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May 2013 - Totm Banter

Discussion in 'Tank Of The Month (Past)' started by eaglesaquarium, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Ny82

    Ny82 1 Woman Army ;)

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    Wow great entries this month! I was going to enter my tank since I finally have it looking the way I want-bin liner giving the back a subtle darkness and all! I will see! Good luck all. 
     
  2. daizeUK

    daizeUK Fish Botherer

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    I think you might well get my vote just for that!
     
    Ny82 - go for it!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Ny82

    Ny82 1 Woman Army ;)

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    I've put mines up. It's the only decent pic I can get with no decent camera! (I lost it when I moved)
     
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  4. Iiriva

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    Thanks! ^^
     
    Ny82, I like your tank very much. Looks pretty. :)
     
  5. Ny82

    Ny82 1 Woman Army ;)

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    Thanks i'm loving yours - are the plants growing up and out the tank? That's what I like about it!
     
  6. snazy

    snazy Moved On

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    @ The Old Spouse
    You can get some cryptocoryne balansae or aponogeton crispus for the back or left side, easy growers and not so boring like vallis although I like vallis too. They'll give a bit of height too and maybe shade once they grow to the surface. If you have ottos, they really love those sorts of plants, especially if they are moved by the flow.
     
  7. This Old Spouse

    This Old Spouse TOTM Winner May 2013

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    Thanks for the suggestion, snazy. I have to say, though, that I'm really liking my tank now. It's the only one that is pest algae-free, and I rather like the balance. I now have 11 tiny zebra danios taking up the upper third of the water column, and that's what I was looking for. Also, the cory love to hang out in that "bare" spot in the back middle. 
     
    Honestly, with the algae problems in my other tanks, I'm concerned about doing much to this tank that might upset it's balance! I do like the idea of the aponogeton crispus though. 
     
  8. snazy

    snazy Moved On

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    I like the tank the way it is too. Adding too many plants will upset the balance in a low tech tank.
    You can try crinum calamistratum. It's similar to aponogeton crispus in a way but has way narrower and very curly leaves. It grows slowly so won't take up much nutritients at once and won't overshadow anything due to the thin leaves but will make it interesting for the fish. I really like that plant. I have one myself.
     
  9. Sophie

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    Do I really need to be a member for two WHOLE months before I can post? :'( Lol.
     
  10. techen

    techen Wolf Overlord

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    See this photo would have made everyones day if it weren't blurry :p
     
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  11. TallTree01

    TallTree01 Coo, Man

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    It made my day ( night ) tech! He looks like he's smiling at me :wub:
     
  12. techen

    techen Wolf Overlord

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    He'll come up to the tank and just watch you, Quite interesting fish xD
     
  13. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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  14. Wildbetta

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    Very nice shot Techen! I don't think it is too blurry.  
     

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