30cm cube

Discussion in 'Journals' started by CalebWM, 31 Mar 2014.

  1. CalebWM

    CalebWM Member

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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
    662e2caa-3fef-4db2-9192-2c2d1fa5a08a_zpsb5d894a5.jpg
    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?
    IMGP4027_zps2f18a3f0.jpg
    Thanks
    Caleb
     
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  2. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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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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  3. Alastair

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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
     
  4. EnderUK

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

    CalebWM Member

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    Thanks Tim, I will have a go at that
     
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  8. CalebWM

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    Thanks Tim, I will give that a go when I next do a water change
     
  9. 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
     
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. CalebWM

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    Any suggestions for new plants and a rescape would be great! :D
     

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