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Old 01-24-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
bVo
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Default UPDATE! Kessil Fluval edge 12g - My First Tank

RESCAPED (what you guys think?)


Before:





Fishy:
7 cardinal tetras
4 rummy nose
2 Vietnamese white cloud
9 crystal red shrimp
1 galaxy rasboras
1 ranger pleco
1 dwarf looking pleco?
1 kuhli loach

Setup:
-Kessil amazon sun LED (custom mount under the hood an inch above the water)
-Co2 disposable cartridge (dissolver mounted below filter waterfall outtake to dispurse co2 evenly from flow of current)
-50watt mini aquarium heater
-water source from local water shop that has ro? No water treatment, fish seems happy

Before I did water changes every month and sometimes every 2 weeks. Currently, 30% every week, every single time. Started co2 dose @ 1bps and the new light fixture a few days ago. This tank has been running for about 6 months, just upgraded co2/light. Plan on running the light for 6 hours to test the waters. Fish seem happy.

Future projects:
Remove all boring plants and rescaping the tank massively. This time, plant the entire tank, no soil showing! Will most likely remove that big rock taking up way too much space and thinking to use the middle area of the tank to grow my carpet plants, maybe something like HC. The reason behind this is the kessil light focus point is right in the middle, so might as well make that area the magic carpet area where all the magic happens right?? =) Hopefully with all the plants I plan to plant, my algae problems will balance out!

I would appreciate any advice, critique, ideas, or questions!

1/11/2013
Included Kessil

1/22/2013
Included Co2

1/24/2013
Plants seem to respond to the light a lot better than the previous one. Little bleach on the middle plants, but not so bad yet. The Background plants are doing well, but the front plants aren't with the previous lighting. Tank looks very random at the moment, I was testing the plants out with the old light to see how the plants responded, and most of the plants I got from my friends left overs. Figured no point buying nice plants when I didn't have the right setup. Now the led lights might be overkill, but I'm hoping with the height and re-positioning of the plants, I will have better luck.

1/26/2013
Rescaped and increase height of the light, now 3-inches above the water.

Last edited by bVo; 01-29-2013 at 08:51 PM.. Reason: Add pictures
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