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  1. Fish
    So I have a 55 gallon with 2 German blue rams, 2 black Knight rams, 2 upside down cats, 2 honey gouramis, rubber lip Pleco, blue eyed Bristlenose and an Electric blue acara. Is there any type of schooling fish I could add without a big problem, if so how many and what type?? (I was thinking of 6...
  2. Lighting
    I have a 55g planted tank that I just started up with some anubias, anubias nana petite, temple plant, amazon swords, microswords. For Lighting I have a Finnex Planted 24/7 and a single Colormax Aqueon 32W 120V. Right now I have the Finnex on the 24/7 cycle and have been turning the 32W on for...
  3. Equipment
    I haven't purchased my CO2 system just yet, but it is sitting in my Amazon cart while I finish gathering information about using it. If it makes a difference as to what I will be using, I will be purchasing a 24 oz paintball tank from Dicks and using it with the following system: Hydroponics CO2...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I'm a bit new to planted tanks, and I'm having a problem. I've had a 23ish gallon tank running for a while, Pool filter sand for a substrait, and various plants. I've been using Seachem products, flourish, iron, excel. the plants in this tank either grew well, or just didn't have much...
  5. Lighting
    I'm looking at installing LEDs in my 55 gallon hood. The plan I've drawn I want confirmation on that it makes sense and can't be improved by smarter people than I. Supplies: 12x Cree XML2 Cool White (CW) LEDs 8x Cree XML2 Warm White (WW) LEDs 4x Cree XPE2 Blue (B) LEDs 60º Optics 1x Makers...
  6. Tank Journals
    Current Flora: Dwarf Sag Current Fauna: 6x Ember Tetra 7x var. Corydoras Various snails First set up: Before the tear down: Current: plus dwarf sag around the DW and not cloudy water lol. Current Equipment: SunSun 303B Canister Filter EHEIM Jager 150w Heater 48" Finnex FugeRay...
  7. Fish
    Hello! I'm planning on setting up a 55g in the next week or so and I think that I have the stocking list down but I want to make sure everything seems like it will work out! I plan on dividing the tank in half, leaving approx 27.5 gallons for a community, and the other half I will divide again...
  8. Fish
    Hello, I have a 55g planted tank that is currently stocked with the following: 15 Harlequin Rasboras (max 2 inches) 10 Pepper Cories (max 2.5 inches) 4 Yellow Tail Spiny Eels (max 8 inches) 12 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish (max 2.5 inches) I've had this tank running for 3 months with no issues. I...
  9. Lighting
    Hey guys and girls, So I recently got a Odyssea Quad T5HO w/ Timer Fixture for my 55g FW Planted tank. It came with 2 x 54w 10k Bulbs, 2 x 54w Actenic Bulbs and 4 Blue Moon LEDs. I know this is too much light for my tank. I know that 10k is too much for my plants and that I should replace...
  10. Fish
    Hello there, I recently made the grievous mistake of browsing fish profiles....and I came upon the very beautiful Peacock Eel. I was hoping some of the members here might have some concise information about them (there are so many conflicting "facts" on the internet, I have no idea what's...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    I'm thinking of getting a fluval 55g *(or a corner bow front) in the near future. I am a fan of heavily planted tanks (like my nanos' 5.5/12g) So far i have been using rock substrate. I was thinking of using blasting media for the 55g tank. For doing a low tech setup should i be using dirt...
  12. Tank Journals
    I just started this tank around 11-14-12. It is coming along pretty good. Here is the equipment list: 55g with painted black background 2 canister filters, 1 Fluval 306 and 1 QPOND 265gph 3 stage canister filter 1 CFL light, 2x 96w 50/50 blulbs 10k/420nm 1 Marineland 150w heater 1 Fluval 100w...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hey there! It's been quite some time since I last worked on this tank. I have, um, forgotten to work on this tank because my other, smaller, tanks have been needing my attention more. And well it takes a bit more $ to do a 55 than a 10g;) So, I got some plants yesterday and I'm still...
  14. Lighting
    I have a 48" Power Compact light that takes two 96w 34" bulbs. It will be going of a 55g tank (48"x21"x12") that is low tech I am trying to figure out what lights I should get for it. What is best? -420nm/10,000k (2 50/50 bulbs) -only 420nm -only 460nm -only 10,000k -or one of each of the...
  15. Tank Journals
    Current Photo: Filter: Regular HOB Filter Lighting: 54w X3, 8 hours a day LED Moonlights at night Substrate: Play Sand Co2: 2x DIY yeast. Fauna: 6 Angelfish 1 African Bush Fish 1 Yoyo Loach 1 Black Ghost Knife 1 African Featherfin Catfish 2 Cory Catfish 4 Otos 3 Mystery Snails...
  16. Aquascaping
    I have a 55 gallon tank that I'm finally setting up, but I'm not sure how to aquascape it. This will be my first real aquascape and I know 55g tanks are very difficult to scape, so I'm kind of at a loss as to how to do this. I'm not trying to make an ADA/AGA-quality scape, I just want something...
  17. Lighting
    I am setting up my first legitimate planted tank and would like to know what I can expect from the lighting system I’m planning. My goal is to support a 36” x 18” x 20” (aprox 55 gallons) moderately planted tank without CO2 additions. I don’t have any particular plants in mind or lighting goals...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey All, I am brand new to planted tanks. I have a co-worker friend that started the snowball down hill and I am already addicted. I have a decent amount of hobby flex money and have decided to dump it on my first 55G planted tank. I will post pictures of what I have already purchased and I am...
  19. Tank Journals
    do to finding a bag of fish food open with ants all over the inside of my stand.. I'm moving the tank, and rescaping it. i found some interesting driftwood branches at dallas north aquarium. this is how my tank currently looks. used canopy,stand,and tank from LFS(the fish gallery)...
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