TBro's first tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by TBRO, 10 Apr 2009.

  1. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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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
     
  2. glenn

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    what fish is that i cant wuite make it out...looks like some sort of kilifish maby :lol:
     
  3. TBRO

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    It's a peacock goby, I had a pair
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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

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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....
     
  6. TBRO

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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
     
  7. rawr

    rawr Member

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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.
     
  8. bazz

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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!
     
  9. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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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 :)
     
  10. TBRO

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

    Thanks, Tom
     
  11. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Thumbs up for us old guys :lol: :lol: ,

    seriously your dads done a good job,nice little setup.

    john.
     
  12. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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

    bazz Member

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    ahhhh! sylvania, thats what it is, thanx for satisfying my curiosity!
     
  14. TBRO

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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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