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TonyG
05-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Here are a couple pics of my 55g. Can't say that my aquarium picture taking skill is the best in the world though...

Yeah, it's in need of another trim.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll111/Extremetgi/100_1184.jpg

The start of a small moss wall in the background, using java moss.
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll111/Extremetgi/100_1198.jpg

Blake, my male ram seemed to have found true love with the larger of the two females I got from you, they are never more than a few inches apart.
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll111/Extremetgi/100_1251.jpg

sap
05-28-2008, 08:22 PM
nice setup

poel_19
05-28-2008, 08:42 PM
looks great!! is that a biological(yeast) co2 setup?

TonyG
05-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the good comments.
I am running a pressurized CO2 system along with 3 T8 ONDO lights, two are 4x and the other is 2x over driven. The substrate is 40lbs of top soil, covered by 50lbs of natural gravel, and I have recently started using Flourish, and Flourish potassium.

biggin
05-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Looks good, glad the rams worked out for you.

EAST_TX_RN
05-28-2008, 09:06 PM
That is a great-looking planted tank!

TonyG
05-28-2008, 10:05 PM
I have thought a little bit about trying to do some aqua-scaping in the tank, but I rather enjoy the jungle look, and the fish seem to enjoy it too.

bra8ndy8
05-28-2008, 10:16 PM
Looks beautiful....and your pic skills are great!

fishman76092
05-29-2008, 05:47 AM
Your tank looks great. Thanks for sharing!

supersmirky
05-29-2008, 07:12 AM
Looks real good! The jungle look is more natural anyways, looks good as is.

UncleSamsPuppet
05-29-2008, 07:31 AM
Definitely a good start on a jungle! Tank looks great. I couldn't see it very well on your phone the other day (phone pic didn't do the tank justice).

What are the spec for the tank?
size
lighting (I know you covered that above)
photo period - as in how long the lights are on
CO2 (also covered above)
etc.

Do you know the names of all the plants and fish?

TonyG
05-29-2008, 09:00 AM
Thank you for the great comments once again.

Some specs for my tank:

Size - standard 55 gallon
Lighting - 2 -4x ODNO, and 1 -2x ODNO T8 lamps
Photo Period - usually 11 hours, unless I am messing with the fish after 8pm, which I usually am. The timer is set for 9AM-8PM.
I am running a pressurized CO2 system at about 4 bubbles per second, with a ceramic diffuser located beneath the output of the filter. The CO2 is also on the same timer as the lights.
Substrate is top soil covered by natural gravel
Flourish 2x per week
Flourish Potassium 2x per week

As far as tank residents go:
2x Turquoise Severum
1x orange platy - holder over from cycling the tank
2x Ameca Splendens - about to be relocated to a their own tank, as they are rather nippy.
3x German Blue Rams
3x SAE
1x Black Kuhli Loach
3x Kuhli loaches of the normal banded style
3x white cheeked gobies
3x gobies from Canh at Just for Pets (Can't remember the scientific name right now)
several rednosed shrimp - came in with the ghost shrimp
several ghost shrimp

Plants:
More Amazon Swords than I know what to do with
Java Moss
Java Fern
Cabomba
Dwarf Baby Tears
Banana Plant
Money Wort
Anubias barteri or so I was told
Some sort of grass mat looking stuff, can't remember what it was called right now.
1 completely unknown plant from DNA, they didn't have a clue so I got it for a buck.
Chain Sword from Andrew
Ambulia I think, this came from you Andrew, is that correct name?
Couple packages of bulbs which are doing rather well and include:
Red Water Lillies
Onion Plants
Barclaya
Aponogeton

I think that is about it, at least for now.

Misty
05-29-2008, 10:23 AM
Very nice!

UncleSamsPuppet
05-29-2008, 12:09 PM
Chain Sword from Andrew
Ambulia I think, this came from you Andrew, is that correct name?

Yes sir, that is correct.

The one I have, and gave you, is Limnophila indica, which stays green - no hint of red.

Limnophila sessiliflora looks a lot like what I have, but it will have red parts to it normally towards the tops/end of the stem, which this one is illegal in Texas.

TonyG
05-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the info Andrew, glad to know what it is for sure.

supersmirky
05-30-2008, 06:51 AM
wonder why that would be illegal in Texas?!

TonyG
05-30-2008, 09:27 AM
wonder why that would be illegal in Texas?!

I could easily see the stuff taking over a pond or lake very quickly. I have to trim it back quite often or it will grow across the top of the water and block out the light to the other plants.

kSpieler
05-30-2008, 04:44 PM
Great Tank! Your Rams look very happy :)

UncleSamsPuppet
06-07-2008, 10:14 PM
wonder why that would be illegal in Texas?!


I could easily see the stuff taking over a pond or lake very quickly. I have to trim it back quite often or it will grow across the top of the water and block out the light to the other plants.

Both species grow rather fast and like Tony said would easily take over a pond/lake/river, but I think the Red version (a.k.a. Asian Ambulia) can survive our mild winters while the version I have will not.

There are several different varieties (species) of Ambulia, and the only one not allowed is the Asian Ambulia.