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Its been awhile since i've posted on here. Even stopped by to see pictures. Been almost Too busy.

Well Since the last time I posted pictures. I was just starting up my tank. After OVER BACTERIAL-IZING my tank and feeding it the right amount of liquids and light. I saw a dramatic increase in growth per week!

Some of my first posted pics..







now....with snails hahaha

















So now come the question.

One thing I've realized is that I need to keep better control of my snail population. Out of nowhere I found about 15+ in my tank.

If you can see. I planted about 4-6 bundles of bottom grass in the beginning. after awhile they just started to fade and dissappear.

Are they being blocked by the drift wood? Everything else seemed to sprout okay. Anyone have some pointers? I think at this time all I need is that bottom fill and the tank will look perfect.

Your comments and sugestions are greatly appreciated.

Cheers.

Adam
 

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I love the pictures of the cardinals. I think the tank looks better w/o the bigger piece of wood, I've always like "open" spaced tanks as opposed to "crammed" tanks. Maybe you can find another piece of wood that's not too big and not too small? In any case, I prefer it as it is now.
 

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How's that AquaClear skimmer working in the tank and what do you have it hooked up to? I have the same one, and it's sitting under my tank unused.
 

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You are correct GOT FISH. i "HAD" angelfish in there but they kept getting a little too roudy with my other fish. So i traded them in for some plants :)

I had 3 marble and 2 giant other angels which I couldn't tell you what type they were.

Miss rice bowl:

- The skimmer is under my tank now as well hah. The plants I have now its not really necessary and it looks a little too bulky. So im just using the stock EHEIM tubes that it came with.

Currently I am running the EHEIM 2213.

My tank is a 30gal TALL.

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I have a very similar setup. I have a 30 gallon long filtered by an Eheim 2213. lol I've been debating on whether or not to hook up the skimmer. I keep my tank open in my apartment, and if you've ever lived in an apartment, they are small and the kitchen is nearby. The water surface gets a film on it. I run a powerhead in the tank (for added flow for my 12 Atyopsis moluccensis) that helps a little in keeping the film at bay.
 

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I dont even use the sprayer for the surface i just leave the tube open and the let water flow out freely.

Reason: When the filter (sometimes) gets backed up the sprayer starts sqeeking and spittin out at random times, and when the water gets low and I dont have any extra RO sittin around it can get annoying in my room with the sprayers hittin the water at a lower level.

Now I just have 12 cardinals and 5 rainbows. Raindbows are funny. They love to just chase eachother around all day and the cardinals just chill and watch'em.

Anne: got any pics of your tank?

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Well. Unfortunately I have been in and out of town (have someone looking over the fish) and I haven't been keeping up on my aquatics as much as I should be. Thought I would post some updated shots of my tank.

Once I get things cleared up with the bank My tank should look entirely different. I'll be sure to keep you updated.

- Adam





 
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