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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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franketrank's 55- gallon tank

1m x 45cm x 45cm

Tech:
2x TL5 dimmable (10k + p865 )
Floramate licht dimmer
2x JBL e900 (2x900L/h filter)
2x 200W Heater
pH Controller
Diy Co2 Diffuser
2KG pressurized Co2 Cylinder + night valve
UV-C device

Fish:
5x Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
15x Inpaichthys Kerri (+ countless fry)
15x Caridina multidentata
?50?x Neocaridina heteropoda var. red

Plants
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Cyperus helferi
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis parvula
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Microsorum pteropus
Tonina fluviatilis
Probably more

Water
pH: 6.4
K: 5
NO2: 0
Dont know the rest

Weekly nutrient dosing
30ppm NO3
3ppm PO4
20ppm K+
0.2ppm FE2
Double dose Easlife profito


I had to restart my tank 26 jul 2011.

26 jul 2011. (sorry bad pic)


15 aug 2011


now.






I'll post my picture updates in this topic.
Old pictures can be found here (starting with nieuw01). http://aqua.1234vijf.net/aqua/

Any feedback is very welcome!

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 08:04 PM
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Beautiful tank, great restart
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 08:39 PM
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wow the foreground looks flawless!
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Well its isnt flawless anymore. Got some bba growing there.

3 days of co2 failure resulted in some bba



I just hope it is working properly now!
Gave the hairgrass and spraybar a second h2o2 treatment today.






Chocolate gourami!
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sweeet man, i really like the different greens and how depth is really well achieved in this tank

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Not much changed.
Need to get the scissors out though;










Any tips on getting stargrass to flower?
Only happend once here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIkhoGaDVdw
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 08:32 PM
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Is the tallest plant stargrass??? I've never tried it but the plant finter says it only gets 6 inches tall, but I'm guessing the plant in the video was taller than 6 inches. According to the plant finder which is not so reliable right now just let it grow to the water surface and boom, flower.

PS what's in the spray bottles hanging off the tank?
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Spray bottles are h2o2 (red) and just water (green).
Whenever I do a water change I use the h2o2 spray the inside of the glass. (dont ask me why/bad habits)
The other one I just use to clean the outside of the aquarium glass.

The stargrass is taking over the tank taking away all the light.
And still no flowers so i took the scissors out.

Before;






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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Little update;





Finally flowers!


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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 07:47 PM
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Pretty! Guess the stems just weren't old enough before now.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Could be that! or;
My skimmer was clogged, so there was very little surface agitation.
After that it started to flower.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 10:30 PM
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how you keep those floating plants stuck to the back ?
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Sewing thread.

Photo update;







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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 03:28 PM
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Tank looks great. The green looks so lush... Did you plant the hairgrass as densely as the first pic, or had it grown that much after the initial planting?
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
Well i had to tear down the tank because i moved.
So I already had quite a lot of hairgrass from my previous setup.
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