Photo #2 - Forest Of Tranquility - 8 Ottos, 3 Flying Fox, 5 ...

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55 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - Forest of Tranquility
55 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - Forest of Tranquility

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Country: Canada
Description: 55 gallon, 185 watts flourecent lighting, Eco complete substrate, Flourite for Glosso, flouval 304 cannister, 12W Ultra Violet sterilizer, 25% weekly water changes. Fertilize daily with Flourish, Flourish Excel, Flourish Potassium, Flourish Trace, Flourish Iron, Flourish Phosphate, Flourish Nitrogen.
Advice: There will be times when you'll feel so frustrated that you may consider giving up! DON'T! The end result is worth it. Learn from your mistakes! And remember... there is NO fool proof system when trying to re-create a peice of nature in your livingroom, but you can eventually succeed by trial and errer and a little perseverance.
Fish Kept: 8 Ottos, 3 Flying fox, 5 Amano shrimp, 4 Clown loaches, 2 Yoyo loaches, 10 Cardinal tetras, 10 Glowlight tetras, 2 Hatchet fish, 1 Leopard Pleco.
Corals/Plants: Aponogeton crispus, Crypocoryne wendtii, Cryptocoryne willisii, Echinodorus amazonicus, Nymphaea lotus, Nymphoides aquatica, Sagittaria subulata, Cobomba caroliniana, Didiplis diandra, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Hygrophila difformis, Ludwig repens, Microsorium pteropus, Riccia fluitans, Vesicularia dubyana, Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa caroliniana, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hygrophila polysperma, Rotala rotundifolia, Cabomba piauhyensis, Glossostigma.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Quote: "If at first you don't succeed try, try again"
About Yourself: Started with a 20 gallon tank full of fancy gold fish about ten years ago, then got into African Cichlids for a while. I was going to start up a salt water reef aquarium untill I saw a beautiful picture of a planted aquarium on the back cover of my Aquarium Usa magasine (2004 Issue) The rest is history.


really like you're set up, the arrnagement of plants is very nice :-) fish avatar
Hi there! Gorgeous tank. I have 4 planted tanks, one being the most planted is my newest setup - a 55 gallon. I've had weird fish issues when dosing ferts. Can I ask a dumb question? Do you just pour in the amount of each fertilizer directly into the tank, away from the fish, or do you dilute it with water first, etc??? I have used seachem flourish and excel and had deaths in 2 tanks afterward. Neither time was overdosed, actually underdosed. I mix our hard well water with our softened water so it's mod. hard. I'm injecting p-i-t-a diy co2 and it's been inconsistent so now have lovely black brush algae. Thanks for your help and keep up the beautiful creations of art! -Tracey fish avatar


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