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This is my most high tech tank right now...i think.
it's a 55 gallon planted community tank.

light: 260w coralife pcs
filter:whisper 60
blaa bla bla bla....... that's all the equiptment. No co2 yet

flora:
stem: rotala rotundifolia, sunset hygro, cabomba carolina, hygrophilia difformis, ludwigia repens, l. ovalis, r. macranda, snippets of HM

rhizome: amazon sword, apongeton sp. cryptocorn wentii, jungle vals, java fern, sword plants from a tube from petsmart, taiwan nymphiodes, anubias cofeefolia(i think) Dwarf hairgrass, java moss, riccia.
i think that's all.

fauna:
1 silver angel
1 discus(red turk i think- fusqer can tell you)
pair- apistogramma cacatuides "double red"
pair- a. cacatuides "orange flash"
3 neon teras
5 white clouds
1 rainbow shark
2 pearl gouramies
2 flame dwarf gouramies
1 yoyo loach
4 ottos
2 farlowellas
2 clown plecos
2 SAE's
1 corydoras aggasazi
1 peppered cory?
2 sunburst paty
3 red platy
1 big ghost shrimp(survivor that grew to be an inhabitant)
more, i know it........

so anyway, i can't get a great scape for it, but here goes nothin.























I have alot more pics, but it's 11 a clock and im going to sleeeeeeep.
 

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plants look great. Sunset hygro is one of my all time favorites, darn thing would just take over my tank in a metter of days. I had to part with it some time ago :(.
The R. Macranda looks a little bald on the bottom but the tips look like they are doing fine.
Your fish are very nice as well!
 

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The macranda just got in a week or so ago in not ggreat shape. i think it got a little cold in shippment.
I have some good pics, but not uploaded to phototbucket yet, and i don't have time tonight. maybe tommorrow.
 

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Pics
we recently(before this post) lost a few fish to ich.
! gold angel, a siler angel, 2 mickey mouse palty, 3 neons, 1 clown loach, a pinstripe atopysis shrimp, i think that's it.

















































 

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Okay, fish pics, more plant and scape pics to come tommorrow posibly.
Here's my newest discus, again, thanks to fusqer.












As you can see, he's not shy.





Here's the lil guy, his buddy.


Aneon stayed still!!!!!!!!!

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The bully!!!

sort of a macro


Pepper cory- defending his hood!

Fat momma!!!


trimmings

you should see how my ten gallon looks with these in it!
 

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Okay,pics

Okay, plant pics.
does anyonw know what anubias this is?



Taiwan nymphiodes- after about 2 hours, this plant was on the surface.


[email protected]^^b apongeton won't quit shooting new plants out!



Harvested fernlet


This is a amazon sword leaf, could these holes be the work of ottos?


Crypt leaves



FTS


side,center,side


 

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I really like how the tank is looking. Looks like your photo skills are getting much better, too!
 

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I believe it's his taiwan nymphiodes.
yep:)
I wouldn't be surprised if your rainbow shark is the culprit for munching the holes in your leaves. Does he harass anyone?
yes, he harrases Whoever he sees while not eating, lol.
He's about 7 years old, much like a grumpy old man on his front porch!
I too like it's transformation. Very nice! :) That's quite a bit of fauna too! :)
yep, we're overstocked to the max, looking into canisters.

I really like how the tank is looking. Looks like your photo skills are getting much better, too!
Thank Nikon company for that! i have been practicing alot though.
 

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As the title implies, the tank currently has no real scape. it is just basically my firdt big high tech tank, and i stuffed it with plants, which i am now regretting, but now that i have all this under my belt, i can focus on the thing i love most.........nature.

i may leave this tank basically as is, or rescape it later, but for now i have so much other stuff going on, i don't have the time to rescape it correctly, plus the flourite clouds to a point of fish stress, and to prevent that, i have to follow my hand with the python!

But, hopefully my grandparents will agree with me and buy a big tank for mostly discus. But i agree'd that if we get a discus tank, it will be low light/tech.

I am getting rid of most of the taiwan nymphiodes, they take over if they aren't trimmed once a week. so after that, it won't be so crazy. when the rotala macranda healthens up better, i am getting rid of the rotala indicafolia. the wisteria definately has to go, and the sword is getting rather large too.
 
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