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Hey everyone goldfishfanforever here and I thought I would just start a journal of my planted marina 160 tank. The tank dimensions are 100x40x40cm and the tank holds 160 litres of water. The lights that I am using at the minute are 2 T8 30W Aqua Glo and Sun Glo bulbs that I should probably replace soon :). I am using Easy-Life products for fertilizer and CO2 and I use 15ml of Profito Fertilizer once a week and 3-6ml of Easycarbo everyday. The substrate is play sand from Argos are a Fluval U2 and a Fluval U3. The heater is a Marina 150W heater.

 

The Flora that I have in this tank are:

Echinodorus bleheri

2 types of crypts

jungle val

anarcharis

Another type of plant id pls

I believe a Rubin sword  

java fern and soon to be java moss as well

 

The Fauna in this tank are:

3 angelfish

3 guppies

3 mollies

1 swordtail

3 peppered corydoras

3 bronze corydoras

4 adult bristlenose plecos

a bunch of baby bristlenose plecos that I moved in yesterday to grow out

1 pearl gourami

2 black neon tetras

1 neon tetra

3 rummynose tetras 

 

And now for the pics :)

Some cool wood and I also have two smaller pieces soaking :)

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Pleco cave

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Random type of plant and a type of crypt

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Jungle Val

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Echinodorus bleheri

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Another type of crypt

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Anarcharis

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Full tank shots - 10/04/15

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Pretty tank :) I personally wouldn't have put live bearers in there as they like a higher pH while the gouramis, tetras, and angels like a lower one.

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Pretty tank :) I personally wouldn't have put live bearers in there as they like a higher pH while the gouramis, tetras, and angels like a lower one.

The livebearers are just "leftovers" if you get what I mean as I am not getting anymore of them

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Nice tank!  I love your black angelfish-very pretty.

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Nice tank!  I love your black angelfish-very pretty.

Thank you and the angelfish is a nightmare chasing around the other angelfish but never starting a fight :)

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Congrats on starting up a tropical tank.  Love your driftwood and sword plants.  I love gourami's.

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Congrats on starting up a tropical tank.  Love your driftwood and sword plants.  I love gourami's.

Thanks this tank has been running for just over a year now but with different fish tropicals, goldfish etc. I am getting quite annoyed with the fish at the minute in this tank as the plants are pulled up daily but oh well maybe I need to add more substrate :D

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I didn't know you had it up for that long. How much substrate do you have in it now? I would keep it under 3 inches. I think some fish just like to pull up plants. Someone in my tank likes to do the same with my baby tears and an unknown stalk? plant. I think it's my German Blue Rams.

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I didn't know you had it up for that long. How much substrate do you have in it now? I would keep it under 3 inches. I think some fish just like to pull up plants. Someone in my tank likes to do the same with my baby tears and an unknown stalk? plant. I think it's my German Blue Rams.

I have added more sand but I need to replant everything as the plecos just hit a plant with their tails and up it floats :(

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bought some plants of Ebay and have just added them I will take a pick soon :) Also hopefully now the mollies won't attack the new angelfish 

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Going to add some updated pictures tomorrow and it does not look the same now as it did then :)

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I hope you kept the Jungle val and swords, which are beautiful! I wish I could grow vals in my tank. 

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I hope you kept the Jungle val and swords, which are beautiful! I wish I could grow vals in my tank

the jungle vals are growing everywhere and the swords are doing okay :)

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They well all be ok together as long as the ph is stable.  

Off to a good start.

Good luck.

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