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Old 04-26-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Guess I should write here and say some things. I have had a 29 gallon planted tank for 8ish months. It needs some help, more plants more fish and some accessory love, but for the most part I really enjoy aquatics. I seem to have issues with cleaning and testing on a regular basis, also adding water from evaporation.... have nasty lime on my glass now.. but other than that I hope to gain the knowledge to keep my tank lookin its best!

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4 fancy guppies (male)
1 cory cat
3 amazon sword

Like I said I need to add to my stock lol.

Future stock is gonna total
6-8 guppies (male)
6 cory
2 bushynose pleco
6 shrimp

For plants I'm hoping to add a plant pack from foster & smith.

Feel free to chime in with your two cents as I am still considering myself a noob. Thanks for takin the time to read this post!
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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welcome to AA! make sure to read the stickies in the planted tank section, there is some great links & info in there--there is definitely more to live plants than you would think (they aren't hard, but you need to know about lighting and the proper plants to buy for what equipment you have)

also, if you plan a time once a week for PWC's (partial water changes) you won't have to worry about topping off and lime scale stains. weekly PWC's is what's recommended (around here anyway ) to keep your tank healthy and clean
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welcome to AA i currently also have a 29 gallon and will have all the fish u said and more haha so i guess we can help eachother out
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welcome to AA! make sure to read the stickies in the planted tank section, there is some great links & info in there--there is definitely more to live plants than you would think (they aren't hard, but you need to know about lighting and the proper plants to buy for what equipment you have)

also, if you plan a time once a week for PWC's (partial water changes) you won't have to worry about topping off and lime scale stains. weekly PWC's is what's recommended (around here anyway ) to keep your tank healthy and clean
Thanks for the pointer, ill have to catch up on some reading!

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welcome to AA i currently also have a 29 gallon and will have all the fish u said and more haha so i guess we can help eachother out
That's awesome! Makes me feel better that my fish selection is interesting enough that someone else has the same stuff!
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haha yea although my bushynose will be albino
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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haha yea although my bushynose will be albino
Mine too lol, just forgot to put the Albino first :p
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ha awesome ill need some pics when your setup i havent even gotten a stand yet but heres my stocking
8- male guppies,
8-juli corys,
6-ghost shrimp,
1-appistogramma cichlid or bolivian ram,
1-bushynose pleco (albino),
1-dwarf gourmi.
it's a little bit overstocked but ive got the filter to handle it
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:28 AM   #8
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ha awesome ill need some pics when your setup i havent even gotten a stand yet but heres my stocking
8- male guppies,
8-juli corys,
6-ghost shrimp,
1-appistogramma cichlid or bolivian ram,
1-bushynose pleco (albino),
it's a little bit overstocked but ive got the filter to handle it
1-dwarf gourmi
Are you gonna do planted?

I changed my list a little
6 Guppy
4 Albino cory's
1 Albino bristlenose
10 ghost shrimp

And center piece is in the air between a swordtail and a molly
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yea my plants will be
zava fern, java moss, micro sword, anubius nana,and anubius barteri var. barteri.
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yea my plants will be
zava fern, java moss, micro sword, anubius nana,and anubius barteri var. barteri.
I believe the cichlid likes to dig up plants. I have really only seen rockscaping done with cichlids. Not sure about the ram though
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