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slojko 04-28-2012 02:33 PM

set up my 55 gal - criticism wanted!
 
i only have 3 glofish in here at the moment.

im looking to add more fish / plants if you cold recommend some that would be awesome :-D

http://i.imgur.com/EC95yh.jpg1
http://i.imgur.com/FHLcfh.jpg2
http://i.imgur.com/6pGpOh.jpg3
http://i.imgur.com/S7RbKh.jpg4
http://i.imgur.com/2uj0Wh.jpg5
http://i.imgur.com/lFyFRh.jpg6
http://i.imgur.com/iB9Ljh.jpg7

thanks!

slojko 04-28-2012 02:50 PM

im thinking about getting some freshwater pipefish, 2 or 3

zof 04-28-2012 02:51 PM

Get some more live plants, vals would do great in there and grow to the height of the water, cant say I really like the white substrate, maybe add some darker rocks to contrast and reduce the white level, I found a bag of mexican river rocks from big box stores actually look pretty good once you get them wet.

slojko 04-28-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by zof (Post 1062099)
Get some more live plants, vals would do great in there and grow to the height of the water, cant say I really like the white substrate, maybe add some darker rocks to contrast and reduce the white level, I found a bag of mexican river rocks from big box stores actually look pretty good once you get them wet.

i thought the same thing after looking at the pictures, the sand isn't that bright in person but i will defiantly look for some dark rocks. i live right by a quarry so i can get various granite rocks. can you give me the full name of the plant you mentioned? im not very familiar with the names.

thanks!

Olympia 04-28-2012 03:17 PM

Are those the new glotetra? I'd get about 5-6 more for that tank, they like having a lot of friends, plus IMO a large group of fish swimming together is an awesome sight.
Plants, I'd take out the anubias from the sand.. It needs it's rhizome out of the substrate or it'll rot. A cool idea is to take some white cotton thread and tie it onto the driftwood, pretty soon it'll attach it's roots to the driftwood and you can remove the thread.
Other plants.. I'd look into:
-a surface plants like water sprites
-apongeton crispus- gorgeous and easy to care for
-bacopa- nice, most of them are low light
-sunset hygrophilia- I saw it in my store, if they have medium light the leaves turn pink which is pretty cool looking
-any other hygrophilia- awesome hardy low light plants
-moss, like java moss for example- you can make a carpet, tie it down to some flatish rocks.

slojko 04-28-2012 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympia (Post 1062118)
Are those the new glotetra? I'd get about 5-6 more for that tank, they like having a lot of friends, plus IMO a large group of fish swimming together is an awesome sight.
Plants, I'd take out the anubias from the sand.. It needs it's rhizome out of the substrate or it'll rot. A cool idea is to take some white cotton thread and tie it onto the driftwood, pretty soon it'll attach it's roots to the driftwood and you can remove the thread.
Other plants.. I'd look into:
-a surface plants like water sprites
-apongeton crispus- gorgeous and easy to care for
-bacopa- nice, most of them are low light
-sunset hygrophilia- I saw it in my store, if they have medium light the leaves turn pink which is pretty cool looking
-any other hygrophilia- awesome hardy low light plants
-moss, like java moss for example- you can make a carpet, tie it down to some flatish rocks.

yes they are! i am probably going to do that today because 2 of the tetras always leave the other one out :( . i wish i knew this before i put them in, no worries though im going to do that right now.
i hate how bare my tank looks, off to go order some plants!

thanks for the suggestions !

slojko 04-28-2012 07:19 PM

i got more fish!!

http://i.imgur.com/wFiPJh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NenRjh.jpg

and fixed the anubias!

http://i.imgur.com/3DtYhh.jpg

Olympia 04-28-2012 07:40 PM

Woo! They all look awesome. :)

slojko 04-28-2012 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympia (Post 1062398)
Woo! They all look awesome. :)

thank you, do you know anything about water heaters?

Olympia 04-28-2012 08:53 PM

Not too much, sorry. I have an aquaclear for my 15 gallon, old but works amazing still.
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