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Description: tank is 48" x 12"x12" lighting flourescent tubes :arcadia original tropical and freshwater tropical 42" tubes at 38 watts using homemade foil reflectors to increase light output. C02 injection : home made yeast reactor consisting of a 2l plastic bottle which I change weekly ; 2 mugs of sugar and one sachet (6-7g) dried yeast to produce c02 substrate: 50% eco complete and 50% regular aquarium gravel . fertilisation with tetra plantamin at every water change(weekly) filtration: old fluval 4 canister filter with co2 fed into the intake
Advice: if your growing plants get lots of fast growing plants in and get some shrimp and algae eating fish such as otocinclus i only kept my lights on for 8 hours till tank was established this should help to keep algae at bay co2 injection also gets rid of some types of algae . dont be put off at the first set back I have had a few of them and will probably have some more in the future. go online check out the forums , join a club read books all this will help you through some of the setbacks and hopefully stop you making them in the first place PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
Fish Kept: 4 clown loaches , 2 marbled hatchet fish 2 silver hatchet fish , 1 male siamese fighter 2 females, 2 congo tetras, 3 dwarf neon rainbow fish, 4 guppies (assorted) , 8 amano shrimp ,1 kuhli loach and 2 hyper active golden rosie barbs(they are mental )
Corals/Plants: barclaya longifolia , anubias nana , anubias barterii, amazon sword , bacopa , green millfoil , wheat plant, red tiger lotus (leaves are still small only about 2" early days yet) and water stargrass .
Tank Size: 35 gallons
Quote: 1" heres to swimming with bow legged women " and " were going to need a bigger boat " both from jaws of course
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