Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: High-Tech 4x2x2 Island

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    625

    Default High-Tech 4x2x2 Island

    Hi Everyone.

    Its been ages since I have been able to have an aquarium, but I recently moved into my own place again, and this time I dont have a nagging wife telling me what I can and can't do.

    I managed to hold onto my 4x2x2 drilled aquarium I had previously.

    I will upload photos later today but I can't sleep at the moment so I figured about time I did a write up. I will also re-organise things and add detail and photos up to this point in time.

    Equipment

    Display Tank

    - Custom 4x2x2 drilled aquarium with corner weir.

    Filtration

    - Home made 2ft sump
    - 100 micron filter sock
    - Scoria Bio media
    - Filter Floss
    - 5000LPH return pump

    Temperature control

    - 2x 300W heaters
    - Superwin Chiller

    Lighting

    - 2x 30W Warm white LEDs
    - 3x 50W Hyroponic LEDs
    *This is temperary while I build myself a high tech LED array*

    Ferts

    - 6 Channel Marinecolor autodosing system dosing EI daily
    - K2SO4
    - KNO3
    - MGSO4
    - KH2PO4
    - Chelated micros + Iron

    CO2

    - BOC 'D' size cylinder
    - Barnes CO2 regulator with bubble counter
    - DIY CO2 reactor

    Parameter Tracking

    - All water tests are recorded on a custom excel spredsheet

    Hard Scape

    - Golden Vine wood
    - Sourced rocks

    TO COME

    - Arduino based aquarium auto controller
    - Auto Top-up
    - DIY LED array (incl. solar and lunar cycles)

    Plant List

    - Ludwigia Cuba
    - Ludwigia sp Guinea
    - Ludwigia Pantanal
    - Ludwigia Inclinata
    - Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
    - Proserpinaca Palustris
    - Rotala Macranda 'Variegated'
    - Rotala Wallichii Green
    - Rotala Rotundifolia
    - Microsorum Umbrosum
    - Mayaca Fluviatillis 'Green'
    - Anubias (assorted)
    - Microsorium sp 'Needle Leaf'
    - Bolbitis Heudelotii
    - Blyxa Japonica
    - Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte Carlo'
    - Riccardia Chamedryfolia (Mini Pellia)
    - Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini'
    - Alternanthera Reineckii
    - Pogostemon Helferi
    - Cryptocoryne 'Parva'
    - Cryptocoryne Wendtti 'Brown'
    - Lobelia Cardinalis 'Dwarf'
    - Eichhornia Diversofolia
    - Ammania Senegalensis

    Fauna

    - 2 Otocinclus
    - 3 Siamese ALgae Eater
    - approx. 30 Yellow Cherry Shrimp

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    59

    Default

    Looking forward to photos!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Did you get a chance to set this up?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •