Native North American planted tank
4 x power compact fixtures
Fluval canister + powerheads for current
soil substrate... definitely cut down on algae
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Fish: longear sunfish, dollar sunfish, southern redbelly dace, starhead topminnows, tadpole madtoms, bullhead minnows, logperch, orangethroat darter, greenside darter
Plants: bacopa carolinia, cabomba carolinia, dwarf hairgrass, valisneria, hornwort
I work as a stock broker, but I like to fish. I've kept tropicals in the past, but I have more interest in native fish.
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When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.