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Old 08-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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South American setup


Its a 67 gallon (48x18x18 inch) tank

No concept, just going with the flow. right hand would turn into like a root/ branch jungle and left side would be large/long leaved plants which would, reaching till the other end.

Fauna planned: F1 Peruvian Scalares, Microgeophagus Ramirezi, Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Flora planned : Aponogeton boivinianus,Nuphar japonicum,Crinum Calamistratum,Nymphaea & Aponogeton ulvaceus.

Substrate is ADA Nile sand, plus seachem flourite where the plants are placed.

NO CO2, Excel is dosed every alternate day.
Lighting is LED total wattage : 30watts
Fliteration : Eheim 2217 (Sera Siporax only) with a claritec 5000 UV as prefilter.


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Right Side:




Left Side:




Suggestions & comments welcome.

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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off to a nice start, if your looking for long plants for the left side i would recomend jungle vals, they will grow up and across the top no problem. Love the drift wood on the right, i bet once that java fern takes root and starts sending off new plantlet's you can reall fill it, looking forward to seeing how this tank matures.
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where's soth america located?
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Duh! It's soth of noth america!!

You are off to a good start on your setup Abhi! It'll be nice to follow the progress of this tank over the coming months!!! Thank you for sharing!!
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off to a nice start, if your looking for long plants for the left side i would recomend jungle vals, they will grow up and across the top no problem. Love the drift wood on the right, i bet once that java fern takes root and starts sending off new plantlet's you can reall fill it, looking forward to seeing how this tank matures.
Thanks, waiting for these ones to settle down and take hold, then will be adding a few more like Aponogeton capuronii,Aponogeton longiplumulosus,Aponogeton rigidifolius,Barclaya longifolia,Potamogeton crispus and last of all Vals.


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Duh! It's soth of noth america!!

You are off to a good start on your setup Abhi! It'll be nice to follow the progress of this tank over the coming months!!! Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks. Still not happy with the rock and wood placement, would be tinkering a bit more again today and then lets see what comes up.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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For placement, just think of how it would be placed in the amazon river. The stones would likely be covered a little by sand and their base would be in the sand. Looks good so far, you have nice angelfish and nice hardscape material.
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For placement, just think of how it would be placed in the amazon river. The stones would likely be covered a little by sand and their base would be in the sand. Looks good so far, you have nice angelfish and nice hardscape material.
Thanks, the angels are F1 Peruvian Scalares.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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Did some slight changes:







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Much better!!! Looking good and I bet that will fill out nice. I was thinking to get that natural feeling you could put in some gravel under the wood here and there and maybe some dead leaves. But I don't know a single thing about leave floors.
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SA tanks are by far my favorite. Well done.
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You are off to a good start on your setup Abhi! It'll be nice to follow the progress of this tank over the coming months!!! Thank you for sharing!!
LOL

Where-ever it is, I think its well started
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Still wasn't happy with the look, so removed the rocks and changed the scape again:



Will be adding a black background to it during the weekend.

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Much better!!! Looking good and I bet that will fill out nice. I was thinking to get that natural feeling you could put in some gravel under the wood here and there and maybe some dead leaves. But I don't know a single thing about leave floors.
Planning on adding some IAL.

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Where-ever it is, I think its well started
Thanks.
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Nooooooo go back go back. Now it looks like something that my dog would spit out. Lol. (don't get mad)
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:51 AM   #15
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Nooooooo go back go back. Now it looks like something that my dog would spit out. Lol. (don't get mad)
LOL even i am not liking the overall look. gonna stir things again.
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