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Sup all its been some time since i been on here but I am back :smile:.. Got a sweet deal on the tank $41 brand new :) had to get it....


Current Equipment updated 10/16
Tank: Acrylic Cube 18x18x20
Lighting: 40watt led flood 6500k
Stand: DIY Black Ada stand formica
CO2: 24oz paintball tank Pressurized, mini power head diffuser
Filter: Rena xp3
Drop Checker: Green yellow

Fertilizers
macro (3 times a week)
1/4 tsp KNO3
1/16 tsp KH2PO4
1/16 tsp MgSO4

CO2 Distribution
2 bubbles per second

Substrate
20 pounds eco complete, 40 pounds CaribSea Instant Aquarium Tahitian Moon Gravel

Hardscape
??
Fish
schooling fish ?
Shrimp
Cherrys, amano

Led Diy Par Readings
 

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nice light!
 

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nice light!
really bright...



Here s an idea...Dont know if you would like it but....

What about a nice aponogeton/sword/barclaya as a centre piece surrounded by HC and a small species of fish?

I know...really simple but you can play with the colours through your fish choice and aponogetons ..well I find them nice/interesting to look at..
 

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nice light!
Thanks little diy and $52 you got yourself a nice light with good par.. Thanks to hoppys lax to par meter tutorial I am getting 80-90par.

really bright...



Here s an idea...Dont know if you would like it but....

What about a nice aponogeton/sword/barclaya as a centre piece surrounded by HC and a small species of fish?

I know...really simple but you can play with the colours through your fish choice and aponogetons ..well I find them nice/interesting to look at..
I know its super bright :p .. Not sure on the swords they grow to big for my taste. I like the barclaya and the Hc.
That's a beautiful tank
thanks cant wait till i have more plants and fish :fish:..

Little update waiting for sunday going to do a big trim on the 24g aquapod will add all the clippings.. How long does hc take to grow? I got some last week and it doesn't look like its growing.. I have a lot of light and a lot of co2.
 

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Update
plands
Dwarf Hairgrass
Tetanthera cardinalis
Cabomba furcata,
think some kind of crypt
HC
Water Hyssop, Bacopa
Blyxa

Also added a hydor koralia nano

 

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What spectrum is your LED flood? How are the plants doing under it? Impressive tank!
Thank you. The spectrum is 6500-7000k so far so good plants are pearling and I am starting to see growth ill post some pictures tomorrow once I add some fish.
 

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simply amazing. may i inquire how how the lamps are hung above the tank. is it a conduit pipe custom bent or was it something else? it matches so well with your tank and stand....
 

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simply amazing. may i inquire how how the lamps are hung above the tank. is it a conduit pipe custom bent or was it something else? it matches so well with your tank and stand....
thank you. You are right its conduit pipe that I bent cut to hide wires and sprayed black.

Nice Job!
Thank you

Plants are growing good but I do have some diatom algae has to be from tank cycling. Anyway added 2 ottos and 2 cherrys shrimps.




Any one know the name of the plant its starting to turn red?


diatom Algae :icon_cry:
 

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Update.
3 Otos
6 Harlequin Rasboras
2 Panda Cory
4 Rummynose Tetra
1 Nerite snail
Is this considered overcrowding I want to also add around 30 cherrys shrimps.
Added a meanwell eln-60-48d also made a diy black acrylic enclosure for the driver waiting for the 3 Digital Blue led Amp Panel Ampmeter and the 10v adapter to finish it off. Everything is growing but some of the stem plants the middle is starting to turn dark and dieing what can cause this?

Under the Tank


Panda cory

Anyone know the name of this plant?
 

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That light is sick. These things are really tempting.
Thanks its worth the cash even better if you buy a good dimmer driver so you have control over the leds.


Nice tank, but what are the legs in the first post photos?
Thanks its a fake dog :p.

Here a update have a problem with the tank its been very cloudy for a few weeks not sure whats the cause, all the test i did are good the ferts haven't changed. I did a 60% water change today and still cloudy I even did full clean on the rena xp3 last week. Only way to clear it up for a few days is use Acurel F 25.

 

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Fantastic! That hairgrass carpet is really coming along!

No, I don't think your tank is overpopulated.
 

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that is really nice. love that red contrast in the middle. i want to try my hand at some dwarf hair grass that looks good.
 

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Wow, looking really nice as it fills in!
 
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