A journey back to my happy place

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After a long time away and merely 'having a fish tank' it's time to turn it around and dive back into a hobby that gives me joy.

55g planted, low tech
Harlequin rasboras, Pleco, Cory's, assassins
Mostly crypts, ludwigia, jungle val (coming back from new tank melt)

I used to go big with ferts and co2 but with 2 under 2 at home, there's just no time for thaf.

Going to go slow and work out my lighting, algae and getting the snails under control.
 

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Welcome back to the hobby, nice tank.
 

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Thank you. Caught his belly tonight ❤️

Did some googling and I think he's a clown Pleco, L103
ooh nice a rare pleco!
what did he eat, he looks very full LOL
the glass sure looks like he licked it a lot
 
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Say hello to the Kribs! I went in for rams or gourami, but I could not pass up this pair. The rich violet of her belly just captivated me. 6 amano shrimp also in there now.

I'll go back in a few weeks for more schooling fish. Maybe some congo tetras?
 

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Congos need at least 75G to be content; I'd wait and see with those new kribs before adding any more fish, they usually breed prolifically
 
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Congos need at least 75G to be content; I'd wait and see with those new kribs before adding any more fish, they usually breed prolifically
Good to know. Thank you for the insight. Lfs guy said 6 would work nicely in my tank.

The Kribs have already claimed the cave and are exhibiting breeding behaviour, so I'll definitely give it some time.
 

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They have made themselves right at home :).
Nice....now all you need is a little jazz music in the background, and it's all good.....💌
 

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Really pretty!!! What kind of plants are those? I'm pretty sure I need those in my new tank :)
What kind of snails are you having problems with. I'm at the tail end of tackling masses of ramshorn snails🤯
 

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