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Hey everyone here is my RE-DONE 55 Gallon Community tank. Just got the new gravel in, and also re arranged all of the plants, rocks, and wood. Also replaced my passed away clown loach with a new one today. The new clown loaches seem very happy, and dont seem stressed even after the gravel changing experience. Seriously, I just went through BLOODY HELL! Lol. Tell me how you think the tank looks right now. Should improve once some plants grow. Also will be adding more plants later. Hope you like it.
THE TANK IS STILL SETTLING SO ITS NOT THAT CLEAR YET.

Pic 1- Full tank shot

Pic 2- Left side of tank, Dont know why this one came out weird coloring

Pic 3- Right side of tank

Pic 4- Right view of whole tank

Pic 5- Left view of whole tank

Pic 6- Best picture I could get of new Clown Loaches


Tell me what you think :D:D

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Nice, I like it! The clown loaches look great.

flattrack23 said:
Hey everyone here is my RE-DONE 55 Gallon Community tank. Just got the new gravel in, and also re arranged all of the plants, rocks, and wood. Also replaced my passed away clown loach with a new one today. The new clown loaches seem very happy, and dont seem stressed even after the gravel changing experience. Seriously, I just went through BLOODY HELL! Lol. Tell me how you think the tank looks right now. Should improve once some plants grow. Also will be adding more plants later. Hope you like it.
THE TANK IS STILL SETTLING SO ITS NOT THAT CLEAR YET.

Pic 1- Full tank shot

Pic 2- Left side of tank, Dont know why this one came out weird coloring

Pic 3- Right side of tank

Pic 4- Right view of whole tank

Pic 5- Left view of whole tank

Pic 6- Best picture I could get of new Clown Loaches


Tell me what you think :D:D

Nick
 

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Thank you Admin, cheers.
The only problem I've had with them is feeding them. When I feed flakes in the morning all the other fish get up and get some but they dont..
 

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I was going to pick up a couple java fern at the petstore where I got the gravel...but they were all out. And all they had were high priority plants that I dont have money for. Awww well maybe next time.

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Thanks Brie... :mrgreen:
 

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thanks blue gourami! Dont have that many plants that fill up the tank so it makes it look dull, well idk
 

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Hey...thats like DAY-SHA-VOO or whatever its called lol. It's weird because I was at LFS a couple days ago and I saw them using a turkey baster to feed the fish bloodworms. So I found one around the hose and melted the bloodworms in a dixie cup and just sucked them up and squirted them in. It worked really really good. And now my clown's have found a new hiding spot and wont come out! So, tomorrow I'm thinking about feeding them bloodworms again and I will just shoot some down there where they are.
 

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There is another way, Nick. Simply bury a cube of bloodworms under the gravel and the clowns will find them in no time. They weren't created with barbells for nothing.:wink:
 

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Hey everyone, I dont really have an 'update' but I was taking pictures and I got some better one's so I thought I would share:
Whole Tank

Left Side

Right Side

All neon's accounted for except one in this pic

Angel, as you can see he's got fin rot ATM

I call him Hercules ( bala shark )

Hercules

Swordtail saying hi to my Pleco

Pleco

Best I could get of my Clown Loaches hiding *cough*

Only decent one i can get of 1 of my 2 guppys (tiger guppy)

Snail ( just a random snail lol )

THATS ALL FOLKS!!!! LOL Hope you enjoyed...

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what do you use to treat your fin rot? cuz i used maracyn-two and it didnt work...and it killed one of my other fish....anyways..just wondering...

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Bri,
Well I was chatting with Blue last night and he saw my angel and I had told him in the past that he has fin rot and I need to treat it, but he doesnt seem to think it's fin rot. He think's its just from the nipping of the other angel and neons tend to nibble. So i'm just going to let it take's its course of healing. But, if it were fin rot I would be out getting the medicine called Melafix...I have heard good thing's about that so give it a try.

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Here's a new tank shot with 4 new type of ' java fern' ( the lfs said they werent actual java fern but there in that family ) and just a couple other assorted plants. Should look nice with them grown in. Tell me what you think from this new tank shot from the previous.
 

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Hi I love what you did with the tank but I have a few concerns.

you replaced all the gravel at once with new stuff? I am not shore but shod you have got a nitrate spike because you have taken out of biological source out of your tank. I am not totally shore but I think I am on to something.

I suggest that you either take your bala or add more, they are a schooling fish and need to be in groups of 3 MIN, and your angel as beautiful as it is will make fish food out of your tetras, and I would add one more clowns they need to be in groups of 3 because they will become aggressive.

But beautiful tank!
 

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I suggest that you either take your bala or add more, they are a schooling fish and need to be in groups of 3 MIN
Pls be aware that balas will outgrow Nick's tank. One is enough. It's Nick's decision, of course.
 

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zeb_nz said:
I suggest that you either take your bala or add more, they are a schooling fish and need to be in groups of 3 MIN
Pls be aware that balas will outgrow Nick's tank. One is enough. It's Nick's decision, of course.

bala sharks need to be in groups of 3, you can always get them changed if they are to big, that is what I am doing.
 
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