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#1 majerah

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

When I was given this tank I was unsure of what fish to put in there.I had planned on getting pi,and had two pairs of macrostomas.SO I was tossing between both pairs of macs vs the pair of pi.

Upon arrival of the Pi it was clear they would be the inhabitants as they are rather big fish.So I am setting it up for them!Tank specs are as follows:

55 gallon
Substrate:Black Beauty blasting sand
Light:48"Current USA Satellite PC with two natural daylight bulbs and moonlight LEDs
CO2:Soon as I can afford I will get a fully pressurized system
Filtration:Eheim 2213 classic canister

So far I have the light,sand,filter and fish.Some plant clippings in there right now,which is about 20 stems of ludwigia hybrid,ludwigia repens,rotala rotundifolia,rotala walichii giant hairgrass and blyxa japonica.Ill be moving a barclaya longefolia in there tomorrow hopefully.Heres a few pics of the tank with the light setup.

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And just a shot of the sand.

I didnt get around to painting the back,I was wanting a 3d background on it but Ive got to ome up with more money for that stuff.

Thought?

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:19 AM

This will be amazing. Those pi are huge and im sure they will love this new home.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:40 AM

LOL,thanks!I hope it turns out the way i see it in my head,with happy feesh.

An updated shot of it as of yesterday.Needs more plants haha!

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The pi have been staring into it since it got full.I hope they enjoy it,they dont really move much right now.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

I just moved the filter from the 20 to the 55.The pi are now out swimming about,lol.SO I hope I can keep the flow low enough for them in the 55 yet keep it nice and filtered.Tank is cloudy still but I figure itll clear up quite fast.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

Heater came so its now in there as well!

Now i need wood.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

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They want me to hurry.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

Well have a few plants in and some wood.Not sold on them just yet.Hope to get a few small schooling fish soon.

Anyhow,pics
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So,think the Pi will be happy feeshes?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

That is some sexy wood. :laff:

I think the tank is off to a great start, what for plants on in there?

If you have some duckweed or frogbit I'd try some of that in there. The Pi will feel more secure I think.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

I think it's coming along very nicely. Lucky fish! :)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

Thanks :D I lucked up remembering they were in my pond.

Kendra,the plants are several types of ludwigia,sunset hygro,wisteria rotala walichii and a small barclaya longefolia,which should take over the whole center.There is some duckweed in there,and it should spread quite fast!

They have been in there for about three days,and seem to be enjoying the extra room!

Hahaha,I orgot some of the plants.The bushy ones up front are Blyxa japonica,and then on the wood is christmas moss and java fern of course.I so hope the fern covers a good bit of the log.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

Glad to hear they are doing good!

Rotala and ludwigia grows fast for me so you'll probably have a nice "jungle" kind of look to those spots in the tank in no time. I'm sure the pair will love that too.




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