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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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My First Newbie Tank

ey guys.. jut sarted with this great hobby.. im from the philippines, so its really hard for me to get hold of lots of good plants..my budget is only 3000 Philippine Peso.. (around $60 US)
25 gallon tank.. (by inches.. LXHXW) 24X16X15
lights : 2 T5 14 watt..thats it...
i used clay and riversand for the substrate..
plants are ( common names being used here)
stargrass, HC (cuba), riccia, pearl grass (or pearl weed) sagitaria subulata, westeria, cryptocorine brown?, medusa, ludwigia repens and gladulosa, singaporean cabomba, bacopa,java moss..
inhabitant are glowlight, head and taillight, rummy nose tetras, red chery, ghost shrimps, and nerites..
filter is CY20 .. CO2 is Azoo Carbon Plus...
+/- comments are ooooh so welcome...
suggestions are also welcome to improve my 1st tank..
thats not me.. just a couple of friends trying to help out..








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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 06:33 PM
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Looks like you did your research before jumping into the hobby, the scape looks looks great.
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post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 06:43 PM
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Very nice hardscape! Welcome to the planted tank. This is going to be quite a beautiful tank once it fills in.

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Looks like you did your research before jumping into the hobby, the scape looks looks great.
Yeah for sure, that's very impressive for someone who's never had a planted tank before. Good job!


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post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like you did your research before jumping into the hobby, the scape looks looks great.
thanks! ^_^ actually, it took me almost 2 months to prepare.. i did a lot of reading about planted tanks.. ^_^
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post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Very nice hardscape! Welcome to the planted tank. This is going to be quite a beautiful tank once it fills in.
u really think so? thank u so much for the compliment.. ^_^ bt i did have a hard time with that hardscape. ^^,

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Yeah for sure, that's very impressive for someone who's never had a planted tank before. Good job!
^^, thank u so much!

i'll update the tank weekly or every other week.. ^^
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I didnt know they sold those types of plants in the Philippines...
Where are you in the Philippines? I used to live in Laguna..

Nice hardscape btw..
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I like your hardscape a lot as well. Great idea with those pebbles to create a river effect.
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post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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I didnt know they sold those types of plants in the Philippines...
Where are you in the Philippines? I used to live in Laguna..
^_^ im in cebu.. yah, there are some limited plants being sold here.. it really saddens me coz all of my favourite plants are not available.. =(
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I like your hardscape a lot as well. Great idea with those pebbles to create a river effect.
thanks!! ^_^ actually, i was planning on using silica sand. bt, i dont think i can buy that kind here.. ^^
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Update!

heres an update on my newbie tank..ireplaced the cryptocorine wendtii with nessea sp.. ^_^

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post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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update....

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I also really like your hardscape! It will look really nice when it grows in some more.

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I looks nice! I like it ^-^
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Looks great man, nice work!
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