looking
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Is that a real piece of driftwood or a plastic piece? Regardless, I'd cover it with moss. What size tank is this? I probably wouldn't add Co2 to it, since the lighting seems minimal.
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update.. better pics will come tomorrow..

hello just a nother shot of an update..
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uno mas..
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its A 20 Long, the drift wood is real. not plastic. i would like to add 2 rams, eaither 2 bolivians, or one bolivian and one german, im not sure if its possible but i will have to look into it
like mentioned above.. a better and brighter set or pics will come tomorrow..
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is that a 20L? rams might be okay in it if you create a couple of spots to hide and add more plants.

good start though!!
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is that a 20L? rams might be okay in it if you create a couple of spots to hide and add more plants.

good start though!!
how should i add mo re sports to hide? by using what? right now it seems rater full of plants because they are all like a mid size in length.. should i make like a thick area of plants with like a gap in the mniddle? like a big circle of heavy plants with a entrance type of thing?
im not sure as to what i could use for more hiding spots.,,

thanks for looking and thanks for the info..

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any advice on how to make some more hiding spots for a ram?
thanks in advance..
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i suggest german blue rams! theyre so pretty, and i think they are smaller than bolivians, correct me if i''m wrong. although they are more sensitive and harder to keep alive. i've kept 1 of the 2 that i originally got alive, and i'm a complete fish n00b, so that's saying something.
bahaha i also got one plant from petco that i think's the same as yours. it's still thriving but i havn't seen much growth in the 6 months that ive had it.. but then again i had it in a very low tech tank. I did however see the same plant and it was very tall in one of the local LFS here. so who knows. i've been wondering what kind of plant it is..
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i suggest german blue rams! theyre so pretty, and i think they are smaller than bolivians, correct me if i''m wrong. although they are more sensitive and harder to keep alive. i've kept 1 of the 2 that i originally got alive, and i'm a complete fish n00b, so that's saying something.
bahaha i also got one plant from petco that i think's the same as yours. it's still thriving but i havn't seen much growth in the 6 months that ive had it.. but then again i had it in a very low tech tank. I did however see the same plant and it was very tall in one of the local LFS here. so who knows. i've been wondering what kind of plant it is..
your name is bolivian ram,,, and you have a pic of a blue german ram..!! haha which is it?
i have seen a pic of a bolivian with its colors at its best and they blow everythign away.. but i know germans look good as well..
i have seen that the germans are requiring a small tank size..
ahh are they compatible together?! =D
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