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My 3ft Tank

My first tank posting here...
Here's my pocket camera shot of my 3x2x2 ft tank.

Not crazy about the fg. but here it is. Comments welcome [good or bad!]:grin:


4X30Fl
2x55PL
8hr light period
Pressurized CO2 + glass diffusor. running 2bps.

3/4 holland sand 1/4 Aquasoil setup.
eheim 2028 P11

1 AC fan 24hrs
temp 26-27+C

Fertilization
Brighty K 3ml and 3ml shade daily.
Supplement with some KH2PO4, KNO3 and K2SO4.
Plus some multi long bottom and monster root.

50%WC every 2 weeks.

Water chemistry not tested since start in May.

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Plants
Peacock Moss
Taiwan Moss
Vallisneria Americana
Cryptocoryne crispatula var balansae
Cryptocoryne crispatula var crispatula
C wendtii brown
Bolbitis heudelotii
Microsorum pteropus 'Phillippine'
Microsorum pteropus 'narrow leaf'
Fissidens nobilis
Fissidens sp.
Eleocharis acicularis
unnamed liverwort ala pellia nicknamed Timmika or Subwassertang.


Fish
Pterophyllum altum
SAE-
Sundadanio axelrodi
Hemmigrammus rodwayi
Copella eigenmanni
Corydoras schwartzi
Corydoras julii
Silver Hatchet
Otocinclus

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WOW! Very nice tank!
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I like this tank! i like the choices of plants as well!
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nice composition and color. I will trade you something for some of that subwassertang...
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Some more pics...


45 degree view of the tank


microsorum pteropus narrow leaf. Move it a little and tinker with light and leaves grow out crooked! :grin:


Close up of some corner with fish whizzing past!


The 'timmika' sandwiched by peacock at the back and Taiwan in front plus a don't remember what name fish in frame hiding.

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very nice. The only critisism I have is the co2 diffuser (i think thats what it is?) on the left. Is there any way you can hide it?
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Thanks guys for the comments-
the CO2 diffusor and airline is crappy. Drives me nuts :lol:
I may figure this one yet!

I actually removed the skimmer to take the shot.
Unfortunately with a clear bg tank equipment are difficult to hide unless i had foresight like Steve!
The other option is to save for an ADA diffusor. hmmm

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nice composition and color. I will trade you something for some of that subwassertang...
Thanks for the comments.
Er... not sure I know how. You're half a world away!

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Beautiful tank. Exceptional. Enter this in the ADA contest.

In college....so no aquariums for a while.....
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jaw drops.

WOW thats a nice tank!

i see that glass fish in that picture hiding....

i feel like a idiot but if i may ask what is the fern in the picture with this caption?"lose up of some corner with fish whizzing past!"

awsome tank!

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Thanks for the comments.
Er... not sure I know how. You're half a world away!
hehehe I was joking...
I did a similar thing with my narrow-leaf java. I love the look. Your tank is beautiful.
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jaw drops.

WOW thats a nice tank!

i see that glass fish in that picture hiding....

i feel like a idiot but if i may ask what is the fern in the picture with this caption?"lose up of some corner with fish whizzing past!"

awsome tank!

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I think it is Bolbitis heudelotii..I have some too.
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I think it is Bolbitis heudelotii..I have some too.
That's the one! This one doesn't grow very big as you can see from the scale. I think it's a different version of it. Amano uses yet another version with lanky saw-tooth leaves[look in the 2006 contest form] This one was sold as mini bolbitis. Its not mini as you can see but the regular bolbitis have fronds 2 to 3X longer.

Thanks for the comments guys.

mrbelvedere-thinking of doing so but need the slowest plants to catch up. IME Fissidens are 6-8 times slower than moss.

fresh_newby: I think it's possible to airmail it. KL Loh has an article at Killies.com on how to.

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mrbelvedere-thinking of doing so but need the slowest plants to catch up. IME Fissidens are 6-8 times slower than moss.

Oh man don't I know it. I have a small mesh with like 40 leaves. Growth is excruciating. But each frond produces a new frond every couple weeks. At least, that's what CPN said.

Is there any noticeable difference in growth between F. nobilis and F. fontanus (maybe the unidentified specimen)?

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