Home
Home
Forums
Forums
Downloads
Downloads
Account
Account
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Main Menu   
 
HomeHome  
    Home
Community  
    Forums
    FAQ
    Content
    Gallery
    Reviews
    Surveys
    Topics
Members  
    Private Messages
    Your Account
    Profile
    Members List
Statistics  
    Statistics
Files & Links  
    Downloads
    Web Links
News  
    News
    Submit News
Other  
    Advertising
    Shout Box
    Site Map
    Recommend Us
    Feedback
    Legal Notices


User Info   
 
Good afternoon 
Anonymous



Register
Lost Password
Username
Password

 Online:   
Member(s):

Guest(s):
01. Guest
02. Guest
03. Guest
04. Guest
05. Guest
06. Guest
07. Guest
08. Guest
09. Guest
10. Guest
11. Guest
12. Guest
13. Guest
14. Guest
15. Guest
16. Guest
17. Guest
18. Guest
19. Guest
20. Guest
21. Guest
22. Guest
23. Guest
24. Guest
25. Guest
26. Guest
27. Guest
28. Guest
29. Guest
30. Guest
31. Guest
32. Guest
33. Guest
34. Guest
35. Guest
36. Guest
37. Guest
38. Guest
39. Guest
40. Guest
41. Guest
42. Guest
43. Guest
44. Guest
45. Guest
46. Guest
47. Guest
48. Guest
49. Guest
50. Guest
51. Guest
52. Guest
53. Guest
54. Guest
55. Guest
56. Guest
57. Guest
58. Guest
59. Guest
60. Guest
61. Guest
62. Guest
63. Guest
64. Guest
65. Guest
66. Guest
67. Guest
68. Guest
69. Guest
70. Guest
71. Guest
72. Guest
73. Guest
74. Guest
75. Guest
76. Guest
77. Guest
78. Guest
79. Guest
80. Guest
81. Guest
82. Guest
83. Guest
84. Guest
85. Guest
86. Guest
87. Guest
88. Guest
89. Guest
90. Guest
91. Guest
92. Guest
93. Guest
94. Guest
95. Guest
96. Guest
97. Guest
98. Guest
99. Guest
100. Guest
101. Guest
102. Guest
103. Guest
104. Guest
105. Guest
106. Guest
107. Guest
108. Guest
109. Guest
110. Guest
111. Guest
112. Guest
113. Guest
114. Guest
115. Guest
116. Guest
117. Guest
118. Guest
119. Guest
120. Guest
121. Guest
122. Guest
123. Guest
124. Guest
125. Guest
126. Guest
127. Guest
128. Guest
129. Guest
130. Guest
131. Guest
132. Guest
133. Guest
134. Guest
135. Guest
136. Guest
137. Guest
138. Guest
139. Guest
140. Guest
141. Guest
142. Guest
143. Guest
144. Guest
145. Guest
146. Guest
147. Guest
148. Guest
149. Guest
150. Guest
151. Guest
152. Guest
153. Guest
154. Guest
155. Guest
156. Guest
157. Guest
158. Guest
159. Guest
160. Guest
161. Guest
162. Guest
163. Guest
164. Guest
165. Guest
166. Guest
167. Guest
168. Guest
169. Guest
170. Guest
171. Guest
172. Guest
173. Guest
174. Guest
175. Guest
176. Guest
177. Guest
178. Guest
179. Guest
180. Guest
181. Guest
182. Guest
183. Guest
184. Guest
185. Guest
186. Guest
187. Guest
188. Guest
189. Guest
190. Guest
191. Guest
192. Guest
193. Guest
194. Guest
195. Guest
196. Guest
197. Guest
198. Guest
199. Guest
200. Guest
201. Guest
202. Guest
203. Guest
204. Guest
205. Guest
206. Guest
207. Guest
208. Guest
209. Guest
210. Guest
211. Guest
212. Guest
213. Guest
214. Guest
215. Guest
216. Guest
217. Guest
218. Guest
219. Guest
220. Guest
221. Guest
222. Guest
223. Guest
224. Guest
225. Guest
226. Guest
227. Guest
228. Guest
229. Guest
230. Guest
231. Guest
232. Guest
233. Guest
234. Guest
235. Guest
236. Guest
237. Guest
238. Guest
239. Guest
240. Guest
241. Guest
242. Guest
243. Guest
244. Guest
245. Guest
246. Guest
247. Guest
248. Guest
249. Guest
250. Guest
251. Guest
252. Guest
253. Guest
254. Guest
255. Guest
256. Guest
257. Guest
258. Guest
259. Guest
260. Guest
261. Guest
262. Guest
263. Guest
264. Guest
265. Guest
266. Guest
267. Guest
268. Guest
269. Guest
270. Guest
271. Guest
272. Guest
273. Guest
274. Guest
275. Guest
276. Guest
277. Guest
278. Guest
279. Guest
280. Guest
281. Guest
282. Guest
283. Guest
284. Guest
285. Guest
286. Guest
287. Guest
288. Guest
289. Guest
290. Guest
291. Guest
292. Guest
293. Guest
294. Guest
295. Guest
296. Guest
297. Guest
298. Guest
299. Guest
300. Guest
301. Guest
302. Guest
303. Guest
304. Guest
305. Guest
306. Guest
307. Guest
308. Guest
309. Guest
310. Guest
311. Guest
312. Guest
313. Guest
314. Guest
315. Guest
316. Guest
317. Guest
318. Guest
319. Guest
320. Guest
321. Guest
322. Guest
323. Guest
324. Guest
325. Guest
326. Guest
327. Guest
328. Guest
329. Guest
330. Guest
331. Guest
332. Guest
333. Guest
334. Guest
335. Guest
336. Guest
337. Guest
338. Guest
339. Guest
340. Guest
341. Guest
342. Guest
343. Guest
344. Guest
345. Guest
346. Guest
347. Guest
348. Guest
349. Guest
350. Guest
351. Guest
352. Guest
353. Guest
354. Guest
355. Guest
356. Guest
357. Guest
358. Guest
359. Guest
360. Guest
361. Guest
362. Guest
363. Guest
364. Guest
365. Guest
366. Guest
367. Guest
368. Guest
369. Guest
370. Guest
371. Guest
372. Guest
373. Guest
374. Guest
375. Guest
376. Guest
377. Guest
378. Guest
379. Guest
380. Guest
381. Guest
382. Guest
383. Guest
384. Guest
385. Guest
386. Guest
387. Guest
388. Guest
389. Guest
390. Guest
391. Guest
392. Guest
393. Guest
394. Guest
395. Guest
396. Guest
397. Guest
398. Guest
399. Guest
400. Guest
401. Guest
402. Guest
403. Guest
404. Guest
405. Guest
406. Guest
407. Guest
408. Guest
409. Guest
410. Guest
411. Guest
412. Guest
413. Guest
414. Guest
415. Guest
416. Guest
417. Guest
418. Guest
419. Guest
420. Guest
421. Guest
422. Guest
423. Guest
424. Guest
425. Guest
426. Guest
427. Guest
428. Guest
429. Guest
430. Guest
431. Guest
432. Guest
433. Guest
434. Guest
435. Guest
436. Guest
437. Guest
438. Guest
439. Guest
440. Guest
441. Guest
442. Guest
443. Guest
444. Guest
445. Guest
446. Guest
447. Guest
448. Guest
449. Guest
450. Guest
451. Guest
452. Guest
453. Guest
454. Guest
455. Guest
456. Guest
457. Guest
458. Guest
459. Guest
460. Guest
461. Guest
462. Guest
463. Guest
464. Guest
465. Guest
466. Guest
467. Guest
468. Guest
469. Guest
470. Guest
471. Guest
472. Guest
473. Guest
474. Guest
475. Guest
476. Guest
477. Guest
478. Guest
479. Guest
480. Guest
481. Guest
482. Guest
483. Guest
484. Guest
485. Guest
486. Guest
487. Guest
488. Guest
489. Guest
490. Guest
491. Guest
492. Guest
493. Guest
494. Guest
495. Guest
496. Guest
497. Guest
498. Guest
499. Guest
500. Guest
501. Guest
502. Guest
503. Guest
504. Guest
505. Guest
506. Guest
507. Guest
508. Guest
509. Guest
510. Guest
511. Guest
512. Guest
513. Guest
514. Guest
515. Guest
516. Guest
517. Guest
518. Guest
519. Guest
520. Guest
521. Guest
522. Guest
523. Guest
524. Guest
525. Guest
526. Guest
527. Guest
528. Guest
529. Guest
530. Guest
531. Guest
532. Guest
533. Guest
534. Guest
535. Guest
536. Guest
537. Guest
538. Guest
539. Guest
540. Guest
541. Guest
542. Guest
543. Guest
544. Guest
545. Guest
546. Guest
547. Guest
548. Guest
549. Guest
550. Guest
551. Guest
552. Guest
553. Guest
554. Guest
555. Guest
556. Guest
557. Guest
558. Guest
559. Guest
560. Guest
561. Guest
562. Guest
563. Guest
564. Guest
565. Guest
566. Guest
567. Guest
568. Guest
569. Guest
570. Guest
571. Guest
572. Guest
573. Guest
574. Guest
575. Guest
576. Guest
577. Guest
578. Guest
579. Guest
580. Guest
581. Guest
582. Guest
583. Guest

Most Ever Online:   
 Guest(s): 1,006
 Member(s): 0
 Total: 1,006

Forums Forums:   
 Posts: 340,131
 Topics: 30,836




http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ :: View topic - Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium
Forum Index  |  Search  |  Usergroups  |  Edit your profile  |  Members  |  Log in to check your private messages
Ranks  |  Staff  |  Statistics  |  Board Rules  |  Forum FAQ  |  Log in



Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index -> Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:05 pm Post subject: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi  All,  
 
 This  is  Jawahar  from  Hyderabad  .I  need  suggestions  and  comments  on  two  week  old  planted  tank.  
 
 Tank  dimension  :  36"X18"X18"  
 Substrate  :  red  soil  topped  with  golden  sand  
 lights  :  3  X  39W  PLL  lights  
 plants  :  Red  rotalas  ,  sagiritta,  3  or  4  crypts  ,  rest  I  dont  know  the  names  
 Fishes  :  4  pair  albino  corys  ,  2  female  guppies,  2  pair  black  mollies  ,  3  pair  rosy  barbs   and  few  guppy  and  molly  fries
 Co2  :  DIY  co2  diffused  using  internal  filter  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The  stones  are  placed  on  the  driftwood  to  keep  the  driftwood  in  place  .  Still  the  driftwoods  are  not  completely  sinking  in  water.  
 
 There  is  some  brown  patches  on  the  plant  leaves  and  also  there  is  green  algae  on  glass  edges  in  the  tank  .
 
 Any  suggestions  or  comments  is  most  welcome.  
 
 Thanks,
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Prem kk
Committed Member of IAH
Committed Member of IAH



Joined: Apr 25, 2007
Posts: 1846
Location: Chennai

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:17 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Good  start!  You  have  some  real  good  pieces  of  driftwood.
 
 Few  poins  from  my  end  to  make  your  tank  look  stunning.
 
 1.  Cover  your  background  with  black  vinyl  sticker,  try  to  get  the  one  which  has  a  matt  finish  and  not  glossy.
 2.  Plant  densely  or  you  will  end  up  growing  algae.
 3.  Use  lot  of  stem  plants  in  the  intial  setup  phase.
 4.  Use  more  plants  of  the  same  variety  rather  than  differnet  types  of  plants.  This  will  give  your  tank  a  much  better  look.
 Have  a  look  at  all  the  good  looking  planted  tanks  you  will  notice  not  more  than  3  species  of  plants  will  be  used.
 4.  Use  some  Taiwan  moss  or  Java  moss  to  cover  your  driftwood  this  will  make  it  look  nice  and  also  avoid  algae  from  growing  on  the  wood.
 
 Whats  is  your  lighting  period  and  your  filteration?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
blackghost
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Oct 08, 2005
Posts: 432
Location: Mumbai

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:59 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 That  is  some  seriously  awesome  driftwood!!   Thumb Up  
 Get  some  ottos  to  help  with  the  algae  (if  you  get  any).
 Keep  us  posted  on  how  this  comes  along.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:29 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 @  Prem  ,  Raghu   thanks  for  the  comments  
 
 Lighting  period  is  13  hours  .  I  am  using  an  internal  filter  with  400l/hr  capacity  for  water  circulation.
 
   Initially  I   had  java  moss  tied  to  some  of  the  driftwood  branches  but  the  rosy  barbs  pulled  it  out  and  eated  Sad  some  of  the  mosses  and  some  of  the  mosses  were  floating  loosely  .   I  gave  it  up  after  tying  the  mosses  a  few  times  to  driftwood  .  DO  I   have  to  remove  the  rosy  barbs  ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
nature_lover
Committed Member of IAH
Committed Member of IAH



Joined: Feb 15, 2006
Posts: 2588
Location: Coimbatore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:34 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi  Jawahar,
 
 You  need  more  plants.  Cut  your  lighting  period  to  8  hours.  You  will  run  the  risk  of  an  algae  outbreak.  Your  filtration  is  also  grossly  inadequate.  You  will  need  circulation  of  around  4  times  your  tank  capacity.  A  HOB  or  a  canister  will  be  nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:46 am Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Suraj,   thanks  for  the  suggestions  
 
 I  have  cut  down  the  lighting  period  to  8  hours.  I  had  a  2215  running  in  one  of  my  other  tanks  .  i  moved  it  to  this  tank  .It  really  made  a  difference.  All  the  dust  particles  rotating  in  the  tank  are  now  gone  and  water  has  become  very  clear.
 
 
 It  will  add  more  plants  to  the  tank  this  week  .  Will  update  the  thread   how  the  tank  comes.  
 
 
 If  any  one  have  photos  of  their  planted  tank  when  it  was  two/three  weeks  old  please  post  the  photos  in  this  thread  .   I  want  to  check  if  the  plants  I  have  in  my  tank  are  adequate  to  control  the  algae  after  adding  plants  to  the  tank  this  week.
 
 
 
 thanks,
 Jawahar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Prem kk
Committed Member of IAH
Committed Member of IAH



Joined: Apr 25, 2007
Posts: 1846
Location: Chennai

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:54 am Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
Jawahar  wrote  (View  Post):                
Suraj,   thanks  for  the  suggestions  
 
 I  have  cut  down  the  lighting  period  to  8  hours.  I  had  a  2215  running  in  one  of  my  other  tanks  .  i  moved  it  to  this  tank  .It  really  made  a  difference.  All  the  dust  particles  rotating  in  the  tank  are  now  gone  and  water  has  become  very  clear.
 
 
 It  will  add  more  plants  to  the  tank  this  week  .  Will  update  the  thread   how  the  tank  comes.  
 
 
 If  any  one  have  photos  of  their  planted  tank  when  it  was  two/three  weeks  old  please  post  the  photos  in  this  thread  .   I  want  to  check  if  the  plants  I  have  in  my  tank  are  adequate  to  control  the  algae  after  adding  plants  to  the  tank  this  week.
 
 
 
 thanks,
 Jawahar.                

 
 Posting  other  tank  pictures  which  was  2  or  3  weeks  old  will  not  help  you  to  asses  if  you  have  everything  under  control.
 
 The  key  to  control  algae  is  to  plant  densely  from  day  one,  consistent  photo  period  and  Co2  with  weekly  water  changes  and  your  tank  will  be  algae  free.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Aquarium   tank  after  1  month  
 
 
 
 1.  Added  few  plants  in  background  .  
 2.  Removed  rosy  barbs  as  they  were  dragging  the  mosses   from  the  thread.
 3.  Added  two  pairs  of  angels   and  one  pait  of  Ottos
 4.  Trying  to  tie  moss  to  driftwood  created  a  huge  mess.  The  driftwood  position  got  changed  .I  dont  want  to  disturb  the  substrate  so  left  the  driftwood  in  new  position.
 
 
 Algae  in  the  tank  has  come  down  .There  is  no  trace  of  brown  algae  in  the  tank  now  .only  some  small  traces  of  green  algae  in  driftwood  at  very  few  places  .
 
 
 Still  having  following  problems  
 
   There  is  not  much  pearling  in  the  plants  except  moss  and  java  fern  .  Currently  co2  from  DIY  co2  setup   is  diffused  to  inlet  of  Eheim  filter  and  co2  is  mixed  within  the  filter  and  comes  as  small  bubbles  in  filter  outlet  .  Is  the  plants  not  pearling  because  of  not  enough  co2.  The  tanks  has  3X36W  philips  pll  lights.  The  water  in  my  place  is  little  bit  hard  .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:51 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Few  more  photos  of  the  tank
 
 
 
 
 
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
niroo
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 425
Location: Satara,Maharashtra

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:59 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Beautiful  Driftwood...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
arvindshetty
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 724
Location: Mumbai

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Nice  setup  ,  but  the  filter  outlet  looks  distracting.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Venki
Frequent Visitor to IAH
Frequent Visitor to IAH



Joined: Dec 02, 2008
Posts: 170
Location: Devasandra, KR Puram, Bangalore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:03 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Good  setup  mate  Thumb Up  
 
 I  noticed  a  blue  colored  fish  in  your  tank.  What  is  it??  If  it  is  Blue  Morph,  take  it  out  from  your  tank  and  keep  it  separately..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Yogesh
Moderator
Moderator



Joined: Sep 18, 2005
Posts: 3515


Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:11 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Jawahar,
 
 Nice  looking  setup  &  fishes.  Please  have  filter  inlet  &  outlet  on  side  &  back  glass  of  your  tank  respectively.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
angel_lover
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Apr 14, 2008
Posts: 467
Location: Kengeri, Bangalore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:26 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Nice  driftwood.  Where  did  you  get  it  from?  Is  it  a  single  piece  or  several  tied  together?  I'm  sure  your  Tuxedo  Angels  would  love  this  tank.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jawahar
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 67
Location: Banglore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:37 am Post subject: Re: Suggestions required on 3 ft planted aquarium Reply with quote

 @Niranjan  ,Arvind,Venkat,Yogesh,Rahul  
 
 Thanks  for  comments/suggestions.
 
 I  will  move  the  filter  outlet  to  back  side  of  the  tank  .  The  problem  is  when  outlet  is  placed  in  backside  of  the  tank  the  water  current  from  the  filter  outlet  is  pushing  the  stem  plants  in  the  background.
 
 The  driftwood  setup   is  made  of  three  driftwoods  tied  togeather.  Two  driftwoods  I  got  from  LFS  in  Hyderabad.  One  of  the  driftwoods   I  got  from  Dev  ,  Hyderabad  .His   IAH  id  is  Severumkid.  
 
 Currently  I  have  the  following  fishes  in  the  tank  
 
 1.  2  pair  tuxedo  angles
 2.  3  pair  zebras
 3.  2  female  guppies  and  guppy  fry
 4.  4  black  mollies
 5.  4  pair  of  corydoras
 6.  4  blue  Rams  (Papiliochromis  ramirezi)   (  Blue  color  fish  in  the  photo)
 
 Can  we  have  Rams  with  other  fishes  in  the  tank?  
 
 thanks,
 Jawahar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:
Post new topic  Reply to topic   printer-friendly view http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index ->  Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria All times are UTC + 5.5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum




Powered By: phpBB © 2001 - 2006 phpBB Group
Nuke-Evo Conversion By: Evo-Themez | iCGstation v1.0 Template By Ray


[News Feed] [Forums Feed] [Downloads Feed] [Web Links Feed] [Validate robots.txt]


Forum Modification Pack by Revolution-Mods.

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2006 by Francisco Burzi.
All logos, trademarks and posts in this site are property of their respective owners, all the rest © 2006 by the site owner.
Powered by Nuke-Evolution
[ Page Generation: 6048 Seconds | Memory Usage: 3.3 MB | DB Queries: 123 ]

Do Not Click