Tropiquarium 88

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  1. mafoo

    mafoo Member

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    My Tropiquarium 88:

    My first attempt at a planted tank. DIY CO2 reator, 2x18w lights, sand substrate.

    March 2012

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    August 2012
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    March 2013

    I got sick of cutting back the eustralis so I took it out. I also removed the posmogon and styrogyne as it was getting a bit leggy. The planting was a bit dense for a healthy water flow. I bought quite a nice bit of drift wood which I've tied lots of fissidens and needle leaf java ferns to.

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  2. tekopikin

    tekopikin Member

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    Your first attempt at a planted tank could easily pass for your umpteenth aquascaped tank. Awesome!! Way go go! I love it.
    PS: Where did to get the fissidens from? I'm blown away ☺
     
  3. mi casa

    mi casa Member

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    Hi Dude well done on your first scape it looks good:) if your planing another one this is the site to be on you will get all the help you need on here:)
     
  4. mafoo

    mafoo Member

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  5. Lindy

    Lindy Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm selling a mature mesh of Fissidens F on ebay at the mo. No bids yet so let me know if you want it as after bidding starts there's no stopping...I'm looking for £10 posted payment by paypal(gift)
     
  6. Mortis

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    Above all I think the really healthy plants show what patience with a low tech setup can do
     
  7. mafoo

    mafoo Member

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    Got rid of the balansae crypts on the right hand side to let a bit more light in. Seriously debating getting a hydor external heater.
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    Should probably clean the algae of the front of the tank before i take pictures :oops:
     
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  8. mafoo

    mafoo Member

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    Removed the Balansae Crytps and put some bolbitis in its place. The lugwidia in the middle needs to find itself a new position.

    Also upgraded the filtration from a Fluval 205 to a 406 for increased flow.

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    I also re-scapped one of my fluval edges as a new home for some pygmy puffer fish
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