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Old 04-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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My aquarium

Just started it up a couple weeks ago and just found this forum. Thought I'd post a pic. Hope you like it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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Looks like a good start! Have you thought about some moss on that nice piece of driftwood? Or maybe an anubias or java fern? I think that would look really cool.
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I have thought about it but haven't looked into the light requirements for either one. This weekend I had to replace the stock light that was with the tank, it was passed on to me from my mom, because the ballast started sparking. I needed to replace it quickly and the only thing I could find in town was a dual 14w T5 NO (normal output). So replacing the light is not an option. Oh, and to make things better they only had the salt water version so I ordered a 6700K to replace the actinic lamp that was in it. The other lamp that came with it was a 10000K lamp. I'm very happy with the fixture, it's a Deep Blue Professional SolarMax HE.
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Any of the three I mentioned can do well in just about any lighting. They're considered low light, but do fine in medium and high. What is that, a 30g? Not a ton of light, but that'll get you about any low light plants you want. I can't see the plants very well that are in there, looks like wisteria over on the right in the front?
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Nice tank, how many gallons is it?
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29 gallons.
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Nice, I don't know much about freshwater tanks let alone planted tanks but I agree that the driftwood would look nice covered in some green
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You're correct there is a wisteria, 2 amazon swords and I can't remember what the other one is. Hopefully these will be ok in this light. The LFS isn't much of a help, at least the one I've been in so I haven't been back. I picked the plants up at Petco. I know probably not the best choice.
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I think they'll be fine in that light. They'll grow a lot quicker in higher light, but they'll do ok with yours.
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Slow is good with me. That'll make it easier to manage. I don't want a jungle to take care of. Thanks for the info. Is there a good place online to purchase live plants like the ones you mentioned?
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