New tank Journal

Discussion in 'Journals' started by dave_m13, 9 Oct 2008.

  1. dave_m13

    dave_m13 Newly Registered

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    Hi All

    Well I have never done a journal before, never really thought of taking pics whilst setting a tank up, well I started yesterday and thought it would be good idea to see what people thought and get opinions on how to make it look better.

    Tank - 30x30x35 (31L) Aquatic Nature Cocoon
    Lighting - 11W Overtank light white 6500K - Aquatic Nature
    Filtration - Hang On Filter - Flow 200 Aquatic Nature
    Substrate - Ferti Soil - Aquatic Nature
    CO2 - DIY from Hagen Nutrafin Co2 System - Sugar and Yeast
    Ferts - Nothing as yet
    Decor - Some wood and landscaping rocks, Indian leaf
    Flora - Fontinalis hypnoides, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Blepharostoma trichophyllum, Monosolenium Tenerum, Hottonia, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv', some other fern
    Fauna - Will be Cherry Shrimps wild and Bee Shrimps of some sort, not normal ones.

    The Aquatic Nature equipment is only available to central european countries I believe, I know they do not sell in UK, which is pity as they have some really good stuff.

    Anyway here are some pics.

    Subtrate

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    Some initial pics of scape

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    Few plants added

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    Left side

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    Right Side

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    Moss added not entirely sure what to do with them, so just ltting them grow.

    Without background

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    with Background

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    I think with background looks better, anyway, here it is hopefully plants will grow nicely.

    Appreciate comments

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    looks good :)
     
  3. dee

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    Forgive me if i sound rude here, but what the point in useing such a nutrient rich substrate, for these types of plants? Seems such a waste, when they really dont need it..
     
  4. dave_m13

    dave_m13 Newly Registered

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    I personally like the look of this substrate, do not like gravel and I have Tropica/JBL/Tetra with sand in my other tanks, so wanted something different. As the tank is not completely finished and everything can be moved about as this substate does not make a mess I can add any plants.

    If you would like to provide any suggestions, welcome to doing anything, no inhabitants in there at the moment. I would like to add Pogostemon helferi or Blyxia japonica but not sure whether the lighting would be good enough.
     
  5. aaronnorth

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    the substrate will laso leach nutrients into the water column,
     

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