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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys It's time for a Journal.I was waiting for a year to set-up this tank

HardScape:

Tank: 40 Gallon (39''x14"x17")

Substrate: Aquaclay + Unknown bottom additives(Bottom layer) / Contro soil (Top Layer)

Rocks:Wood Rock

Light: SunSun HFL-1000 4x39W/T5

Filtration: SunSun Hw-302 Canister Filter

Cooling Eqipment: Boyu Fs-120A Cooling Fan

CO2 Pressurized - 8Kg Cylinder w/Solenoind pluged in Timer

Fertilizers:Micro-Seachem Flourish / Macro-EI Dosing
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Flora: UPDATED ON 10/4/2014

1.DIDIPLIS DIANDRA
2.GLOSSOSTIGMA ELATINOIDES
3STAUROGYNE REPPENS
4.BACOPA CAROLINIANA
5.HYGROPHILLA PINNATIFIDA
6.POGOSTEMON ERUCTUS
7.ROTALA INDICA- HI RED
8.BLYXA AUBERTII
9.HYDROCOTYLE TRIPARTITA "HONDA"
10.LUDWIGIA INCLINATA Var "CUBA"

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Fauna:

15-Cardinal Tetras
2-Boesemani rainbow
Some sort of shrimps will be added

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THE Tank-






Substrate-

Aqua Clay



Contro Soil



Canister Filter- SunSun Hw-302



Aquarium Fan




Aquarium Timer




Rock





Co2 Eqipments: Whoo!!Whoo!! Happy Got all my Co2 accessories + My beast

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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I called the lfs man to help me out in placing the rock and adding the substrate

Some pics taken @ the time of work


















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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-09-2014, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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My Plants Suggesions

DIDIPLIS DIANDRA
GLOSSOSTIGMA ELATINOIDES
STAUROGYNE REPPENS
BACOPA CAROLINIANA
HYGROPHILLA PINNATIFIDA
POGOSTEMON ERUCTUS
ROTALA INDICA- HI RED
BLYXA AUBERTII
HYDROCOTYLE TRIPARTITA "HONDA"
LUDWIGIA INCLINATA Var "CUBA"

All Suggesions Welcomed

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I would probably add a few more rocks of the same type...
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I would probably add a few more rocks of the same type...
I like too fill it up with more plants so I dint add more rocks

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Plants Ordered on ABN(Aqua by Nature) Yet to come in the mid of next week


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The Plantation Plan



And Btw thanks to Mr.Rajiv Sharma for editing this pic

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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Had a Busy day today (planting day) the awesome day

Plants Received Was awesome packing and the plants were fragile my sincere thanks to Seetharam sir (Aqua by nature)



The First plant which jumped into the tank-POGOSTEMON ERUCTUS



Other planting






I Have a question for all aquascapers how the hell do you plant glosso,Planting glosso is more harder even Mathematics is easy compared to planting glosso took 2hrs for planting those little creatures...




X-mas moss on wood rock My favorite part wass tying moss




After Filling RO water















The Aloy diffuser is too Sexy..



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Planting looks good and like the setup. Some more hardscape (driftwood or rocks) would help the look a lot more I think. Like the looks of the SS CO2 diffuser, looks like it puts off a good mist too.

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That's a very nice start. I agree that more hard scape would make it better.
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Planting looks good and like the setup. Some more hardscape (driftwood or rocks) would help the look a lot more I think. Like the looks of the SS CO2 diffuser, looks like it puts off a good mist too.
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That's a very nice start. I agree that more hard scape would make it better.
Thankyou very much guys I wanted to grow many plants in so I dint add more rocks
Can anyone help me with the lighting and co2 schedule..?

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I think you can make this work when the plants grow in. That's my problem.. Stuffing in too much hardscape instead of letting the plants be the main scape.

As for co2, Mine comes on 2 hours before lights and kicks off 15 minutes before they go out. But I also have a reactor so it takes a while to diffuse the co2 even after it kicks off. I used to run it 24/7. All depends on what you want to do really... Plants only need it in the day though during photosynthesis.

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BTW.. Great start! Keep pics coming as it grows in

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Lighting for my tank is 8 hours with the CO2 being on when the lights kick on and turning off when the lights go out. I would start with the lights being on between 6-8 hours and adjust from there.

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I think you can make this work when the plants grow in. That's my problem.. Stuffing in too much hardscape instead of letting the plants be the main scape.

As for co2, Mine comes on 2 hours before lights and kicks off 15 minutes before they go out. But I also have a reactor so it takes a while to diffuse the co2 even after it kicks off. I used to run it 24/7. All depends on what you want to do really... Plants only need it in the day though during photosynthesis.

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Lighting for my tank is 8 hours with the CO2 being on when the lights kick on and turning off when the lights go out. I would start with the lights being on between 6-8 hours and adjust from there.
Thnx guys,Then my Timing Schedule is :

Lighting period (2x39w)-9:00am to 3:00pm
Co2 period@ 2bps -7:00am to 2:00pm

If wrong correct me please..

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