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Talking My NPT. Thoughts?

So i JUST finished setting up my NPT.

Tell me what you guys think....completely behemoths over my 2.5 gal lol, Sherlock's gonna love it.


**26 Gallon NPT**
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The Benjamins (4 Ghost Shrimps), The Gingers (6 Cherry Shrimp)
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Looks awesome!!! What size is it?


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Lol oh...ya some details would be nice huh? xD

Its a 26 gallon aqueon bow front; put a fluval c3 filter in it. Used Miracle gro organic potting soil and the Plants are:

Giant Hygro(red)
Hygro Pinnatifida
Ech. Tenellus
Tropical Lilacina
Crypt Wendtii(red)
Ambulia
Java moss and java fern
Cabomba(red)
Wisteria
Medium Amazon Sword(or probably just young lol)

Also gonna have a marino moss ball and hornwort(floating) in there when i transfer Sherlock from the 2.5.

**26 Gallon NPT**
Sherlock (Betta), Watson (Mystery Snail), Marty (Zebra Snail)
In Illuminati (8 Cardinal Tetras)
The Benjamins (4 Ghost Shrimps), The Gingers (6 Cherry Shrimp)
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Oh wow, a lot of room there! I bet he will love it. Looks good!

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I have that same tank! both of them actually! Only my 26 didnt come with a hood and its impossible to find a versa top or anything to buy for it, so I have to keep it open-topped with my sorority girls.

I think it looks really nice though! I've heard that you are supposed to have about 75% of the ground covered in an NPT with mostly fast growing stem plants to start with just to make it easier on you, but I'm not sure how accurate that information is.

What lighting is that? I have one of those aqueon flourescent strips with a t-8 15w on mine, and while its bright enough to keep the plants alive, I dont notice any spectacular growth, which is why I'm wondering if you have something better on yours!

Goodluck with it! I'm dying to turn my tanks into NPT's but I dont have the time to spend on setting them up all over again right now. I would love to hear about your progress!

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Lol yea they make great tanks imo...i bought this one as a package deal at my local petsmart, was just over $100.

Came wih the hood, 30 gal pump(which im gonna give away) lol, anything needed to get started and a full spectrum aqueon florescent light...i might buy a better one cuz i assume they only give you the minimum light requirement for plants, so we'll see; gonna keep an eye and see how my plants do then i'll decide. (EDIT: the internets says it comes with an Aqueon T8 daylight lamp, so probably same as yours Aemaki)

And yea it took me the whole day to set it up, started at 3:30pm and went all the way till 10pm lol, my gf just sat and laughed at my labour all day. So it does take some time.

But yea, i'd also love to share how i do. I'll be sure to keep you posted then...i'm kinda nervous tho, hope all my plants do good. Thanks for the compliments tho, all of you.

**26 Gallon NPT**
Sherlock (Betta), Watson (Mystery Snail), Marty (Zebra Snail)
In Illuminati (8 Cardinal Tetras)
The Benjamins (4 Ghost Shrimps), The Gingers (6 Cherry Shrimp)

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Looks great! What a spoiled little fishy you will have! Lol are you planning on any tank mates?

Just a small suggestion, which you may already know, get some iron for your cript wendlii. All red plants use lots of iron. Can't wait to see how it looks in a couple months when they start growing out! I love NPT
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Yeah that's probably the same light as me, it's 6500k so that's a good thing, but only 15w so the highest light plants you can grow would be moderate without changing the bulb.

Yeah 7 hours is something I don't have time for unless I got up before the sun rises or possibly a Sunday if I could get home early enough.

Definitely keep us updated :)

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Looks great! What a spoiled little fishy you will have! Lol are you planning on any tank mates?
Well i was hoping to get Endler's Livebeaerer(cuz i love their look), but im gonna go with my 2nd choice, Cardinal Tetra (10 of them), cuz my LPSs don't carry Endler's and im not up for breeding them if i order online, want all males.

**26 Gallon NPT**
Sherlock (Betta), Watson (Mystery Snail), Marty (Zebra Snail)
In Illuminati (8 Cardinal Tetras)
The Benjamins (4 Ghost Shrimps), The Gingers (6 Cherry Shrimp)
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Wow! Sherlock's going to absolutely love it! ^^

That looks great~ keep us posted!
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