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post #1 of 71 Old 12-01-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Finally moved into the 30 Gallon!

Well I am officially moved into the 30 gallon finally! Received some of my plants today, so I planted and moved the fish over along with the Penguin 100 filter that is cycled and was on the 10 also an AquaClear 70 size bag of Bio-max ceramic rings that were in the cycled 10 for a month (thought I was gonna go with that filter so i bought those in advance). Lighting is 4 15 watt 6500K CFLs. Substrate is play sand.

Currently:
8 Pygmy chain sword plants
6-8 Dwarf water lettuce
6-8 Salvinia Cuculatta
The seller also threw in a couple stems of Limnophila Aromatica, not sure if I will be able to grow them but I will try!

Just placed an order for:
6 Vallisneria Spiralis
5 stems Giant Hygro
5 stems Brazilian Pennywort
3 Java Fern
1 Dwarf Lilly

Current inhabitants:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
1 male Sunburst Platy
1 Male Guppy
1 African Dwarf Frog
5 Ghost shrimp

Excuse the pics...the Penguin 100 had to hang on the front since the tank was too close to the wall to fit it on back, and the BioMax is just laid on a rock....








30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #2 of 71 Old 12-02-2011, 10:21 AM
OHhhh im a huge fan of that driftwood, is it just one piece? Where did you get it?
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post #3 of 71 Old 12-02-2011, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
Thanks SC! It is actually 2 pieces. I will get a pic from the side tonight to illustrate. I collected it locally. The wood and rocks I found from a few walks of the James River here in Richmond.

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #4 of 71 Old 12-04-2011, 12:39 AM
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That's looking great Only One Haze!
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post #5 of 71 Old 12-04-2011, 01:20 AM
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I love the design. It think it just needs a few more colorful fishes. ;)
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post #6 of 71 Old 12-04-2011, 01:47 AM
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I'm loving my Harlequin Rasbora's I just put in some Black Neon Tetra's with them and they have all been schooling together. Can't wait to see a picture once you get the rest of your plants, that driftwood is awesome!

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post #7 of 71 Old 12-04-2011, 06:41 AM
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Very nice! I can't wait to see it with more plants.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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post #8 of 71 Old 12-04-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
Thanks everyone! The other plants and some MTS should be shipping tomorrow! Think I stressed them out some, took everything out and added more sand yesterday. They are looking better though.

Definitely need to get some more floaters. The 6 salvinia and 6 dwarf water lettuce arent blocking much light and the Harlequins arent as colored up as they were before now that they are under better lights with not much being blocked.

Looking into getting a water pump as well. Draining for WC is easy but then having to get a bucket higher than the tank to refill is a pain. Any recommendations for inexpensive decent pumps?

Edit: Also what is a good all black heater to look at. Want something thats not gonna stand out as much (especially the red knob).

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)

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post #9 of 71 Old 12-05-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
Plants from PlantedAquariumCentral have shipped! And some MTS from enthusiast

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #10 of 71 Old 12-07-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Received a dozen MTS today. Plants have an estimated arrival date of Friday!

I think a couple of the Pygmy Chain Swords have already started to send runners. I will post pics tonight to confirm!

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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