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Noahma 04-16-2011 06:51 AM

Flora Fun!
 
Here goes my fourth planted tank!!

I just purchased a Fluval Flora to replace my 10 gal tank. Since I have an arrangement of only two tanks at a time in the house lol, I will be tearing down the 10 gal. and placing this tank where the 10 gal once stood.

My plans are:
Replace the stock light with one of my 26 watt CFL clip on desk lamps.
Reuse my paintball co2 system for this tank (the included co2 system would cost me a fortune to keep running with the price of the canisters)

I am going to use everything else that came with the tank. Including leaving the foam rock background (I like it).


I do plan a dramatic slope in the tank from back left to front right. This may or may not include rock, or the piece of driftwood that was in my 10 gal, all will be decided when I do the setup lol.

The plants will all be taken from my 36 gal, and some from the 10 gal for the initial planting.

I do have some led moon lights that will make the move to this tank as well.

Stay tuned for the setup.


Here are some un-boxing pics.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/0226ec02.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/1815ce43.jpg
everything included in the box.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/63bc8c79.jpg
My little helper (more like terror sometimes) My daughters cat "Cupcake"

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/025dcc20.jpg
Everything in one shot.

Geniusdudekiran 04-16-2011 12:44 PM

Very nice. I know I've enjoyed my Ebi for some time now. The link's in my sig, I just updated too! Also, are you going to use that CO2 system that comes with the tank? If I were you, I'd sell it on eBay or something and get the money to set up a paintball system. Or use the money for plants/shrimp etc. Speaking of which, what are you considering for stocking? And for plants? Are you doing DSM? And don't forget to join the Fluval Pimp Club and post your scape in my "Post your Ebi/Flora here" Thread.

Eden Marel 04-16-2011 02:17 PM

Congratulation on being a father of your new baby Flora.

Noahma 04-16-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 1360192)
Very nice. I know I've enjoyed my Ebi for some time now. The link's in my sig, I just updated too! Also, are you going to use that CO2 system that comes with the tank? If I were you, I'd sell it on eBay or something and get the money to set up a paintball system. Or use the money for plants/shrimp etc. Speaking of which, what are you considering for stocking? And for plants? Are you doing DSM? And don't forget to join the Fluval Pimp Club and post your scape in my "Post your Ebi/Flora here" Thread.

Co2 yes, moving my paintball system from the 10 gal. Stocking will come soon, everything is from the 10 gal plants we will see, working at the auction to secure
Some lol

Noahma 04-17-2011 05:55 AM

New Pics!!!

I managed to land some plants at the CAS auction today so the tank has some new to me plants lol I kept the anubias after a quick H2o2 dip. The Parva was also kept. I kept my tiger lotus, and brought in some of the star grass from my 36, added a small stem of Hygrophila Kompact, and added the rest to my 36 gal. There is a very small stem of Ludwiga ovalis, a couple stems of Rotala rotundifolia. Lets see if I can get them to bush out like the didlipsis did lol.

The fish were NOT happy with me, With my sparkling gourami being the most pissed lol. Once I got them in the new home, they seem to be very interested. Jelly one of my two badis has already staked claim to the small cave created under part of the driftwood. He has chased everyone out so far. Peanut butter the other badis is still searching for his home.

I still have some planting to do. the area in the lower left is going to get a carpet of marsilea hirsuta when I find some. This should help hold the slope in the tank well. The plan is to let the stems in the back bush out, and leave the foreground with as little clutter as possible.


http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...IMG_0492-1.jpg
The tank location. messy from the tank tear down.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0493.jpg
Tank getting filled!!!

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0494.jpg
Freshly filled, restocked and planted!

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0496.jpgMandatory quarter shot!

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0497.jpg
Moon lights.... it is more awesome in person!

Regenesis 04-17-2011 04:04 PM

Its looking great!
Keep it up! :D

Geniusdudekiran 04-18-2011 01:45 AM

Nice moon lights! Where'd you get 'em? What did you put on top of the stratum? Gravel? So far it's looking good! Keep it up! I LOVE my ebi. Sooo much. Also, how do scarlet badis do with shrimp? I kinda want to get some for my ebi. Thanks!

palufreak 04-18-2011 01:50 AM

Wow, very nice!!! Great job!!

Noahma 04-18-2011 01:56 AM

The moon lights are from petsmart
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753104
I have two of the lights one on each side of the tank in the rear facing to the front.

I have an iron rich substrate called Activ-flora over the top of the stratum, eventually a carpet will be covering it all up. It was out of my 10 gal.

I would be worried with the scarlet badis with shrimpletes. They might get eaten.

Noahma 04-18-2011 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by palufreak (Post 1361686)
Wow, very nice!!! Great job!!

Thanks :)

jahmic 04-20-2011 03:37 AM

Great job on the new setup. :thumbsup: That piece of mopani wood looks awesome in there.

Noahma 04-20-2011 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jahmic (Post 1363863)
Great job on the new setup. :thumbsup: That piece of mopani wood looks awesome in there.

Thanks, the mopani has been with me through 3 nanos lol. I think this is the best one yet. I think it looks like a severed root

Noahma 04-20-2011 05:04 AM

Better pictures, not the greatest, but better than the first ones lol

Overall tank shot.
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0501.jpg

Right side of the tank.
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0502.jpg

Left Side of the tank
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0503.jpg

Danios (these suckers are hard to photograph)
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0508.jpg

Chilis!!!
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0507.jpg

Peanut butter and Jelly waiting for food (they attempted flake food tonight, guess they felt left out)
One has staked claim to the little cave created by the driftwood behind the parva, it is very funny, he goes inside then pokes his head out when other fish go near.
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0505.jpg

Jelly!!!
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...a/IMG_0506.jpg

Wow pic got turned upsidown lol


I could not find sparkler the sparkling gourami to get his picture, he hides most of the time, very shy fish.

jahmic 04-20-2011 05:43 PM

Lol, we have the same taste in fish I see :b I have Danios and Darios in my nano as well...


And was actually just looking for chili rasboras for the new setup...possibly. Where did you find yours?

Noahma 04-20-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jahmic (Post 1364366)
Lol, we have the same taste in fish I see :b I have Danios and Darios in my nano as well...


And was actually just looking for chili rasboras for the new setup...possibly. Where did you find yours?

I was originally going for the cpd's but at the time they were 8.00 per, and the cross banded were 4.00 per lol. They have turned into one of my favorite fish by far. I rank them up with my neon rainbows in the 36 gal. The Dario were an impulse buy (less than a day research) the chilis were researched, I needed a top dwelling fish, and they fir the bill. I got them from aqua imports for 4.49 each. If they do not have them, they can order them. DaveH said that there is a place online to get them for cheaper.


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