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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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15 Gallon Planted Tank Tails

This is my newely replanted 15 gallon. It looks a little messy right now. Thinking of upgrading the filter but im not sure. Just installed a DIY CO2 system last night. Seems to be working but we will see if it produces any more plant growth. I have the Fluval Aqua Sky light that has weather functions and a remote. I use the white LEDs during the day for the plants. I also lave a second strand of LED lights. Thinking of adding another light and taking away the random strand of LEDs. As far as fish:
Sail Fin Molly
Pladdy
2 corry catfish
pleco
blue ram
golden gourami
Some species of snail that just showed up and reproduces like crazy.
As far as plants maybe you guys can help me identify them. I attached photos.

Any Suggests or opinions? What do ya think?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 10:16 PM
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Love it! Looks like you've got some cryptocoryne, rotala, and anubia plants. I can't identify the longer, stemmy one.

I would suggest getting a female or male (depending on the sex of the current fish) German Blue Ram, they're much happier in pairs.

What type of pleco do you have? Most pleco types get up to a foot or more in length.

Love the DIY Co2, let me know how it works out! Good lighting too! I have a 15 gal also, but I haven't found a light I'm overly fond of yet.

Also, with German Blue Rams, make sure the pH is soft, otherwise when you introduce the female, they may not pair off, and could be very unhappy. I've dealt with that a time or two with my rams, until I lowered the pH.


Best of luck! Keep up the good work!
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I had a pair but the one died. and at the pet store they are too small to be able to tell 100% for sex. but i do want another to make the pair again. Thanks for the comments. Thanks for the plants!!

Bump: Oh and my pleco is a rubber nose or a bushy nose, one of the smaller ones, should stay around 6" max
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UPDATE!!!

I installed a fluval 206 and removed the HOB filter. I also installed an airflow regulator for the air stone to turn down the bubbles. I heard this will increase the level of CO2 in my tank. I also introduced 2 assassin snails to take care of some of the snails i have now. I also introduced about 8 ghost shrimp just to see how they do in this tank.
Blue Rams were sold out EVERYWHERE today so I'll try again later on in the week to find a female for my male. SO far im happy with the tank. I would like to add some lava rock i think, just a small piece somewhere kind of hidden. I also think I might like a group of neons, 5 or so. But then id need to get rid of some of the fish I have. I don't want to overload the tank

Bump: Just some pics of the tank
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Love it! The male ram looks so healthy and beautiful!! Super excited to see how it turns out. Keep on with the updates!

Bump: Love it! The male ram looks so healthy and beautiful!! Super excited to see how it turns out. Keep on with the updates!
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That's a interesting piece of driftwood and what a beauitul ram.

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Just a few more pics from this morning, I have some re-planting to do but overall not too bad.
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I will post an update soon, not many differences but when you compare pictures you can see the growth
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