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monstrosity
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Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Location: Tennessee, USA

PostPosted: 2009.10.29(Thu)22:13    Post subject: 29 Gallon Monstrosity Journal Reply with quote

I bought this tank in September. It's my first in over a year. The anubias in the pics is now removed.

Setup: September, 2009.
Dimensions: 30.25
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ernie
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PostPosted: 2009.10.30(Fri)8:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good there Smile What scene/style are you planning to plant?

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monstrosity
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PostPosted: 2009.10.30(Fri)15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be a community tank, and won't really have any particular style or biotope.
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coryfan
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PostPosted: 2009.10.31(Sat)20:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tank so far. Have to say that zebra danios are still one of my favorite aquarium fish. The little guys are great for cycling and they provide plenty of zippy fun during the process.
Just a planting suggestion but that amazon sword will eventually take up half the tank. You could tie some java ferns to driftwood pieces on the right side. That would look neat. One of many plant options of course. Smile
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monstrosity
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PostPosted: 2009.10.31(Sat)20:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expected it to get pretty large, but not half the tank. I'm sure it'll look fine, though.
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keeno
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Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: 2009.10.31(Sat)23:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good start! How large is the tank?

Also, Amazon swords can get HUGE. I had one that outgrew a 90gallon and I eventually had to sell to the LFS because I had nowhere to put it. Given proper nutrition, some Echinodorus get absolutely enormous, very quickly.

EDIT: I just realized that the topic title is 'My New 29 Gallon.' Sorry!
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monstrosity
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PostPosted: 2009.11.01(Sun)21:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, crap. If I trim the sword will is stay smaller? It's OK if it's tall, I just don't want it to be too wide. I guess I could snip off the new leaves to keep the plant slim.
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Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: 2009.11.01(Sun)23:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to trim swords small is generally futile. If you're set on the plant, something I've tried is letting the sword form daughter plants, digging them both up and tossing the bigger plant every few months. I've never done it for more than a year, though, so long term I'm not sure it would work out.
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PostPosted: 2009.11.02(Mon)0:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

what sort of fish do u plan to add? I reccomend the Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus (Known as the bristlnose) they are great algae eaters. but if your getting an algae eater do not get the chinese algae eater. (or just called sucker fish in australia) they maybe the best algae eaters in the hobby but are slime eaters which could result to eating slime off fish

hope this helps
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PostPosted: 2009.11.02(Mon)6:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

DJ-DON wrote:
what sort of fish do u plan to add? I reccomend the Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus (Known as the bristlnose) they are great algae eaters. but if your getting an algae eater do not get the chinese algae eater. (or just called sucker fish in australia) they maybe the best algae eaters in the hobby but are slime eaters which could result to eating slime off fish

hope this helps


can you explain this little more? chinese algae eaters can stuck on the fish? like otos?
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