Description: I have male and female blue rams, long fin golden barbs, neon tetras, red fin tetras, small freckled catfish, 3 pond snails, and my wife has 2 gold fish "Lusy and Ethal". I also have all live plants, 6 Bamboo, 2 Anubis, 2 Bronze Wendtii, 1 Amazon Sword, Moss ball, Java moss,purple crinkle, Dwarf hair grass, Baby tears,Water Lettuce, JUMBO Blue Shell Water Hyacinth, Dwarf onion, and lots more. I have 2 T12 fixtrues w/ 4X40w plant-gro bulbs in a Custom hood. For filters i have a 10g sump filter W/ Co2 infused in a Rio 2100 pump, and a marineland 400 with bio-wheels. once every week i do a water change only(no gravel cleaning) and add liquid fertalizer for the plants. 1" gravel, 2" substrate, 2" gravel.
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Fish Kept: male and female blue rams, 5 long fin golden barbs, 10 neon tetras, 5 red fin tetras, small freckled catfish, 3 pond snails, and my wife has 2 gold fish.
Corals/Plants: 2 Anubis, 2 Red Wendtii, 1 Amazon Sword,1 Dwarf Onion, 6 Bamboo, Dwarf hairgrass, Babytears, Moss ball, Java Moss, Water Lettuce, JUMBO Blue Shell Water Hyacinth, Purple Crincle, Rotala Magenta, Anacharis, and 3 banana plants. I add about 4 plants per week.