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Old 04-10-2008, 02:17 AM   #1
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My simple 47g FW tank

This is my simple tank. It's looked like this for about 2 years, and I am just now starting to get interested in actually doing stuff with it. Looking at the other pics on this site really makes me wish I had a bigger tank, with lots of plants and prettier fish, but I have this one, and I want to make it pretty too. I will add more pics as I change the tank!
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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Cool! I'm sure if you posted some details on what you're considering doing to your tank you'd get a lot of good suggestions and advice. Good luck and keep us updated!
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:36 AM   #3
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my main thoughts are to replace the dorky plastic plants with real ones. I need to find plants that grow tall enough to look natural in my tall tank. I just really like the planted tanks that some of the people here have posted.
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You'll also probably have to get some heavier-duty lighting to reach down through the depths of your tank. A thread to check out is the "I've Finally Jumped Over the Planted Tank Fence" one.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:21 AM   #5
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I would also change the substrate. It's too colourful. :S
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:56 AM   #6
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Anacharis grows very tall and you don't need much light. It is joked that you could grow it in a toilet tank. Jungle Val also grows very tall and fills out a tank. It grows pretty rapidly. A few stems of it and 4 months later the tank looks like a forrest.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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Ok, next question... Where do I get this stuff? I didn't see anything this fancy-sounding at Petsmart.
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I have found the Anacharis most comminly at the chain stores like PetsMart or PetCo. Or just post in the Classified's forum on AA and see if anyone has some available.

If you are ever at Watson and Lacleded Station, stop by Pet Market Place or Tropical World Pets to see if they have any in stock. The former usually has more in stock but when they get them, they go FAST.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #9
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Update!

I just swapped out the fake stuff for some REAL PLANTS!! Also, thanks to something I saw from mrmalta, I added a black background, just to see what it looks like. I think it's pretty cool. All I did was cut a black plastic trash bag to the right size, and it stuck to the back of the tank with static cling! I found that out by accident

I also changed the light bulb to a new 18,000k.
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I am also a huge fan of black backgrounds. I think it makes the fish colors really pop.
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