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Priv_Sim's Planted Tank 54L (Update: 2009 September)

Tank: 60x30x30(cm), 54L
Filter: Internal Juwel Rekord 60
Lightning: 2x15w, 8 hours
Ferts: pressurized CO2 system (8 hours), EI method

Plants:
Anubias barteri var.
nana ?
Anubias
nana Petit
Riccia fluitans
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Vallisneria spiralis
Bacopa australis
Cabomba caroliniana
Pogostemon helferi
Cryptocoryne wendtii
1 more unknown

Fishes:
Dwarf gourami
Rummy nose tetras 5x
Cardinal tetras 5x
Otos 3x

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Cardinals and Rummies



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great job! looks sweet!
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Your cardinals are beautiful!


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Thanks!
I think it is my first proper attempt to make planted tank, few last ones ended in disaster (algae attacks due to unbalanced light, co2 and ferts). This one should be balanced, and maybe some months later I will try aquascaping, because now I just wanted to plant tank heavily.

p.s. sorry for my English.
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I think my tank doesn't get enough of something. Got a bit of thread/hair algae on not quite viable plants (trimmed or planned incorrectly).
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
doesn't grow very well, new shooters are a bit yellow/brown. So I started dosing Fe last week, but nothing changed, maybe my Fe ferts aren't so good, because I get cloudy water after dosing it. And also I have noticed small holes in leaves of Hygrophila polysperma. K deficiency? Can't be, tank gets 23ppm of K every week.

Any ideas, guys?

54L, 30w, 8h photoperiod, 8h co2 (drop checker is green), 50% water change/week
Ferts: KNO3, K2SO4, KH2PO4 (NO3: 24ppm/week, PO4: 2.6ppm/week, K: 23ppm/week) + Easylife Profito trace elements (contains K too) 3mls every other day. Also I was dosing Fe last week due to yellow lilaeopsis, 1-2ml per day of EasyLife Ferro.
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Solved the thread algae problem with EasyLife EasyCarbo. I dose 1.5ml daily. But this product has negative effect - vallisneria is starting to melt
And I think I have figured out why some of the hygrophilas leaves have holes. I thinks it's just because it doesnt need some of them anymore, for example: where I have made some trimming or its too dark.

Anyway, I am quite happy with my tank. Going to install one more bulb in the back soon. There isnt enough light at the back so the background plants are pushing towards front glass and this results a shade for foreground plants.
Also I am planing to add red coulours to this scape, ludwigia repens or ammania gracilis will replace melting vallisneria. And maybe riccia will be replaced by moss... Not sure yet, time will tell :P

Oh and sorry no photos yet, I will upload them next week after small respace and hood's upgrade.

p.s. sorry for my english
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Update!

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Riccia, Anubias, Lilaeopsis:


Valisneria, Hygrophila:


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Bacopa, Cryptocorina:


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The tank looks great! The C. pondertifolia looks awesome too! I love pondertifolias.

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p.s. Your english is near pefect

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Thanks Andrew I appreciate it!

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that carpet looks like it is starting to fill out nicely.
it is micro swords, right?
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that carpet looks like it is starting to fill out nicely.
it is micro swords, right?
yes it is ;]
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Great tank! I really like it.

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Little update

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Looks wonderful. The foreground is stunning! (:


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Few recent photos

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Side view


Ludwigia repens


I am thinking to change right side a bit. Maybe add more hardscape (rocks and driftwood) and cover it with moss.
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