pic's of my 33g planted tank

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Just a few pictures of my planted tank. I have neon tetra, rasbora tetra, glass catfish, sword tails, rummy nosed tetra, 2 hill stream loach and a pleco.

Plant list:
1-Cambomba caroliniana
2-Bacopa caroliniana
3-Ludwigia repens
4-Cryptocoryne lutea
5-Taxiphyllum barbiei Java moss
6-Microsorum pteropus Java fern
7-Echinodorus Ozelot
8-Lilaeopsis brasilensis
9-Hydrocotyle leucocephalia Pennywort
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fred chameleon replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

do you just have the sand for substrate? your plants look great!
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jjjohnston8623 replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

I've always wanted to have a planted tank but my oscar loves eating and destroying everything. Great job you've done there.. Looks awesome!!
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Small Fry replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

Thanks guys :) AS for the substrate I use pool filter sand. I also fert with dry fertilizers, epsom salts, Flourish Excel for CO2, and grow under medium light.
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evry1likesmike replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

that is awesome i just learned that you can grow plants in your fishtank/sump and that it helps with nitrates literally 2 days ago. low and behold your post showed up. Ive been dreaming about making a tank with a bamboo forest in it for my mom where can i go to get more information about growing plants and fish together. I am not just looking for experiences but those would be nice i would like to read about the science behind how the ecosystem works together thanks and awesome tank
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Small Fry replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

Here are some articles I copied and pasted from another site I am on that might be helpful to you Mike


Water chemisrty

Chemistry (Articles) : www.thekrib.com/Chemistry/
Fishless Cycling: www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_fishless.php
One year syndrome: ph and buffering capacity info: www.dras.ca/articles/article1ys.html


SUBSTRATE, DECORATIONS etc .....++

Aquatic tank scaping: www.aquaticscape.com/
Rock Identification Tables : geology.about.com/library/bl/blr ... tables.htm
Rock Key : www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/rockkey/#TOC

Tank Size Chart : www.alysta.com/books/fishtank.htm
Tank & Hardware : www.thekrib.com/TankHardware/
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OrangeO replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

Which plant grows really fast? My Silver Dollars ate the live plant I put in my aquarium in two day! :dry: :ohmy:

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125 Gallon Aquarium

1 Tiger Oscar
1 Lutino Oscar
1 Common Pleco
1 Salvini
7 Silver Dollars
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Small Fry replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

That is a hard question to answer as plant growth is very dependent on nutrition provided, proper, lighting for that plant and the amount of CO2 that is present in your tank. Some plant species that tend to grow, provided that all requirements are meet, quickly are:

-Pennywort med to fast. Has large lily pad like leaves of pale to darker green.
-Echinodorus Med growth but has large dappled leaves of green and red.
-Java moss fast Tends to attach to decor and driftwood. Great for fry to hide in.
-Most sword plants of large leaf varieties would have a change against Your silver dollars.
-cryptocoryne lute or other crypts are slowish but again would have a chance against silver dollar fish
-Cambomba is easy but has fine leaves so they would be more prone to fish grazingwater lettuce is a floating plant like duckwed and pennywort that would work well in a tank where fish tend to eat plants.
All this tends to be trial and error I am afraid. Some plants will fair well and others will get shredded.

What plant did you have in your tank before OrangeO???
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jnet replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

nice tank looks very junglely :)

I buy plant and the fish seem to think its a snack :) I'm lucky if they last 2mnths. If I had empty tank I may do a proper setup but for now too much hassle to get it right. I love all the ones that look like meadows with trees in and so on.

I'm living my life, but not necessarily in the right order :)

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Small Fry replied the topic: Re: pic's of my 33g planted tank

Yeah the Dutch aquascaping method is wicked. I wish I knew how to do it.
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