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36 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 90 days old started on January 4 2008

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State: Texas
Country: United States
Description: This is a 90 day old 36G bow front glass aquarium with a 30 inch 130 watts Coralife compact florescent (one 50/50 and one 10,000K daylight bulbs). I used Seachem fluorite for the substrate and Flourish Tabs for fertilizer. There is also a Redsea Co2 reactor and an AquaMedic 9 watt UV filter. I use the Marineland C220 canister filter with Seachem Matrix to keep the Nitrate level down. Ph is kept at 6.6 to 7.0. The water here in south Texas is very hard so it took a lot of Seachem Acid Buffer to get the right PH. I also add Seachem Flourish, Trace and Iron on a regular basis. I feed the fish once a day 6 days a week (no food on Saturday) I found this keeps the tank a lot cleaner. I run the UV filter only 5 hours at night. The plants get 11 hours of light every day. I let the Co2 run continuously and use the Redsea CO2 Indicator to check the co2 level. There are at last count 35+ fish, amano & cherry shrimp and two kinds of snails.
Advice: Be patient...
Fish Kept: Tetras, Gobys, Corys, hatchetfish, guppies and rasorbas
Corals/Plants: Barclaya Longfolia, Amazon swords, Vals, Telanthera, Cryptocoryne wendtii Bronze, micro chain sword and Kleiner Bär Sword
Tank Size: 36 gallons
About Yourself: This is my third planted tank

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