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Re: 29g

Postby puffykid on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:50 pm

I vote for the dp's I don't think the co2 would bother them (you could always add an a air stone) plus it would be fun to watch them explore around the tank as the plants grow in.
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Re: 29g

Postby kcartwright856 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:22 am

My DPs are doing just fine in a CO2, ferts, and Excel tank. I've only had them for a week, but I'm not seeing anything negative.

The only thing that concerns me about your tank is the style of your planting. It doesn't allow for any breakage of lines of sight, which you'll need if you want to keep multiples of DPs.

You will need to get some tall and bushy plants in there for DPs.
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Re: 29g

Postby puffykid on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:04 am

Ya you'd want more sight lines broken. You could probably just do that with a root and some plastic floating plants though while your plants are growing out.

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Re: 29g

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Good looking planted tank, puffykid. Those plastic plants in there?
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Re: 29g

Postby puffykid on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:08 pm

thanks, it's half of my 55g with my spoiled gsp in it. Ya all the plants are plastic, I just take off the little plastic part off that you fill with gravel
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Re: 29g

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:59 pm

Haha! Plastic plants are the hardest plants of them al...lol
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Re: 29g

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Great news! I got pictures!! I didn't even have to borrow my friend's camera, this is my mom's super cheap and old digital one. The secret is: "Place it on a table so your shakey hands don't botch up the pictures!"

Next time I'll play around with the setting more. I left it on 'Automatic.' It worked very well on the far away picture, but for the closer ones, not so much. I'll see what 'Close-Up' and 'Landscape' settings do next time! (prolly this weekend or next week sometime)

Mmm, I don't know then if I want DP's. This tank is: "Plants first, fish second!" In a way that I will get fish according to what the plants allow. Obviously they'll allow any type of schooling fish but for something that needs tall, bushy plants, eeh no, they're not changing. a

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Re: 29g

Postby kcartwright856 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:09 pm

It looks great!

My DP tank went the other way around. I started planting the thing for their happiness, and that's what got me hooked on the plants!

It would look amazing with some chili or strawberry rasboras schooling around in there! Their reds would complement the greenery very well.
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Re: 29g

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:26 pm

Thanks.

Funny! I was looking into getting 25 or so Chili's a couple weeks ago. I would too, totally, but shipping is so expensive! Ugh, I'm still wanting them. Red would look good against the green.

I'm very much torn between getting 25 chili's (for $80)
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12 more cardinals ($45)
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Re: 29g

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:54 pm

oooh Update! Look how much they've grown. (Plus new plants!)


Rotala sp. "Green"
Rotala sp. "Colorata"
Rotala sp. "Macranda"
Rotala sp. "Singapore"
Limnophila Aromatica
Ludwigia Repens x Arcuata
Hemianthus callitrichoides

CRAZIEST STORY!! I found one of my cardinal tetras in my filter when I was cleaning it out!!! It's been gone for 2 weeks!! I'm very surprised it survived..

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Re: 29g

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:38 am

Beautiful..... Did an awesome job on the plants and the aquascape.
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Re: 29g

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Sun May 06, 2012 3:37 pm

Trim time! Any one want some stems???

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Re: 29g

Postby puffykid on Sun May 06, 2012 3:43 pm

What plant is it? and is it super easy to care for?
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Re: 29g

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Sun May 06, 2012 8:42 pm

I see you got the other fish in the tank. Looks good :D
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Re: 29g

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Mon May 07, 2012 10:10 pm

Yep. they don't school at all 0_0 it's quite annoying...

Hey well um I have about 6 species of plants, but they main one: the green ones; are Rotala sp. 'Green' It is if you have lots of co2, ferts, and light for it.
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