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Hi group,

Just wanted to share some pictures of my 29G planted SA tank. This tank is such an easy keeper and a joy to watch! Comments welcomed . . .

Full tank:





The plants:







Angelfish:





Rainbow Shark:



Rummy Noses (can you spot the oto?):

 

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Otto's on the plant to the right :D
 

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Thanks for the nice comments and good job finding the oto! I like to play 'where's waldo' looking for them among the plants.

Laurel said:
Do you have CO2?
No I don't. For lighting I have a Life Glo 2 20watt bulb in the canopy and for extra nutrients use root fertilizer tabs. I am happy with the simplicity and the plants do well enough for me.
 

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They look fantastic for no CO2. Are you not using excel either? I'm very impressed!
 

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Laurel said:
Are you not using excel either?
I have Seachem's Flourish on hand, but rarely use it. Sometimes after I used it I would notice burnt leaves on my java fern. I think adding the nutrients into the water column threw off my simple equation of lighting=co2=nutrients. I have learned that increasing only one part of the equation, i.e. fertilizer, without increasing the others makes for problems.

I do use the Flourish Tabs in the substrate- especially under the swords- every three months.

I thank my fish as they do the rest by simply being there. That's part of what I love about planted aquariums- the full circle that the plants and fish give each other- if that makes sense. . .
 
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