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post #21 of 34 Old 12-21-2011, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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my driftwood came in -- i'm happy!


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #22 of 34 Old 12-22-2011, 02:16 PM
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Those are nice. I do like that Malaysian Driftwood, each piece is different (being natural wood) and it gives a more natural look to a tank compared to the resin fake woods, some of which I also have.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #23 of 34 Old 12-22-2011, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Those are nice. I do like that Malaysian Driftwood, each piece is different (being natural wood) and it gives a more natural look to a tank compared to the resin fake woods, some of which I also have.
Thanks for the compliment, was really happy how the pieces turned out and all under 40 dollars was pretty cheap!.

The 5 gallon tank now has 2 cherry shrimp to test the waters, 3, but I suspect 1 was pulled into the intake of my filter since he was stuck on it when I turned off the filter this morning.

pulled him out before the tank rotted him.

I'm going to be doing my 1st water change this week and will see how the tank will be doing after.

I was hoping to get an anubias, but i'm not sure how it will look in the tank now.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #24 of 34 Old 01-05-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Office Tank Photo:



-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #25 of 34 Old 01-30-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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New Update - (This Thread has kinda turned into my new 5 gal journal)
Added some plants:

Rotala Rotundifolia
Dwarf Sagittaria


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'

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post #26 of 34 Old 01-30-2012, 08:38 PM
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That's very nice, good work. Just needs some floating plants...

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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That's very nice, good work. Just needs some floating plants...
Yeah, I tried duckweed. I think i'm the only person who cannot keep duckweed -- they get sucked into the filter and began to just die off.
I just bought a 4.5L worth of osmocote plus and began filling 00 gel caps full of them. I'm going to use them as makeshift root tabs tomorrow -- about 5 of them will do.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #28 of 34 Old 01-31-2012, 01:58 PM
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Yeah, I tried duckweed. I think i'm the only person who cannot keep duckweed -- they get sucked into the filter and began to just die off.
I just bought a 4.5L worth of osmocote plus and began filling 00 gel caps full of them. I'm going to use them as makeshift root tabs tomorrow -- about 5 of them will do.
Water Sprite would be ideal, as it grows large enough especially in this sized tank that it will not be pulled in to the filter.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #29 of 34 Old 01-31-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Water Sprite would be ideal, as it grows large enough especially in this sized tank that it will not be pulled in to the filter.

Ahh nice, I'll look into those too -- I think this tank is going to become my farm until I get my large tank.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #30 of 34 Old 02-06-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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New picture -- I did some pruning and moved my crypt to the back of the aquarium or at least to mid ground.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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