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nasfish's 3 + 1 planted tanks (56K warning??!)

Hi,

Just want to share my current 3 planted tanks, and hope to get some feedbacks on them, and hope to learn something from all nice people here.

Tank #1

Size (LXWXH): 30in X 15in X 15in, 100 liters
Substrate : Holland sand
Filter : Eheim 2213
Lighting : 1 X Hagen Aquaglo (20W), 2 X Hagen LifeGlo2 (20W), 1 X Acardia Freshwater (18W), 1 X Acardia Tropical (18W)
Photoperiod : 10 hours daily
Fertilizer : Hagen Plant Gro Iron Enriched, Hagen NPK, Ista Root Feeder
CO2 : CO2 tank with ISTA external CO2 diffuser
Aeration : 14 hours daily, internal pump near surface
Temp : 26-29C, DIY fan
WC : approx 50% weekly
Plants : Rotala Rotundifolia, P. Stellata, L. Aromatica, Blyxa japonica, HM, E. Tenellus, Ludwigia Repens, Riccia, Bolbitis, Moss (java, christmas, weeping).
Fish : 1 X Angelfish, 3 X Boesmani, 3 X SAE, 3 X Otto, 2 X Panda Cory, 1 X Bolivian Ram

Tank #2

Size (LXWXH) : 23in X 11in X 13in, 50 liters, Acrylic
Substrate : JBL Aquabasis Plus, Holland sand on top
Filter : Eheim Ecco 2232
Lighting : 2 X 36W PLL Philips, 1 X 14W T5 White, 1 X 14W T5 Red
Photoperiod : 10 hours daily
Fertilizer : JBL Ferropol, NPK
CO2 : DIY CO2, Hagen ladder, ceramic glass diffuser
Aeration : 14 hours, air pump
Temp : 24-26C, DIY fan
WC : approx 30% weekly
Hardscape : OHKO rock, driftwood
Plants : Rotala Rotundifolia, Rotala Nanjeshan, Blyxa japonica, HM, Moss (java, weeping), Glosso, Lobelia cardinalis.
Fish : 8 X Harlequin Rasbora, 4 X Glowlight Tetra, 1 X SAE, 3 X Otto

Tank #3

Size (LXWXH) : 24in X 14in X 12in, 51 liters
Substrate : Holland sand (back), Hagen white sand (front)
Filter : Hagen AquaClear 200 (HOB)
Lighting : 1 X 36W PLL Philips
Photoperiod : 9 hours daily
Fertilizer : API LeafZone, NPK
CO2 : DIY CO2, OceanFree ladder, ceramic glass diffuser (currently stopped)
Temp : 24-26C, DIY fan
WC : approx 30% weekly
Plants : Moss (java, christmas, weeping), Anubias Nana, Petite
Fish : 14 X Rummny Nose, 1 X CAE, 5 X Otto

Many thanks in advance.

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wOW..... beautiful tanks!

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Excellent, your tanks are awesome!
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What visually pleasing tanks. nice job!
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simple yet very attractive,plants look exceptionally healthy,love the growth of your blyxa japonicas
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Hi, thanks for kind words. Really. Those tanks are not with problems though esp. the algaes. But learnt a lot from this forum, and with some good lucks, the algaes are currently under controlled...

Tank #1 History.
Initially this tank was for goldfish only tank. After the poor goldfish passed away, I decided to try planted tank. Here is the progress of this my first tank, from non CO2 tank to neglected tank to low tech tank and to current tank. The tank is in the fourth year now. Let the picture tell the story.


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Really great progress,can see some of the long term inhabitants inside=)
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Hi,

Maybe some of the equipment or root feeder used in my tanks are not familiar to many, here. Just to share what works for me, and definitely not to promote or anything.

ISTA External CO2 Diffuser (Tank#1).

Connected to the outlet of the Eheim 2213 filter. Produces a lot of tiny bubbles (mist). One less equipment in the tank.

ISTA Root Feeder (Tank#1)

Since I am using only normal aquarium gravel (here, we called it 'Holland' sand, only god knows why), no base fert, in my tank #1, so I think it is necessary to use some sort of root feeder, such as this ISTA root feeder. It works, just like other root feeder, but with one extra advantage, the root feeder does not disintegrate over time. After 3-4 months, it is still in the 'corn' shape.

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Hi, thanks Y0uH0, hazeen

Yes Y0uH0, those fish have been with me along the way!...wonder how much more they can tolerate with my constant 'disturbances' (plant moving, replant etc) tough..

Someone nice told me that the tank #1 and #2 looks the same and suggested that the 2nd tank with different aquascape style, an island setup actually. Or maybe triangular? What do you guys think?.

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nice tanks chief!! btw what kind of plant is that in tank #2 in the front thats bushy, and looks kinda like monkeygrass?
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Lol,well,i am sure with a tank looking as nice as yours,your fishes will hang on no matter what cause they know that such movements are worth it as after that,they will get an even better home.Hmm,does island setup refer to all plants in the middle and the sides are left empty or only filled with short plants? If so,it would be nice,go ahead and give it a try=)
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Hi,

It has been a long time since I posted here...since I joined local forums here..anyway just to share the prgoress of the three tanks...

Tank #1

September 2006

October 2006
January 2007
February 2007

Tank #2

September 2006

January 2007
February 2007

Tank #3

August 2006

October 2006
No current picture of this tank #3 yet...

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Beautiful tanks.
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Thank you turbowagon. Soon, due to other commitments, I may have to let go some of the tank, maintaining 5 tanks currently...

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