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My new 55 Gallon Aquarium (56K Warning)
Old 09-11-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
 
My new 55 Gallon Aquarium (56K Warning)

55 Gallon tank:

Lighting: 2 T5HO for 6 hours a day 2 T8's for four hours a day.
Substrate: Mixture of ordinary aquarium gravel and red Eco Complete with a sand dune in the center of the tank.

Plants: Ludwigia repens, Baby tears?(HC), 1 Amazon Sword,
Leopard Italian Val, Wisteria, Anubias Barteri (I believe), Crypt. Nurii(its tiny), Crypt Wendtii (not so tiny), Limnophila Aromatica, and an Amazon Sword.

Fish: White Clouds, Serpae Tetra,
Bristlenose Plecostomus (also tiny see picture he's currently about the size of my white clouds)

Pondering on what else to add, was thinking a pair of cichlid though any ideas welcome.



Decor: Small Sign that says No Skinny Dipping. (I still want to paint the sign to say Pro Skinny Dipping.)

Diy CO2: 2 liter Bottle planned second Bottle in the works.

Filter: Anyone know anything about AquaTop Aquarium Filters? Was pondering on buying one looks legit from what I've read and I guess in theory a canister filter is a canister filter.

http://www.americanaquariumproducts....terFilter.html

Looks like a pretty decent deal. Considering a Fluval will run me over double the price.

Ok so now done with the specs and onto the pictures.

Front View



Left Side



Center Section



Right Side
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
 
I love the sand dune in the middle, I'm trying for something like that in a 10g I have.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:21 AM   #3
 
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Great job on the layout

Welcome to TFK.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #4
 
The sand dune was a slightly random idea that just popped in there, I had a ton of rock laying around and just kinda wound up with it. I'm pretty happy with it, though need to find something that'll play in the sand.

Thank you it should turn out very nice once I can get the plants filled in a little better. I still don't have a clue what else to put in it though. Been pondering on it, think i might add some Kuhli Loaches. Other than that I haven't even the slightest clue to be honest.


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Old 09-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
 
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Some floating plants I think to finish it off, and reduce the glare from the white sand. Very nice work there.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
 
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That is a really nice tank Joe. I also love the look of the sand dune. Your tank should turn out great once the plants fill in. By the way, were neighbors and we share the same name
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:27 AM   #7
 
Update to my 55 Gallon Aquarium

Ok there's a few updates in the tank. Mainly the Co2 System is now a paintball system. Some new plants and the stocks altered.

Plant wise, the Italian Val has well taken over as you can see, the swords well huge now and the crypt is still doing well. Now some additions, Three Crispus, the dwarf Sag in the front there and the hygrophila compacta.

Stock: 4 Angel fish
6 Odessa Barbs
2 Bristlenose Pleco's
4 Siamesis
Some random snails
1 other set to be added - possibly kribs or another round of tetra's.














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Old 01-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #8
 
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Wow that didn't take long! It looks great.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
 
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WoW it looks great!
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #10
 
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Well done indeed.
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