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I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my 10 g planted tank, since who doesn't enjoy looking at other planted tanks?!?

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Very earthy.. I like it. What's the red plant on the right hand side?
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Very nice! I really like the wood - earthy is a great description. Though the three rocks on the left seem a bit out of place? They remind me of eggs a bit

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Very earthy.. I like it. What's the red plant on the right hand side?
It's a tiger lotus. 3 to be exact. I bought it as a bulb last year and it has grown into three separate plants. It's definitely my favorite plant!
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Very nice! I really like the wood - earthy is a great description. Though the three rocks on the left seem a bit out of place? They remind me of eggs a bit

Any fish?
Yeah I'm considering getting rid of them. I did have fish, but most of them mysteriously died a few weeks ago. My otto is the only one left right now. Not sure what fish to introduce next. Maybe a blue ram???
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I'd storm this with otos and see if they breed. this is nice




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I'd storm this with otos and see if they breed. this is nice
That's a good idea! Is there any way to tell the sex of an oto?
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That's a good idea! Is there any way to tell the sex of an oto?
Females get larger rounder bellies and they have this little tube looking thing that sticks out from their lower belly.

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Looks great! What's the plant in the back left corner?

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also the female otos have broader bodies(if viewed from above) and are overall larger in size than males. if you just buy a bunch (get them on a sale or something) youre bound to get both sexes. also if you want more exotic ones, you could get a few otocinclus cocama or w.e theyre called.




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Yeah I'm considering getting rid of them. I did have fish, but most of them mysteriously died a few weeks ago. My otto is the only one left right now. Not sure what fish to introduce next. Maybe a blue ram???
Nice looking tank. Really like the lotus plant. I would love to find one as well. Are you using RODI water, or some method of dropping the ph? I too am from College Station, and I do believe our water parameters are not suitable for blue rams. Blue Rams really do best in soft water with a PH in the 6.0-7.0 area, or lower. Unfortunately our local water is 8.0 on the low end, and often times even higher directly out of the tap (as high as 8.4 at times!). Many fish can acclimate to this, but I wouldn't risk it with blue rams, as they tend to be delicate. Bolivian Rams might be able to acclimate, but I'm not certain. I did see them stocked at our Petsmart a couple months ago. They went quick. Good to see another hobbyist in the area regardless. Nice work!
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Nice looking tank. Really like the lotus plant. I would love to find one as well. Are you using RODI water, or some method of dropping the ph? I too am from College Station, and I do believe our water parameters are not suitable for blue rams. Blue Rams really do best in soft water with a PH in the 6.0-7.0 area, or lower. Unfortunately our local water is 8.0 on the low end, and often times even higher directly out of the tap (as high as 8.4 at times!). Many fish can acclimate to this, but I wouldn't risk it with blue rams, as they tend to be delicate. Bolivian Rams might be able to acclimate, but I'm not certain. I did see them stocked at our Petsmart a couple months ago. They went quick. Good to see another hobbyist in the area regardless. Nice work!
Yeah I've been using a RO filter I installed under my sink. I'm not sure what the exact pH of my tank is though, I lost my pH tester a while back. I will probably be getting my fish from Austin, since that's where I usually get my plants and livestock. The selection in CS is terrible when it comes to plants and fish...
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Looks great! What's the plant in the back left corner?
I'm pretty sure it's a Rotala rotundifolia
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...undifolia.html
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very nice...
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