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55 gal low tech angle tank

Planted tanks have defiantly tried my patients. This one is starting to make me proud so I thought I'd let everyone check it out. Since I got most of my knowledge from tpt.

Specs
Standard 55
Fx3 and aquatop cf300 with spraybars
1 t8 6500k and 1 grow lux bulb
Sand substrate
Diy osmocote root tabs

Disclaimer on the plant list I just pick plants that I like and if they make it they make it. Kinda figure out what they might be after I keep them alive hehe
Plants
Mostly crypts they grow the best for me
Anubias
Java fern
Star grass
Duck weed cause it came in with other stuff
And per the usual algea
Newest are the Val and sag. They came that long but the roots are massive so I'm hopeing they fill in accordingly

Fish
9 or so various angles
Dwarf rainbows
6 various bristle nose
3 clown loaches
8 synidotis petricola
Thanks for looking

Tanks been running for a while but the angle fish phase has been since about Jun 2014
Pictures start July 2014 and go to present
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Uhh could some one change the "angles" to angels my phone auto corrected all that and I didn't notice
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Uhh could some one change the "angles" to angels my phone auto corrected all that and I didn't notice
Haha, I was wondering why it was called an "angle" tank in the title, I thought it was going to be a 55 gal corner or hex tank or something...

It looks good...crypts, anubias, and val are what fill my 55 gallon low-tech tank, too, along with sworplants, another great low-tech plant that comes in many varieties. It might take a bit for the val to become established, but it will soon spread with runners and quickly provide a nice background for your tank. Mine grows several feet per month in height/length, so I'm constantly trimming it back to just below the surface. I started with just a small clump of val like you have, and 10 years later I've got the same plant in the same tank, but I've also moved/given away/thrown out almost enough of it to fill up the whole 55 gal tank. My crypts are also now starting to get too dense for the cories to get through them, I have to thin them out.

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I did have a bluegill once that ate cooked pasta and bologna rinds as a treat.
Then again, that fish would probably bite on a cigarette butt.

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