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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey Everyone,

I thought i'd post up a 'journal' of setting up the new tank. :D


Tank - 18x10x12" (35L/9G)

Filtration - Jebo 501 Hang on Filter

Co2 - Hydor NRG co2 system

Lighting - 2x 36W tubes, aqua sun compact reflector

Substrate - Laterite, Garnet sand, Red sea Flora base, 2-3mm brown gravel: in that order.

Heater - Vitapet 50W heater

Ferts - Seachem Flourish liquid and seachem flourish root tabs

Flora - Glosso, pearl grass, rotala, anubias, swords and java fern. Still
thinking about what plants i will use...

Fish - Most likely some neons and maybe a pair of rams.

Im wondering if i should go for driftwood or rocks, please give me your opinions :)

I think thats pretty much everything :D
Im still waiting on most of the stuff to arrive from ASA over the easter break, so i will post up stacks more photos then.

Heres The pics so far... The tank has some water marks that dont want to come off :( but when the water is in the tank, you can barely see them :)

Close up of the laterite (bottom) and Garnet sand (top)

side View

Front view. The little black things are the flourish tabs for root growth or something lol.

44 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hey guys,

Time for an update! :D
Ive been busy in the tank today, i just wasnt happy with the look of the hairgrass in the corner, so i took most of it out and left the best looking bits in there :)

My order from aquaria arrived too. Hmm, the plants wer'nt in the best condition, especially the glosso which had turned brown and gross. The riccia i got is attached to a rock, and the anubias was way to big for my tank, but i attached it to a rock and put it in a bucket. The stem plants are ok i guess :)

The reason their are so many plants at the back of the tank is because im going to grow them all for a few weeks, and when they have established ill pick my favourite two of them, and ditch the rest. If anyone can help me with identifying the plants, please do :) Ive got a bad memory already and im only 13 lol :D

Im still not happy with the light cover lol, i want more yellow!

I have'nt noticed much growth in the plants yet, its probrably because im getting impatient and want to the plants to grow...INSTANTLY :D

Im only dosing flourish, excel and flourish root tabs. Should i be dosing more?

Here's some pics.

Please leave your comments and suggestions of the tank :)


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