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30 gal planted -attempt 2 [JOURNAL]
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)5:59    Post subject: 30 gal planted -attempt 2 [JOURNAL] Reply with quote

This tank started off as freshwater, then I went to a reef tank for almost 2 years, now I'm back to freshwater.

Just thought I would show some pics of it just after its been set up, its now cycling.

Plants are Ambulia, Wisteria, hygrophilia, giant anubias, some elodea and a really small crypt.

Full tank Day 1.


Left Side with Ambulia, Wisteria, Elodea and Giant Anubias.


Right side with the same wisteria, hygrophilia and crypt (but its too small to see in this pic)


I will post more soon when I get more plants (hopefully).

Sorry about the poor quality the water is a bit cloudy.


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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)6:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool! it will look great when it is less cloudy and has more plants in there...

How long you gonna cycle it for? 2 weeks?

so have you got all 3 lights/blubs on the tank in the pics?
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)6:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, I plan on basically covering the whole bottom with plants so you can't see the gravel.

I'll cycle it for as long as it takes...probably between 2-6 weeks.

Yeah theres 3 bulbs on there (2.5 WPG) but its a LOT brighter then the photos look. You'll probably see it soon enough anyway.
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)6:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

which plant is the anibus? if it is the 1 I think it is I like it! lol how much was it? did you get it from the LFS or Strictly aquariums?
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)6:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

The giant anubias is the one closest to the front of the tank, its got big dark leaves and is on the left side of the tank. They are really easy to grow as well. When I had it in the breeding tank with no light it made like 2 or 3 new leaves in a few weeks, so its gonna go really well with 3 lights (hopefully)

I got it from Strictly Aquariums in Campbelltown for around $4 I think. I didn't really take a good look but I think they had heaps when I went in there today.
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)12:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far. I wish you all the best with it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)12:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good so far, though are you gonna add a background? They add a much deeper look to the tank.

What are your stocking ideas?

Looks really good!
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)15:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
I'm not sure if I'm going to add a background or not, I think the plan is to have so many plants that you can't see the back wall so it could kinda be a bit pointless...

I'm still not 100% sure on stocking yet, but I'm thinking
8 Harlequin Rosboras
5 Kuhli Loaches
1 SAE
and about 6 neon rainbows or some bolivian rams

I started a whole thread about stocking, thats here.
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)15:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flame I would Highly recommend adding a black background, even one of those plastic removable ones to your planted tank. Even with heavy planting I'm sure you'll be able to see the wall at some points, it'd make your plants pop out that much more.
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PostPosted: 2007.10.12(Fri)15:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm OK well I will experiment a bit (say get a black plastic bag and put it behind and if I like it I'll get a proper one), and I will see what other backdrops I can find around.
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