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sanj 03-24-2012 12:19 AM

700 litre Rainbowfish home
 
I orginally posted this on the UK Aquatic Plant Society forum...so apologies if you have already seen it.

This is the smaller of my two display tanks. I just set this up last weekend:

45"x32"x30" approx

Lighting: LED lighting (Pacific Sun Metis).
Filtration: Eheim 2180
Circulation: Vortech MP10 ( maybe add another when I can afford it)
substrate: ADA Amazonia, dennerle and unipac black sand/gravel, tropica.
CO2: injection via TMC1500 diffuser
UV: Vectron 600
Hardscape: Manzanita wood and boulders/pebbles.


The empty tank in situ:
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/1.jpg

Starting the scaping:
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/5.jpg

The "looking a bit iffy" stage:
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/6.jpg
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/7.jpg

Positioning the branches:
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/8.jpg

The tanks planted and filled:
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...%20litre/9.jpg
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...20litre/10.jpg
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...20litre/11.jpg

Now just waiting to settle in and grow.

PAR readings are good, the LEDs are reduced to 80% of power and producing ~40-50 micromols at substrate.

Fauna:

M.praecox "Pagai" F2s
M.sexlieata "Kiunga/Blaurucken"
M.muccullochi "Skull Creek"
M.pygmae
G. kabia "Paro Village"
C. alleni "Sirwio"

Prolly a few SAEs and thinking about corys... maybe.

Hope you like. :smile:

garuf 03-24-2012 01:49 AM

Oof, I'm jealous of your big tanks, they're always the bees knees!

RipariumGuy 03-24-2012 02:06 AM

Looks pretty good! I like the hardscape, but I'm not sure how those java ferns(?) on the manzanita will look. They seem a bit distracting.

JEden8 06-16-2012 05:33 PM

Any updates? Love it so far!

sanj 08-10-2012 08:19 PM

This was recently featured in a magazine video. I have posted it in the other thread for the ~1600(1500?) litre thread.

sanj 01-20-2013 05:52 PM

Update is probably due. :icon_smil

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps195ef869.jpg

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps9314c491.jpg

hydrophyte 01-20-2013 06:57 PM

I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?

blink 01-20-2013 06:57 PM

That looks very nice, well done sir

Noahma 01-20-2013 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 2297257)
I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?

I was thinking of the same thing. Pictures of the fish too.

Awesome tank Sanj. Right up there with your large tank! (which is one of my favorite tanks!)

MiniFishRoom 01-20-2013 08:08 PM

Awesome Set up.

GOJIRADOR 01-20-2013 08:29 PM

Awesome setup and location! A mangrove tree would look amazing right there

jonathan 01-20-2013 08:32 PM

Nice! <3

What kind of ferts and maintenance ?

knuggs 01-20-2013 08:41 PM

Awesome looking tank! I love what you did with the needle leaf and always love big rainbowfish tanks!

rbarn 01-20-2013 08:43 PM

Bloody brilliant

izabella87 01-20-2013 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbarn (Post 2298057)
Bloody brilliant

I totally agree!!!! Love it !!


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