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post #1 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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New 20 gallon planted tank.(Thanks Byron)

Here are pictures of my tank I bought last weekend. I decided to try a planted tank not sure what fish I will add later so I am open to suggestions. I would like something different maybe semi-aggressive I have always had community fish. I will be adding a piece of driftwood as soon as I find one I like. Do you guys think this is enough plants? Or should I add a few more I really like the way the real ones look.
First is the whole tank:

Then a shot of one of the two Bronze Wendth:

Then a shot of what I belive is the Marble Queen Radican Sword:

Then what I think is the Ozelot Sword:

Then one of the two Water Sprite:

And finally one of the two micro Sword:

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 08:45 AM
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I believe Kuhli Loach, Medusa Pleco and Chocolate Lyretail can be a cool option for the tank.


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Here are pictures of my tank I bought last weekend. I decided to try a planted tank not sure what fish I will add later so I am open to suggestions. I would like something different maybe semi-aggressive I have always had community fish. I will be adding a piece of driftwood as soon as I find one I like. Do you guys think this is enough plants? Or should I add a few more I really like the way the real ones look.
First is the whole tank:

Then a shot of one of the two Bronze Wendth:

Then a shot of what I belive is the Marble Queen Radican Sword:

Then what I think is the Ozelot Sword:

Then one of the two Water Sprite:

And finally one of the two micro Sword:
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the suggestions but my Ph stays right around 7.2 and all of these like 7.0 or below. Also the Kuhli Loach prefers a soft substrate and I have gravel, and the Pleco would out grow the tank. I did like the Chocolate Lyretail but my Ph would not work. Have a great day.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 10:45 AM
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Amanda- I love it! Nothing better than live plants, IMHO.
Yours look very healthy; where did you purchase them from?
I'm waiting on a UPS over night shipment this morning and I hope my plants arrive in as good of condition as yours are. I'm using a new plant vendor so we shall see.

Can one ever really have enough plants??
I don't think you need to add anymore plants. Once you add the piece of driftwood and your plants fill in your tank will look *perfect*.

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Aunt Kymmie. I bought my plants at a really good LFS we have here. It is called Asheville Aquarium and I love to go there and have one of there awsome cups of coffee and sit and watch the fish in there set ups swim. They also have free wifi for there customers which is a nice plus to. Here is a link if you would like to see it:
The Asheville Aquarium
Good luck on your plants I hope they are big and healthy.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 11:15 AM
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WOW. That's probably one of the nicest LFS I have seen. Free wifi AND coffee? You are soooo spoiled!!

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-08-2009, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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LOL yes it is a great place to go and sit and chat about fish. They have alot of different flavored coffees and muffins and cookies to.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-10-2009, 01:16 AM
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omg ur so lucky to have that fish store!!!!! OMG U DONT UNDERSTAND HOW ANGRY I AM WITH YOU!!! i want that fish store! (and the coffee)
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-12-2009, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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LOL Teddy. I am glad you guys like it. The owner is really nice and really knows his stuff both fresh and salt water.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-12-2009, 10:31 AM
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Wow great fish store, unlike mine (aquarium adventure) that one looks privately owned and thus less likely to push a sale on you. Your lucky to have a starbucks aquarium style~
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