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post #1 of 9 Old 03-31-2010, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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My planted 20 gal :D

Well this is my tank!! Let me know what you think. And sorry bout the bad quality, its the only cam I have lol. In it I have 2 gold gouramis, my pleco, 4 neon tetras, a cory cat, and 4 zebra daminos. The other fish I cant remember what they are. As far as plants the only name I can remember is the amazon sword in the middle.
This is my pleco that Ive had for 6 years when he was bout 2 inches, hes now bout 8 or 9 inches. I named him to "Big Boss" :P
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-31-2010, 10:03 PM
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Looks nice!!! :) You might want to take a wet wash rag and clean off the outside of the tank, though. :p but the dirtiness might just be showing bcause of the flash. Anyways, nice tank! :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-01-2010, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thx! I tried that before I submitted the pics and it didnt change anything lol. My camera is just a pos
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-03-2010, 08:46 PM
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lookin' great!!! you may wanna spray some windex on a rag, then wipe off the tank....i wouldn't spray it right on the tank

but great looking tank!

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-04-2010, 07:37 PM
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Try a photo without the flash if your camera can; I find aquarium photos withough flash are much better.

I like the way you've aquascaped it, good job. One thing I notice are your plants, I'm wondering what light you have? Might have better growth with a different tube/bulb; I can comment further if you mention what you now have, also are you fertilizing the plants with anyproduct?


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post #6 of 9 Old 04-04-2010, 11:55 PM
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i would recomend adding more cories because they tend to like to be in groups of around 4-5. although more is always welcome :P

i cant believe byron didnt comment on tht

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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You do have a nice looking aquarium, congratulation.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-14-2010, 04:35 PM
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Try not using the flash, and turning the lights on for the tank.

Might have to play around... I have much better luck with manual focus.

Also, don't take pictures of the tank head on- take them from a slight angle (about 45 degree angle) that way the flash will go through the tank more and bounce back less. :)
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 03:48 PM
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lovelt tank.
i take my pictures at night with only the aquarium lights on.
(well when my camra still worked)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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