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Hagen Fluval Flex...... Citric Acid Mix Co2....34 Litre Revisited!!!

GHNelson

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Hi Crew
This has been up and running for a few weeks now!
Time for a long-awaited update!

Carbon Dioxide
2 Litre Co2 reactor, Citric Acid/Baking Soda Mix

Water
Hard Tap-water

Substrate
Dennerle Nano Shrimp Gravel Sulawesi Grey/Black

Hardscape
Dragon Stone

Various plants
Bucephalandra sp mini Catherine/Dark Theia/Kedagang red/Theia Dark
Mixed Mini Buce sp foreground.
Crypt Flamingo
Mini Java Fern/Moss Ball/Mini Christmas Moss

Inhabitants
3 Blue Shrimp
3 Blue Ramshorn Snails
A few not so good night snaps!;)

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hoggie
 
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Jimmy

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I’ve already got a fluval flex 57 using just wood and plants, I was thinking of getting the 34 using just rocks this time.
Then I came across your tank and it’s definitely got me to the purchase haha
 

GHNelson

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Looks great. Any updates?
Going to add a heater as the temperature has dropped.....the small buce in the foreground flowered :thumbup:
Checked on the root condition of the Bucephalandra that is planted in the Sulawesi substrate, all good no rot :thumbup:
 

GHNelson

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Hi Crew
Time for a wee update...seeing it's the first week in January!
The aquarium is still ticking over....do remove about 10/15 Litres every few weeks....and top up with tap water!
I add the occasional half teaspoon of Magnesium/Epsom Salt:thumbup:....probably every few weeks.
Potassium and Micro are added on separate days.

Added some Crypotocyryne sp Flamingo, Bucephalandra Dark Theia......plus various small/mini Bucephalandra in the foreground next to the others!
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mangeltrueman

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Nice. I was wondering if you have tried putting the co2 diffuser in the hidden filter area. I have the flex123 and was considering this.
 

GHNelson

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Hi Paul
Still up and running, it's a tad bare of plants as I've used some in another scape and sold some!
Probably rejig it soon when I get time!
Cheers
 
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that’s what I’m planning for mine, grow out plants a until I’m ready to set up my 100 litre tank. Nice little
Tank when you have patience for slow plant growth. image.jpg
 
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