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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2004, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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My 34G (Juwel Rio 125). Comments welcome

I've been tropical fish and plants keeping fish for two years now, I'm learning all the time. I love Amano's work in particular.



I've just thinned out the E. tennelus lawn a lot, removed about 60 plants and replanted the healthiest 10 or so. I'm not too sure of the stem plant on the right, I think it's Lysimacia nummularia (Creeping Jenny), can anyone confirm this? There's Cardamine lyrata in front of it, it's not doing so well (think the temp. too high for it?). I imagine the Creeping Jenny(?) will fill the right space eventually anyway if I re-plant any cuttings when required. I think the Camboma will look good when it grows to the surface. I tempted to add another piece of bogwood in the space behind the tennelus. Any suggestion would be welcome. PS I'm aware that the tank's too small by some standards for Angels (although it is 18" tall) and that they might eat the Cardinals, I've had some critisisms in the plast on another forum but I'm sticking with it. The Angels spawn regularly so they can't be that stressed (I hope!) and I haven't lost a Cardinal in two years.
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Hey very nice. I am going to buy a juwel rio 180 or a 125 but i'm not sure if the lights are up to it. what sort of equipment are you using?

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10gal, 48 watts CF, Co2 with PH controller. Under substrate heating.

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Thanks. I use the supplied light-bar with reflectors (1 x 18W Dennerle Special-Plant, 1 x 18W Arcadia Freshwater Lamp) and I've squeezed a 30" 25W Dennerle at the front of the light-bar. I'm planning on doing the same at the rear giving me 86W of light. I use a Fluval 204 external filled with bio-media and 250ml RowaPhos to supplement the Juwel internal. All carbon is removed so I can use fertlilsers (Dennerle range). I have a Rena-cor 25W heater cable under the gravel too which comes on with the lights on a timer. CO2 is via 2 x Nutrafin units using supermarket yeast and bi-carb.

I'd buy the 180 if you can afford it. It comes with 2 x 36" tubes giving you more WPG to start with than the 125, you can buy another Juwel twin light-bar too giving you 120W of light, I think they're about 60 or you could do what I've done and buy standard ballasts.

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I am considering buying the new arcadia T5 ibars for light but i dont know yet, i will also be using a heating cable. what type of substrate are u using?

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10gal, 48 watts CF, Co2 with PH controller. Under substrate heating.

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It is hard to tell from the picture, but it could be "lindernia rotundifolia". I have an adult angel with 30 fat cardinals,no problems at all. On the other hand, I have seen the same angel swallow sick small rummy nose(did not quarantine). Very healthy looking tank, by the way. well done.


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Beautiful healthy plants! Is that nymphaea on the left side? It has so much color

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