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Thread: New 6x 2 1/2x2 1/2 planted tank

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    beautiful tank, really lush! what is the foreground plant?

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the kind comments.

    The plant list is as follows;

    Lilaeopsis brisbanica ( foreground)
    Blyxa japonica
    Cryptocorne balensae
    Crypt tropica
    Crypt wendti
    Limnophilia aromatica
    Ludwigia inclinata "pantanal"
    Aponogeton ulvaceus
    Bolbitus
    Needle leaf java fern
    Fissedens moss
    Hygrophilla pinatafida

    Fish species are;

    Hemigrammopetersius caudalis ( yellow tail congos) bred by me
    Nanostomus beckfordi ( golden pencilfish) bred by me
    Red top manucapuru F1 angels
    Sturisoma panamense ( royal whiptails)
    Arnoldichthys spilopterus ( African red eyes) trying to breed more
    Siamese algae eaters

    I had loads of cherry shrimp which were ignored for ages but suddenly were found to be delicious to the African tetras and angels.

    More pics to come, I need a better camera.

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    Limnophilia aromatica

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    The setup is as follows;

    Lighting

    6 Aquaray gro beam strips 6500K 12watts each
    6 Aquaray tiles Half 6500K, two 10000K, one colour tile

    All controlled by 3 sunrise controllers. Total wattage 252 watts.

    Depending on the needs of the plants under each light some get 100% power and some get less.

    Filters

    Eheim 2213 with a surface skimmer intake and return via an Aquamedic 1000 CO2 reactor
    A large Eheim Electronic proffessional filter (forgot model) returning via a 40watt (from memory) Debary UV sterilizer.

    Two 300Watt Jager heaters.

    Two medium sized Sicce Voyager circulation pumps which really benefit the Bolbitus, the fish and general movement in the tank.

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    You've got to be kidding! That looks amazing! Looks like something out of an ada calendar. You must be super pleased.

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    Wow! That's crazy lush! Those angels really do add some true perspective to just how big that tank is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantrasy View Post
    That looks amazing! Looks like something out of an ada calendar.
    I agree with this^^^^.

    That looks fantastic,just beautiful.
    stone caves

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    Very nice indeed. Love those Angels. They look so happy in there.
    All I need is the air I breathe, and a place to rest my head.

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    your tank is absolutely amazing, where have you been hiding for the last 6 years?

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    WOW!

    i want to dive in there!
    my 6 x 2 x 2.5

    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php/57768-Disco-s-new-6-x-2-x-2-5

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    WOW that is amazing man. I'm so jealous right now...that's like my dream scape. Is your limnophila aromatica attached to the driftwood? It looks exceptional

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    Hi all,

    Thanks again for your kind comments.

    Yes I'm very pleased with the tank except for the power bills and CO2 consumption, although my mid ground and background on the right still needs a bit of work. The Blyxa needs a huge trim too.

    The aromatica is planted normally but after a few trims to the level of the central piece of driftwood it is very thick and bushy.

    More pics soon,

    Rob

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    Looking fantastic Rob . That Blxya is looking super lush and so green . I find the L A goes a nice crimson red with slightly high phosphates . Overall beautiful scape . Whats your fert regime ? .

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    Thanks Brad. Funny you mention phosphates. I read somewhere that low phosphates promote red growth and after a few weeks guess what, green growth! So I'll take your tip and up the phosphate.

    My current regime is weekly 50% water change then the following;

    1 tablespoon kno3
    1 tablespoon ammonium sulphate
    1 tablespoon potassium phosphate ( which I've been neglecting deliberately the lady few weeks and I'll reinstate ASAP)
    2 tablespoons potassium sulfate

    I'm also using flourish, flourish iron, flourish trace and Aquavitro Propel.

    I'd say its a fairly light fert regime but I'm trying to slow growth now it's mainly grown out. I've also reduced my lighting lately.

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