My New 55 Gallon Build.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by danhutchins, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. danhutchins

    danhutchinsValued MemberMember

    Was thinking about pulling the hornwart and replacing with something else, I do like how it looks like a Bush but I'm thinking it's to busy, any suggestions? 20180415_133405.jpg
     
  2. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Looks great! Maybe add little cave/hidey hole?
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What about something short, like S. repens or crypts?
     




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    danhutchins

    danhutchinsValued MemberMember

    Was thinking a lot about s.repens but would have to order it since my lfs doesn't sell it. They don't even know what it is. It is a slow growing plant and I would have to get a bunch of it and I fear that would cost more than I want it to. I will try to find some for as cheap as I can without sacrificing quality. I think it would look very nice.

    Not really a fan of the caves and hideouts. The fish have plenty of shelter with the plants. Would rather keep it plants but thanks for the advice.
     
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  5. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    That’s okay we all have our preferences
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Aquabid or players on this forum might have some for cheap.
     
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    danhutchins

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    I will check it out.
     
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    danhutchins

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    Found some s.repens on Amazon for a good price. Here is an update on the tank. 20180425_230239.jpg
     
  9. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Looking good! I like it!
     
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    danhutchins

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    Thanks, this is the 99th time I have re scaped the tank. Hopefully I don't get board of it so fast. I think it will look really nice once everything grows in.
     
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    danhutchins

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    Was thinking about putting some moss on the single large rock in the picture. Will post more pics when that's done.
     
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    danhutchins

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    Another update. The s.repens seem to be growing a lot faster than expected!!

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    Another update.. The s.repens are out of control. I was watching a YouTube video about these and the guy said it took a year to get a carpet a third the size of mine and I have only had these in my tank a little over a month. I call b.s on how long it takes these guys to grow. And yes he said he was dosing co2 and had high light. I does co2 and have medium light and it's going crazy. 20180616_223735.jpg
     
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    danhutchins

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    Been a while since I've been on. Got bored with the way the tank was looking and changed everything about it. Got some red plants but they just keep turning green. I do dose iron but am unsure how much to dose. Should I just dose a bit more and wait a couple weeks to see if its working? I'm currently dosing 3 pumps of Dustins Fishtank iron every day. My tank is pretty heavy on the plant side and very under stocked on the fish side. 12 small fish in a 55 gallon. I will post a picture as well. Any help with red plants would be great. Thanks in advance.

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    danhutchins

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    Ok, so I completely hate this app. Thing used to work and now it seems it just does what it wants, lol. Here is my current setup. 20181113_173600.jpg
     
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    danhutchins

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    I added some pond filter foam to my canister filter about 2 weeks ago along with some bio home media. I have to say that now my filter is set up properly I have noticed that my water is much clearer than before, I didn't think it could get clearer than it was but it did, its almost like there isn't any water in it at all. Soon I am adding more bio home to the top basket in the filter and removing the carbon that is there in hopes of adding some new fish without issues.
     
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