New Planted Aquarium - 70gallon
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Doreen
Posts: 2

New Planted Aquarium - 70gallon

Hi, I am new to planted aqariums, and new to freshwater in general! As I started browsing this forums, I became obsessed with planted aquariums and decided to make one myself. So here goes nothing, Its been around 2 weeks since this tank has been setup.

48 inch x 18 inch x 18 inch
with cabinet

Lace fern
Amazon swords
Different kind of anubias on the golden vine
Fontinalis (Willow moss) on the golden vine

10 Cardinal tetras
10 Rasboras

Eheim 2215 with media

1 x 10k (54w) - ch brand
1 x Aqua Medic Aqualine t5 plant grow (54w)

250w Eheim jager


Very Large Golden Vine with 4 types of anubias + fontinalis and lace fern


Day 1 - Filling in water and starting off

1-2 Weeks Later:

The whole tank

Fontinalis on Golden Vine

Anubias nana on Golden Vine

Another 2 types of anubias on Golden Vine

Thats all for now
Please tell me if there is anything else I can do to make it look better
Or if I am doing anything wrong, as I am just a newbie and this is my first freshwater tank!

Also the yellow stones / rocks are just kept to hold the golden vine down, as it hasnt sunk yet, hopefully it will sink soon! It would look much better without it
newplantlova is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-16-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
Invert Addict
dougolasjr's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 835
Send a message via Skype™ to dougolasjr

Looks good so far to me. I assume the Fontinalis on Golden Vine will grow all along the wood which should look great. Maybe something in the right corner.
dougolasjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
Planted Member
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Usa
Posts: 260

That's a great peice of wood right there. Great first tank imo, will look even better when things have grown in a bit. Nice one
deleted_user_17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Doreen
Posts: 2

Thankyou heaps for the feedback!
Yeah I love the wood! the lady who sold it to me, attached 2 different wood together, thats why its different colour, makes it a bit more natural. Got it for a great price aswell!
newplantlova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1
Default beautiful

nice looking tank! Im researching a planted freshwater tank now! Havent bought anything yet, but im thinking of doing a 90g drilled tank with a sump!
ProCanadian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 02:27 AM   #6
Algae Grower
discusplantedtanklover's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: calgary, alberta
Posts: 30

Very nice tank for beginner.
discusplantedtanklover is offline   Reply With Quote

anubias, fish, golden, planted, spectacular

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012