ADA 45P - Dutch Style Experiment

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This will be my second attempt at high tech tanks, wanted to try a Dutch style to see which plants I could grow and get some experience before maybe trying my had at a 60cm or 90cm tank in the future.

Tank:
ADA 45p

Filtration:
Eheim 250 Classic

Substrate:
Tropica soil

Lighting:
ONF Flat Nano

CO2:
CO2art regulator plus 2kg bottle
Bazooka diffuser

Ferts:
Tropica premium/specialised
Liquid carbon

Plants:
Marsilea Crenata
Staurogyne Repens
Lobelia Cardinalis
Pogostemon Helferi
Cryptocoryne Petchii
Alternanthera Reineckii ‘mini’
Rotala H’ra
Pogostemon Erectus
Rotala Green

Fish:
10 Neon Tetra
3 Ottos
3 Amano shrimp

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BarryH

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Please forgive my lack of plant knowledge but can I ask what are the two taller plants in each of the back corners please?
 

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Patrick, can you remember who the plants were from and how densely you planted the "Green"? Both plants look really bushy but I do like that one. I've only found them by Tropica.
 
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They were both from Tropica, you can see them just planted in the top down photo in my first post. The Rotala Green is top left in the picture.

I guess they were both planted with about 2cm between plantlets. I have trimmed them once and replanted the stems in between the existing plants, so this has increased the bushyness. I plan to do that several more times.


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They were both from Tropica, you can see them just planted in the top down photo in my first post. The Rotala Green is top left in the picture.

I guess they were both planted with about 2cm between plantlets. I have trimmed them once and replanted the stems in between the existing plants, so this has increased the bushyness. I plan to do that several more times.


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Thanks Patrick, what a great way to use the off cuts.
 

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Looking good patrick i think i have 10 neons in my 45p haha bit plants look really healthy, i am goingto trim mine halfway down and replant aswel as looks great.

Dean

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Day 100 (approx.)

I’ve had some neglect on this over the last month or so, having been away for 2 weeks.

It resulted in my S. Repens and Reineckii Mini melting (right hand corner). I think this was due to lack of ferts as I got some new growth when I returned home and started dosing again. But they were too far gone so I pulled them up,

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4 pumps a day of Tropica Specialised.
Liquid carbon daily plus pressurised CO2
Light is running at 75% as that seems to give best growth vs minimal algae

Any suggestion as to what to replant in that front corner? I could do the same but could perhaps try something else.


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