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Excited to learn more about tending aquarium plant and fish

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by takethecann0lis, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. takethecann0lis

    takethecann0lis Thread Starter New Member

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    I just setup my 29 gal long tank about 6 weeks ago. It's the first tank I've setup in a house I actually own. It's a really good feeling to know that I have more than a year or two ahead of me.

    I've got plans to replant in the near future. I just wanted to get up and running.

    My tank
    4 Congo Tetras
    1 Dwarf Flame Gourami
    1 Boseman Rainbow
    1 Horsehead Loach
    1 Catfish (need help ID'ing)

    I chose my plants on a whim, but have since realized that I should have waited and planned better, from both a health/looks, and nuisance stand point as I wound up with snails from the plants. I've had this tank setup in various forms about 4 times so far. The last two times had real plants. I think I probably need to replace my bulbs soon. I'm also going to improve upon my C02 absorption.

    I very open to suggestions and learning more.

    My PH is about 7.2, and ammonia has never been an issue in my tanks since I got a bio wheel filter system.

    http://takethecann0lis.imgur.com/aquari ... 2011#RcpQD

    Thanks I'm excited to partake!!
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: Excited to learn more about tending aquarium plant and f

    Welcome to the forum !
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Re: Excited to learn more about tending aquarium plant and f

    Hello and welcome to THE EXOTIC FISH forum: our friendly & family oriented forum that focuses in on the proper care of wet pets.

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  4. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Excited to learn more about tending aquarium plant and f

    welcome.
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Re: Excited to learn more about tending aquarium plant and f

    Ps. checked out your tank photos and love the congo tetras...stunners in a group for sure!
    I noticed you have brush algae, that stuff is an absolute bleep, but from personal experience (and current) I have to tell you that either the use (or combination of use) of Seachem Phosguard & a Seachem De*nitrate I have definately seen an improvement in my battle with it. I truthfully believe that it's the Phosguard that is doing it, though I have no "proof" other than what I've witnessed since I've added a crap load to my rena.