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Well after the breakdown and spreading out some of the newly cut down anubias i have received much better growth throughout the tank. Had a small battle with black beard algae which is still slightly present on java fern but with time i will eliminate it all. I know most who see the tank will say its barely present but i am very picky. Do enjoy the video

 

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Looking really good! I got inspired by your tank and gonna build a 10 gallon cube for anubias and ferns only!!!
 

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your latest fts is beautiful. how many fish do you have in there total? do any of them hide in the jungle, or do they mostly hang out in front?
 

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your latest fts is beautiful. how many fish do you have in there total? do any of them hide in the jungle, or do they mostly hang out in front?
The cory cats, cherry barbs, and neon blue gouramie are the ones who tend to hide within the plants mostly. Its funny you mention this because about 30 minutes before lights start shutting down, the gouramie always hides in the center bunch of anubias. As for number of fish, i currently have 58. Most of the stocking is made of up several schools of small fish. The largest fish in there is the dwarf gouramie at 2.5 inches. I do water changes twice a week and try to scrape glass for algae every other day.
 

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I like it! Have you ever considered adding some rare anubias species?

Check out Ebi's rare collection...

One Anubias that I've been on the search for is the 'Coin Leaf'
 

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I like it! Have you ever considered adding some rare anubias species?

Check out Ebi's rare collection...

One Anubias that I've been on the search for is the 'Coin Leaf'
I will make sure to check out his collection. As far as rare anubias, I have had many different varieties throughout the years in larger tanks. I ultimately sold them all and when started off from scratch decided to get common ones. The "rare" one I have are petite, if people even consider that one anymore. I will be on the lookout to acquire different ones in the future.
 

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Yeah, I think you're right. The petite, well to me, is pretty common now. But I believe there a now variations and morphs of the petite. If I do come across some leads, I'll be happy to share it with you.

You're tank is very pleasing to the eye. I'm subscribed, so I'll keep in tune.


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Looks great!

Any tips for a newbie just starting a 29g planted?

58 fish!? That seems like a lot in a 29g (I am also new to the hobby).

THanks for sharing!
 

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Looks great!

Any tips for a newbie just starting a 29g planted?

58 fish!? That seems like a lot in a 29g (I am also new to the hobby).

THanks for sharing!
First tip I can give when planting a 29 gallon, is to get the best light fixture you can for the kind of plants you want to keep. Next is dose on a strict schedule all your supplements. So you can maximize growth. They have apps on smartphones for aquariums so that keeping track is easy. As for my stocking, I use a lot of biological filtration and do water changes twice a week. The eheim canister and modified aquaclear insure all my water values are the best they can be. I test prior to every water change as well. I have had to take out some fish because they were being too competitive for food and it was becoming difficult to feed all the fishes. So my stocking does change on occasion if I run into such issues. Majority of fishes in the tank are small. The plant density also aid in filtering the water.
 

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Beautiful tank!!!

You mentioned that your lighting fixture is the Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture. Is it the 24"-36" size?

I have a 30" Finnex Fugeray on my 29g tank and always seem to be fighting bba and green spot algae.

It seems that your lighting has provided your tank with the perfect amount of light without need for pressurized co2.

Your doing a great job!!! Keep up the good work.

Also, what color setting are you using? Is it one of the preset colors?
 

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Beautiful tank!!!

You mentioned that your lighting fixture is the Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture. Is it the 24"-36" size?

I have a 30" Finnex Fugeray on my 29g tank and always seem to be fighting bba and green spot algae.

It seems that your lighting has provided your tank with the perfect amount of light without need for pressurized co2.

Your doing a great job!!! Keep up the good work.

Also, what color setting are you using? Is it one of the preset colors?
Yes the size Is 24-36 light fixture. As For color setting I use the yellow button. Which is full spectrum I believe. Algae is a slight issue, but constant water changes help. I will try to post some updated pictures soon.
 

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amazing. I love what can be done w/ undemanding plants like these. I know a lot of folks may put down low light, common "beginner", plants like java fern, but it really is attractive here.

I'm planning a riparium and wanted to go with something easier to maintain submerged and thick I'll be borrowing from you and sticking to java fern and anubias.

just fantastic
 
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