Photo #1 - This Is A 55 Gal Tank. Uses Malaysian Driftwood...

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Photo Caption: This is a 55 gal tank. uses malaysian driftwood,volcanic rocks and real low light plants. Gravel on top of substrate,no co2,1.45 w/gal. 2/8/06 updated with a little better picture. added more plants like the pearlgrass in the foreground not sure how they will grow,may need more light intensity ,will see.. I try my best to keep the scale of the tank wide and open,also accordingly I select fish of somewhat smaller size to populate it. I get tempted to replace the rock set up with a wooden branch and moss attached to it. Thxs for watching.
55 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - This is a 55 gal tank. uses malaysian driftwood,volcanic rocks and real low light plants. Gravel on top of substrate,no co2,1.45 w/gal. 2/8/06 updated with a little better picture. added more plants like the pearlgrass in the foreground not sure how they will grow,may need more light intensity ,will see.. I try my best to keep the scale of the tank wide and open,also accordingly I select fish of somewhat smaller size to populate it. I get tempted to replace the rock set up with a wooden branch and moss attached to it. Thxs for watching.
fish tank picture - loach and redtail shark on a stroll.

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State: Hawaii
Country: United States
Description: Size:48x22x13 2 single strip lighting using t8 for 80W 2 emperor 400 filters
Advice: "do not eat your fish even if money is tight." Patience,Filtration and water change is key to success at keeping fish happy,I do ~20 % every week,trying out flourish excel product to combat some algae. Did try excel and it works great. change filters every 4 to 6 weeks etc.. I will say I never tested the water but none of my fish ever died yet.
Fish Kept: 1 clown loach 1 red tail shark 1 long fin swordtail 1 albino long fin bristle nose pleco 3 angel fish 2 cory 12 harlequin rasbora 15 neon tetra
Corals/Plants: low light plants and gradually expanding with more. 1) water wisteria 2) anubias nana 3) anubias barberi 3) anubias minima 4) java fern 5) pearl grass (teardrop) 6) sagittaria subulata 7) cryptocorine red edge (not really an aquarium plant but it is pretty) 8) hemianthus micranthemoides 9) rotala indica
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Quote: this fish is tasty!
About Yourself: Euro dude in hawaii ,after getting me addicted to music and vinyl record my buddy got me interested to the fish world. I enjoy relaxing and watching my fish enjoying life. Planning someday to upgrade to a wider tank likely a 75 or 90 gal tank maybe. Also I may upgrade to a better light set up and perhaps co2 to increase the plants option. My fear is having the tank leak on me while I am away........lol.

COMMENTS

Nice tank, I really like the rock set-up! You have a great combination of rocks/plants/and driftwood. fish avatar

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