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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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first tank ever

Hi, my name is davide from Milan, sorry for my english

I would like to presente my tank....which is my first tank ever.
tank: askoll fluval edge 23 L
filter: askol mini aquaclear which comes with the tank
lights: 21 led 7600K 3,6 watt+ 2 DIY led strips of 12 led 3,5 W 6000 K each
hardware: deponit mix dennerle, nature aquasoil, sand, two vulcanic stones, 1 roots
water values:
pH: 7,5 NO2 0 NO3 2 mg/L phosfate 0 KH 4 GH 7 T 26 C

fertilization: easylife profito halfdose weekly, easycarbo half dose daily

plants: echinodorus red flame, microsorum pteropus petite, pogostemon erectus, higrophila corimbosa siamensis, vesicularia dubyana, anubias nana petite, taiwann moss, cladophora, cryptocoryne parva, cryptocoryne petchii pink, limnophila

6 red cherry shrimp
2 anatome helena
1 clithon corona

and now I'd like your suggestion and critics

one you think I could add some fish? which one?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 01:07 PM
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Welcome to the forum and nice setup!

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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Welcome. What kind of substrate do you have in the tank. That looks really interesting, nice tank.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 05:35 PM
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Nice tank and interesting looking substrate!

As nice as CPD's look I find them to be very shy I also wouldn't bother with Rasbora's, again these are shy and love to jump out of tanks! I love my corydoras as they are full of personality. I've also recently bought 6 ember tetras and while not as pretty as CPD they do shoal and are not shy, I'd recommend them over CPD and Rasbora
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all... I used 3 substrates the over dennerle deponitmix : nature aquasoil on the right, sand in the middle and zolux sirocco on the left.

So do you think I could add some other fishes? Which one and how many considering the water values and the dimension of the tank?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 11:38 PM
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Shrimp! Don't know if neocaridina are readily available, though. That is a great tank, especially for your first.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 06:08 PM
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23L is not allot, if your happy with your CPD's maybe you could add 3 more. If I were in your shoes I'd add 3 corydoras as these are great little fish and very active.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 07:00 PM
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Wow great set up. Just a warning though, it doesn't look like you have any barrier between your substrate and your sand pit, so over time your sand will be overtaken by the larger substrate
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