570L planted Aquarium

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  1. swifty

    swifty Newly Registered

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    Hi all, just wanted to post some pics of my tank, its the second planted tank Ive done, so i still have alot to learn, but would love to hear your comments about what you think of it so far. :thumbup:

    Thanks in advance

    Swifty

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  2. NeilW

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    Love the colour! :D The stones nice too with a touch of green on them, whats planted between them?
     
  3. Gill

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    Amazing, the grass carpet looks really lush and healthy
     
  4. Ben M

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    wow, the red plant on the left looks great. what species is it? and i'm guessing that you have high lighting and c02?

    cheers :D
     
  5. swifty

    swifty Newly Registered

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    thanks guys :) inbetween the stones is glosso (im waiting for it to bed down tho, has been tricky) and the red plant is alt rosefolia, im running dual co2 diffusers and very high light for the glosso :-S
     
  6. Aeropars

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    Lovely lush looking tank. Whats your fert strategy and lighting?
     
  7. swifty

    swifty Newly Registered

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    Im just using JBL ferropol weekly fertiliser once a week, and JBL ferropol 24 everday and thats about it. Ive tried to keep the co2 as high as I can without causing fish based trauma :p Im running 5 t5 lights, 3 powerglo and 2 jbl solar tropic at the moment.

    swifty
     
  8. alzak

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    Hi I do not think You have to learn a lot . Your tank looks healthy great job
     
  9. LondonDragon

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    Good work, amazing tank, tanks this size no photo can do it justice, must be impressive in person, congrats :)
     
  10. Ajm200

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    The tank is stunning.
     
  11. hydrophyte

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    What a gorgeous setup. I agree it must be that much more beautiful in person. You might try shooting at night and darkening the room the next time you get pictures. There is a lot of glare on the aquarium glass in these shots.
     
  12. plantbrain

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    Given the lower maintenance of the Hair grass, I'd suggest some nice bushy Crypts or Starougyne 049 Tropica in place of that ratty looking Gloss(?) in the midground, this would be easy to keep up on and look nice against the hair grass, and the background plants.

    Gloss can work, but it's more work than it's worth for this layout.
    I'd chose a more appropriate plant for around the rocks.

    Otherwise the tank looks very nice.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  13. swifty

    swifty Newly Registered

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    thanks all for ur comments :D much appreciated. I did really enjoy scaping it, working at an aquatics center, its one of the perks of my job i guess :p altho i did nearly die when a customers child ran up to it and made the rocks collaspe at one point by slamming the cupboard door....kids eh

    swifty
     

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