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    I'm looking forward to some pics
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Do you know the type of wood you used, and was it alive when you found it. I am asking for my own purposes, not to judge you :)
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    Sorry, but I have no idea :/ I found it in a creek in Vermont and then cleaned it thoroughly. And now for the pics (which are inexcusably late, I know).

    So I set up the second filter, nothing too exciting here, but useful nonetheless... blue pad, media, blue pad and done!





    Instead of a strainer on the intake, I put a sponge, works well, no issues.




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    ...am loving the socks and sandals look
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    On to the tank, here we've got the first batch of rasboras, and excitingly enough, I saw them spray(?) some eggs today... very cool:


    My betta has been hanging out in here too, I'm sure he appreciates the space:


    An oto cat here on some driftwood, you can see that there is plenty of algae in the tank now:


    Speaking of algae:


    Anyone know how to get rid of this stuff? I've been looking for a true SAE, but they are hard to come by... I threw some amanoes in last night, hopefully they'll start munching away.

    Have I forgotten anything?

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    The FTS of course:


    I wouldn't say I'm overall thrilled with the growth I've seen in the 90, especially when compared to the 29, but I was dosing carbon and had DIY CO2 running in the little tank which I'm sure played a big factor...

    I think I'll work on getting a pH meter and a CO2 tank going next...

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    Very impresive.

    As for the growth on the wood, if it is fungus (looks like it to me), no fish will touch it and you will have to remove it.

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    The tank looks great. I'll keep an eye out for a SAE for you being as I only live about 45mins from you. One place that I know has an incredible stock is The Shark Aquarium in Hillside, NJ on Rt.22W. It's next to a gas station. They have the most amount/varied stock I've ever seen. It's worth a look. I'll see if I can dig up the # for you.
    Here's the addy and phone #:
    245 US Highway 22
    Hillside, NJ 07205

    (908) 687-5111
    Last edited by jeffs99dime; 01-09-2013 at 02:22 PM.

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    That furry looking brown/black stuff is the dreaded black beard algae (or black brush algae). Scrub it off and hoover up the debris. It's a real pain to get rid of (and tough to get off branches) but you don't want it to spread.

    I get the odd tiny patch in my tank but I'm on it like a hawk when I notice it.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    And make sure you do not scrub it off in the tank because the spores will go everywhere. 19 water 1 part bleach. I just got rid of some of that in my tank as well. PITA

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