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Noob to freshwater planted fluval flora...

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I hope to learn a lot from all you experienced people. Here is a picture of my current setup. It doesnt look very pretty right now but I am hoping it will grow out and look nicer eventually. Next thing on my list is adding some fish and shrimps.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 05:07 AM
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Everything always looks harsh when first growing in! Looks like a great start.


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what fish do u plan on adding?
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Right now I added 3 bloodfin tetras...I plan on waiting another month or so before I add anymore fish. Eventually though, I would like to add an algea eater and some bottom dwellers. This is my first freshwater planted nano tank. Previously I did saltwater but gave that up due to the time and money I was dumping into it. Saltwater was a pain in the ass for me. When one thing went wrong, everything went wrong. Due to my ignorance, I never knew how beautiful a freshwater tank could be. I always saw them as tacky pink gravel tanks with gold fish.
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Nice start. Before I started I thought freshwater was boring and than when I got into it I was blowen away that I was so wrong. I like your driftwood. What are you thinking for bottom dwellers? cories? plecos?
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I dont like plecos. Plus I think they will grow out this tank too quick. Cories are those little cat fish looking things right? I really want to get one bigger fish like a gourami..but I heard the tank might be too small..
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I would say add 3 more bloodfins but i would not add a dwarf gourami.
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I probably wont add much livestock into this tank. What are good algae eaters for the glass in freshwater? Snails? I know in saltwater the clean up crew would just clean the crap out of everything. What about for freshwater? Do they have a "clean up crew"?
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Nerite snails!

The little onion nerites would look nice in a small tank and they are very hard workers
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oooh right now the tank smells funny and one of the bloodfins died....I havent been able to get a test kit yet..I have been doing some water changes to try to even out the chemistry in the water...should i be doing little water changes everyday or should i do it every other day?
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