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sumer 05-01-2012 12:43 PM

Magnum Opus 50G
 
I made this tank in 2010. I didnt have even a single thread to show in my statistics so posting this old tank here. It has been dismantled though.

dimension - 36x18x18 inches
substrate- contro soil with prodac fondo vivo, ADA nile sand
light- 2x 15 W t5 ,4x 18 W pll 6500k
filtration-dolphin c-1300
decoration- Some driftwood and locally collected stones
plants-
Cryptocoryne Albida
Cryptocoryne Balansea
Cryptocoryne Blasii
Cryotocoryne Ciliata
Cryptocoryne Cordata
e. tennelus.
e. parvula.
e. vivipara
blyxa japonica
hygrophilla
JAVA FERN WRINKLE LEAF...
jf narrow leaf
jf neesle leaf
j f phillipine
windelov fern
riccia flutains
java fern
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...762800x600.jpg
Contro Soil....

Here's the hardscape plan...
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...973800x600.jpg

AND I STARTED....
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...782800x600.jpg

I wanted to make 3 separate tanks- Nature/ Jungle/ Iwagumi.
But due to financial crisis, combined all of 'em in one :icon_mrgr

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...812800x600.jpg


http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...822800x600.jpg

Completed layout...
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...832800x600.jpg

wood...
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...882800x600.jpg

Hardscape completed...
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...989800x600.jpg

Island with rocks...http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...990800x600.jpg

On the wood-
1.JAVA FERN WRINKLE LEAF...
2. jf narrow leaf
3.jf needle leaf
4. j f phillipine
5.windelov fern
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...912800x600.jpg

now to make jungle At the back, 6 varieties of crypts come into picture...
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...972800x600.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...042800x600.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...082800x600.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...009800x600.jpg


http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...004800x600.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...268800x600.jpg

my tennelus carpet ...http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...010800x600.jpg


my samll pressurised system....http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...04-16-2010.jpg
thanks once again to rocky sir...

just added a swordtail molly to start up the nitrogen cycle
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...04-16-2010.jpg


And this was the tank after 3-4 months

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...046800x600.jpg



http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...2800x600-1.jpg

this was my tank in may...

n now my tank looks like----

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...257800x600.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...260800x600.jpg

with a school of congo tetras...

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...200800x600.jpg

they nibbles a lot ... :wink:


http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...188800x600.jpg



ambulia---

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...196800x600.jpg


http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...266800x600.jpg


And here are some pics of a DIY arrangement I made to shift this tank to another place as I was changing my apartment.

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...171800x600.jpg

Welding-
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...174800x600.jpg

I kept a piece of plywood on the frame and called some friends to help me. We were on third floor and there was NO lift :D
Afterwords they robbed me and drank a whole barrel of beer :icon_roll

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...204800x600.jpg

There is no such sad sight like a dismantled tank :icon_cry:
Used to keep P. Scalers in the tank.

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...338800x600.jpg

Some more of of my creations-
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...162800x600.jpg

My breeding pair-
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...211800x600.jpg

My 8 feet Discus Tank -
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...183800x600.jpg

I would like to tell you that the magnum opus was my first planted aquarium. Since then I am trying to learn more and more on planted stuff. I'll be starting my next scape in this august once I reach USA for my grad studies.
Hope you have enjoyed a lot :)

Brownthumb07 05-01-2012 12:52 PM

Love the planted tank. Filled in nicely. Those discus are great too.

majerah1 05-01-2012 02:36 PM

That was awesome!

GMYukonon24s 05-01-2012 10:47 PM

That's a cool look into the timeline of your tank. Also like above I like the discus.

sumer 06-16-2012 06:52 PM

Thanks people.
And now I'm preparing for my other tank :D


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