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Old 12-08-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Tanks size - 800mmx600mmx450mm
2 x Radion XR30W
Pressurised CO2, with Sera reader
Fluval 405- Matrix Bio filter

Aquasoil - Amazonia 2

Strike up date: Fathers Day 2012

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Just coming from SPS dominated marine tank. Thought to set up a freshwater planted, and see how I go growing an underwater garden. - certainly plenty more options for aqua scape variables. Been loving the freshwater buzz so far and thought its time to set up a journal .

Hope I have done this correctly!!

Now time to upload pics - see how that goes - stand by

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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Sounds like a nice setup. Can't wait for pics!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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First crack at uploading image - fingers crossed

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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so nice
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:11 AM   #5
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I thought those measurements were in inches! Looks good.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #6
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I thought those measurements were in inches! Looks good.
Yeah thought it may throw u guys after I posted it. I'm used to Aussie forums with the same metric system haha
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #7
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As i started my journal a little late, thought to share a bunch of prelude photos, of how I got to this.

My Fathers day present, set up ready to get wet!!

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:27 AM   #8
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Selected foreground PLant - UG


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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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This is about 3 weeks in - bit of an algae bloom, but the UG seems to be slowly settling in. Any growth and sustainability at this stage was very rewarding. I was unsure if success was going to be achieved with it, as I had heard mixed reviews on its success.

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:59 AM   #10
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Heres my tank at its current stage - Little dissapointed I have no more plants to buy, as set up is half the fun.

Now trimming, maintenance and hope it grows in nicely, with few isues along the way.






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Old 12-09-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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Today I'm going to set up my lights and programme in some thunderstorms! Will post a vid once complete!

Radions with the spectrums adjusted are really giving great growth so far. I had to almost turn off the blue spectrums to he the right light. After all they are designed for marine!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:04 AM   #12
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wow looks awesome! nice work. everything has a really nice flow. Going to be nice when things fill in completely. UG is always such a lush foreground plant
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Looks great so far. I'm intrigued by the thunderstorms. Please do post a video
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #14
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I'm having trouble loading the vid onto YouTube. I will sort this out with the Mrs I think.

Got a lot of snails, that seem to multiply very quickly. I was killing them off for a while but no great results. - I will post a pic or two when Inge time, but any help on eradication would be appreciated.

I know a Paki loach will eat them up, but I also fear they will eat my yellow shrimp! Any safe suggestions?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #15
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assassin snails do a good job
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