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Old 11-16-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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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.

Tank:
48 inch x 18 inch x 18 inch
with cabinet

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

Fish:
10 Cardinal tetras
10 Rasboras

Filter:
Eheim 2215 with media

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

Heater:
250w Eheim jager

Other:

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

Pictures:

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
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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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
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:27 AM   #6
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Very nice tank for beginner.
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