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Well, after my 6.6G Petco, I quickly wanted to get a bigger tank. We have a super small house, so space is at a premium. I finally found about two feet of space and got a tank and stand that fit perfectly.

This is the tank as of last week:


Tank size: 20G high

Plants: anubias, java fern, amazon sword, crypts (melted, but are coming back), hornwort, brazilian pennywort, anachris (a lot melted), water wisteria, vals

Lighting: One 15W 8000K full spectrum florescent light

Ferts: just some root tabs

Fish and snails: three mystery snails, many ramshorns, seven glowlight tetras. Two guppies will be moved over pretty soon.

It's been a frustrating road, but I think things are finally starting to turn around.

I just got some awesome plants today, too, and will be planting them this weekend.

Thoughts and opinions welcome!
 

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Some pics from the last few days:

Side view of the tank:


Magenta apple snail:


Same snail, different angle:


Moved over one guppy (out of two). He's stressed :(


Pink ramshorn:


One of my seven glowlight tetras:


Some new plants and my apple snail:


Glowlight tetra and 3rd apple snail:


Full tank shot:
 

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I didn't know what manzanita was, but now I do. You have nice rocks too. And that's besides the plants, things are coming along nicely.
 

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I didn't know what manzanita was, but now I do. You have nice rocks too. And that's besides the plants, things are coming along nicely.
Thanks! I like the rocks, too. I made sure they'd be OK for the tank by doing the vinegar test.

Still don't know why manzanita is so expensive... if I find a tree around here somewhere... manzanita for all!

did you get the new plants in?
I did! They're in there, but hard to see. A few have been uprooted since last night. I have leftovers, too, so yay! Thanks again.

I like the river rocks!
I do, too. I think all the colors adds a nice touch to the aquarium.

Are you from Iowa? Just looked - Dubuque. I am from the Quad Cities. I am!
 

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Did a 3 gallon water change tonight. All inhabitants are doing well. I keep expecting fish deaths, but so far, so good. I had such a horrible start to this whole thing that each time I wake up each morning, I am so stoked everything is still living!

Some pics from tonight:

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmoss ball!


Free ride:


Yummy spirulina pellets from member acitydweller:


And finally, a full tank shot:
 

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:icon_redf I just saw you have a journal for your new 20g... it's looking so good! Those plants are really going to fill in nicely. :smile:

The gobys are pretty. Do you know if you have a male & female pair?


ps- at this rate of tank expansions, you'll be setting up a 75g by next summer. ;) which, btw had cost me about the same as this little nano has!
 

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Great start callisto. Glad you were able to find some space for a tank in the house. Its a great hobby and nice to have a little slice of nature in your home. Enjoy.
 

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Thanks! I DO have a male/female pair with the peacock gudgeons.

Anyone know why fish have so many names for the same fish? They are called peacock gudgeons, peacock gobys, rainbow gudgeons, eyespot sleeper goby...

Trust me, I have NO ROOM for a larger tank. I really had to do some creative moving around to get this one and it's in my bedroom.

This tank has cost me a fortune. In fact, since I started the hobby only two months ago, I would guess I've spent somewhere in the range of $600. :icon_eek:
 
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