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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:18 am Post subject: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Hi,  here  am  presenting  my  first  3  months  old  Planted  tank.  Please  take  a  look  and  let  me  know  if  any  modification  is  required.
 
 Tank  Size:  3'x2'Hx1.5'
 
 Lights:  4  2'  18  watt  T8s  with  Reflector
 
 Substrates:  Normal  Soil(1.5")  and  Top  of  that  Sand  Layer  (2")
 
 Nutrients:  PMDD  Micro  And  Macro  Dosing  every  alternate  day.  With  DIY  CO2
 
 Flora:
 Echinodorus  ozelot  
 Hygrophila  difformis  
 Vallisneria  americana  (gigantea)  
 Egeria  densa  
 Cabomba  
 Dwarf  Amazon  
 Hair  Grass  (Very  Few)
 Riccia
 Java  Fern
 Windelov  Fern
 Anubias  Nana
 
 Java  Fern,  Windelov  I  have  received  last  week  and  they  are  badly  hit  in  the  summer  while  transportation.  Hope  they  will  recover  soon.
 
 Fauna:
 The  tank  is  almost  Fishless.  As  of  now  It  contains,
 2  Clown  Loach
 3  GAE
 1  Sucker  Mouth
 
 Yesterday  I  have  added,
 4  Ramerezi
 4  Neon  Gourami  
 
 I  like  to  thank  Raghu  V  for  his  In  and  Out  help  Since  the  first  day.  Without  his  help  it  would  not  have  been  possible  to  grow  a  single  leaf  in  my  tank.
 
 Thanks  Sudipto  da,  to  share  Java  Fern  and  Windelov  with  me.  And  like  to  thank  all  IAH  members  to  provide  lots  of  ├é┬ávaluable  information  in  the  forum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Please  comment,  so  I  can  improve.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:36 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Trithankar,
 
 Your  tank  looks  very  impressive  &  awesome,  especially  the  Riccia  bed  and  the  tank  background.Is  the  background  a  poster  or  a  DIY  one  using  styrofoam?
 
 cheers
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:04 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Tirthankar,
 
 Very  nice  kooking  tank.  Looks  very  much  like  a  biotope.
 
 Regards,
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:35 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Thirthankar,
   Super  tank.
 
 May  be  a  couple  more  red  steams  would  make  it  look  even  better.
 
 Also  i  would  say  get  rid  of  the  internal  filter  and  llok  out  for  more  options  and  look  at  Co2  if  possible.
 
 Raghu
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:01 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Super.......  Clapping   Clapping   Clapping  
 
 Ajith
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:52 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  babuvt,  This  is  not  DIY  styrofoam  back  ground.  This  is  just  a  poster  with  Stones  and  Moss  Picture.  
 
 Raghu,  thanks  for  your  advise.  I  am  also  trying  to  get  rid  of  this  internal  filter  and  get  a  hang  on  or  something  like  that.  But  the  main  problem  is  It's  not  a  open  tank.  So  could  not  able  to  install  a  hang  on.  
 I  am  using  DIY  CO2  yeast  reactor  which  is  connected  to  the  power  filter  to  diffuse  the  CO2  in  water.
 
 Thanks  everyone  for  the  complement.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:56 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Great  tank  Tirthankar   Thumb Up  the  riccia  rocks  are  looking  very  good.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Beautiful   Thumb Up   Thumb Up  
 ...  I  think  this  is  the  LOW-TECH  planted  tank  with  HI-TECH  look.  Correct  me  if  I  am  wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 1:52 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 mast  tank  hai  tirtha  bhai.  maza  a  gaya.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:11 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
DJ_Rocky  wrote  (View  Post):                
Beautiful   Thumb Up   Thumb Up  
 ...  I  think  this  is  the  LOW-TECH  planted  tank  with  HI-TECH  look.  Correct  me  if  
 I  am  wrong.                

 
 Good  looking  tank  tirthankar.
 I  love  the  riccia  rocks  too.  what  are  those  black  pathces  on  the  riccia  rock?
 @DJRocky
 whats  your  definition  of  low  tech  tank  ?
 just  becoz  he  uses  DIY  co2  doesnt  mean  its  a  low  tech  tank.
 You  may  want  to  do  some  reading  about  low  tech  tank.
 they  are  typically  tank  with  soil  base,low  light,  No  Co2  and  no  external  fertilizers.The  excess  fish  food  serves  as  fertilizer.
 No  Water  Changes  for  months  together.  etc  etc.
 There  is  much  more  to  it  than  whatever  i  wrote  here.
 Please  search  for  Diana  Walstad's  Ecology  of  planted  aquarium  to  learn  more  about  Low  tech  Tanks.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:37 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Black  paches  on  the  Riccia  stones  are  nothing  but  shadows   Razz
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:34 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 Tirthankar
 
 Nice  tank  and  very  impressive  set  up.  Add  some  bush  plants  with  smaller  leaves  to  accentuate  the  effect  of  Ricia  stone.
 
 Nice  work,  keep  it  up.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:47 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 simply  superb...  Thumb Up
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 The  tank  looks  nice   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:08 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank Reply with quote

 wow,  that's  really  great  Tirthankar!  considering  it's  just  3  months  old,  very  impressive.  I  need  to  learn  a  lot  from  you  Smile
 
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