OwNeD162 - First Planted Tank - Low Tech 20G - 'The Peak' - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Cool OwNeD162 - First Planted Tank - Low Tech 20G - 'The Peak'

Hey all,
This is my first ever planted tank. I've come from the reefing world, but after not having a tank at all the last 2yrs I decided to setup a low tech planted tank on my desk at work.
Being from the reefing world I couldn't go past the Innovative Marine Fusion Nano 20 as an all in one. I wanted an Iwagumi style setup with a big feature rock, but I also wanted some caves / hiding spots for the shrimp I'm planning on picking up.

The Scape

Straight after planting / water

After everything had calmed down

Top down

Overall I'm quite happy with how the scape turned out. When everything starts to grow in I think it will lend itself to a nice open area on the left for the fish to swim, and the right should grow in to form a dense forest for everything to hide / to add some extra depth and character.

This is the tank after a week

IM Fusion Nano 20
Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0
Hydor 100W Heater
Seachem Purigen
Seachem Matrix

ADA Penac P
ADA Penac W
ADA Power Sand
ADA Bacter 100
ADA Tourmaline BC
ADA Clear Super
ADA Amazonia
ADA La Plata Sand (For decoration)

Seachem Flourish Tabs
Seachem Flourish

Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Alternanthera Reineckii "Mini"
Rotala SP "Green"
Ludwigia Arcuata (Hidden in the back)

Fauna - Still waiting for cycle to complete
Harlequin Rasbora x 12 (Small School)
Otocinclus Catfish x 3 (Algae Control)
Red Cherry Shrimp x 10 (Hopefully they'll reproduce and create a solid community)

Thanks for taking a look, I hope to keep this updated fairly regularly.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 02:43 PM
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Nice setup!!! Congrats!!! Will be following your progress!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 04:34 PM
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How is this tank coming along?

I'm ready to purchase this same tank. Love the dimensions. Originally was going to start Salt Water, but a planted tank kept coming to mind. Maybe cause I miss my 2 tank from 3yrs ago.

Last edited by los78; 05-01-2018 at 08:09 PM. Reason: spell check
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fusion 20, nuvo 20, the peak

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