My 55 gal planted community tank

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  1. Jobofett808

    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Stock:
    20 harlequin Rasboras
    9 trilineatus corydoras
    6 neon tetras
    1 dwarf gourami
    Random snails and ghost shrimp

    Deco:
    All found in my back yard
    3 large keawe (mesquite) driftwood
    7 smooth river lava rock
    Assortment of plants I need to find out which one I want and which one don't belong

    Substrate:
    Play sand

    Lighting:
    4ft shop light painted black
    2 t8 6500k bulbs

    Filtration
    2 aquaclear 50's
    1 power head for circulation

    Let me know what you think

    Just wiped her down with some bar keepers friend. The glass had some very hard water stains. Got em off in one passing. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438587403.055421.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438587419.497711.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438587434.288646.jpg


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    Jobofett808

    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Just got my lights today so my plants should be much happier now


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  3. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Looks beautiful! I love the rock formation. Your harlequins look gorgeous btw! :)

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    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Thanks! The rocks stack up and has a nice size cave for my corys ;)


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  5. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Your tank looks great, love the floating moss ball it almost looks like a green sun :)
     
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    Jobofett808

    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. I wanted to try marimo moss ball. They look super cool. I'm gonna trim it when it grows a bit more and start attaching them to the drift wood.


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  7. LilChicken

    LilChickenValued MemberMember

    Your tank looks amazing, and the idea of attaching the moss to the driftwood is a good one. I think that would look awesome

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    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    I know it's Java lol. I was saying I wanted to get some marimo moss balls they look cool. Thanks for looking out though


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    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)

    It's hard to get things imported to Hawaii especially plants and inverts


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    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Before:
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    My shipment of plants should be coming in today.

    Species:
    Phoenix moss
    Riccia
    Java moss
    Bacopa
    Hornwort
    Hydrocotyle
    Cabomba

    Gonna rescape any tips? Lmk
    I have three other tanks to spread the unused plants to. But this tank has the best lighting so I wanna heavily plant this one.


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  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Looks great!
     
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    Jobofett808

    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Rescaping. Plant that came in got hung up somewhere and were in pretty bad shape. Hopefully I can salvage them. Will have pics later


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    Jobofett808

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    Bacopa came in looks like they were growing while floating at the top so the were all curled and intertwined I cut the all sip and attached the to some plastic mesh so the new shoots will be more straight. I hope the idea works I'll have pics soon


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  14. 1611mac

    1611macValued MemberMember

    Wow.. love the rocks... Exactly what I am looking for...
    I was going to ask where you got them... then I read your info.. Your Backyard! Wow. If you weren't in HI I think I might as to buy some from you but shipping from HI has to be rediculous!
     
  15. sunnycal

    sunnycalWell Known MemberMember

    Your tank is gorgeous. Love where and how you placed your rocks.
     
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    Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    Weight on shipping would be a killer though.


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  17. AquaSoulNew MemberMember

    Wow, great job!
     




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