29G planted tank

Philosophos

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Good growth in your aquarium, especially at that density. I'm guessing a higher quality picture would show the beauty of your tank better. It's amazing how much of it is in the camera work.

If I were to make suggestions, I would say that you've either got a good left to right slope in the making, or a valley shape on the 3/5ths mark to the right. Try defining one or the others.

You've also got some collecteritus going. You could probably be more effective with half the species of plants, and a little bit of hardscape.

The idea you mentioned to me in chat of doing a custom background is good. While black is nice to work with at the start, the sky look really helps to get rid of the closed in appearance of some tanks.

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Brian20

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yeah im crazy with collectoritis, If I can I would have all the plant species in my home. (In my life I collect hotwheels cars, airplanes replicas, car replicas, cards, etc...) I will try to mantain the plants number without making it too jungle. i will put some hardscape when i have something really nice to put.
 
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New pics!



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Koralia nano

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I have a problem with the old filter, so I make one new. I have the tank like 3 days with lights of, without filter and Co2. Only the koralia working so some plants suffers, expecially the proserpinaca melted a lot. The scape not is completely, still a lot of work but I like it:D

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New filter

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I cut the pics in two parts because only 4 pics for reply
 
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I have a problem, today I bought 10 tetras (pristella) and 5 otos. I aclimatised the fish and put them in the tank. BAD!!! all the new fish go to the surface, gasping for air. A few die in 3-4 mins. I take all and put in the water they come (because I spare some of the water that dont use for the acclimatation proccess) They go back to normal. I aclimatised they again, now veryy slow and switch off the CO2 and put aireation in the tank. Then put them again in tank and survive.

few tank parameters:

1. High CO2 (3 bubbles per sec.)
2. pH
 

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How did you aclimatize the fish?

Any parameters? It sounds like it's the very large CO2 change in bag water vs. the new tank water.

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Brian20;41872 said:
I have a problem, today I bought 10 tetras (pristella) and 5 otos. I aclimatised the fish and put them in the tank. BAD!!! all the new fish go to the surface, gasping for air. A few die in 3-4 mins. I take all and put in the water they come (because I spare some of the water that dont use for the acclimatation proccess) They go back to normal. I aclimatised they again, now veryy slow and switch off the CO2 and put aireation in the tank. Then put them again in tank and survive.

few tank parameters:

1. High CO2 (3 bubbles per sec.)
2. pH
 
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Brian20

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Well for my suprise. The pristella fish survive (I only take 9 out of my tank and then reaclimatise the 9 pristella and put again in tank) I think that 1 pristella die but no die. I count them yesterday and there are the 10 pristella. Unfortunatelly 2 otos die. I check in internet and for the otos the aclimatation needs to be very slow.

shoggoth I also think that is the CO2 change because the fishes are ok now. I will try to buy 2 otos again. Also thinking in buy 10 neon tetras.