Chris' 13 Gallons/60 Liters Planted Tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by chr15_8, 24 Jan 2009.

  1. chr15_8

    chr15_8 Newly Registered

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    Location:
    Middlesex
    Hi all, first post on here but have looked at the site since it was on Tom Barr's website (didn't sign up on here as i had nothing to say/show).Its been about a year since my last proper planted tank which got scraped.

    Tank size
    L = 26inch W = 12inch H = 13 inch
    About 14 Uk Gallons / 60 Litres

    Lighting
    36w t5 pc light giving just under 3 wpg.

    Filter
    Eheim Ecco 2232

    C02
    Pressurized jbl @30ppm
    DIY reactor in line with the filter return via a spray-bar (underwater)

    Substrate
    Pond Plant soil
    JBL Pro Flora
    topped with 20mm deep small black river gravel.

    Ferts
    EI

    Decor
    2 Pieces of Bog wood

    Plants
    6 pots Hygropila Polysperma
    3 pots HC
    3 pots Bacopa Amplexicaulis
    1 Cryptocoryne Undaltus Green
    2 pots Rotala Rotundifolla
    3 pots of another plant (not sure on the name, will post a close up picture tomorrow for an id.)


    Pictures a few minute after filling it up 5 days ago

    tank
    P1020180.jpg

    wood positioned
    P1020192.jpg

    Equipment (c02, filter, reactor)
    P1020199.jpg

    Wood with the black river stones
    P1020201.jpg

    Plants after the had been taken out of there pots
    P1020202.jpg

    Planted tank (front view)
    P1020204.jpg

    Side View
    P1020206.jpg

    Angle View
    P1020209.jpg

    HC Pearling
    P1020216.jpg

    Front/Angle View
    P1020218.jpg

    thanks for looking
    chris
     
  2. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    im not sure that is the hc pearling, just more of an air bubble trapped underneath the leaves. if you had more flow it would disappear.

    why did you decide not to seperate the plants up? instead of bunches you could have had 5 or so stems.
     
  3. chr15_8

    chr15_8 Newly Registered

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    Location:
    Middlesex
    opps lol thought it was pearling, its peraling now anyway.

    i prefer the look of a block of plants rather than the same plant scatted abot. expesiacly in a tank of this size. im also hoping to have a block of plants in the background with the foregroung being left with plenty of swimming space.
     
  4. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Location:
    Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire.
    Have you thought about placing the filter outlet in one of the corners, maybe behind the wood? Just get's it out of the way so it does'nt detract from the plants etc...
     
  5. beeky

    beeky Member

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    Location:
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Any updated pics?
     

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