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post #11 of 16 Old 02-23-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
I am going to be adding more plants. I live in a cold place so ordering is difficult. And local selection is to be desired.

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post #12 of 16 Old 02-24-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
been checking craig's list for people who want to trade/sell plants. no such luck so far. even put up a wanted add for live plants. lets hope i get some answers soon. i would love to be able to get more plants in the 60 gallon and the 30 gallon.

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post #13 of 16 Old 02-27-2014, 11:07 AM
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If nothing else you might want to try www.aquariumplants.com

Also any "pond" places. they usually sell aquatic plants like anacharis. But they can be seasonal.

Do you have a petco? They have live plants here.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-03-2014, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
so, i have added assassin snails to the 20 to kill off these pesky pond snails for now. they are over reproducing. now that i have plants and things in the tank... it seems like they are doubling in numbers daily. so i grabbed two of them. also put some ghost shrimp in there to clean up extra food and other things. i moved plants and took out some decorations today. it was way over crowded in there. just because of poor spacing and trying to make my son happy with as few changes in decor as possible. decided to take out the pagoda and the skull. the monster stays. it is cute and adds some extra color to the tank. though if anyone knows where to buy zombies for fish tanks.... that would be a killer hit!! please let me know.

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post #15 of 16 Old 03-03-2014, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
This is the 20. Excuse the sand and stuff in the water. I didn't let it settle before I took the pic.
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-03-2014, 03:18 PM
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Looks good to me anyway.

I would not worry about the snails. I always bet a bloom then a year later there are only of few left.

So I do nothing.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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