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davepratt said:
ill post a few pics of the completed tank here shortly
You didn't forget to remove the little girl first, did you, otherwise there'll be a big lump in the middle.
 
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fish are being kinda shy and hiding cuz there not used to the new tank yet ill try to get some pics once the acclimate to the tank theres actually 11 fish in there but only a cpl wanted to pose for a pic
 
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everything seems to be working good and the fishies are all eating and enjoying there freedom to be able to swim around a little without bumping into glass
 

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well your filtration should be adequate... i see your pumping thru a pressure filter, to and thru, a 20 - 30 gal tote filter, then into 2 diy parts bin spillways, filled with what appears to be lava rock.
 
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ya its an intex pool pump filter water goes through a paper cartridge then i have it going thru my homemade biological filter and then thru some lava rock in the spillways water is crystal clear and fish seem happy so im guessing its working pretty good i also still have my canister filter hooked up to it as well that came from the fish tank the fish used to be in there that way i can give the new filter time to cycle before removing that filter. the water bed heater seems to be doing a fine job as well temp is staying at a constant 76 degrees
 
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i swear if electricity wouldnt cost me an arm and a leg i would buy some grow lights and try growing some pond plants in there but i dont think theres very many that would do well indoors unless someone knows of any that dont require lots of light if anyone does please feel free to let me know and ill give them a try
 

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Nice. I grow duckweed pretty well under fluorescent light in my tanks. They're simple plants and very good at filtration.
 

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davepratt said:
duckweed reminds me of algae for some reason anything else??
I have hornwort and anacharis growing great in my indoor tank. I stuck one of my pond led lights in the water shining up from the bottom. The tank has not been cleaned since I set it up about 4 months ago (just tetras) and the water still tests out perfect. I have a forest of plants in it now. Just took this, pile of missy toys in front of it lol
Also have a good air pump running air at both ends of the tank.

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When I had goldfish in the tank it was constant cleaning.

I will be cleaning it today as it is raining outside so I can still not groom our lilies.
 
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My goldfish love to eat the duckweed but it does make a mess of the tank (grows in a tropical tank as any of it in a goldfish tank or pond gets eaten)

Java fern grows well in low light but grows slow (atleast for me) It will attach to rocks or driftwood
 

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Check your local aquarium shop for cryptocoryne species, commonly sold as 'crypts'. They will grow well with very little light.
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thanks for all the suggestions im gonna look into it a little more i have some pretty lrg fish in there some over 20 inches so would have to be some pretty sturdy plants or they would probably just rip them up from there pots
 
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