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Old 12-31-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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My 36 gallon planted adventure

Starting from the beginning...

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The initial setup, right before I introduced my fish from their old tank.

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Two days after the move. Managed to get a shot with all 6 of my
Bloodfins. Zoom! Look at them go!

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This is what it looks like currently. I've been dosing Excel about every day for almost a week and I've already noticed results, the most noticeable being that the residual algae left on leaves from my old tank has been disappearing. Woo hoo!

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Close-up of the trident java fern I recently purchased. Tied it to the driftwood using sewing thread. Does it look all right to you guys? I think I did an ok job

To do list as of right now:
-Rearrange plants and create better composition
-Paint or otherwise somehow create a black background
-Stocking plan: Add 6 new tetras (undecided which breed) and 3 new panda corys (my current corys are super shy and I think adding to their school may liven them up a little)

Feel free to chime in with any advice or suggestions! I'm getting the hang of things but am still pretty new and learning.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
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The trident looks fine. The ribbon plants arent aquatic. Probably will melt away if kept completely submerged. Since tank up and running poster board would make a nice easy background.
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A real good looking tank!
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Thanks guys!

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The trident looks fine. The ribbon plants arent aquatic. Probably will melt away if kept completely submerged. Since tank up and running poster board would make a nice easy background.

Yeah I've been told they're not aquatic. They've lasted fairly ok for 5 months, but not thriving, so I am looking for more midground plants to replace them with. And thanks for the poster board idea!
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What is that tall pinkish plant in the background?
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What is that tall pinkish plant in the background?


It's a fake plant I got at my LFS until I can purchase/grow a real tall plant to replace it. ☺
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It's a fake plant I got at my LFS until I can purchase/grow a real tall plant to replace it. ☺
Oh that's disappointing lol I was hoping it was real and I could get one for myself that looked just like it
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Are you using same light came with the tank? I am having exactly similar tank .. though my plants aren't showing much progress .. I have setup CO2 yesterday... let's see how it goes...
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Yours is nice setup btw..
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Are you using same light came with the tank? I am having exactly similar tank .. though my plants aren't showing much progress .. I have setup CO2 yesterday... let's see how it goes...

Yes I'm using the same light that came with the setup, but it definitely needs to be upgraded as it's not even 1 watt per gallon
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