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My first planted tank - Juwel Rio 125
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LondonDragon
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PostPosted: 2008.06.05(Thu)16:13    Post subject: My first planted tank - Juwel Rio 125 Reply with quote

Hi guys, just thought I would post some photos of my tank. This was setup ealy last year (as a planted tank, had been a goldfish/tropical, plastic ornament plants tank for 3 years previously) and was looking healthy but then had the place looking like a building site while doing some works in the house and the tank was somewhat neglect. Recently been working on it again with the help of another forum ukaps (if I can't mention just remove the name), and this is whats the tank is looking like at the moment.

Here the tank as it looked when I setup it as a planted tank back in April 2007:


Setup as of today:

Juwel Rio 125, about 30g
Measurements: 81l x 36d x 50h cm
Filtration: Built-in Filter + Eheim 2224
Lighting: 4x24w T5
CO2: 2kg pressurised
Substrate: Just normal pea size gravel

Flora:

Tank shot (taken last week):


Diagram:


1. Rotala sp. ''Nanjenshan'' (Mayaca) ?? not sure about this one
2. Bacopa monnieri
3. Anubias barteri var. nana
4. Limnophila sessiliflora
5. Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
6. Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'
7. Blyxa Japonica
8. Vesicularia ferriei (Weeping Moss)
9. Glossostigma elatinoides
10. Cryptocoryne undulata
11. Taxiphyllum sp. (Spiky Moss)
12. Nymphaea lotus (Green version)


These two cannot be seen on photo:
13. Cryptocoryne parva (growing in the middle of the Ludwigia repens)
14. Riccia sp. 'Dwarf' (growing at the top back floating for a test)


Fauna:

2 Bosemani Rainbow
2 Ottos
10 Harlequin Rasbora
1 Clown Pleco
2 Corrydoras
6/7 Guppies/Endler (some fry also)
10 Amano Shrimp
20 Red Cherry Shrimp


Plant fertilization:

Macro: KN03 (2.4 grams 3x week ), KH2P04 (0.6 grams 3x a week) e K2S04 (0.6 grams 3x a week)
Micro: Trace Mix from AE (0.6 grams 3x a week) e MgS04 (4 grams 3x a week)

Both mixes are dosed on alternate days. I also add 5ml of EasyCarbo per day, helps the plants with the extra carbon and also kills off the algae, recommend everyone with a planted tank doses this (or Flourish Excel which is just a little more expensive but as the same effect)


Here some recent photos of the tank, plants and fish.

Tank shot this week (tree branch is there temporarily and added new plant Limnophila aromatica):


Close-up of the glosso:


One of my two corries on the glosso:


Close-up of the Ludwigia:


The Limnophila aromatica on the left hand side of the branch:


Close-up of the tank:


Leaf of Nymphaea lotus:


Amano shrimp:


Rainbow:


Comments and critics always welcomed Smile thanks for looking
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PostPosted: 2008.06.05(Thu)16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your tank is awesome! Excellent job with the aquascaping.
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PostPosted: 2008.06.05(Thu)16:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god. Shocked I envy your tank so much........ Mad Amazing job on it, good work.
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PostPosted: 2008.06.05(Thu)17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is amazing! So all you use is pressurized co2 and good lighting? No ferts? I love the moss wall.
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PostPosted: 2008.06.05(Thu)22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful tank, in fact I think this is TOTM worthy material.
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LondonDragon
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PostPosted: 2008.06.06(Fri)2:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingFisher wrote:
Your tank is awesome! Excellent job with the aquascaping.

Thanks Smile I like the jungle feel, so I tried to include some of the plants I like into the scape and place them in a way that would look natural and pleasing to the eye.

RaiderFan92 wrote:
Oh my god. Shocked I envy your tank so much........ Mad Amazing job on it, good work.

Many thanks, no need to envy, just takes a little dedication Wink

Docholliday wrote:
Wow, that is amazing! So all you use is pressurized co2 and good lighting? No ferts? I love the moss wall.

Thanks, if you look properly at the post you will see my fert regime Wink guess you got carried away with the photos hehe

FrontosaKing wrote:
Absolutely beautiful tank, in fact I think this is TOTM worthy material.

Many thanks, and also for thinking its that worthy Smile
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PostPosted: 2008.06.06(Fri)8:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow spectacular!! I love the glosso, it looks so healthy! However I don't like the driftwood. I think your layout could really use some to offer some contrast and break it up a bit, but I don't think thats the right piece for the job, just seems a bit out of place but I'm sure you already knew that.

How did you create your moss wall?? Do you have any pictures from the process?
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PostPosted: 2008.06.06(Fri)8:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greenthumb wrote:
wow spectacular!! I love the glosso, it looks so healthy! However I don't like the driftwood. I think your layout could really use some to offer some contrast and break it up a bit, but I don't think thats the right piece for the job, just seems a bit out of place but I'm sure you already knew that.

How did you create your moss wall?? Do you have any pictures from the process?

Thanks for the comments, the driftwood is there temporarily, its going into my shrimp tank which I started setting up this week.
Some of the plants in this tank will be moving to the new tank, like the crypts and the anubias and a couple of new plants just released by Tropica are coming in.
The moss wall was created with an alluminuem mesh held in place by some plastic suckers. I am going to recreate the moss wall with a plastic mesh and increase its size so that none of the background is visible. I will post some photos when I do that. Smile
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PostPosted: 2008.06.06(Fri)13:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a really nice tank, the plants all look so healthy Smile

Well done Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2008.06.06(Fri)16:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super nice tank, how much did it all cost?
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