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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-12-2015, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Tank update: Excited

This is my very first tank. Ive spent a total of only 80$ in this tank. Most of it is DIY. Found a local guy who sells plants dead cheap. Recently updated the lighting. I am so excited to see the proper green exposure.

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Good results. Don't overdo the light.
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Its 6500k 11-13W CFL. Also had a small doubt about CFL toxicity. I will be sitting like 3 feet away from the tank for quite long in a day. Its in my office. Is there any harmful radiations that I need to worry about?

Hey Guys so new to the hobby. So excited to be here.
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Nah, your cfl is fine. It's only when broken it can be dangerous. And even then unless you're sticking your face in It and running your hands in the Mercury, I wouldn't worry too much.
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Off to a good start. A pair of tweezers will really help tending to the monte carlo (read your difficulty in the other thread). A lot of those exposed roots and vertical pieces would do better pushed down into the sub more. It's not a delicate plant so you can just push the wayward pieces down, doesnt matter if you bury a few leaves, etc.
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Off to a good start. A pair of tweezers will really help tending to the monte carlo (read your difficulty in the other thread). A lot of those exposed roots and vertical pieces would do better pushed down into the sub more. It's not a delicate plant so you can just push the wayward pieces down, doesnt matter if you bury a few leaves, etc.
Wow Thanks a lot for that awesome reply. I will get a tweezer at the earlist possible time. Truly good to know that the tank is at a good start. Once again man, thanks for taking a closer look


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That's a cute lil tank. Can you describe the set up a bit please?

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That's a cute lil tank. Can you describe the set up a bit please?
yep yep totally. I got the tank like a year back for fish only hobby. Then slowly got sold on the planted tank idea. Was low on cash to go for a full on setup. So seaked a cheap method.

Got repacked ADA soil from Ebay - 10$

Got the plants from a neighbouring state here in India for real cheap price. Aquaswild -Aquarium plants at incredible prices. - 10$ (total plants cost)

Bought fourish excell and leaf zone for - 20$

The tank is an imported tank from China cost me - 30$

The diffuser cost me - 10$

Had to replace the regular led light the tank already had with a product from rs-aqua.com the model was

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00LPDDL0W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
cost me - 20$

total of 100$ i guess.

The tank lenghth is 1 feet depth is 1 feed. breadth is 1/2 feet.

Smaller than a nano tank.

The plants in there are Crypt venditti and monte carlo (not sure whats the name of that stem plant.

Hey Guys so new to the hobby. So excited to be here.
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