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post #1 of 11 Old 03-13-2017, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm trying to decide on plants for a 37 gallon

I am trying to figure out plants that would look amazing in my tank, but that would be easy to care for as I'm a beginner , I have the tank but have yet to set it up. The fish I plan to have are a koi and blue angel, a school of Raspborras, Tetras, or dwarf neon rainbows, a small school of panda corries, and 2 cherry shrimp.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-15-2017, 03:33 PM
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I would look for Java fern or Anubis. Amazon swords are good choices to and can grow tall.

I like Naga grass (guppy grass) but it can fill up the tank making it hard for the angels.


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post #3 of 11 Old 03-15-2017, 03:45 PM
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I am trying to figure out plants that would look amazing in my tank, but that would be easy to care for as I'm a beginner , I have the tank but have yet to set it up. The fish I plan to have are a koi and blue angel, a school of Raspborras, Tetras, or dwarf neon rainbows, a small school of panda corries, and 2 cherry shrimp.

I like a mix of fast growing plants like anacharis or vals plus slower growing small potted plants and an amazon sword.


While you're at it take a look at the method in my signature.


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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)

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-17-2017, 06:59 AM
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Once again bob, your method is not appropriate for the type of tank they want to keep. Not that that matters to you.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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I am trying to figure out plants that would look amazing in my tank, but that would be easy to care for as I'm a beginner , I have the tank but have yet to set it up. The fish I plan to have are a koi and blue angel, a school of Raspborras, Tetras, or dwarf neon rainbows, a small school of panda corries, and 2 cherry shrimp.


I'm not into aquatic plants but as far as the fish are concerned, I think the rasboras and tetras are much better suited to the tank size than the dwarf neon rainbows. Your Cory school doesn't have to be small - they like being in a group. And 2 cherry shrimp will be hard to tell if they are still in the tank or not. Shrimp don't add much as far as bioload and are detrivours so you can try to keep a full colony. Would probably be best to introduce them once your plants have grown in to provide them with some cover.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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You could add a pair or harem of rams, they will stay mostly in the bottom half of the tank. You can add pearl gourami for the angels. They look beautiful in the tanks.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-17-2017, 08:36 AM
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Yup pearl gouramis would be a great substitution for angelfish, if you wanted fish that would be less prone to issues of territory and all.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-17-2017, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I love the look of Pearl Gouramis they are gorgeous, I also love the german blue rams they are stunning I was thinking to get a male and female. I also saw a Sunset Gourami at Pets Mart that also caught my eye are they docile as well or more aggressive.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-18-2017, 12:58 AM
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I'm trying to decide on plants for a 37 gallon

Sunset is docile.

You could do the pearl gouramis and the gbrs for sure. I'm gonna put that combo at over 95% probability of success. If you can find orange flame tetras, they are really nice looking and nice fish to keep. Cherry barbs would be a nice choice as well. The cherry barbs are pretty interesting to watch once they become sexually mature. You get to see the males square off against each other and manage their females. The males display some of the most vibrant reds you'll find in a fish. And because females look different, you can really follow along with the dynamic of the school. Tetras all look alike and chase each other indiscriminately, for the most part.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-18-2017, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I went and got a few fake plants until I get the real ones going .
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