My 370l planted tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by alzak, 5 Feb 2010.

  1. alzak

    alzak Member

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    Hi is my first post in this part of forum hope You all like my tank
    just one more time want to say Tank You StiveUK like You see all Your fish are fine
    this is 5 weeks old set up I will post some pictures later on how is groving as for now is without CO2 as I wait for glass diffusors for now I use easy carbo and have unfortunately some algae problems(like most of as)

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  2. tekla

    tekla Member

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    I want to see this live :)
     
  3. alzak

    alzak Member

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    no worries one day You will see it
     
  4. nrus70

    nrus70 Newly Registered

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    Tank looks great, your going to be busy with those stems in few weeks, hope you like trimming, excellent effort :clap:
     
  5. mfcphil

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    This will look cool when it starts to mature...how about a plant list and some tank info :D
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Looking forward to updates mate! Looks lovely :)
     
  7. andyh

    andyh Member

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    Looks really healthy, excellent job!

    How deep is the tank?

    Andyh
     
  8. Themuleous

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    Nice :) loving the wood in particular.

    Sam
     
  9. alzak

    alzak Member

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    tank dimensions are 120Lx50Dx70H

    filtration tetratec ex1200 and rena xp3
    substrate is polish made similar to ADA but much cheaper :crazy: will see how it works

    plant list I will make some when I find some spare time as I have to find out all British names as I know most of them but in my language sorry for that

    fish list

    7 Harlequin Rasbora
    6 Pentazona Barbs
    approx 30 Ember tetra(maybe more)
    7 Ottos
    Group of pygmy corys (hastatus and pygmaeus and habrosus) about 14
    Group of Rasbora Maculatus 10
    Other Rasbora
    Snake skin guppies
    Siamese flying fox 11
    Amano shrimps 11
    Assassin snails 6

    most of this fish are from StiveUK :thumbup:

    for now I use EI but without CO2 like CO2 I use easycarbo but before and of this week I should get parcel with some diffusers

    got some problem with algae :thumbdown: just when I sort this all out will upload some pictures

    I really love the wood TGM are great with redmoor :clap:

    want to buy some shrimps cherries or CRS but not sure if they do not finish like food for barbs...

    This is my second tank after 15 years break with Your help I know more and more everyday :clap:
     
  10. alzak

    alzak Member

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    some update with my tank new picture

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  11. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Nice :thumbup:
     
  12. lil-lynx

    lil-lynx Member

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    how big is this tank. looks amazin
     
  13. arty

    arty Member

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    Nice Tank
     
  14. alzak

    alzak Member

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    Hi

    Tank holds 370l
    As I reduce light tank do not look as good as on pictures but got no more problem with algae
    In next few day all will be stripped down and moved to new optiwhite tank and I want to use slow growing plants just do not want to trim plants every weekend

    Anyone got some idea how can I reuse my old substrate ? Just dry them? How about cleaning ? I know that is loads good things in it so do not really know what to do
     
  15. AverageWhiteBloke

    AverageWhiteBloke Member

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    Awesome looking tank I have been looking round for a few ideas on scaping my dull looking tank, I've got a few off yours.
    I like what you've done with that large bit of root.
     
  16. lil-lynx

    lil-lynx Member

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    you said you had substrate similar to ada ? can you tell me how you are getting on with it and were you bought it.
     
  17. alzak

    alzak Member

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    Hi

    I like the wood as well (hand picked from TGM)but I'm gona cut it for my next scape as is bit to big for what I want

    Is not exactly similar to ADA is bit different cilour and shape but for me works well and is cheap
    only problem is that You can not buy it in UK as is made by Polish company called Aqua art holds plants well and just look on grow efects in other tank I use Colombo substrate and is to light for me
     

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