!!!!!Franny's 40 brdr NEEDS the C02 RAOK!!!!!! UPDATED - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 137 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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!!!!!Franny's 40 brdr NEEDS the C02 RAOK!!!!!! UPDATED

I've started this tank because I needed a place to put the clippings from my 120.

Substrate is Soil Master Select - black
AC 300 HOB
Lighting is 2- 36" T12 and 1- Coralife CF on top of tank
No C02 - need a regulator
Dosing - EI and adding Flourish

I'm really into the Dutch style and will try to get this tank up to standards. I've read that this type of aquascaping should be done in a 90 or larger, but my bigger tanks have big fish that destroy plants.

Before I took the picture, I had just trimmed and removed some of the plants. It was a jungle. I'm beginning to like the jungle look. I'm good at it.
Aquascaping is difficult to learn if you don't have an inate sense for it. But I'll keep trying.


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post #2 of 137 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 12:03 AM
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I really like how green the plants look and the background looks nice.
Best of luck winning the RAOK.
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looks good to me.


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Thank you razalas5!
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nice looking tank! just so you know there is a section for journals.


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nice looking tank! just so you know there is a section for journals.
I believe posting here was one of the rules of the RAOK sticky.
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I believe posting here was one of the rules of the RAOK sticky.
ah ok, I know nothing about that.


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I think its beautiful. What other plans do you have for plants? Any plans for hardscape?
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Nice green jungle! Your tank will benefit with pressurized CO2 for sure!

Good luck with Bettatail's ROAK!

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Msjinkzd - There are a few crypts around the cyperus helferi (big tall green grassy plant) and there is a fern type plant in the back of the black hole.

The only other plants will be foreground, but they'll need higher light and C02.

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Any plans for critters? You have so much flexibility with a 40 breeder! I would absolutely add some amano shrimp, should it tickle your fancy. Also, some really tight schoolers for the top 1/3 and maybe a cool bottom dweller (sids or y. cruciatus are my two current favorites). man oh man, the possibilites! Hope you get the co2, that tank will be banging in no time!!
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What are those black and white loaches again? I've got a bunch of rummy nose and some lemon tetras that might work.
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I have two types right now, the smaller of the two is Yunnanilus cruciatus. The other one is Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki.

Both are super fun fish to keep.
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I'll have to get both species, but for two different tanks. Thanks Rach.
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nice tank you need some foreground, maybe staurogyne 049. dwarf hair grass japan or belem would be nice but in my experience they do better with CO2

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