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First 75g low tech

This is my first planted tank and im sure theres lots that im doing wrong but ive been having a lot of fun with it. So far all i have is and aquaclear 110 x1 " soon to be x2", a 2x54 watt glo t5 fixture using 2x powerglo " i really dont like the yellow of the life glow bulbs, and have been getting ok growth with the powerglo. Im using a mix of mostly seachems flourite and a little bit of regular fine brown gravel. Plants consist of java moss, wenti reds and greens, and anubis, swords and 2 others that im not sure of but i like'm. I have had some problems with a green slimmy algea growing on the substrate and green algea growing on the walls of the tank. I scrap the slimmy stuff off the gravel and discard the best i can and same with the green algea on the tank walls. But other than that the tank is doing great, i dont mind the algea too much, just kinda a annoying. fish include 6 small angels, mix of cardinal and rainbow tetras 10 total, 2 bristlenose, 2 longfin tetras, and 3 zebra danio " which i cant stand" There are always going crazy chasing each other and make the tank seem less peacfull than i wanted, and the worse thing is that there way to fast to catch so ive had no success in removing them. O'well, the fiance likes them so ill keep them to make her happy. Well here are some pics, the first ones are when i first started the tank, with reg light and no flourite and less plants and current pics. thank a bunch for looking. Please comment.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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here are the more recent pics.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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any constructive critisizm?????
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I would try to get rocks for your scape. the two different ones contrast each other too much. if you had them center around the driftwood it would look better IMO.

I do like the plants that you have so far. I would pick up more and cram that sucker full!

oh.. and you are going to finish last. LOL j/k

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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lol thanks for the advice. ill go to a local river and find some better rocks and some more drift wood
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if you do pick up some from local areas.. make sure that you boil them to kill off any parasites and bacteria. badcopnofishtank from here sells nice manzanita driftwood sets for a good price with shipping. you might look into that. make sure that the rocks that you get aren't going to mess with your water parameters either.

I said what I said because of your username.. "nice guys finish last"

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