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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 01:05 PM
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DIY newly planted aquarium

Greetings from Singapore.

I recently made a new planted aquarium few weeks ago with my elder brother, Hafiz. He recommened me to post pictures of our planted aquarium online just to show you how our planted tank looks like. I would be pleased if you guys give us some tips or your opinion on our tank. We started out with a garden soil, We used cheap garden soil, the fishes are doing fine right now. It wasn't that hard though. It took us some patience.


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And last but not least, my nano planted tank.



Thanks for viewing our post, we will be much appreciated if you guys comment on our pictures. Will update soon.
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For some reason Pennywort always makes me think of the movie Avatar. LOL Still, the tank looks like its growing in great. Is that Wisteria on the left?

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Very nice!! Looks between a manicured layout and messy layout. Injecting Co2, or dosing ferts? What did you top the dirt with?
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Love the driftwood and the penny wort (I really like penny wort!).


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Look good so far. You may want to try black or brown thread to hide it better though.
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Look good so far. You may want to try black or brown thread to hide it better though.
Yeah, it looks like fishing line. Oh, the bitter irony. I prefer black thread. It either rots and falls off or matches the clado

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For some reason Pennywort always makes me think of the movie Avatar. LOL Still, the tank looks like its growing in great. Is that Wisteria on the left?
Yes, that is Wisteria on the left.
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Very nice!! Looks between a manicured layout and messy layout. Injecting Co2, or dosing ferts? What did you top the dirt with?
Hi Hilde,

Thank you for your comment. We use Co2 tablets. And for the dirt, we didn't top it with anything. We used sponges and thrash bags to cover the dirt when we add water to the tank. This is because when we add water, it would not damage the soil.
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Look good so far. You may want to try black or brown thread to hide it better though.
Didn't thought of that, once the Java moss is attached to the driftwood, I will remove the lines. I will try using black thread or colored thread that matches the color of the item when tying moss next time.
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I think that will look super nice when it fills in! The driftwood is cool. It looks like a speed boat.


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aaah one more from singapore, where everthing for aquarium comes cheap, where cardinal shrimps are for 5 bucks, where brine shrimp is easily available ....

Looking good so far, the nano setup is really nice, and good use of drftwood

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Update 3/2

So it's been a few days now.
The last update was on 31/1 but since i was quite busy with some things on that day. I posted it on another day. So, today i'm going to post what had happen this few days. We've been struggling with the driftwood when trying to rescape the 2 ft planted aquarium. We tried as many ways to put the driftwood but the original design was the best. So, we made up our mind and stick to the old idea. I went to the local pet store and saw this Anibuas on a small driftwood. It looked nice so i bought it. It cost me seven singapore dollar. We tied the Anibuas on the bigger driftwood. Everything looks perfect, the fishes were doing great but on 2/2, We made 80% water change. When we came back home, we were surprised to see some of our fishes floating around, dead. Maybe they got shock when we made a water change or maybe some other reasons.

I will some of the pictures later, I've got to go now.
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dude, those are some beastly tanks, i think i can take some ideas off you! thanks!

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