The Crypt's Place.

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Joe Faria, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Hello,
    This is my first post and wanna show you my tank.

    Setup - 02/02/2008
    Tank - 50cmX30cmX30cm (45L)
    Substrate - peat, Tetra Complete and Red Sea substrate
    Heating - 75W heater
    Filtration - Aquaclear HOB 380L/h
    Lighting - 2X24W PLL (7200K)
    CO2 - DIY yeast system

    Plants:
    Anubia nana
    Cryptocoryne undulata
    cryptocoryne x willisii
    cryptocoryne mollmanii
    cryptocoryne walkeri
    eleocharis acicularis
    echinodorus tennellus
    vesicularia dubyana

    Fish/ invertebrates
    Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
    ottocinclus affinis
    *boraras brigittae
    *parotocinclus jumbo LDA25

    * on order
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    I hope you like it.

    Joe Faria.
     
  2. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Hi Joe,

    I really like it. Very wild-jungle-esque.

    You could probably half light and still be fine. Even lower maint.

    How long has it been planted?

    Thanks for sharing, and welcome to UKAPS! :)
     
  3. TDI-line

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    Cool jungle.
     
  4. CJ Castle

    CJ Castle Newly Registered

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    Very well done... I really like this tank, as George said, very jungle-like...
     
  5. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Great tank, you've certainly made it look much larger than it actually is, good stuff.
    Where did you get the wood from?
     
  6. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    I set it up at 02/02/2008, about 2 weeks ago
     
  7. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    I found it in farm where my father in law lives, and it was in a vineyard, just waiting to be picked up.
     
  8. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Very nice, love the very natural jungle look :lol: fantastic!

    JOHNNY
     
  9. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Very nice! :)
     
  10. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Today I had a pleasant surprise!!! I had been offered a gift, in a group of 6.
    Take a look.
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    This fellow and his mates,already were member's of the house, since last week.
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    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  11. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Gotta love ottos, even if algae wasn't an issue in a tank Id have them, they are a great little fish.

    Sam
     
  12. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Hi,
    A small update, an adition of 6 cryptocorynes walkeri.
    Another pic of the tank.

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    and another from one the ottos
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    Nearly 3 weeks gone, and no algae issues. Feels good.

    Regards,
    Joe Faria.
     
  13. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Hello,
    I got news... I believe my ottos layied eggs.

    Will be possible? Just got them since monday.
    The pic.

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    What you think folks? Am I a lucky guy or not?

    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  14. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Lol, They're snail eggs ;)
     
  15. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Cheers mate...
    I had the same feeling, it was too much luck.

    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  16. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Never mind aye, oto's rarely breed in aquaria, its not unheard of but very uncommon.
     
  17. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    Hello,
    Got new pics and new fish...

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    The new cleaning crew - paratocinclus jumbo LDA25
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    And the rest of staff showing some work to newcomers
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    Hope you like it

    Regards,

    Joe Faria
     
  18. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Thats coming along nicely!
     
  19. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Filling out nicely, might need to strat pruning it soon :)

    Sam
     
  20. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Great pictures. :D
     

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