Marks 60cm

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Mark Webb, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    My 60cm Jewel tank was in dire need of a replant so here we go....nothing original

    Jewel Tank emptied, corner filter removed and Arcadia T8 Luminaire added

    Tank Size 60cm x 30cm x 40cm

    Lighting: Arcadia Twin Luminaire - 6 hours

    CO²

    Filtration: Fluval 305

    Substrate: ADA Aquasoil

    Hardscape: Petrified Wood

    Plants: Blyxa Japonica, Pogostemon helferi, Hemianthus callitrichoides

    Fish: Ember Tetra, Crystal Red Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp

    RO Water



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    Planted 13 July 09
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  2. Mark Webb

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    After 8 Weeks .... 7 September 09

    Water change every 3-4 days and adding 1ml TPN daily. No sign of algae

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    Crystal Red with eggs

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  3. samc

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    thats a nice little tank you have there. the plants were a good choice for hardscpe as i thought the rocks would dissapear under the plants.

    the plants all look really healthy and love the last pic :thumbup:
     
  4. TDI-line

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    Very nice Mark.
     
  5. Polly

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    That is so beautiful!!

    Makes me realise - I need to take a less is more approach :D
     
  6. Mark Webb

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    Thanks all.........
     
  7. George Farmer

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    Great growth! Very nice HC in particular. If you prune it back hard it should grow back nice and tight.

    The stones are very nice and well-positioned but I would consider replacing them with something larger to suit the dimensions of the tank.

    Well done!
     
  8. Mark Webb

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    Thanks George. My Pogostemon has done nothing at all so far. Dosing 1ml TPN per day. Any thoughts?
     
  9. LondonDragon

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    Excellent growth indeed and congrats on the berried shrimp :) any sign of any shrimplets?
     
  10. Mark Webb

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    Thanks Paulo, no sign of any so far...........
     
  11. LondonDragon

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    They take about 30-40 days to hatch, also they like temps below 24ºC
     
  12. Mark Webb

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    Should be OK, temp 23ºC. They were breeding well in previous tank.
     
  13. LondonDragon

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    Great stuff :) I managed to get mine breeding, got about 16-20 from the previous batches, but I haven't seen any little shrimplets of late, lets hope mine keep on breeding.
     
  14. neelhound

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    wow i wish i had growth that good in 8 weeks!
     
  15. Mark Webb

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    Ember Tetras. These little fellas are perfect for a 60cm, and no threat to the Shrimp.



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  16. Mark Webb

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    Looking poorly now. The Blyxa gradually grew away from the substrate and floated. Growth is poor and colour pale. Now the HC has released from the substrate and has no roots. I am dosing 1ml TPN per day and CO² drop checker is pale green. Lighting is probably insufficient with 2 x T5's on for 6 hours daily




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  17. Garuf

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    Lighting should be perfect. I suspect there's something else at play here but I don't know what. Most likely co2 and trace related.
     
  18. sanj

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    I would agree, dont think it is the lighting Mark.

    Btw whats happening with the big tank project, I was hoping to see some updates.
     
  19. Mark Webb

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    Nothing done on the tank yet, I have been under pressure with business but hope to crack on soon.
     
  20. Mark Webb

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    CO² looks ok on drop checker. I add 1 ml of TPN+ twice a week :?
     

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