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Active within 1615 Days

Name: AquariumJeff #2

Size/Category 55-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
5 - Angelfish
20 - Neon Tetra
2 - Apistogramma Agasizzi
2 - Botia Kubotai
1 - Botia Histronica
1 - Plecostomus or Pleco
1 - Siamese Algae Eater

Lighting: 190 watt CFL, half 6500K half 9325

Filtration: Rena XP3 plus Penguin 350

Invertebrates: none

Other Accessories: DIY CO2 injection

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08/23/2013 10:46.45 AM
Cardinal Tetras!
I seem to do better with cardinals rather than neons. I do use aquarium salt, is that different from you list of chemicals? Here's a Vote.

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07/11/2011 02:19.49 PM Report This Comment
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06/01/2011 12:00.46 PM

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05/23/2011 12:39.10 PM Report This Comment
what plants do u have. if u cold stop by my place and tell me that would be coolio. BTW here is a vote.

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11/23/2010 03:11.18 PM Report This Comment
Great looking tanks. I always love looking at a nice planted tank. Here's a vote for you.

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11/02/2010 05:40.32 AM Report This Comment

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07/12/2010 12:10.20 PM Report This Comment
set up
nice set up! vote 4 u

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04/25/2010 10:52.29 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the comments

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04/03/2010 04:31.33 AM Report This Comment
Hey there
Nice looking setups! Always a challenge to keep both plants and fish happy in one tank, at least for me anyway. Good luck and enjoy. Heres a vote!

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04/02/2010 02:26.38 PM Report This Comment
major relandscaping
lots of reorganizing yesterday, moved some plants to another high tech tank that's a little more stable

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03/29/2010 12:46.14 PM Report This Comment
A couple updates
Added in two convicts earlier this week, hopefully they'll be OK with the plants. I got a big batch of juvies from a fish club buddy and have been raising them for a few months. I think they are both males but I'm not sure. As long as they are the same sex I'm happy.

I decided today to bag the HOB filter and go just with the canister. The canister is more than enough filtration and when I made that same change in my 46 the plants took off immediately, so I'm trying it here. I'm using a DIY CO2 diffuser made out of a piece of chopstick. Google it up - they are awesome!

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03/26/2010 12:11.56 PM Report This Comment
Your tank is absolutely beautiful, you've done a wonderful job. Leaving you a vote.

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03/20/2010 08:17.51 AM Report This Comment
Not much new to report. I have six more neons in quarrantine that will be joining the crew in a few more days. They were petsmart replacements for early deaths. Normally I don't buy their fish, but neons and cardinals for $1 a piece with a 14 day live guarantee is hard to beat! These six are the remainders of 10 cardinals, 6 died within the first 48 hours. And those were in a QT tank with 20 neons that had no deaths at all. The store was out of cardinals so we swapped them for neons.

I have the worst luck with cardinals - if anyone has any great advice let me know. I know all of the smaller tetras tend to have a high mortality rate, but I always seem to lose 50 - 75% of my cardinals in the first couple of weeks in tanks that are very healthy and stable.

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03/19/2010 06:27.17 AM Report This Comment
This tank is located in my home office, where I work full time. I'm frustrated with the plants, but I think I picked the wrong fish. The angels just continually pick at just about everything and won't let it ever grow robustly. Couple that with the loaches and I'm about to move all of the plants to another planted tank and redecorate somehow.

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03/18/2010 07:27.32 AM Report This Comment
What a great looking setup you have!! Here is a vote for you.

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03/18/2010 07:23.52 AM Report This Comment
great tank, here's a vote.

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03/17/2010 09:18.54 AM Report This Comment
great looking tank

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03/17/2010 04:57.02 AM Report This Comment
nice looking tank heres a vote for you

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03/17/2010 02:35.30 AM Report This Comment

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