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post #31 of 104 Old 09-02-2010, 07:56 PM
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I spray painted my tank. If you decide to go that route let me know and i will give you some tips. However if i shine light through the back of my tank you can see through it, but when its just under a hood light its an amazing black background. Maybe you would just need a few more coats. I used spray paint for plastics
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post #32 of 104 Old 09-03-2010, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'll probably just do the back drop idea (don't want to do anything permenant to the tank).

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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post #33 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any gravel you can get online that looks like Eco Complete?

Can you grow the plants I mentioned without any fish (therefore without any Co2) for a couple months?
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post #34 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 05:24 PM
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There are several kinds of amazon plants that grow fine without high output lights and Co2. And as long as your substrate isn't huge or microscopic it will work just fine. Florite I think it is by seachem is a good substrate
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post #35 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'll look into Florite.
And are there any floating south american plants beside Frogbit?
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post #36 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 06:26 PM
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Duckweed is always good to put in a tank. Is a low maintenance fast growing floating plant that also helps reduce nitrates and other impurities in the aquarium
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post #37 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't it hard to control though?
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post #38 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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In a sense, yes. It is literally a "weed" and can be difficult to eradicate. It is native to many parts of NA. On the plus side, it reproduces so fast it uses nutrients quickly (good water filtration). Some herbivorous fish will eat it, though you are unlikely to have those in a planted tank to begin with.

Along the same lines as duckweed is a lovely floating plant called Salvinia auriculata. I will have to add this to the plant profiles as it is very beautiful and hardy. A type of rootless fern. I had it in the 1990's in my SA tanks and liked it; haven't seen it around here lately.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #39 of 104 Old 09-06-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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But, they don't sell it a sweet aquatics! Uggh! lol

Does, pennywort look good floating?

Is this a good final (as of now ;)) stocking plan:

9 Glowlight or Neon Tetras
5 Lemon Tetras
5 Small Cories
5 Hatchetfish
1 male or 2 female apistogramma borellii
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But, they don't sell it a sweet aquatics! Uggh! lol

Does, pennywort look good floating?

Is this a good final (as of now ;)) stocking plan:

9 Glowlight or Neon Tetras
5 Lemon Tetras
5 Small Cories
5 Hatchetfish
1 male or 2 female apistogramma borellii
Pennywort is excellent floating.

On the stock, I would suggest 7 glowlight/neons, 6 lemon and 6 hatchetfish. Leave the Apistogramma until last.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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