my first go at a planted tank

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by mang, 28 Feb 2009.

  1. mang

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  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard :) just edited the post as you only place a link to the thumbnail and not the actual image ;)

    Tank is looking great :) Can you post the setup for this tank and some more info?
     
  3. mang

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    i did think it was abit small thanx for doing that the tank has
    glossostigma elatinoides
    pogostemon helferi
    hemianthus micranthemoides
    microsorum pteropus
    rotala rotundifolia
    hygrophila polysperma
    marsilea hirsuta
    echinodorus magdalenensis
    stauogyne sp
    microsorium pteropus
    4 discus, 10 corys, 20 neontetras and 3 bristelnose plecs
    im using co2
    4x pro plant 48" bulbs
    i used the tropica substrate and thats about it i think
     
  4. Thomas McMillan

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    Nice tank! It looks massive, what are the dimensions/volume?
     
  5. mang

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    Its 60"x 20"x 20" =390 litres
     
  6. aaronnorth

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    that is a lovely tank you have.
     
  7. BINKSY1973

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    Lovely looking tank there. Well done.

    More info would be great, what filtration? how are you diffusing the co2 internal or external reactor?

    How long has this been set up?

    Cheers Gordon.
     
  8. james3200

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    Very nice and lovely discus.

    You are a brave man with using glosso in there :)
     
  9. mang

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    The tank has been running for about 8 months now it has 3 filtters
    1 is a xp1
    2 is a fluval 305
    3 is a ehiem carnt remember what number its big lol
    the co2 diffuser is a JBL Vario i think it came in the kit i brought i put 4 ml of tropica plant nutrition in a day if im doing any thing wrong please say i.e the stuff im using.
     
  10. BINKSY1973

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    I think your tank tells you your doing everything right.

    That must work out farly expensive take a look here http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/allinone.htm buying the dry ferts and then making your own solution will work out far cheaper.

    I have been using James all in one solution for about 2 weeks and all good so far, and a fair few others here use it i believe.

    Cheers Gordon.
     
  11. mang

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    I spend way to much time in the tank as it is i think il just stick to buying it any way i know the man in the shop quite well and he gives me a good discount :rolleyes: iv tried changing it befor and the plants didnt like it to much.
     
  12. disucsmac

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    love it absolutely amazing lovely photos
     
  13. abdul

    abdul Newly Registered

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    HI

    Beautiful tank & discus what water are you using is it RO WATER :)

    Please advise i am in the process of starting up a new discus planted tank & want
    to do everthing the right way from the begining

    cheers

    abdul
     

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