Aqua One 320 28L Planted Tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Ali1212, 20 Aug 2008.

  1. Ali1212

    Ali1212 Newly Registered

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    Location:
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    Right , decided to set up this planted tank. my first attempt and i based it on the masterpiece by george farmer.
    Sourced the plants from java-plants , tropica and ebay. Only been set up a couple of weeks , has shown good growth in those couple of weeks. dosing with TPN every week , c02 supplied by nutrafin yeast system. Plagioumnium only added today hence the brown root structure but im told that will go away once plant has stabilised. Tips and advice welcome This is my first planted tank so be gentle. I intend to have about 5-10 espei rasboras in there. its also just finished cycling.

    Dimensions
    13" x 12" x 15"/33 x 30 x 38 cm

    Volume
    38 l./8 gal./10 US gal.

    Aquarium type
    Tropical freshwater planted

    Fish
    -

    Plants/Invertebrates
    Plagiomnium Affine , Weeping Moss , Riccia sp , Hairgrass , P. Helferi , Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis , Vallis

    Filtration
    Internal 400 lph with spray bar

    Lighting
    1 x 11w PL Lamp

    Substrate
    Tetra Complete capped with fine black gravel

    Decor
    Rocks

    Background
    -

    Water parameters
    Just finished cycling


    After 1 week , will upload pictures of 1st day etc soon to give scale on amount of growth.
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    (these pics not great ,off my mobile)

    After 2 weeks
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  2. Calum

    Calum Member

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    Location:
    Stowmarket, UK
    Looking good mate, keep it up :)
     
  3. beeky

    beeky Member

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    Location:
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Good work.

    What's Plagiomnium Affine? It's not something I've come across before.
     
  4. vauxhallmark

    vauxhallmark Member

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    Looks lovely.

    Give us new pics after it's been through a prune and regrowth!

    Mark
     
  5. Ali1212

    Ali1212 Newly Registered

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    Location:
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    its a moss type plant i believe. ive not really come across it other than on ebay. it was cheap and from aquaticmagic so i got some. ill put some more pics up with more growth in a couple of weeks.
     
  6. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    Aquatic Magic sometimes sell non aquatic plants
     
  7. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Location:
    Leeds.
    I bought some poligomn.... how ever you spell it from greenline under the moniker "pearl moss" and I found that as long as you gave it LOTS of co2 it grew just fine.
     

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