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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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700 litre Rainbowfish home

I orginally posted this on the UK Aquatic Plant Society forum...so apologies if you have already seen it.

This is the smaller of my two display tanks. I just set this up last weekend:

45"x32"x30" approx

Lighting: LED lighting (Pacific Sun Metis).
Filtration: Eheim 2180
Circulation: Vortech MP10 ( maybe add another when I can afford it)
substrate: ADA Amazonia, dennerle and unipac black sand/gravel, tropica.
CO2: injection via TMC1500 diffuser
UV: Vectron 600
Hardscape: Manzanita wood and boulders/pebbles.


The empty tank in situ:


Starting the scaping:


The "looking a bit iffy" stage:



Positioning the branches:


The tanks planted and filled:




Now just waiting to settle in and grow.

PAR readings are good, the LEDs are reduced to 80% of power and producing ~40-50 micromols at substrate.

Fauna:

M.praecox "Pagai" F2s
M.sexlieata "Kiunga/Blaurucken"
M.muccullochi "Skull Creek"
M.pygmae
G. kabia "Paro Village"
C. alleni "Sirwio"

Prolly a few SAEs and thinking about corys... maybe.

Hope you like.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 02:49 AM
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Oof, I'm jealous of your big tanks, they're always the bees knees!
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 03:06 AM
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Looks pretty good! I like the hardscape, but I'm not sure how those java ferns(?) on the manzanita will look. They seem a bit distracting.

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Any updates? Love it so far!
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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This was recently featured in a magazine video. I have posted it in the other thread for the ~1600(1500?) litre thread.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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That looks very nice, well done sir
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I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?
I was thinking of the same thing. Pictures of the fish too.

Awesome tank Sanj. Right up there with your large tank! (which is one of my favorite tanks!)
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 09:08 PM
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Awesome Set up.

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Awesome setup and location! A mangrove tree would look amazing right there
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 09:32 PM
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Nice! <3

What kind of ferts and maintenance ?
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 PM
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Awesome looking tank! I love what you did with the needle leaf and always love big rainbowfish tanks!
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Bloody brilliant
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