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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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How is it so far

Well, I was given a 55 g tank and a fluval 404 for free from my friend. I have been working on it every since. I'm running 4 65w PC bulbs around 11hrs a day and started injecting co2 through a DIY yeast method recently. Up until yesterday I didn't have many plants in there, but my order arrived and now its a lot more full. Here are some pictures thus far of the tank. Please let me know what you think as I am new to this and any suggestions will be helpful.

Plagionium affine
Java moss
tiger lotus
baby tears
Fissidens Fontanus
Bacopa Caroliniana
And an Algae buster pack from Aqua Botanic (not sure on the plants)
plus some more from petco, when I had know clue

Neon tetra x 5
Angels x 3
Dwarf Gourami x3
Pearl Gourami x3
Red swordtail x 2
Albino corys x 2
Silver hatchets x 4
Balloon mollies x 3

I feed the plants every other day "Kent freshwater plant food", as my LFS recommended it to me and there are also fert tabs in the substrate. I'm hoping my baby tears will carpet the foreground, but is there anything you recommend, as far as plants, placement, ascetics, ferts (maybe I should start using flourish or dry ferts?) let me know please

Thank you this board has been very helpful

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How do I correct this?

And my tiger lotus growing every day!!!

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id like my plants to do well, so any help would be appreciated
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