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P1 – Intro
P2 – Pictures and description of the automatic water changer, AquaController, X10 computer interface, UV, dosing system and filter system
P2 – Macro shots of aquatic flowers
P3 – Description of the water drain approach and dosing system
P3 – Macro shots of Cardinal and Wavy Sword plant flower
P4 – Description of RO/DI and blending of water source
P4 – Macro pictures of Serpae Tetra, aquatic flower of Pigmy Sword Plant and picture of Heckel
P5 – Description of my Heckels
P? - Coming updates of improved Auto Water Change system
Just joined the forum and have been reading a number of post. First, this is great place to learn about planted aquariums. Second, everything that I have read makes me believe it’s a very helpful and civil group… After reading the various post, I decided that I would post my experience with my Tenecor which is really a Marine tank that I am using for a planted discus tank. I setup the tank September 16, 2006. I wish that I had joined this forum before putting together my supplies and assembling everything. I would have definitely made some adjustments in my choices (especially substrate). I have made some changes and had a bout with BGA that came with the tank. The tank was used and I was clueless about BGA and realized that I was loosing the battle and my plants were not doing very well.
I will detail the setup later but thought that I would attached pictures of my first attempt at a planted discus aquarium. After viewing many of the other tanks, I will be making a number of adjustments and welcome any advise in so far as aquascaping (new word?).
The first picture is a week after the initial setup. You can see the beginning of the BGA and that the plants are not doing very well. Within a few days after this picture, it started taking over the aquarium. The other pictures were taken more recently after I eradicated the BGA.
The tank as of Oct 17th
Some close ups
In my next post, I'll go over what I did to get control of the BGA and the components in this setup.