My 55G Aquarium

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Volume 55 Gallons
Dimensions 48'' x 24'' x 12''
Make MarineLand
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Introduction

Recently retired and decided to renew my interest in an old hobby. Never was seriously into the hobby but used to have 2-3 smaller fresh water tanks. Tried a marine tank but didn't have any great success and really didn't have the time to make it work.

Background

I decided to start a new 55 gal fresh water tank (Marineland kit from PetsMart). Not exactly sure yet what I intend to stock it with, but I'll start out fairly simple to see how well this works out. After doing some research I decided to use sand substrate (pool filter sand) and I got some lava rock from a local stone supplier. Decided to go with artificial plants for now.

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Measurements

7.2
pH
Nitrate
Ammonia
Nitrite
170
GH
80
Alkalinity
Temperature

Inhabitants

24 Fish

3 Black Skirt Tetra Gymnocorymbus sp
3 Black Skirt Tetra Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
Bolivian Ram Microgeophagus altispinosa
Bolivian Ram Microgeophagus altispinosa
Bristlenose Pleco Albino Ancistrus Triradiatus
4 False Julii Cory Corydoras Trilineatus
4 German Gold Ram Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
Golden Algae Eater Gyrinocheilos aymonieri
2 Koi Angel Pterophyllum sp var
2 Marble Angel Pterophyllum sp var
2 Panda Angel Pterophyllum scalare

22 Plants

2 Anubias Barteri v.Nana Anubias barteri var nana
4 Bacopa Bacopa amplexicaulis
Cabomba aquatica Cabomba aquatica
2 Cryptocoryne wendtii - brown Cryptocoryne wendtii
Dwarf Hygrophlia Hygrophlia polysperma
4 Java Fern Microsorum pteropus
Ludwigia Repens Ludwigia repens
Pearl Weed Hemianthus Micranthemoidea
Pond Weed potamogeton lucens
5 Tropical Hornwort Ceratophyllum submersum

Equipment

Feeding See more

Omega One brine shrimp · Tetramin tropical flakes · Tetra Pleco Wafers · Omega Freeze Dried Bloodworms · Omega One Freshwater Flakes

On average you perform a 21.8% water change every 11 days.

0% total water change in December.

292 activities in the last year

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