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139 gallon tank journal - newly planted 7/1/2012

Well, its been a few years since I last started a planted tank. But I think one can never stay away long from it . Especially since I now can turn my passion for planted tanks into a living.



This is the tank I am working with, its an odd dimension 56 x 24 x 24 inches, which makes it slightly over 139 gallon.



However, I no longer live in the US, now I live in Indonesia (Jakarta). The only equipment I can trust and am familiar with is ADA aquasoil. As Indonesians say, different field, different locusts. And oh by the way, I have ammonia in tap water, go figure.



Tank equipment :
Resun EF-2800U canister filter with built in 11 watt UV Sterilizer
Resun C-0500 chiller
2 Aquazonic 4 x 80w T5HO light
ADA Aquasoil as substrate
And some miscellaneous equipment.

Can't say I would recommend Resun brand. It was a nightmare to work with in terms of compatibility and product quality - I may be cursed, but my intake head leaked 3 out of 4 times they were replaced.

We actually needed a chiller to keep moss alive here - its 80 -86 degrees everyday.

The light test :






On the bright side, being in a tropical country, driftwood are aplenty and cheap (by US standards). Each of these cost around $10.


Since I dont own a bathtub, they go in an old water drum... and here they will sit and brew for 2 weeks ish.


After finally ironing out all the technical problems, I am ready to finally start doing the fun stuffs.


I think I could have done better with the placements, but I think it works for now.


Java fern and Anubias aplenty






Water fill test :


After 4 hours of planting :








The unsightly rocks will be kept there until the wood are beaten into submission. Current status : still fiesty.

Plant List :

Utricullaria Gramminifolia
Cyperus Helferi
Rotala Sp. Nanjenshan
Peacock Moss
Eichhornia Differsifolia
Nessea Sp. Red
Ludwigia Glandulosa (I think)
Ludwigia Sp. Guinea (The name changed ?)
Rotala Walichii
Rotala Macranda
Anubias Nana
Java Fern
Algae
Cabomba Aquatica
Blyxa Japonica
Assortment of Bucephalandra
Limnophilla aromatica (I think this name changed as well)

As of now there are no fauna yet except some pond snail that came along the plants.

Long post, but that's it for now.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 09:07 AM
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Nice!
I like the placement of the wood. It will look great when everything is grown in.

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Great scape!! Can't wait to see it when it clears up.
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Great to see you back !!! Hows Indonesia?
and yeah, a bit of the plant names have changed and now there are a bunch of new shrimp and new sp's. Its pretty cool


Have you seen any new plants or fish at the lfs? I'm sure they have better variety of stuff.

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Great to see you back !!! Hows Indonesia?
and yeah, a bit of the plant names have changed and now there are a bunch of new shrimp and new sp's. Its pretty cool


Have you seen any new plants or fish at the lfs? I'm sure they have better variety of stuff.
glad to be back

Well, the good thing about being in Indonesia is livestock come cheap. Anubias 8 leaves around $0.6 each for example and if you can bargain, you can get it a lil cheaper.

Sulawesi shrimps and snails are very accessible (LFS carry them), so are bucephalandras.

Unfortunately, rarer stems are harder to come by - a torture for a chronic collectoritis person like me

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Looks great!! Would love to see it crystal clear and the driftwood sunk, but i've had some pieces of driftwood that take 2-5 months to sink! I hope yours sinks very quickly for you.

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Fast forward a week from then, water has cleared, tank started cycling, and I added some stuff.



Having a case of brown algae, nothing to panic about



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Looking great. I really like this


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Looks great!! Would love to see it crystal clear and the driftwood sunk, but i've had some pieces of driftwood that take 2-5 months to sink! I hope yours sinks very quickly for you.
I sure hope not 2-5 months

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Lol you can't ever have a small tank

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Lol you can't ever have a small tank
apparently not hahahaha...

oops...I forgot to update the journal. Not much changed except plants grew in

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Hey please update again! lol.

I am curious to see what you can do with it. How is the temperature problems holding out for you? I imagine with a higher temperature, your plants will grow differently. I know you have a cooler but still. How high is the temperature anyway? Maybe back to discus. lol

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