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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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what would you do?

So here is the thing. I have become bored with my 29 gal. I have rescaped a couple of times but it just aint working. So here it is. For all of you who have ever said, "if I had......"

Well I have:

dry goods:
29 gal. aga.
stand
2X55watt coralife light.
Fluval (which I hate, but works) 205 with 16" spray bar.
Pressurized co2 - red sea pro running CO2 through zoomed sweep thing to beat the snot out of the gas into fine mist.
eco-complete substrate.

Fish (which I am willing to change):
2 german blue rams
3 cory (pretty sure panda).
1 lone apistograma agasassi (sp.?) female
half dozen ottos

Inverts:
1 big 'ol ghost shrimp
random snails

Plants:
lots of java fern
bolbitis
anubias nana petite
bit of dwarf sag

NO pics, camera crapped out.

I am willing to tear the whole thing down and go another direction at this point. It just needs a new look. So what would you do if I gave you all of the dry goods, an extra $50, and the weekend?


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Trade the fish (with the exception to the ottos) in at the LFS and swap them for more plants. Plant the tank now and worry about fish later. Also I'd feed the ghost shrimp to my mbunas and pick up some RCS or Amanos while I was trading in my other fish. Plan it out first so you know what plants you want etc. Or just pick up some random plants and let the tank evolve from there. Most of your plants could look nice attached to driftwood. Do you have any(driftwood)? Get some of that too at the LFS. That would be my priority list. 1. Driftwood 2. Cherries 3. Better plants (ie. something not low-light.) With the light you are dealing with you can do a lot. You have pretty much the same set up as me. I haven't had many issues with growth (unfortunately, algae included). Look around this site and some of the others: http://www.adana-usa.com/
http://www.aquariumdesigngroup.com/#...&p=-1&a=0&at=0
http://www.aquaspotworld.com/index.p...5ea314becd5176

Anything anyone would ever want to do with a freshwater aquarium is there, and so are the plants, equipment, and knowledge to do so. Good luck and get a camera so we can see pictures.

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Change it up, add a different hardscape, I dont see any driftwood/rocks on that list.

Try breeding something in it, get a trio of apistos and have at it.

Completely tear it down, add new substrate, Aquasoil is sweet! New hardscape, and its like you have a new tank


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I knew I forgot something. Manzanita, big 'ol chunk in there with a huge "patch" of java fern growing from it. I also have lots of watts ferts not being dosed at the time, so I may start that going as well. The ghost shrimp is a left over of a trio my wife picked up. Her quote, "these amanos were super cheap". Hey, she is tyring


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