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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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My 60L Tank

Hi All!

This is my 60L Planted Tank:

Setup (21/12/2007):

Tank Size:
55x30x35cm

Filtration:
Tetra Whisper 20 External Filter

Lighting:
2 x 24w PL Boyu Lights with 7200K each.

DIY CO2

Substract:
Tropica Plant Substrato 2,5L .
Sand
PenacW
PenacP
Bacter100
Clear Super
Tourmaline BC

Plants:
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Glossotigma
Tenellus
Anubia Nana
Rotala wallichii
Ludwigia arcuata
Didips diandra
Cabomba carolineana

Animals:
2 x Red Crystal Shrimp
2 x Crossocheilus siamensis

Here are the photos:

Day One:






Dinner Time:



Do you guys have any suggestions on how to improve it ?

Greetz

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 06:08 AM
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i like the glosso area and the rocks to prevent it invading the corner section. my only concern is the sand you're using.

is it beach sand?

i've used it a long time ago and after a while rooted plants had trouble in some anaerob area that formed because of the fine sand.


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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ikuzo,

here in Brazil they call it "River Sand"...
Iīm not sure that itīs beach sand...
It dos look like the sand from the beach but I don't think itīs the same...

At least, so far so good. Letīs see what happens in the near future.

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I have now the following animal:

5 x neons
2 x Red Crystal Shrimps
2 x Algae Eaters
1 x Apistograma

Here are the newer pics:

Feb 08:





March 08:





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Your water seems murky, maybe you could do with a bigger filter?
Other than that I'd like to see more plants.
Brilliant layout and well executed.
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i had the same prob with my whisper 20 as well, moved to a larger AC70 HOB and it's super clear now. I have a 26g tank.
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that is a cool piece of wood, looks just like a boot in that last picture
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love the glosso carpet!!!! keep up the good work!!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures that i took today:


Anubia Nana:


Plants Close-up:







Main View:



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Your Water is a little murky. Check that your filter is working properly.
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may i reccomend you put a canister filter (ehiem is great) in addition to your current one (flow set on min). you could put in an extra filter pad and get rid of some of the bioballs. if you have enough biomedia in your other filter

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Very nice, thats a great piece of wood you got in there. Plants look as if they are growing in nicely as well. May i add that the tank might look more peaceful without its backbone so visible.

Andrew

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Some new pics.

My 60l tank and my 30L tank that I use as a backup aquarium:





Now with a Black background:








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