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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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opinions please

This is my first planted tank. I just want to know what's right and wrong or what I should change.


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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 02:42 AM
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I think your on the right track but in all honesty I would lose the faux rock and track down a nice piece of wood or nice stone from this site. It's a shame ro have nice looking live plants then have that piece in there that sticks out like a sore thumb. Really nice start though and welcome to the hobby my friend. This is a great place for advice so don't be afraid to ask anything that comes up. I've learned a ton here and it's honestly a lot of trial and error, many errors in my case.

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Thanks I been looking for a good piece of wood but can find what I want for my tank size every thing I like is just to big
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I really like it. You have done a great job
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I agree with getting an nice piece of wood or a rock with some character. If you have trouble with your hairgrass spreading you can spread it out more.

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Also if you ever get that driftwould, you could take the anubias out of the substrate and tie it on, they prefer that
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looks good i like it. my only thing is the moss you have stuck into the rock. to me it looks very out of place.

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Well guys I purchased a piece of driftwood I boiled it don't know if that was a good idea and now it is soaking. I also moved my moss and think it looks a little better
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looks good, im a little biased because im no longer a fan of most ornaments in tanks because they can harm your fish (sharp edges).

now just make sure your tank gets appropriate lighting hours so you dont get tons of algae
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I leave my lights on six hours a day is that enough or to much I know the light will grow plants cause I have new babies coming up all over

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Typically 8-10hrs is recommended as your trying to mimic nature as best as possible. Remember that leaving them on too long though can create algae problems.
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Well guys I purchased a piece of driftwood I boiled it don't know if that was a good idea and now it is soaking. I also moved my moss and think it looks a little better

boiling it was a great idea. you removed alot of the tannins (the yellow stuff) so your water will stay clear looking longer. if its been boiled you shouldn't need to soak it as it should sink on its own now, so long as you didn't allow it to dry after you boiled it.

please post a new photo when you put the wood in.


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I leave my lights on six hours a day is that enough or to much I know the light will grow plants cause I have no babies coming up all over
what kind of light do you have on the tank?

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I have two 10 watt cfls by marienland 5100k natural daylight
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And I will post new pics with drift wood but think I need to keep soaking it cause my water in bucket is still very brown and I don't want a black water look in my tank
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