first tank...

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by chump54, 3 Sep 2008.

  1. chump54

    chump54 Member

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    Hi... been lurking a while, thanks all for knowledge shared.

    Here's my first tank, would love some comments.

    so spec
    rio 125 (54 watts T5 + reflectors)
    internal filter + power head
    100w internal heater
    diy co2
    tpn+ (4ml daily)
    easy carbo (4ml every other day)
    photo period 8.5 hrs
    been running for 3 months

    PLANTS
    Vesicularia dubyana
    Bacopa australis
    Anubias barteri var. nana
    Vallisneria spiralis ''Tiger''
    Echinodorus 'Aquartica'
    Alternanthera reineckii `Pink` (roseafolia)
    Cryptocoryne beckettii ``petchii
    Cryptocoryne x willisii
    Tropica Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
    Tropica Microsorum pteropus ''Narrow''
    Tropica Rotala sp. ''Green''

    Fauna
    cherry shrimp (numerous!)
    9 Black Neon Tetras
    4 Otos
    and pest snail!!! :twisted:

    some issues with algae at the mo but nothing serious, could be sorted by spending more money on some pressurised co2 and external filter to increase the flow. :rolleyes:

    oh and the colours are a bit off on the pic (the vallis in particular)... need to work on that.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    First tank after 3 months looks great :) you are off to a flying start.
    You just need a couple of large pieces of rock in there to get some hardscape to stand out.
    Carefull with the glosso, you need to keep it trimmed and low, otherwise in a couple of months time it will start rotting at the roots and you will have to replant it all again, I found that out the hard way!!!
    Congrats and keep us posted :)
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Looks lovely, you must be doing something right. ;)
     
  4. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Nice one mate, looks really smart. LD might be right about the hardscape, some nice rocks would add the finishing touch to an already stunning tank.
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    nice tank, it either needs hardscape, or a stronger midground made up of plants.
     
  6. the Guru!

    the Guru! Member

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    Looks very nice, alot better then my first try! :D
     
  7. chump54

    chump54 Member

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    thanks everyone.

    LD - The HC (went for HC as I felt like I didn't have enough light for Glosso) has just had a trim... think i might take a bit more off.

    and funny you should all say about the hardscape, I've spent the last 2 months 'hiding' the wood I have as I don't like it now. got the anubias and Microsorum growing nicely on it so a bit reluctant to pull it out...

    from another angle
    DSC_0009.jpg


    Chris
     

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