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Old 06-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #1 
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Zeus' new home!

Yesterday I bought a 5.5 gallon, marineland penguin 100 filter, marineland stealth 50 visi-therm, gravel, cleaned and set it up. Today I bought 2 more anubias nana and some brazilian pennywort.

This evening I added Zeus and he seems incredibly happy! He loves the current. He will do 15 or 20 minutes in it, then take a nap under a leaf, then go back to the current. I had to add a deflector on the filter outlet and add some sponge to the inlet. He was getting blown around the tank at first.

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Zeus loving the new digs!




I am not going to cycle the tank, since he is already in it. I will do weekly 100% water changes. After about 4-5 months the bio wheel on the filter will be cycled regardless of the full water changes. At tha point I will probably add 3 cories or 6 cherry shrimp. Yes it's overstocked, but I'll be on top of it, and it will be densly planted by then
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:09 PM   #2 
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Very nice tank!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:10 PM   #3 
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Great looking tank. I bet Zeus is very happy in his new digs!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:29 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I think I'm going to pick up some dwarf baby tears next to carpet part of the bottom with. Big Al's by me has some very nice ones.
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Love the tank!
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It looks awesome!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:17 AM   #7 
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Very nice tank, and great looking plants! Just a question, for live plants, what wattage is suitable for them to thrive per gallon?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:33 AM   #8 
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aw he looks so happy :) he also looks a little like my Akiyo <3
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:19 AM   #9 
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Very nice tank, and great looking plants! Just a question, for live plants, what wattage is suitable for them to thrive per gallon?

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Plant's vary on the light requirements from 1.5-5 watts per gallon, some also require CO2 infusion. the plants I have can all thrive in low light, I have 7.3 watt's per gallon because the tank is small, so the plants should do very well. Noting i have requires CO2 either. Adding Co2 you really need to keep an eye on water hardness, which I do not feel like dealing with.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:27 AM   #10 
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oops.. double post.
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