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post #1 of 9 Old 04-16-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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My tank set up

Here is a picture of my 43 gal tank set up with plants and 5 dwarf neon rainbows

My lighting is moderate to low and my plants are for such lighting

thoughts??

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-16-2011, 08:08 PM
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Nice looking setup!
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-16-2011, 10:17 PM
Very nice! Your fish much love living in there.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-17-2011, 12:20 PM
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Lovely Gwen, that is a nice aquascape. Nice symmetry. My only suggestion would be a couple of floating plants. Ceratopteris cornuta wuld be ideal in that scape.

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Lovely Gwen, that is a nice aquascape. Nice symmetry. My only suggestion would be a couple of floating plants. Ceratopteris cornuta wuld be ideal in that scape.

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Thanks Byron. I'll write that down and when I order plants again get that. I wish I would have got something like that when I ordered my plants. I do like floating plants. The watersprite that I stuck in a large hole in the wood, I put in this tank, as it was doing so poorly floating in my other, and I think it is because the light is too bright. When I tried to float it in this tank however, it keeps getting knocked down by the water current that is put out by the aquaclear 70 I have, even though I have it on the lowest setting. Without experience it's so hard to know what to get. Stem plants are pretty much driving me crazy, they seem to always be getting displaced with water current or when I clean. I love the sword, and wish I would have gotten more of that plant. I wish I could find the floating plant you suggest in a LFS, because the shipping is what is such a drag when ordering online.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-17-2011, 05:42 PM
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Nice job I love the substrate layering.

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Looks nice. Can you adjust your water flow?? Don't worry about mistakes none of us get it completely wright!! Jack

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-17-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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No, I can't adjust it anymore than I have. I bought a filter that was larger than needed (aquaclear 70) but on the lowest setting the flow is pretty hard. The fish don't seem to mind, they sometimes use it as a mini-water treadmill, and swim against the current. LOL!!

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Nice job I love the substrate layering.
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You know what is weird about that - I did not layer the sand, it's just playsand, but somehow the sand on top looks different than the sand below (I think it's the way the light hits it). Strange. I often wonder if I should stir it up a bit when I clean. I haven't done that - I just vacuum by hovering and pick up debris. Should I do something different?

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