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dekstr 55 gallon - Your Tanks

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dekstr

Size

55 gallon

Date Started

December 2007

Lighting

Coralife Dual NO T5 6700k;
ahsupply.com 2x CFL 55w 5000k

Total watts 166, 3.01wpg.

Equipment

Eheim 2215 Canister Filter; Aquaclear power head 20

CO2

Presently 3x 2 litre DIY CO2 bottles.

Upgrading to Milwaukee Co2 MA957 Regulator Set, CO2 cylinder size undecided.

Substrate

1 bag SeaChem Flourite Black; 40 pounds Home Depot Silica Sand; 1 bag Caribsea EcoComplete

Parameters

pH: 6.5-7.0
KH: 5
GH: 5
Temperature: 24 degrees celsius

Fertilization

EI method, weekly 50% water change.

Plants

Alternanthera sp.
Ammania sp. 'Bonsai'
Anubias barteri ''coffeefolia''
Blyxa japonica
Blyxa aubertii
Cabomba furcata
Cardamine lyrata
Echinodorus tenellus
Egeria densa
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis montevidensis
Eleocharis parvula
Glossostigma elatinoides
Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
Hygrophila corymbosa
Hygrophila corymbosa v. 'Siamensis'
Hygrophila polysperma
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta"
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Microsorum pteropus
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala sp. 'mini'
Sagittaria subulata
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Vallisneria americana (natans)
Vallisneria nana

Inhabitants

19 Corydoras pymaeus
18 Hemigrammus bleheri
9 Nematobrycon palmeri
6 Trichogaster leerii
6 Corydoras panda
6 Corydoras aneus
5 Botia kubotai

Comments

I mostly started the fast growing stem plants and carpet plants.

Then I slowly added more plants to fill out the foreground, midground and background. The right side is developing nicely. Still more plants to add.

The left side are all hygrophila species, I am going to change it soon.

But mostly, I leave the tank to grow out itself. I leave the algae in there until it gets unsightly and starting to go out of control.

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