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My planted tank set up (Photo updated, June-2010)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:28 pm Post subject: My planted tank set up (Photo updated, June-2010) Reply with quote

 Re-setup  my  planted  tank  as  I  have  moved  to  my  apartment.
 I  set  up  this  tank  on  7-Nov-09.  Will  upload  some  more  photos  once  it  will  get  stabilized.
 
 Set  up-Dated  7-Nov-09
 
 Specs:
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 Tank  size:  5  X  2  X  2  ft  
 
 Lightning:  
 6  x  36  watt  Philips  PLL
 4  x  36  watt  Philips  tube  light
 
 Presurize  CO2  (4  bps)
 
 Filter:
 1  Dolphin  1200  lt/hr  external  filter
 
 Substrate:
 Aqua  Soil-Amazonia  II
 Decorative  gravel
 
 Plants:
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 Rotala  R
 Hygrophila  Polysperma
 Bacopa
 Ludwiga  Ovalis  
 Sagittaria  Subulata
 Cabomba
 Mayaca  Fluviatilis
 Cryptocoryne
 Riccia  
 Java  moss
 Glossostigma
 
 Some  other  plants  (don’t  know  the  name),  will  update  soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:41 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Comments/suggestion  most  welcome.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:34 am Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Cover  up  the  unused  AS  as  soon  as  possible.  The  scape  looks  good.  But  i  am  not  sure  if  you  get  enough  light  to  grow  low  plants  and  stems.  Also  with  plant  load,  you  need  minimum  5bps  CO2  for  this  tank.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:44 am Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 the  wood  pieces  are  really  nice....looking  forward  to  more  pikks  Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:49 am Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Good  looking  hardscape.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

                                                   
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Cover  up  the  unused  AS  as  soon  as  possible.  The  scape  looks  good.  But  i  am  not  sure  if  you  get  enough  light  to  grow  low  plants  and  stems.  Also  with  plant  load,  you  need  minimum  5bps  CO2  for  this  tank.                

 
 Tirtha,  Can  you  tell  me  why  I  wnt  get  enough  light  to  grow  low  plants  and  stems???  Do  I  need  to  add  more  number  of  tube  light/  PLL  bulbs????  or  is  there  any  other  reason???
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:09 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Thanks  every  one.
 will  update  some  photo  soon  (as  m  out  of  station  right  now)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:13 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Hi
 
 The  Scaping  is  Very  Very  Good,  keep  it  up   Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:02 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up <Suggestion required> Reply with quote

 Some  more  snaps….
 
 After  I  set  up  my  tank,  I  was  out  of  station  for  3  weeks.  Once  I  was  back,  my  tank  was  full  of  algae  Sad  Sad  .  I  could  remove  only  70-80%  of  it.  Most  of  the  algae  are  stuck  with  the  moss.  When  I  try  to  remove  them,  the  moss  is  coming  out  with  it.  Please  advise  how  to  get  rid  of  the  algae.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:22 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Sounds  like  Hair  Algae.  
 Remove  as  much  as  you  can.  
 Do  a  massive  water  change.  
 Increase  CO2
 Introduce  algae  eating  fishes  (Rosy  barbs  eat  Hair  Algae  but  they  may  nibble  on  new  plant  leaves  too)
 
 If  the  above  does  not  work,  do  a  3  day  black  out.
 
 What  about  ferts  dosing?
 
 Cheers
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:13 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 nice  ones
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:58 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Tank  is  shaping  up  well  Prashant   Thumb Up  
 You  need  to  get  some  more  stems  on  the  background
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:44 am Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 looks  awesome.......adding  some  stems  to  plant  densely  would  surely  be  good  for  reducing  algae...but  i  feel  the  whole  look  of  your  tank  might  change....  so  be  choosy  on  what  stems  you  choose.....  
 
 personally  i  like  it  the  way  it  is  now   Thumb Up  
 good  luck  in  getting  rid  of  the  algae.....  ill  keep  an  eye  out  on  how  your  tank  progresses  Smile
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Sounds  like  Hair  Algae.  
 
 What  about  ferts  dosing?
 
 Cheers
 
 Vince                

 
 Thanks  for  the  suggestion.
 I  haven't  yet  started  ferts  dosing,  may  be  from  next  week  will  start  Green  Brighty  Special  LIGHTS.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:25 pm Post subject: Re: My planted tank set up Reply with quote

 Thanks  every  one...
 Do  please  let  me  know  where  I  can  get  a  bunch  of  Rotala  R  in  Bangalore.  I  checked  out  in  few  places  but  nobody  is  having  it  now.
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