54 Liter open tank

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  1. zerosimon

    zerosimon Newly Registered

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    Hello,

    My tank
    http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20 ... 040485.jpg

    Superfish Aqua-Flow 400
    Hydor intern filter
    4x24watt t5 10.000K

    Pogostemon Helferi
    Ceratopteris thalictroides (Sumatravaren)
    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Rotala rotundifolia
    Vallisneria spiralis
    Bacopa australis
    Micranthemum umbrosum
    Sterrenkruid

    Btw I'm Dutch and 14 years old
     
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  3. Superman

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    That looks nice.
    I really like the wood placement.
    Once it's grown in, it'll look even better.
     
  4. zerosimon

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    Thanks,

    My tank is now tree days old

    Any tip is welcome!

    ;)
     
  5. aaronnorth

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    very nice :D

    the stones look a bit bold but once it has grown in they will probably subside.
     
  6. zerosimon

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    I also don't like the stones. When the plants are big I might get them out of my tank. But for now the colour fits the fish.


    If my Englisch s*cks then tell it an I'll learn some more ;)
     
  7. Garuf

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    I might have missed it but you didn't mention co2?
    I'd also turn down the light to 2x24, I'd want an external filter but that's personal preference. Good luck, it looks really promising, even with those house bricks in the bottom. :lol:
     
  8. zerosimon

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    Thanks,
    Later I'll get a external and then put the internal in my big tank.
    I tried DIY co2 but it didn't work.
    Now there are 2 lights on.
     
  9. Garuf

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    Infact, your tanks the same size as mine and I can run mine with just the one 24watt tube, so yeah. Add co2, start dosing and take 3 of those tubes out. And welcome to the forum, where in Holland are you?
     
  10. Garuf

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    You NEED co2 on this tank, especially with all that light, you'll struggle to keep up with diy co2 and it's really very inconsistent anyway... Pressurised if you can afford it is really going to be the only way to go. If you can get it, excel/easycarbo will help you no end and infact can entirely replace co2 but growth will be nowhere near as fast.
     
  11. zerosimon

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    Thanks,

    I have a Vallisneria in my tank so easy carbo won't work well.
    I have somewere a Tetra co2 thing, I'll install it.

    I live in Apeldoorn. You might have seen it on the news?
     
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  13. zerosimon

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    Is profito ok?
     
  14. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    That's fertiliser, not a carbon additive, it's like TPN I think? I'll let one of the other guys take over here as I'm an EI head. Unless you're adding some source of co2 and nutrients, you'll run into trouble. :(
     
  15. zerosimon

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    still no alg.

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