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My 55gal

Specs:

Plants:
Blyxa japonica
Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia'
Hygrophila polysperma
Hygrophila 'kompact'
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae
Micranthemum umbrosum
coming soon:
Pogostemon stellatus
Ranunculus inundatus

Fish:
To many!

Tank specs:
12"W x 48"L x 22"H
Substrate:
Flourite and river sand (i wanted to do mineralized soil but the weather in Oregon has not been good enough to dry out soil so maybe next year I'm to impatient)
Filtration:
Magnum 350
U.V. 24 hours
Heater:
In-Line hydor 201
Co2:
Milwaukee regulator adapted to 64c.i. paintball tank
Milwaukee controller
In line P.h. probe
Lights:
Coralife 265 watt
2x 6700 65watt
2x 10000k/acintic
9 hours 7 at 6700k 2 with all

Sorry for the cloudy pics. When i get cleaner pics I will repost some, also sorry for any duplicates im having trouble today.

as always comment please!

What i started with

Close up

My cat checking out the plants and the fish.

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Very nice - especially for being so new. Well done.
 

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Looks real nice. I can't wait to see it when it clears up and the plants fill in. What kind of rock did you use?
 

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Afyounie
Looks real nice. I can't wait to see it when it clears up and the plants fill in. What kind of rock did you use?
Thank you Afounie
The rock i found at my LFS was listed as bulk rock. It looks really good in person way better then the pics.

some more pics after the tank has cleared up some more



my fishies tried to get in every shot so here it is with its own close up
 

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I do seem to go for the pointy skinny leaves don't I?

Any suggestions on where and what?

I do have some Ranunculus inundatus on it's way from Robert for the foreground on the right i think.
 

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If you like reds, there's Ludwiga repens, rotala macrandra, bacopa colorata. The different types of anubias are nice, tall and short, big and small.... There are also crypts with rounded edges. Take a look at the plant finder.

You might want to change out your actinic bulbs. They don't do a lot for plants.
 

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It's looking great! I love the rocks and the overall layout. I like the idea of some Anubias in there for contrast. Maybe a Nuphar japonica, the large, light green, translucent leaves would be a great foil for your spiky plants and it's easy to train it to stay a certain height.

The Ranunculus inundates is great (I think it may be what I traded to Robert). Mine always heads toward the back of the aquarium since the tank is in front of a window and it wanted the sunlight - darn plant ignoring my scaping plans. ;) Anyway, as long as it gets sufficient light it's easy to grow.
 

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jackh

i like it
Thanks jackh

cs_gardener
It's looking great! I love the rocks and the overall layout. I like the idea of some Anubias in there for contrast. Maybe a Nuphar japonica, the large, light green, translucent leaves would be a great foil for your spiky plants and it's easy to train it to stay a certain height.

The Ranunculus inundates is great (I think it may be what I traded to Robert). Mine always heads toward the back of the aquarium since the tank is in front of a window and it wanted the sunlight - darn plant ignoring my scaping plans. Anyway, as long as it gets sufficient light it's easy to grow.
thanks cs_gardener
my luck with anubias has been less the spectaculer! i seem to be able to grow BBA on it more then i can grow it by itself. But i think an larger leaf anubias might look pretty cool if i could figure out where to fit it. and keep it whiped into shape :whip:

I omited two plants from my list i just relized. they both whree plants that didnt handle the algea outbreak and subsiquient bleach dip very well. they are both hidden but in the tank.

on the left is ECHINODORUS PARVIFLORUS 'TROPICA'
on the right is Cryptocoryne moehlmannii

Both are hidden because im not sure they will make it. :(

Sorry for spelling my spell checker not work today.
 

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do you a a spotted leaf fish in there?
Its a Ctenopoma acutirostre a.k.a. Spotted Climbing Perch, Spotted Bushfish and a couple other common names im sure. From what I understand its related to leaf fish but not the same. He is pretty cool always hides under the mossy branch and watches the room, he eats my flake food (i have been told its not common) and brine shrimp and unfortionitly he also likes neons cardnial tetras and amano shrimp :Cry:

I'm bored so here is some pics.





My gourami isnt doing very good been like this for 2 days but still alive. not sure what i should do :(


and my hidden sword

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here is some close ups of the rocks. maybe someone can tell me what they are?




These new smilies ROCK!!! :supz:
:lalala: :spy: :yield: :drinkers: :scared: :decision: :humble:
 

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7 Day UPDATE: added new plants from Robert at aquabotanic the Pogostemon stellatus was a nice big portion and looks great! the Ranunculus inundatus is acclimating and has melted a little but i think its going to look great when it starts to grow:cool:

the dwarf guramie (can't spell) i finally put to sleep. i liked him alot and i didnt want to watch him suffer anymore.

water has cleared, my mistakes are fixed, and so some new pics of tank, plants and fishies. In no order what so ever.


















 

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Nice. I like your newly added plants. What is the plant in you next to the last px from the bottom? It's the one in the middle background in your full tank shot.
 

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Pogostemon stellatus the tops are just yesterday starting to get color. im trying my hand at some harder plants this time.
 

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UPDATE: 14 days

little algae but nothing bad.
lost a couple more fish, jumped tank. all water test i can do come out normal except Gh i cant get a reading.
the hidden tropica sword is not looking good. everything else is pretty good.

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