TBro's first tank

TBRO

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Hey, was organising old photos and found a couple of shots of my first tank from 2 years ago. Aqua 40 from LFS with various guppies etc. I added a CO2 yeast system which worked pretty well in such a small set up. Eventually had three canisters in a row. Got some willow moss from Rhyl Aquaria and it grew pretty well. Wish I had stuck with a moss only set up looks a bit like one of Oliver Knott's scapes. I really liked the peacock gobies not sure why their not more available the colours and behaviour are great (I note recent PFK warning against them). I could never get the moss to grow in my new tank :mad:

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Enjoy T
 

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Nice start, tank is looking nice, what you need is some more plants now ;)
Whats your plans next?
 

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Unfortunatley, the scape no longer exsists, I really loved that moss, very disappointed I couldn't salvage some for my current tank. My dad now has the tank, hoping he might get inspired by a trip to TGM....
 

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Just out of interest my Dad decided to have a go and resurected this tank using lots of cuttings from my tank.
Plants:
Blyxa
E.quadricostatus
Java Fern
Christmas Moss
Glosso
Hygro

Fish: 5 green Neons (very timid, no idea why :?: )

It's been set up a few months now, initially had terrible blue green algae but this was defeated by cutting the photo period and adding Easy Carbo and TPN +. I think a trip to TGM got him interested in fish keeping again. He used to go to Alison's in Cefn-y-Bedd, which was my first memory of proper aquascaping.

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Enjoy, Tom
 

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I really like it! Nice one. ;) Maybe the fish are timid because you've only got five - Neon Tetras are a shoaling fish and so like to be in groups of recommended at least six. Try getting a few more and see if that helps.
 

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hi tbro,
just out of curiosity, whats going on in the spraybar area in the last 2 photo's of the original scape?
forgive my stupidity if its something obvious!
cheers and thanx,
bazz!
 

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Hey Bazz. I think I can answer this, as I have the same tank at home. It's not a spray bar, but the silver plastic trimming on the outside of the tank :)
 

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Yeah as Steve says, no spray bar but also some sylvania roots dangling down.

Thanks, Tom
 

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Yeah, I know his blyxa looks so much better than mine does at the moment!
 

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TBRO said:
Yeah as Steve says, no spray bar but also some sylvania roots dangling down.

Thanks, Tom
ahhhh! sylvania, thats what it is, thanx for satisfying my curiosity!
 

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Just some pics of the ol Dad's tank. Looking pretty good I'd say, fish are still really shy despite adding more. Put some CRS in there which are helping with a few minor bits of algae.

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