35ltr Nano Fighter Tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by johnny70, 30 Jan 2008.

  1. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Arcadia 35ltr Tank, 11w Arcadia Arc Pod Light, Eheim Aquaball Filter, Eco Complete Substrate, Mopani Wood, Ocean Rock and Pagonda Stones.

    Fish.
    1 Siamese Fighter
    2 BN Plec
    4 Oto
    8 Red Cherry Shrimp

    Plants. Its possible that some of these may not have the correct ID
    Echinodorus Latifolius
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'
    Echinodorus "Ozelot" Green
    Hygrophila corymbosa ‘siamesis 53B’
    Echinodorus x Barthii
    Eusteralis Stellata
    Althernanthera reineckii ‘lilaciana’
    Lobelia Cardinalis
    Ludwiga Repens

    The Tank.
    Tank-DSCF9304.jpg

    The wood.
    Wood-DSCF9301.jpg

    Eco Complete
    Substrate-DSCF9303.jpg

    Plants(not all these were used
    Plants-DSCF9300.jpg

    Start.
    Hardscape-DSCF9305.jpg

    Few plants later.
    No_Water-DSCF9310.jpg

    Finished, water added.
    Full-DSCF9319.jpg
    Full-DSCF9318.jpg
    Full-DSCF9315.jpg
    Full-DSCF9312.jpg
    Shimmer-DSCF9383.jpg

    Hope you like.

    Dosing easycarbo and Micro and Macro Nutrients

    Please be gentle with the criticism's, I'm not an aquascaper like most you, but I enjoy the planted aquariums :D

    Regards
    JOHNNY
     
  2. milla

    milla Member

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    Now thats what a betta tank should be, not a wine glass.
    I like the look so far and am sure it will only improve as things grow in.
    And bettas do thrive in a jungle scape, they love to hide and wrap themslelves in the stems.

    Couple of points though, the Echinodorus will outgrow the tank in no time and the powerball may have too much flow for the betta, have you considered using a eden 501 external.

    By the way if you put hardscape, plants and water into a tank then you are an aquascaper. Maybe not to competition standards but still.
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    I'm amazed you got all that in there, nice work.
     
  4. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Thanks.

    The Echinodorus I know about, will just be in there until its grows up then its going in the big tank :) I know what you mean about aquaballs they can be a bit stong, but aiming the output to the glass slows the flow down for him, I have several fighter tanks like this and they all seem happy, as they get gunky too the flow slows down for them :D but I will check out the suggested filter.

    Thanks
    JOHNNY
     
  5. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    That's a great scape :) once it fills out I think you'd be pleasantly surprised how good it looks :)

    BTW Ech species have massive root systems, by the time its outgrown the tank you'd probably have to find you have to rip the whole tank apart in order to get it out. Best remove it now if you are able :)

    Sam
     
  6. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Real nice! a cracking home for a betta. 8)
     
  7. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Didn't think the roots would get that big that quickly, bugger!

    Thanks for the comments :D

    JOHNNY
     
  8. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Did you get the tank from that marine place in matlock? I almost bought one they look good, Perfect for a betta.
     
  9. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Didn't know there was a marine place in Matlock, what's it called? not Tansley Garden Centre??

    I got this from Wharf Aquatics in Pinxton.

    JOHNNY
     
  10. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Erm could well be, Out on the outside of matlock, could well be, it has a coral bath in the middle of it as you walk in...
     
  11. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    yeah thats the one, don't buy much from there, only fish I bought was a Royal L190 a couple of weeks back, shame he was underfed :( and had no wood in his tank

    JOHNNY
     
  12. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    There freshwater tanks are awful, I can't help but want a marine tank now after looking at their stock tanks!

    Is there any other good shops your way? I'm from stoke but head out matlock way once every now and then.
     
  13. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Wharf @ Pinxton
    Cranfield Hall @ South Normanton(5mins from Wharf)
    The Mill Garden Centre @ Chesterfield

    These are worth a visit if your over this way

    JOHNNY
     
  14. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    I have some Echinodorus latifolius planted at the front of the tank, aome of this has dies off, is this normal? I have just planted the plantlets in the eco complete, but some seems not to good? any advice

    Cheers
    JOHNNY
     
  15. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Is it newly planted? As they are usually grown emersed it's common for some of the leaves to die off, but submerse ones should grow in. They do seem to need a fair bit of light to do well.
     
  16. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Yeah about 3 weeks I think :)

    I have 11w's over 35ltr. is that enough?

    Cheers
    JOHNNY
     
  17. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I think they may need a little more than that ideally. I have grown it under a 24W power compact tube in a two foot tank and it never does that well under that but it's hanging on!
     
  18. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Any idea's on a new light then, something that can fit on the nano? dont have room to hang anything doen so must sit on the tank:)

    Idea's please

    Regards,
    JOHNNY
     
  19. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Been a few weeks growing, seems like its filling out ok.
    shimmer-IMG_2666.jpg
    Any advice? would really like advice on the foreground plant, its taking over

    Annd here's my other betta, 'Merlins Jungle' I love the overgrown look of this tank, not to everyones taste i know.
    Merlin-IMG_2676.jpg

    JOHNNY
     
  20. Arana

    Arana Member

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    Looking lush and healthy, good job mate :D
     

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