My 55 gal planted community tank

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  1. Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

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

    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

    Play sand

    4ft shop light painted black
    2 t8 6500k bulbs

    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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  2. Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

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

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  3. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

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

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  4. Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

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

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  5. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Your tank looks great, love the floating moss ball it almost looks like a green sun :)
  6. 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. 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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  9. 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


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)

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


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)
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  10. Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

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    My shipment of plants should be coming in today.

    Phoenix moss
    Java moss

    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.


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Looks great!
  12. 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


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)
  13. Jobofett808Valued MemberMember

    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


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)
  14. 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. sunnycalWell Known MemberMember

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

    Weight on shipping would be a killer though.


    JOBOfett808 (Hawai'i)
  17. AquaSoulNew MemberMember

    Wow, great job!

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