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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:21 am Post subject: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Hi  guys,
 
 Its  been  a  week  I  completed  setting  up  my  planted  tank  and  here  are  the  pics..........

 
 
 
 
 This  is  a  lowtech  lowcost  setup......i  completed  the  entire  setup  less  than  4k.  Everythin  was  custom  built  and  I  used  whatever  I  had  with  my  previous  setup.  
 
 Specs:
 
 Tank  Size:  29Lx11Wx25H  (  its  a  very  odd  tank  size  since  it  was  a  vertical  tank  and  i  modified  to  a  horizontal  one  since  i  didnt  want  to  buy  a  new  one)
 Fliteration:  Submersible  Boyu  powerhead  +  Filter.
 Lighting:  Custom  low  cost  hood  with  2x  18W  philips  CFL  (  I  know  the  lighting  is  a  little  less)
 Plants:  Less  demanding  easy  growing  plants.  I  am  using  some  basic  plant  fertilizers.
 Substrate:  Just  pure  river  sand.(  it  worked  really  well  with  my  vallis  in  my  previous  setup,  and  i  can  already  see  some  roots  and  new  leaves  from  other  plants,  so  it  shud  work)
 CO2:  For  now  only  using  CO2  tablets(  would  make  a  DIY  kit  soon)
 Fish:  Guppies  and  platies,  some  neon  tetras  coming  soon.  Also  hoping  for  a  male  betta.

 
 
 
 Backview  of  my  tank.......
 
 
 
 Hope  you  could  note  the  oxygen  drop.....pretty  amazing.  The  plants  have  started  photosynthesizing  but  quite  slow  since  its  just  enough  light  and  low  co2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Just  a  pair  of  platies  and  3  guppies  till  the  tank  stabilises.  I  would  be  adding  neons  once  the  tank  stabilises  and  plants  start  growing.
 
 
 
 My  plants  look  like  they  are  healthy,  some  old  leaves  are  withering  and  i  guess  thats  normal  for  a  new  setup.  I  could  even  see  some  baby  leaves  and  roots  grasping  well  to  the  substrate.  Seems  like  a  good  sign.
 
 
 
 Custom  hood  made  at  kolathur  real  cheap.  I  fixed  the  2x  philips  18W  CFL  lights  myself.  Using  two  different  colors  for  added  spectrum  and  to  bring  the  reds  in  plants  and  fishes.
 
 Let  me  know  what  you  feel.  I  hope  to  prove  with  this  setup  that  planted  tank  is  easy  to  maintain  and  not  really  expensive.  Would  update  this  setup  every  month  or  two.
 Keep  reading.
 
 Thanks  for  taking  time  to  view  this  post  guys.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:02 am Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Male  Betta  &  Guppies?  Not  a  good  idea  though...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:36 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Nice  setup  for  4K,  add  more  plants  to  you  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:32 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Ram,  the  whole  idea  is  to  let  the  plants  grow  and  multiply  by  themselves.  Would  update  it  after  a  month  or  two.  
 Hope  to  see  lush  growth  by  then.
 ..............
 Anand.....some  people  say  betta  could  live  peacefully  with  guppies,  platies,  and  tetras.........did  a  lot  of  reading  online  and  the  conclusion  is  for  some  it  works  and  some  it  doesnt......hope  to  try,  but  i  wont  stress  the  betta........would  have  a  second  tank  ready.  Nothing  looks  as  good  as  a  Blue  betta  in  a  planted  community  tank........hope  it  works.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:39 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Hey  buddy,
 
 The  lights  seem  to  have  a  yellow  shade?  is  it  the  picture  illusion  or  the  lights  being  warm(<6500K)Do  chang  it.
 Must  say  nice  daring  setup.  Vals  should  fill  up  soon,  and  would  sure  become  a  pain  if  they  do.
 
 Goodluck.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:42 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Hey  sai,  thanks.
 
 I  am  using  two  different  color  intensities  to  increase  spectrum.......i  did  see  some  improvement  with  increasing  the  spectrum  last  time.....  if  it  doesnt  work,  i  would  either  add  one  more  CFL  or  simply  aquascape  in  such  a  way  that  low  light  plants  stay  towards  the  yellow  light  of  the  tank.  Keeping  my  fingers  crossed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:02 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 nice  tank  rez  craze.  however  i  felt  that  as  you  need  to  have  a  less  maintainance(No  CO2  etc)  aquarium....
 let  me  give  you  an  idea  of  a  really  beautiful  and  less  maintainance  tank.  any  light  and  50%  weelky  water  change  will  suffice.  added  ferts  will  be  a  bonus.
 
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 just  an  idea  as  i  felt  that  you  needed  a  great  looking  tank  without  the  hassles.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:20 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 vallisneria  a  beautiful  plant.  i  have  used  to  a  very  great  level  before  when  i  was  low  tech...then  came  the  hunger  to  be  high  tech  and  grow  more  variety.  but  i  was  with  my  low  tech  tank  for  about  8  months......and  neons  looked  amazing  in  it.
 
 all  you  can  do  is  get  a  big  beautiful  looking  driftwood  and  keep  it  under  vallisneria  shade.  tie  some  java  fern  etc  to  it  at  a  part  where  vallisneria  shade  is  not  too  thick  and  viola.....you  will  have  great  looking  tank  without  even  worrying  about  algae.
 
 this  was  my  old  tank...very  very  low  maintainance  CLICK  HERE  TOO  Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:33 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 Great  pics.  Thumb Up  
 Being  a  newbie  (with  no  knowledge  of  aquatic  plants!),  I  don't  understand  the  technical  fundas,  but  the  tank  looks  great!
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 Thanks  aquamate........its  not  that  complex........almost  anyone  could  do  it.  Just  involves  a  bit  of  research  and  patience.
 You  too  should  try  one......since  it  wont  be  a  big  deal  for  you  as  you  own  quite  a  few  tanks.  All  you  need  is  some  proper  substrate,  light  and  some  hardy  plants.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:00 am Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

                                                   
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Ram,  the  whole  idea  is  to  let  the  plants  grow  and  multiply  by  themselves.  Would  update  it  after  a  month  or  two.  
 Hope  to  see  lush  growth  by  then.
 ..............
                 

 
 reason  to  add  more  plants  is  to  avoid  nutrients  leach,  since  its  a  new  set  up  there  would  be  exes  nutrients  which  could  result  in  algae  breakout.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:25 pm Post subject: Re: My New Planted Tank- Please view and comment Reply with quote

 i  second  Ram,  you  could  use  some  more  plants....may  be  plant  them  for  a  few  weeks  and  take  it  off  later....the  extra  nutrients  in  a  new  tank  with  less  plants  to  suck  them  up  might  result  in  algae  breakout....just  a  suggestion  :)
 
 the  tank  looks  very  good  for  a  lowtech-lowprice   Thumb Up  
 
 
                                                 
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   Nothing  looks  as  good  as  a  Blue  betta  in  a  planted  community  tank........hope  it  works.
                 

 
 you  mean  like  this?  Smile  the  pics  aren't  good  though....
 
 
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 Thanks  Ram  and  koolkat.  Thanks  really  for  your  suggestions.
 
 Could  someone  tell  me  how  long  does  it  take  for  algae  to  bloom  in  a  new  setup?  I  mean  the  minimum  time  necessary  in  a  new  tank  for  an  algae  bloom    Its  been  almost  a  week  now  with  no  signs  of  algae.....I  would  also  be  introducing  a  couple  of  algae  eaters  just  to  be  safe.
 
 Koolkat,  I  love  your  betta.....is  that  a  community  setup?  Can  betta  live  with  guppies,  platies,  mollies,  neons  and  rasboras?  Im  so  desperate  for  a  betta  in  my  tank............but  only  do  so  after  enough  research.  Dont  want  a  war  zone  in  my  tank.
 
 Thanks  everyone.
 
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 You  for  sure  need  more  plants  in  that  tank  if  you  want  to  avoid  algae.  The  more  densely  you  plant  in  the  start  the  better.
 
 There  is  no  rule  that  algae  has  to  appear  in  your  tank  or  new  tank.  
 
 Plant  densely
 Keep  up  with  water  changes
 Dose  correctly
 Keep  your  fish  load  minimum  
 
 You  should  have  a  cool  nice  tank.
 
 Good  luck!
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 Guys  i  forgot  to  mention  that  im  using  RO(Reverse  Osmosis)  Water  for  my  tank.  Read  it  would  contain  algae  growth.  Let  me  know  of  your  experiences  with  Algae  and  RO  water.
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