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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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My 1st Planted tank

Finally I have got around to setting my tank up

It's taken longer than planed as my wife has recently given birth so obviously this little project took a back seat

Managed to get it cycling a few weeks ago & put in some water from my other tank & planted up about a week ago

Equipment
  • Tank 48" x 12" x 14"
  • 2 xT8 tubes a 38w Tropical and a 38w Freshwater
  • 1 xT5 39w
  • 1x LED moonlight strip
  • An eheim pro II 2028 filter
  • DIY CO2
  • Eco Complete

Flora
  • Eleocharis Acicularis
  • Hemianthus callitrichoides
  • Riccia fluitans
  • Echinodorus 'Red Devil'
  • Echinodorus quadricostatus (I think or Cryptocoryne parva, you can see it under the airstone in the 2nd to last picture)

Fauna
  • Paracheirodon innesi
  • Rasbora hengeli
  • Otocinclus
  • Caridina Japonica










My CO2 doesnt seem to be dispersing across the tank



It's currently setup opposite the filter so not sure if the flow is pushing it around properly
Should I put this underneath the filter outlet to push it along?

I got my filter off eBay, it didn't come with a spray bar but I'm just wondering if that would help the flow of water across the top, as I'm wondering if the big rock in the middle is breaking the flow



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It looks good! But you really should get a plant like dwarf hairgrass or sagittaria subulatta to outline the rocks in the center area towards the back. But great for a first try!

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Nice tank,love it the way it is good job.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies
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you really should get a plant like dwarf hairgrass or sagittaria subulatta to outline the rocks in the center area towards the back.
I have some dwarf hairgrass all along the back, I have only just put this in a few days ago so I'm just waiting for it to start to grow up. I'll update the pictures when things start to grow in


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Looks excellent!
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Great job.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 08:07 PM
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You could try putting it under either the outlet or the inlet, outlet might force it further around the tank, inlet will let it mix inside the canister which will give you better results, but you do run the risk of premature seal failure.
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Thanks for the response

Would something like this Charterhouse Aquatics: NeWave 1000 Circulation Pump or this Charterhouse Aquatics: Hydor Koralia NANO 1600 Circulation Pump suffice to help circulation?


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looking great
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