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5 Gallon Endler's tank **major update 7/23/06**

This is one of my favorite tanks. As the title says it is a 5 gallon tank that is home to some Endler's Livebearers, and a few snails.
Plants are Rotala Indica and Rotala rotundifolia.
Lighting is the 14 watt light that came with the tank (so about 2.8 wpg) and the plants are doing great.
Also, I know there is some alage on the rocks but the few snails in there keep it in check.
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beautiful tank, but I don't see any endlers!
I love those little guys. I keep meaning to try to find more somewhere...
i have some rocks almost exactly like those, with the veins of whitish rock to boot. good work! it's very true, less is more.

psst...anyone with endler babies they would trade off?

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but I don't see any endlers!
Trust me, they are in there
They are so small and they will not stand still so I can get their picture

As soon as I have more babies we can work out a trade

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sounds great!

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Very nice rotala growth! btw-- wpg rule doesn't work on tanks smaller than 30g.
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Nice tank! Endlers are one of my favorite fish. I have been trying to get my hands on some myself.

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Lighting is the 14 watt light that came with the tank (so about 2.8 wpg) and the plants are doing great.
I'm amazed that you are getting such good growth with only 14 watts. I'm assuming thats 14 watts of NO fluorescent. Or is it CF? I have about the same size tank that came with something like a 14 watt bulb (NO fluorescent) and I have never been able to get anything to grow in it.
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Do you use ferts or co2?


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Thats really nice. and i can see an endler...look athe filter? uptake in the middle...he's right below where the grey piece starts.

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looks like a leaf to me..

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Thanks for the comments!!
I use no ferts, no CO2, and the light is just the regular 14w fluorescent bulb that came with the tank.

And that is just a leaf

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keep me posted on those babies; they'll need more room to grow!
i've got a "trading spot" thread somewhere in the swap forum that i update with current species of plants, equipment (soon), and eventually fry for trade.
if you see something now that you want, I can stop tossing / selling the clippings from my high light/fert tank for a while as i need extra plant mass in my newer tank now anyway, and you can have a monster mass of what you're looking for when you're ready. i highly recommend the brevipes, micranthemoides, hydrocotyle, and hygrophila "ceylon".

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Just a little update:
I removed the rocks and added some driftwood. I also added some stargrass, some willow moss and a little hygro to the mix.

I also had a little problem, for some reason my males are gone. I had 2 males and 6 females and I no longer have any males. But the good news is they must have mated before the males vanished because I count at least 3 babies this morning.



Please let me know what you think

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It looks great. The way you have it scaped makes it look much bigger than a 5 gallon. Congrats on the babies!
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The driftwood looks much better than the rocks. Great job!

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Wow. Its amazing to think that's a 5 gallon. The depth and texture is amazing. One thing I would do: Hide the heater and the filter intake/output behind the plants in the back. It will make the tank look even realer.

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