New 4ft Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 14
New 4ft Tank

Hi All

I've finally decided to give away marine tank keeping which has always been my main aquarium discipline

I've tried planted tank keeping before but never really gave it a chance to take off before heading back to the saltwater side

This is what I have setup at the moment

4ftx2ftx1.5ft High
Pressurised C02
Sump with Jebao DCT4000 Water Return Pump
Up Aqua U Series 120cm P LED Lighting
DIY Substrate using this method DIY substrate - General Aquarium Discussion - QLD Aquarium Forum

I've planted the following plants

Micranthemum sp. Monte Carlo 'Gold Coast'
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini
Rotala sp. Mini Butterfly
Blyxa japonica
Java Fern (Not sure about keeping this)
Another stem unsure what it is


I've thinking about adding the following mid ground plants

BACOPA SP JAPAN
HETERANTHERA ZOSTERIFOLIA
POGOSTEMON HELFERI

Things seem to be going 100 miles a minute and I'm not sure if I am on the right track or not, should I just pull it all out now and start again?
The flow from the return pump seems a bit strong at the moment and I am unsure how to slow it down
I'm not sure if the lighting is adequate, but I am seeing growth

I've always struggled with artistic vision and I'm not sure if I am on track for a nice looking tank or something that is just going to be visual chaos
I generally enjoy heavily planted tanks, more the other styles, dutch jungles I guess

I'm looking to remove the white stones and the driftwood, it was just something i was looking into


I've included a photo below




Thanks
Talmier is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome