Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:20 pm Post subject: Planted Triangle
Hi, I've started a planted tank almost 2 months ago. This is my first attempt on planted, gradually learning, so advice is needed eagerly.Due to space prob it is a triangular shaped tank.
Tank dimension: It's a triangle shaped one(I'm a student of pure maths and doing my research work on geometry, may be that had affected the tank ), the perpendicular sides r 2' each, the height being 15".
Substrate: I've used laterite topped with river sand both collected and carried on my neck from Burdwan.
Co2: Diy yeast sugar method.
Light: 36wt philips pll with reflector.
Flora: red lily, bacopa(dont know which species), tennulus, spiral val, hm, rotala, needle leaf java fern, anubias petite, najas indica, hygrophilla difformis, polysperma and corrymbosa, another one is there,dont know the species name, rubber amazon.
Fauna: black molly-1,dario dario-10,hockeystick tetra-2,rainbow shrimp-ccant count.
Check out the photos:
"2 tanks, the 2nd one will soon be converted into a planetd one as well"
"having only bacopa, land form, spiral val and 4 red lily bulb at the first day"
"after a week or so, collecting some plants from fellow hobbyists of KAC, the 2 mollys r initially there for cycling purpose, one of them is still in the tank for algae cleaning purpose"
"after another week plants r really in a good condition, bacopa leaves r transforming"
"E. Tennulus, got some cutting from Mithunda"
"these lilys r growing like mad in my tank, this pix is taken after 1 week of plantation, people told me because there is lil plants in the tank,lilys got good nutrients, that's why this rapid growth, but I'm bored of them now"
"taken just today"
"new addition, 10 dario dario, gorgeous lil creatures, added last sunday, already in love with them, but nothing they have eaten till now, tried TB,frozen Blood worms,frozen tubifex worms,spirulina flakes and today evening live tubifex worms..will bring daphnia this sunday"
"penguin/hockeystick tetra livin peacefully with my dario darlings "
"java and lil flame moss being tied to a driftwood few days ago, due to temp I think, not showing any growth yet..my tank temp varies from 29-30, I use ice pack thrice a day"
"the driftwood is not of very good quality, but it's working for now"
"needle leaf java fern, got it from T2da on 28th "
"OMG, I forget my little inverts, there r lot of rainbow shrimp and shrimplets, they r doing fine from the first day"
"And I forget to tell u I'm a born photogrpaher "
Will keep u updated guys. Now it's your turn to provide some suggestion on how to make it beeter.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by tigermath on Thu May 07, 2009 11:29 am; edited 4 times in total
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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:58 am Post subject: Re: Planted Triangle
Favulous photography Avik(I think so).
The dario darios look too good in planted tank.
One little advice from this newbie,you can look for cpu fans for the temp. out there in West Bengal is too high for your mosses.That too flame moss,even more fragile than java moss and grows at a slower rate.Or if you can get hold of a 4"rotary ac fan.It costs sround 220/- and really it will bring down the temp. by 2 to 3 degree centigrade.Ofcourse I am just a newbie You better ask Tirthada or Shameekda.They are far better in this arena.On equerry ,are those mosses cuttings from Shameekda?
But I must say you have an impressive beginner's tank.
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