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Old 07-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hi guys, so I have a few questions about an 120 litre fish tank I am saving up for at the moment. I will try and include as many details as possible, but if I miss any out, just ask.

So I wanted to know what plants I should have first of all. The tank comes with 2 18w lights. I am wanting hardy, easy to grow plants that don't need a source of co2 to thrive. I know it is definitely going to be a freshwater tropical tank of some sort. For fertilisation I would probably use root tabs and liquid.

For fish, I was leaning towards either cichlids or a community. Whatever one is easier to has is probably best . They would have to be hardy fish that will get along with each other. If you guys could give me some stocking ideas that would be great.

I am going to get two hang-on-back filters that will do 1200 litres per hour together which means optimum filtration .

So hope someone can help and I will reply as soon as I can to anyone that posts, answering any questions, well at least trying . in advance!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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For plants I would say java fern, anubias, java moss, water sprite, anacharis, and maybe some crypt wendtii...but I'm not to sure about that....and as for the stocking I would go with community fish if you want a planted tank
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help Jev, I'll look up the plants and I was a little unsure about the cichlids myself. But cichlids are just so cool...
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I know java fern, anubias and crypts but not the other two.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yah I agree cichlids are really cool but they are more aggressive and will tear up your plants if you put them in there
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Hmm not sure about the anacharis and water sprite, they seem fine leafed and they tend to get stuck in the filter...
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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Oh, (about the cichlids) don't want them ruining my aquascaping.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #8
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Yah I don't have either of those plants myself but I have heard they are nice hardy plants...but java fern and anubias are bother very nice plants IMO I have two different types of java fern and I have an anubias nana in one of my tanks and it is pretty nice I like them...you could probably do cambomba and maybe an amazon sword as well I forgot to mention those too
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Yah that wouldn't be good
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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I have had anubias nana in m 60 litre, it did very well, but algae grew on it and I had to through it away
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Ohh that sucks
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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I tried a sword in my 60 litre too, I didn't have ferts in there at the time and threw it away because I thought it had had began to rot. (It had a yellow leaf that was just from no ferts)
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Silly me!
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Hmm mine is doing good with no ferts or anything...what type gravel are you planning on using
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Probably sand or 2-3mm pea gravel
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I have also heard torta Val Is good plant that grows pretty quick
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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Yes,I've heard of I think, I really like the look of it.I love the betta in your picture, is it yours?
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #18
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Lol ohhhh no I wish it was though I love it
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Do you have any ideas for types of fish?
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Well it's 30 gallon tank so I would say a school of some type of tetra or danios and some Cory cast for the bottom and a centerpiece fish such as a gourami or maybe even an angel might work...and you could possibly do more than one school of small fish...and you could also maybe do a gbr or Bolivian ram...just a couple suggestions
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