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First attempt at a planted tank, suggestions are welcome

55gl planted tank
Aqueon 48inch T5ho
Flora max substrate
Started dry dose ferts and sachems flourish as well as root tabs

6 Congo tetras
3 Madagascar rainbow fish
6 pepper cories
2 Bolivian rams
1 rope fish
1 syno catfish

I have various call, Japan blyxa, Java fern, Amazon swords, and kinear swords
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 05:54 AM
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Looking good! Is that lava rock on the left? Its got a nice cave like texture.

You might want to add some more hiding places for the rope fish until the plants grow in to provide cover. I hear they are escape artists!

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On the left is actually a piece of drift wood my local lfs had on sale a few years back. And in not quite sure what kind of rock is on the right I just kind of liked the look of it. It provides about a 4inch cave that the cories and rope hide In. My plan for the tank is to get some more vals and sword plants and have this nice like long back drop with a mixture of the Japan blyxa and other swords to give it the short and medium for ground. And the rope fish has never tried to escape once and I've had it well over 10 years. It's probably the toughest fish anyone could ever buy
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Looks great! Better than my tank that is dealing with melt. I would find a red accent plant and perhaps some anubias to give some variety with the leaf shapes. I would definitily recommend another cave or tunnel for the rope fish.

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8g tank starring Merlin the betta (planted)
15g tall tank containing tetras and corys (planted)
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