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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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30gallon lightly planted tank

i have a 30 gallon eclipse system 2 tank, the dimensions are 24"long, 12"deep, 24"high, i've had this tank for almost 2 years and it has gone through many morphs, i am yet to be happy with it, i need a suitable driftwood branch to really fill it up, it is really low tech, it has a 30watt bulb that makes it even less than 1wpg because of the height of the tank, the substrate is now sand, it used to be eco-complete, my two nana's have done very well in there, other than that the java fern has done ok, two days ago i've added a tiger lotus and a little bunch of stem plants from my 65gallong cuttings, currently it homes my paired koi angel, one bolivian ram, one flag fish, and a trio of cories, here's what it looks like now, excuse bad pix





here's how it looked like 4 months ago



this is what it looked like 1+ year ago




Aqueon 120 gallon community (planted)
ADA 120p - 65 gallon community (planted)
Eclipse system II tall - 30 gallon - mixed community (non planted)
AGA 20 gallon - lake Tanganyika shell dwellers (semi planted)
6.6 gallon nano planted red cherry shrimp (planted)
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no comments?? is it really that bad?!

Aqueon 120 gallon community (planted)
ADA 120p - 65 gallon community (planted)
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AGA 20 gallon - lake Tanganyika shell dwellers (semi planted)
6.6 gallon nano planted red cherry shrimp (planted)
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I like the layout, it just needs a little time to grow in . Speaking of that, I'm a little concerned about how well they'll grow with that lighting. Any plans to upgrade?
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rr, right now the main plants are the anubias nana, they have been in that light for 1.5 years and have done very well imo, you can see how big they are now compared to the 1+ year picture, the jave fern has not grown much, but has maintained its size steadily which i am happy with, the stem plant, if it just survives and grows very slowly i will be happy, if it does not survive it won't bother me, the lotus - i really hope makes it

i plan on adding other anubias species and see if i can make it mainly an anubias sp. tank, i have not seen many of those, so it might be interesting to see what can be achieved with 1wpg or less in a very low tech environment

Aqueon 120 gallon community (planted)
ADA 120p - 65 gallon community (planted)
Eclipse system II tall - 30 gallon - mixed community (non planted)
AGA 20 gallon - lake Tanganyika shell dwellers (semi planted)
6.6 gallon nano planted red cherry shrimp (planted)
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I wasn't worried about the anubias in the least lol, I've had anubias grow in about .5 wpg. I was just worried about the low light for the others with how deep the tank is, but if you're fine with it, I'm fine with it haha. Again, I think it looks like a nice start .
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