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post #1 of 7 Old 08-11-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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I've had 10 or 20 gallon tanks over the years, even a 3 gallon betta tank. Sometimes with success, sometimes with failure. I consider this my First tank. It is a 65 gallon and I have planted it for the first time.

What I dislike most about the tank: the large plants at the back are, of course, plastic. They are there until the others grow. Or I may replace them with cabomba (thus the plastic choices).

What I love about the tank: The two environments. My golden algae eater and green algae eater have each chosen caves and will chase each other out of their turf. I love my friendly Oto and Cory. I love my 18 neon tetras (used them to cycle). And I love my moonlight, a birthday present from my little daughter.

It's still in progress, a humble beginning...

Tank- 65 gallon set up.jpg

Tank- golden algae eater- in his cave.jpg

Tank- Mr Snuffles- busy corydoras.jpg

Tank- neons dart around plants.jpg

Tank- pair of tetras.jpg
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2009, 06:16 AM
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Nice tank...why not add more plants?....anyway since it's a humble startup, you have the time to look around for plants for your tank.

I like otos and corry..but it's hard for me to get Otos here, very seldom available in my lfs....:(

Again, keep up the good work, and happy fish keeping :D
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-12-2009, 06:17 AM
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By the way, your neons are beutiful....striking colours, love them :)
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-13-2009, 01:52 PM
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Nice school of neons. Love 'em!

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2009, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I like the tank half-planted. I like looking at the rockwork. If I had more dollars, I would fill in the planted side now, but the planted side will fill in, over time. At least, I hope!

Thanks for the feedback, guys!
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-15-2009, 02:33 PM
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it's really very nice,you'll be amazed at how things will soon change
when the plants grow out a little more.
i agree the neons colour is fantastic.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-16-2009, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the encouragement! I'm looking forward to a more "full" tank too.

I'm glad I've solved an algae bloom problem and everyone is healthy and happy.

Definitely: the bigger the tank, the easier/better it is.
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