A little low tech jungle

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by Ray_Norwich, 8 Jul 2018.

  1. Ray_Norwich

    Ray_Norwich Member

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    Final full tank shot:

    IMG_20180708_094014.jpg

    Title: untitled

    Dimensions:
    36, 36, 43H (Askoll Pure LED M)

    CO2:

    Colombo FloraGrow CO2 alternative (2mls daily)

    Filtration:
    4 stage (mechanical, fine, carbon & biological) inbuilt in hood

    Lights:
    7 watts inbuilt LED in hood

    Photo Period:
    8 hrs / day

    Fertilisation:

    EA Aquascaper complete (2mls daily)

    Substrate:
    Tropica Soil (powder)

    Hardscape:

    Riverwood and dragon stone

    Flora:

    Echinodorus Bleheri (Amazon Sword)
    Microsorum Pteropus Narrow (Java Fern)
    Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown & Nevellii
    Bucephalandra Green Velvet, Red SP, Theia Green & Biblis
    Sagittaria Subulata

    Fauna:
    1 Betta Splenden (Elephant Ears)
    3 wag tail platties
    c. 6 horned nerite snails

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    Additional photos:


    IMG_20180708_094033.jpg IMG_20180708_093853.jpg
     
    Last edited: 13 Oct 2018
  2. greenmac75

    greenmac75 Member

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    How old is this tank? Even your swords are throwing runners :)
     
  3. Ray_Norwich

    Ray_Norwich Member

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    The tank's been running for about a year but this is a recent rescape, done about 10 weeks ago. Plants have bedded in really quickly though, seem to be flourishing at the moment
     
  4. Lawson

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    I like your tank very much.

    Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. Ray_Norwich

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    Cheers Lawson :)
     
  6. Raquascape

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    Lovely fresh plant growth, stunning!
     
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  7. Lee iley

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    It is a great looking tank. Plants look very healthy. Is it still looking as great as it did then? Going strong.

    Cheers Lee..
     
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  8. Tom Michael

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    Very lush for low tech - good job!
     
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  9. mort

    mort Member

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    Simple but stunning, not easy to achieve.
     
  10. Ray_Norwich

    Ray_Norwich Member

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    It's a little overgrown to be honest Lee, it's not a great tank to work in as you have to either use a small hatch on top or dissemble the whole top and filter. I'm setting up some new tanks a couple of weeks from now, rehoming the fish and getting rid of this particular tank. It was a lovely scape for a good while though, enjoyed it
     
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  11. Matt @ ScapeEasy

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    Shame... such a great looking tank!! Also great inspiration for people entering the hobby that you can achieve 'the look with low tech. Keep us posted on your new tanks :)
     
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  12. Ray_Norwich

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    Thanks Matt and yes, you can enjoy great tanks low tech for sure, just needs some patience ;)
     
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  13. Mattallic

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    Love the vibrant colours. Really nice looking tank.
     
  14. Sick1166

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    great little tank ! has inspired me to do a similar set up
     
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  15. Ray_Norwich

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    Thank you and best of luck with your set up! :)
     
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  16. Marc Davis

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    jungle scapes...easy to set up...hard to get right...and you've nailed it. well done sir
     
  17. Jacob Coleman

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    Fantastic tank :)
     
  18. Mike Moran

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    Wow! You’re tank looks really beautiful. Everything looks so healthy and happy. Very lucky fish to have such a nice home.
     
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  19. Mike Moran

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    Thank you also for adding list of the things you used. I’m having a go at my first tank so trying to learn fast and not kill everything. Clearly you're very good at this and know what works. Really appreciate it. It’s inspiring
     
  20. Ray_Norwich

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    Thank you Mike, glad you like it. Good luck with your first tank :)
     
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