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Smile Fred's 33Gallon Experience (with new pics)

Hi all.
This is my Juwel 125 as it stands now. I'm very pleased with the layout and plan not to change it but only let it grow. All the fish will be removed except the Ancistrus sp. I shall then like to add 20 or so Cardinal Tetras and them some more undecided fish.

Tank Stats

Filtration- Juwel internal filter and Supafish aqua pro 1 external.

Lighting- 63W for 2 hours, 99W for 5 hours, 63W for 2 hours. All tubes with reflectors.

Lighting layout from front to back is:
25W SunGlo
18W Arcadia Freshwater
18W Interpet Daylight Plus
20W SunGlo
18W Arcadia Freshwater

CO2- Pressurized system with 2Kg fire extinguisher and Ceramic Diffuser

Substrate- ADA Aqua Soil Malaya

Ferts- Tropica Plant Nutrition, 5ml 3x week and DIY NPK 3x week. Nitrate 15ppm, Phosphate 1.5ppm, Potassium 20ppm. 50% water change once per week.

Fish

Keyhole Cichlid
4 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Black Widow
Ancistrus sp.

Plants

Cryptocoryne parva
Cryptocoryne undulata
Cryptocoryne walkeri (lutea)
Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green''
Echinodorus 'Red Flame'
Echinodorus bleheri
Microsorum pteropus
Vesicularia dubyana
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Golden'
Cardamine lyrata
Vallisneria sp.

Water stats

Temperature- 25degreesC.
pH- 6.4
KH- 8
GH- 16
Ammonia & Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 15ppm (what I dosed yesturday and the test kit seems to be right)
Phosphate- 1.5ppm (don't have a test kit for this but dosed yesturday)
Potassium- 20ppm (don't have a test kit for this but dosed yesturday)



Tank with 63W(25W SunGlo, 20W SunGlo and 18W Arcadia Freshwater)




Tank with 99W




Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana)




Anubias barteri var. nana 'Golden'




Crypts




Thanks for looking

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I really like your tank. The jungle looks always appeals to me for some reason. Great work.
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looks great, you have some odd wattages.
FYI- they changed java moss' binomial nomenclature to Taxiphyllum barberi or something like that.

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Thank you both.
Cheers for the info Dufus.
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20 Cardinal tetras added. 4 died however. Only a few came out for the photo. Hope you like. Really would appreicate comments just so the effort was worth it
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I think it looks great
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nice keyhole.
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Thanks guys. The Keyhole is no longer with me, I gave him away. He was a lil terror haha.
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Looks very nice, Fred. Well done!

I hope you are entering the PFK contest...
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Thanks George. It's good to hear feed back from someone who has the same tank. Indeed I am, it's the 17s and under category for me
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Here's some macro shots for you all.







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