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fish_4_all 11-15-2006 03:28 PM

My Planted BN Tank

Hope it is up to snuff. No CO2, took it out 3 weeks ago now.
NO3 7.5ppm, PO4 .5ppm, K2SO4 10ppm 3x weekly
CSM+B to .2ppm iron on other days 3x a week
MgSO4 and Calcium citrate once a week
50% water change weekly

Plants include Cryptocoryne Red Wendtii, Pearlweed, Ludwigia repens (Primrose), Anubias Barterii v. Nana, Christmas moss, Limnophila aromatica (I think), tall green one in middle back

Fish include 2 BN pleco, male and female; 18 neon tetra, 1 albino glowlight tetra, 2 swordtails.

SimplySplendid 11-15-2006 04:06 PM

Looks good! All it needs is a blue or black background to hide the equipment. And I'd take out the colored gravel...
Otherwise, nice tank! Cute plecs :nicefish:

fish_4_all 11-15-2006 04:13 PM

Well the comored gravel is my wifes contribution, if she had her way it would be brighter.

As for the background, blue or black huh, I was thinking dark green and painting it on there. Any thoughts?

SimplySplendid 11-15-2006 04:29 PM

Black and blue tend to be the most popular colors. Green would be interesting, but the plants might blend in a bit. I wouldn't paint it on, because if you ever got tired of it you can't take it off. (Not very easily anyway.)

SimplySplendid 11-15-2006 04:31 PM

Oh another suggestion -- you can buy a straight hard airline tube from your LFS that will sit right where you want it to, without the distraction of tubing all over the tank. :wink2:

Lupin 11-15-2006 10:00 PM

Lovely neons and BN.:welldone:

dprUsh83 11-15-2006 10:03 PM

I have officially been proven wrong. I've always thought that neons were completely overrated and I've never really liked them. That's great though, I knew that had to school to look really good, but wow! Now you have me thinking... :evil:

Lovely tank!

fish_4_all 11-15-2006 10:20 PM

Here is Bud, he is the ruler of the tank. Had to take out some Julii cories because he wouldn't let them come out of the plants. The female is a lot harder to get a good pic of but she is the other picture on the Anubias.

I have had him for well over 8 months and never realized he has blue eyes until this picture. Was supposed to have his equal, in size anyway but she died at the LFS. :BIGweepy: His hopefully mate is only 3.25 inches long and although she flirts I don't know if she is sexually mature yet because they haven't even tired. Bud is only 5.25 inches long :shock:

Oh and lesson learned, don't put two females in the same tank unless you are barbaric because if I would have left them together they likely would have fought to the death.

Lupin 11-15-2006 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by fish_4_all
Oh and lesson learned, don't put two females in the same tank unless you are barbaric because if I would have left them together they likely would have fought to the death.

The barbarians?:blueshake: I hate being quite barbaric.:blueshake:
By the way, your BN looks gorgeous.:love:

dprUsh83: :bluelaugh: :tongue: Want some neons? Change your oscars with them.:thumbsup: :brow: I'm going to stick with rummies for my heavily-planted tank plan.:crazy: Maybe quite sensitive but I still like their tight-shoaling activity. Even if I lost 13 last July, I will try to keep a new batch again. I'm trying to get my feet back again.:) I miss keeping rummies.:blueworry: They were such stunning fish which I unfortunately, lost after the temperature keep soaring.:blueworry:

dprUsh83 11-15-2006 10:59 PM

Now let's not be crazy here...I have been proven wrong in that they're extremely cool, to my surprise. I can say without a doubt that they're not nearly as cool as oscars! :lol:

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