30L Fluval Ebi

darthpaul

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Ok this is my latest attempt to do a planted tank. I bought a Fluval Ebi as I was keen to to have a shrimp tank.

Tank first setup
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Then I added some Staurogyne which I got from a UKAPS member
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Then added a few Seiryu Stones which I got from Westyggyx
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Followed by gUSH nano drop checker
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and gUSH pod both from my good friend Johnny at Aquarium Plant Food, added some HC to the pod.
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CO2 is coming from the Fluval 88, into nano diffuser also from APF :)
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Then I got some tropica plants from P@H - Firstly Helferi
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and some hydrocotyle for between the rocks
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Some Cherry shrimp from a 10L nano I had as a temp home for them
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and the tank now looks like this
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Comments welcomed :D
 

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Looks great Paul are you getting some taller plants for the back or keep them all low growers? that gush drop checker looks great!
 

darthpaul

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Yeah would like a tall plant for the back, P@H had nothing inspiring and just not sure what to get yet that would fill the gap but not be to big. Any suggestions?
 

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Tank update, have added 1 more piece of rock and given the plants a trim. Some of the Helferi melted and died but 2 pieces have started to recover :)
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Need to clean the glass but will try and take a pic later :) Changed the CO2 from the Fluval 88 to the cheap pressurised method using welder CO2 bottle as was changing the cartridge every 3 weeks!
 
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Cool. I am considering getting one of these. What would you say are its plus points and what are the downsides ? Is that the fluval substrate they come with or have you put something else in its place?
 

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Love the tank, nice size. I want to change the filter (to external with glass on) and it doesnt come with a heater. Yes its the Fluval substrate, plenty of opinions on it but I have had no issues and my cherries have bred at least once.
 
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darthpaul said:
Love the tank, nice size. I want to change the filter (to external with glass on) and it doesnt come with a heater. Yes its the Fluval substrate, plenty of opinions on it but I have had no issues and my cherries have bred at least once.

Cool thanks. What is the light like ? What heater did you opt for ? Ive seen those little thin things. Any good ? What external would you put on it ? A little eheim ecco ?
 

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Light is very good, plants growing well.

I have an old Fluval 204 in my garage which I will use but only once I have glass for it. If I was buying new yes an eheim ecco would be on the possible list.

As for heater I had a small one from another Zolux nano which is there for now but will be getting one of those thin ones with temp control on it at somepoint to.
 
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darthpaul said:
Light is very good, plants growing well.

I have an old Fluval 204 in my garage which I will use but only once I have glass for it. If I was buying new yes an eheim ecco would be on the possible list.

As for heater I had a small one from another Zolux nano which is there for now but will be getting one of those thin ones with temp control on it at somepoint to.


Cool thanks
 

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Nice tank mate, very nice. :) The co2 setup is excellent. Very inspirational. :)
 

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Can't wait to see what happens with that orb and the HC. Great idea mate.
 
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