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    Hey every one. I'm not completely new to AC but have not had an aquarium for a long time. I recently started a 29 g community tank. My goal for this tank is to eventually make it a live plant tank as well. Right now all artificial plants, but it will be a work in progress. My tank has an African spotted leaf frog, a Stripped raphael catfish, 4 longfin minor tetras and 2 blue gouramis. Not sure i'll add anything else as the leaf fish and catfish get bigger i don't want to overcrowd the tank and cause other problems. However, i am very open to any ideas of different types of fish that may go well with the leaf and catfish as they are the foundation fish to this tank. Also am opened to ideas on starting plants and the best substrate for planted tanks(im looking at eco-complete). Thanks0630131840a (480x640).jpg

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    The raphael you are going to need a larger tank soon. He will top out around 7". I would think at least a 55, if not a 75 for him would be needed. You may want to re-home it if possible

    I understand it is the fish you want to build around, but it might end up too big for that tank.

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    Yeah, I know they can get large, and would get a larger tank in the future to house him. right now he's less than an inch long, how fast do they grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntergirl1215 View Post
    Yeah, I know they can get large, and would get a larger tank in the future to house him. right now he's less than an inch long, how fast do they grow?
    You can expect it to hit 4 inches before the year's over.

    Your leaf frog is this I assume: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...a-acutirostre/
    Also not going to be a big success in your tank long term I'm afraid. Add in the blue gourami and you got a potentially volatile mix.

    As to planting. IF you got some decent lights it's not that difficult but changing substrate on a tank that's already running can be a pain. Perhaps look into root tabs? I think seachem makes some decent ones.

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    Frogs are rad. A planted tank is always the best way. Some people claim gravel works fine. I prefer sand, it is more like working with earth (dirt). I think it looks better also. Root tabs are popular. You can get them pretty cheap. I used a small strip of mesh cotton similar to ground cover that you would use in the garden under your top layer to prevent weeds sprouting up. SO far it's working well. I cut it the right size, snip a hole big enough to pop my first layer of root or leaf through and with a little sand over top my plants have not floated up once. I haven't bothered them to see how roots are doing because they seem fine. It is also handy because you can really plan the spacing of your plants. I have five anacharis in a nice strip spaced about .75" apart using the "ground cover".

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    Oops, i missed typed. it's not a leaf frog, its an african spotted leaf fish. sorry for the confusion.

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