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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)13:53    Post subject: My 55gal Planted/Community Journal Reply with quote

OK I wanted to get started on my Journal for this adventure. So lets get it started

Here is the old setup


Here is the stand


Here is the new tank


Setup complete



Now today I bought my master test kit and some sterilized (dustfree) playsand. Tonight I will clean the sand and put it into the tank. I will not be filling the tank up yet because next week I am going to adding the plants. That will be another entry.


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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am PRETTY sure you bought the same tank kit as I did in december Very Happy

I love mine Very Happy Any heading as to what you plan to do?
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK this was after adding my sand.













I do have a list of fish and plant that I am going to use. However that list is at work, I will update the journal tomorrow with those details
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)20:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the background will take away from all the hard work that went into the planting. Black or blue are most common and make driftwood and plants and rock "pop" but that is just IMO.
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

59FIFTY wrote:
Well the background will take away from all the hard work that went into the planting. Black or blue are most common and make driftwood and plants and rock "pop" but that is just IMO.



Yea, it is what I had at the time. It might not be permanent.
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)21:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay. I was just wondering if you were going to be changing. That would be fine for the time the plants are growing out a little bit. Just I would not use one permanently.
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)21:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

katienaha wrote:

I love mine Very Happy Any heading as to what you plan to do?


I will try to tell you what I remember.

8-10 Neons
4 Kuhli (very Small)
2 Otos
1 Rhino or Bristlenose Pleco
2 Burmese Border Loach
2 YoYo's
2 Panda Corys
1 African Butterfly

Java Fern
African Water Fern
Tape Grass

There are 3 or 4 more plants I can't think of right now
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard of a BN reffered to as a rhino pleco. Cories need to be kept in schools of 6 or more. What kind of wood do you have?
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PostPosted: 2010.02.24(Wed)22:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think he was calling the bristlenose a rhino. He was saying hes either going to get a rhino pleco, OR, a bristlenose pleco.
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PostPosted: 2010.02.25(Thu)9:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

59FIFTY wrote:
I have never heard of a BN reffered to as a rhino pleco. Cories need to be kept in schools of 6 or more. What kind of wood do you have?


I was told by someone on here that It is branches and roots (from an African tree) and it is called Mopani. I bought it from Petco thinking that it was driftwood myself.

katienaha is correct rhino pleco, OR, a bristlenose pleco which ever I have better access to. So far the Rhino is winning because Bob's has it and I was told that it stays small as well.

As far as the panda's are concerned I might get 5 since they stay around 5cm.

I want small so that I can have a variety of fish, however I would love to throw in either 2 Blue Rams or 2 Angelfish. I have never had Rams but I know they are Cichlids and they can be aggresive. If anyone could give me thier suggestions on these in this tank it would be greatly appreciated.


Here is the correct list of plants I am adding
Tape Grass
Baby Tears
Neddle Spike Rush
African water Fern
Java Fern
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