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Post  MorganEA on 2013-09-22, 01:14

I thought that I would post the pictures of my tank that I just recently set up, It has grown a lot in the past few months and I love how it is looking now Smile
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Post  Guest on 2013-09-22, 01:22

Very nice. Love the blue ram.

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Post  Jessikins on 2013-09-22, 01:34

Very nice!
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2013-09-22, 01:59

So fun to do the time laps photos to see where one started. All my Lotus melt back to nothing when moved. So annoying....


Very nice set up, keep us posted Smile
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  lloyd378 on 2013-09-22, 02:08

I really like the look of the wood that's laying next to the black and white rock. Any idea what type it is? It would look cool in all my tanks

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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  PokeSephiroth on 2013-09-22, 02:23

ooooh, so pretty! Look at all that plant growth! Smile Great job, MorganEA! Very Happy

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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-09-22, 03:16

lloyd378 wrote:I really like the look of the wood that's laying next to the black and white rock. Any idea what type it is? It would look cool in all my tanks
Its Manzanita Very Happy 
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  cichlid-gal on 2013-09-22, 09:25

What a great transition your tank has made...the plants are loving it obviously. Great work.
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Post  DMD123 on 2013-09-22, 10:08

Very nice! Spot On 
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Post  lloyd378 on 2013-09-22, 10:13

MorganEA wrote:
lloyd378 wrote:I really like the look of the wood that's laying next to the black and white rock. Any idea what type it is? It would look cool in all my tanks
Its Manzanita Very Happy 
Wow, my manzanita has never had those tiger stripes! You got a real nice piece

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Post  DMD123 on 2013-09-22, 10:54

It still has bits of bark from the look of it. After a while the entire piece should darken and will not have such a high contrast.
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Post  pbmax on 2013-09-22, 12:43

Beautiful female Platy Spot On 
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-09-22, 14:43

lloyd378 wrote:
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lloyd378 wrote:I really like the look of the wood that's laying next to the black and white rock. Any idea what type it is? It would look cool in all my tanks
Its Manzanita Very Happy 
Wow, my manzanita has never had those tiger stripes! You got a real nice piece
I scraped most of the bark off by hand because my dads sandblaster was broken, the darker bits are bark that I was too lazy to scrape off lol!
Thank you everyone for your comments Very Happy 
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-10-04, 23:49

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It took me forever to sex this stupid ram! Im pretty sure its a female.
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  PokeSephiroth on 2013-10-04, 23:53

Pretty!! Definitely a female. He black spot on her body has "jewels" (blue speckles/scales)
while males don't have the blue jewels on their black spots. (teehee, that sounds dirty.) whistle haha 

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Post  MorganEA on 2013-10-05, 00:00

lol! its taken forever because some days it doesn't look like she has blue flecks on her black dot!
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-10-05, 00:12

Now I need to find her a man!!
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  Livebearer on 2013-10-05, 00:26

What are the dimentions of this tank H*l*W?  I was given a tall tank close to this w/black silicone like yours Need help with gallon/volume of what I have. Nice tank set-up I bet your a proud Dad Huh? king
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-10-05, 00:48

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I have this tagged, you enter your dimensions and it tells you approximately how many gallons.
and yes im a proud mom Wink  this tank has turned out way better than I thought.
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2013-11-08, 03:55

our power went out for a long time so when it finally came back on I did a huge water change. While I was at it I trimmed off dead leaves and moved some stuff around.
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Edit: I need something taller in the back, any suggestions?
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2013-11-08, 09:49

Oooooh, your tank is starting to fill out nicely! Here is a picture of my background plant.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2013-11-08, 09:56

Take a look at these...they are great tall plants

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Post  MorganEA on 2013-11-08, 16:23

I love the look of the curly Val! FishNAbowl is that a kind of Rotala?
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Post  DMD123 on 2013-11-08, 21:47

Nice update. The plants are really filling in nicely!
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Re: 40 Gallon Planted Tank

Post  MorganEA on 2014-01-02, 20:26

a crappy ipod picture with my new LED lights, its so much brighter now  Very Happy 
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-01-02, 23:15

MorganEA wrote:I love the look of the curly Val! FishNAbowl is that a kind of Rotala?

Just seen this : O

rotala indica rotundifolia

Your tank is looking really nice!
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Post  MorganEA on 2014-01-04, 01:31

Thanks! I'm not sure if I like the lilies as a background plant so I'm going to add some more Rotala to fill in the empty parts.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-01-04, 02:01

I experimented with that "Lilly" plant for a while. It's a neat plant, now only have 1 left and is planted in front of the Rotala in my tank.
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Post  MorganEA on 2014-01-04, 19:56

I love the color but the lily doesn't seem to like my tank, the leaves always have holes in them and it doesn't cover the back very well.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-01-04, 21:38

This plant doesn't create a very solid wall. I put 5 plants in a straight line, about 5 inches apart. It grew 2 feet + hit the surface and kept going. Again, a solid wall it did not make.
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