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post #21 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Things didn't really go over too well with the tank.

I had an amonia spike and the molly and catfish died :(

Shark lived and I have since upgraded to a 55g.

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post #22 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a quick timeline of the new tank:
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post #23 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Here is how it sits as of now.

Current stock list:
1 Rainbow shark
3 Clown Loaches
3 Green tiger barbs
3 black ruby barbs
4 Gold barbs
4 Cherry barbs
4 Checkard barbs
5 Albino Barbs
7 tiger barbs
1 pleco


10g tank is now a planted quarentine tank, i am putting together a small 20g long planted tank. as well as plans to upgrade to an even bigger tank (thinking 250)

YouTube - 55G Semi-Aggressive Freshwater Tank
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post #24 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 08:20 PM
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Wow! I really love the aquascaping. I really like how you mounded up the black gravel on the sides held back with rocks and white sand in the middle. Very interesting. Are they all fake plants? Looks great.

Great vid too.

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135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
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post #25 of 35 Old 08-03-2009, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah they are all fake.

Giving plants a go in my 10g and 20g first.

If all goes well I'll start to plant the 55g.

My new 250g will most def. be a planted tank.
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post #26 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 12:49 AM
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Wow! When I saw that last picture, I actually said "woah" outloud. Haha.. Even though you started of rocky, you're finishing great! You started out with a 6 inch box and ended up with a 55 gallon tank! You're lucky you found that tank of CL. It's very nice and I love how you modeled it. How do you clean it without the sand getting every where?
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post #27 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 02:26 AM
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try get some real plants and some more rocks and coral it will liven it up and try get some java moss and put on some rocks and will grow to be lucious green and looking VERY GOOD
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post #28 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 10:27 AM
dont add coral, it will boost you ph like mad. Also it will mess with your water chemistry and potentially leech salt into your tank.
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post #29 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I plan on pulling it all out and upgradeing the lighting for real plants.

Just setup a 30g to mess around with plants. See how that goes.
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post #30 of 35 Old 08-05-2009, 04:00 PM
Tank already looks pretty hot with fake plants. Maybe only sub in some live plants slowly and leave a lot of the fake ones in? Sometimes its hard to get a live plant to grow into the proper shape or direction.
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