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post #1 of 4 Old 02-13-2013, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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feb 2013 1st time planted tank newest pics

Just thought I'd share some pictures. This is my first natural like planted tank. Also I know that my Clown Loach will grow too big--obviously should not listen to fish advice from petco/petsmart.
Here is dec/jan

Here is Feb 2013

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-13-2013, 03:33 PM
Looks pretty good to me.

How's it going from your prespective?

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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)

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-13-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well I wish the sword in the back corner would grow up alot taller and bigger, as it is it seems like it should have been a middle plant.

I also wish I had went with all flame moss and no christmass moss, but wasn't sure how it would actually look till I got it.Internet pictures can mislead alittle.

I definitely would stick to the black and regualr neon tetras mixed with false julii cories and I like my tiny little bumblebee catfish even if it is only the size of a fingernail.

Overall I am pretty happy with it, It looks way nicer to me than how it was before with the multicolored rocks and fake plants and I think the fish are happier too.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-14-2013, 10:47 AM
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That's vedry nice. You do need a background, and for something very inexpensive and very effective get a sheet (or two) of plain black construction paper from an art/hobby store. The back disappears and the tank looks deeper and the plants and fish really stand out.

Only other suggestion is some floating plants to calm the fish.

Nice work.


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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 you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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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