30cm cube

CalebWM

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Hi guys
first journal here, glad it has finally happened after many delays!
Specs:
Tank: 30cm cube - superfish
Lighting: Superfish led - came with the bundle
Filter: Internal superfish aqua 100
CO2: TMC glass kit
Fertiliser: Tropica premium fertiliser
Hardscape: Mini landscape rock and driftwood (i think)
Plants: No clue what they are (it's a long story)

Some pics :D
before planting
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and a full tank shot
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you might notice that there is no diffuser in the tank, that is because I am waiting to buy a bubble counter after breaking my third one on Saturday, I think it might be time to get a plastic one.
also does anyone know what this is, is it a problem?
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Thanks
Caleb
 

tim

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Nice tank caleb, I would hook the co2 up without bubble counter until you have one your plants will require it for the best start in underwater life, you can use a syringe and airline to add a little tank water to the diffuser and count the bubbles there for a rough guide, it will fill with water anyway once the co2 goes off.
 

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Looks like some kind of chemical residue or your suface layer of the water may have a film on it causing and bubbles from surface agitation etc to clump together.
I got it in the early stages of my previous set up
 

EnderUK

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nice tank looking tank, I would just get some kitchen towel and soak it up.
 

CalebWM

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Nice tank caleb, I would hook the co2 up without bubble counter until you have one your plants will require it for the best start in underwater life, you can use a syringe and airline to add a little tank water to the diffuser and count the bubbles there for a rough guide, it will fill with water anyway once the co2 goes off.
Thanks Tim, I will have a go at that
 

CalebWM

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Thanks Tim, I will give that a go when I next do a water change
 

CalebWM

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Small update :)
The back stem plants have grown in really well, I don't have a foreground plant still but I think the substrate is too shallow for anything really but it looks fine without IMO.
Currently I am not injecting CO2 because the cylinder ran out and I have not bought a replacement yet, but I am thinking of going on with no CO2 to keep it slow growing. Pics:
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Also can anyone recommend any fish and/or inverts for this?
Thanks, Caleb
 

CalebWM

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Hi guys, this has become pretty overgrown but I really like the look of it, I got some glowlight tetras and a couple ottos last week and I just thought I would show off some pics.
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These pics were taken with a phone camera, so not great quality
 
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CalebWM

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Update.
This tank had gone through various stages of overgrowth, recently gave it a trim but was a bit heavyhanded on the left hand side :p
Recently there has been some bad algae problems so I'm going to empty and replant this weekend so thought I'd post the final update.

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