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Old 08-05-2009, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My (wife's) current low-tech planted 55g specs:

Substrate:Flourite w/ root tabs
Lighting: Single 48" flourescent strip light w/ ODNO (4x) Philips F32T8/TL850
Ferts: Flourish & Flourish Trace (both occasionally)
CO2: Excel (occasionally)
Filter: Eheim 2217
Plants: Bacopa monnieri, Bolbitis, Crypts (not sure what kind), Java fern, Java moss, couple others I forgot
Fish: 3 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 4 C. paleatus, 4 C. macracanthus, 10 H. ocellifer

Maybe I'll get some pics soon...but its not even close to as nice as others' tanks on here
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes please. My tank doesn't look so great but I have a journal on here anyway. It's nice to look at how it's developing. Plus I love looking at others tanks for Ideas.
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Ouch! I'd better hurry and get some up then...
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah sorry but I just had to bust that smiley out.
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I would sure enjoy some pictures! I can't even keep discus alive so regardless of how your tank is looking, you are still successful with the fish.
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Took these pics last week before my Oahu trip, just got to posting them...







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When you were here on Oahu did you get a chance to pick up some more plants? I know you said you'd be hitting up Aquascapes. If so whats the plan for the final layout looks like you got a good start going. Maybe some mid ground plants in front of the stem plant you got going, to soften the transition? All and all it looks promising once it fills in. Some mid-low light plants you may want to consider Sagittaria subulata, vallisneria, and most of the crypts look pretty nice IMO. Anyway great to see your setup. I'll be waiting for updates.
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I did pick up one more large bolbitis along with some fish. 15 cardinals, 10 golden white clouds, and 3 gobies. Jojo will be shipping them to me. I have some vals that I collected last week from a stream here but have them sitting in a bucket until I have time to plant them hehe. The Bacopa was also collected locally. I may order more plants from Aquascapes with another shipment later on with some rummynose tetras he just got in. He is waiting a few weeks to make sure they are healthy before sale.

I will check out Sagittaria subulata, thanks for the suggestion!
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Not sure what these are, had them for a while.

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