My first 29 gallon tank!

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My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  dinnerwithwolves on 2013-11-12, 23:06

So stoked to finally get my first tank settled in and keeping constant parameters and constant happiness throughout the tank! This 29 gallon is my first tank I've done, and am starting with a community tank. I'm sure this is a very common view for a beginner tank, but I'm nonetheless excited to dive (ha!) in to the new hobby! My current crew is:

5x Panda Cory's
1x Juli Cory (or false...who knows)
1x Super Red Bristlenose
6x X-Ray Tetra
1x Honey Gourami

1x Anubias (maybe two now)
2x Myrio

Besides messing around with plants and using this as a solid learning tank, I don't have too many additions I'm planning on making (as of now, at least!).

I've also currently set up an all soil 5g right next to it that I'm trying to get a solid dwarf hairgrass...yard...made. This will hopefully become my planted shrimp tank in the near future!

Below are two quick pictures of my tank, hopefully I'm doing everything right so far! Everyone seems pretty happy!

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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  Guest on 2013-11-12, 23:52

Nice. And welcome.

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2013-11-12, 23:56

Looks pretty darn good if you ask me. I really like how everything is set up & how the light substrate contrasts against the decor and plants making everything POP so to speak.The only feedback I can offer is that the corydoras julii (or false Julii) are also a schooling fish. He maybe okay schooling with the Pandas but if it spends most of the time alone he may need friends Smile
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Post  Betty on 2013-11-13, 10:21

Looks nice.  I predict more tanks in your future. Very Happy 
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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  cichlid-gal on 2013-11-13, 10:34

The 1st tank is always so exciting...and as Betty shared...watch out for MTS!
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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  DMD123 on 2013-11-13, 11:29

Congrats on the tank.

Cant wait for the next post.... 'My first 55 gallon tank!', then it will be 'My first 75 gallon tank!', and then.... You see the pattern Very Happy 
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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  dinnerwithwolves on 2013-11-13, 11:32

fishNAbowl wrote:but if it spends most of the time alone he may need friends Smile
Thanks for the tip! I was told at my LFS that he should be fine with the Panda's, but I really agree with you that it may be a personal thing to keep an eye on!

cichlid-gal wrote:...watch out for MTS!
Still rounding out my aquarium lingo, but I'll take a guess that this must stand for Multiple Tank Syndrome! Haha!

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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  escapay on 2013-11-15, 04:47

It seems most Julii Cories are False.

True Julii's have rounder markings: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The Trilineatus is generally what the "Julii Cory" is: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Looks like your Honey Gourami is actually a Gold Gourami (they get like 6" vs 2" Honey Gourami). Wink

I like the hardscape in your tank. Smile

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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  CrazedAce on 2013-11-15, 12:49

Gold Gouramis don't get 6". I've bred them and raised them. You're looking at 4" max. But I do agree it is Gold, not Honey.

I'd like to see some pics of your Super Red Ancistrus though!
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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  dinnerwithwolves on 2013-11-15, 17:09

So I'll be honest - being in to digital photography, I thought this whole "picture of my fish" thing would be a lot easier. Turns out it's a skill of its own, especially with an iPhone.

Anyways, thanks for the comments on my tank! I honestly couldn't remember if the Gourami has a honey or gold once I got home - but I did remember it was the bigger of the two.

Here are two pics of my super red. Hanging out on a leaf and enjoing her first zucchinni snack.

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Re: My first 29 gallon tank!

Post  MorganEA on 2013-11-15, 17:17

that is a really cute pleco! Mine hate zucchini but they love cucumber Very Happy 
I have yet to master the art of photographing fish, I need a camera that has a super fast shutter speed and a better flash.
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