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house that's a very nice addition to that tank!!! i like how they compliment the layout and will really give the tank the movement it was looking for.
 

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Thanks for those comments.

There are seven Congo tetras in there right now, with around 8 gold tetras, a few cardinals and a few fancy guppies that were in there when I started the tank. I'll probably add a few more Congos and more cardinals and keep it at a two species setup. At first I thought the Congos would be too large and ruin the scale, etc,, but with the thicker branches and thicker leaves of the setup it seems to work. There are also about 6 or 7 large Amano shrimp in there.

 

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Thanks for the info house, I was debating whether to add a small school to my 58, which also has several smaller tetras and I'm glad to hear that they'll do ok with them.
 

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Well, seems as if you settled on a very nice Tetra choice.
 

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Update:

Tank still going strong about 10 months after setup. Very little maintenance other than clipping the ferns,thinning out the blyxa and refreshing the sand so tank has lived up to it's promise of being low maintenance. One curious think is that I'm starting to see a slight dusting of brown particles on the plants. I'm not sure if it's diatoms or the breakdown from long-term use of Aquasoil II. I'm leaning toward the former but curious if anyone else has experienced this.

 

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Update:

Tank still going strong about 10 months after setup. Very little maintenance other than clipping the ferns,thinning out the blyxa and refreshing the sand so tank has lived up to it's promise of being low maintenance. One curious think is that I'm starting to see a slight dusting of brown particles on the plants. I'm not sure if it's diatoms or the breakdown from long-term use of Aquasoil II. I'm leaning toward the former but curious if anyone else has experienced this.

Hi Jeff,

The tank is still looking great, and I like the aquariums that you feature in your Blog as well. I have to agree with you, probably Diatoms. I have a 45 gallon with natural gravel where the plants grow great. It has been set up for about 15 months and Diatoms are starting to show up here and there in the last month or so. When this happened in a smaller tank, I just added a couple of extra Ottos and they took care of it in a few weeks. Let us know how it turns out!
 

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It is the work of people like House of Cards that is my main inspiration. I kept on my desktop a picture of another one of his aquariums (a small one that resembles Central Park rocks) and this gentleman is becoming something of an example of how you should address aquascaping.

Thank you for your work!
 
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