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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:18 am Post subject: Re: Black water setup:: Need advice. Reply with quote

 Rajiv....  make  a  full  list  on  the  total  requirements  of  Neons  from  Delhi  NCR  group.  If  it  is  a  good  number,  I  will  try  to  get  a  better  deal  from  some  guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:45 am Post subject: Re: Black water setup:: Need advice. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Guys  want  to  setup  a  Black  Water  setup.  Suggestions  are  most  welcome.
 
 Tank  Size:  45  X  30  X  30  cm.
 
 Please  clear  some  doubts.
 
 1.  Which  locally  available  leaves  can  I  used  to  turn  water  black?  In  an  old  topic  read  about  jackfruit  leaves.  Jackfruit  tree  is  available  in  my  school  premises.  From  where  can  I  get  almond  leaves?
 
 2.  I  want  to  keep  only  Neon  Tetras.  Please  suggest  another  fish/invertebrates  with  these?
 
 3.  How  much  light  will  be  sufficient?
 
 4.  Can  I  grow  any  plants  from  Neon  tetra  biotype?  What  about  water  lettuce?
 
 5.  Which  material  should  I  use  as  background?  Simple  black  paper  or  rocks.
 
 6.  I  have  a  very  beautiful  branch  of  LEMON  tree.  I  want  to  use  it  in  this  aquarium.  Lemon  wood  is  aquarium  compatible  and  I  used  it  successfully.  But  its  color  is  white.  How  can  I  turn  it  in  black  color?                

 
 Rajiv,  some  attempts  to  answer
 1.  Check  out  Big  fish....they  had  almond  leaves  (dried)  some  times  back.  That  is  when  I  used  it  in  my  BW  tank
 2.  There  are  two  types  of  BW  setup  you  can  do....one  the  rio  negro,  you  can  also  try  a  south  Asian  BW  setup.  With  Neons  yu  can  put  some  Bolivian  Rams  too
 3.  Light  requiremsts....1w/gallon  should  be  Ok.43.  Plants....I  was  trying  a  South  Asian  biotope...so  Ferns  and  Crypts  were  doing  fine  in  my  setup
 5.  Simple  black  paper  would  be  fine.  Use  some  nice  driftwoods  too....more  they  tan  the  better
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:27 am Post subject: Re: Black water setup:: Need advice. Reply with quote

                                                   
Tirtha  C  wrote  (View  Post):                
Rajiv....  make  a  full  list  on  the  total  requirements  of  Neons  from  Delhi  NCR  group.  If  it  is  a  good  number,  I  will  try  to  get  a  better  deal  from  some  guys.                

 
 At  present  we  can  order  250+  neons  but  wait  some  more  days.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:54 am Post subject: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Guys,  I  setup  the  aquarium  with  following  specifications:
 
 Light:  CFL  27  watt.
 Substrate:  River  sand+cocopeat+soilrite
 Added  some  jackfruit  leaves.
 Plants:  cryptocoryne  pontederiifolia,  cryptocoryne  blassii,  cryptocoryne  crispatula,  Vallesnaria  sp.
 Fish:  Will  add  a  pair  of  gourami  and  1  Betta  male  with  3-4  female  bettas.
 
 
 
 Suggestions  and  advice  are  most  welcome  to  setup  purely  South  East  Asian  Blackwater  setup.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:48 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Hi  Rajiv  Ji,
 As  per  my  thinking,  the  woods  are  not  making  any  significant  impact  on  the  setup.
 Some  good  pieces  of  driftwood  is  required  to  make  it  great,  if  it  is  going  to  be  one  of  your  show  tank.
 And  also  if  I  am  not  wrong  it  requires  some  more  plants.
 
 Else  it  looks  good  Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:01 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Abhishek,  this  tank  will  convert  in  a  crypt  jungle  in  a  few  days.  I  have  a  lot  of  woods  to  put  in  this  tank  but  I  saw  a  video  on  net  and  that  have  same  looking  woods  with  some  floating  plants.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:33 pm Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Then  its  fine,  I  just  voiced  my  opinion  Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:05 pm Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Rajiv/Tirtha,
 
 Please  do  let  me  know  as  and  when  the  neons  arrive  and  if  you  can  spare  4  pairs  -  would  be  interested  in  picking  them  up.
 
 Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:50 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 @Rajiv,  Do  let  me  know  when  you  are  ordering  neons,  I  need  some  of  them  .
 Also  it  seems  you  have  converted  your  existing  tank  to  black  water  as  there  is  lots  of  Algea  on  the  glass.  In  my  opinion  the  number  of  leaves  you  have  put  is  less,  you  will  not  get  enough  tanins   and  reduce  the  light.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:19 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Hi  Rajiv,
 
 Few  suggestions:
 
 >Tank  looks  small,  so  get  thinner  woods
 >Hide  the  filter,  do  what  ever-  hide  it.
 >Heater-  to  be  hidden  too.  Could  have  gone  below  the  substrate.
 >Add  leaves  in  the  foreground-  so  that  you  will  see  the  fish.  Foreground  plants  might  not  really  suit  this  b-tope.
 >Use  as  less+as  less  species  of  plants  a  possible:-  thats  how  it  is  in  few  ~squaremeters~  of  wild=>  single  species  or  just  a  couple.
 >Get  a  darker  background,  shades  from  dark  yellow->  brown->  black  will  be  nicer,  mUch  nicer!  Thumb Up  
 >  Add  some  algae  on  the  rocks  Chuckle  ,  BBA  will  be  preferable.  
 
 Good  luck...  and  wish  you  a  happy  clean  tank.
 Seasons  greetings.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:04 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 like  your  tank...do  not  do  anything  if  you  like  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:57 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Rajiv,
 
 Few  suggestions:
 
 >Tank  looks  small,  so  get  thinner  woods
 >Hide  the  filter,  do  what  ever-  hide  it.
 >Heater-  to  be  hidden  too.  Could  have  gone  below  the  substrate.
 >Add  leaves  in  the  foreground-  so  that  you  will  see  the  fish.  Foreground  plants  might  not  really  suit  this  b-tope.
 >Use  as  less+as  less  species  of  plants  a  possible:-  thats  how  it  is  in  few  ~squaremeters~  of  wild=>  single  species  or  just  a  couple.
 >Get  a  darker  background,  shades  from  dark  yellow->  brown->  black  will  be  nicer,  mUch  nicer!  Thumb Up  
 >  Add  some  algae  on  the  rocks  Chuckle  ,  BBA  will  be  preferable.  
 
 Good  luck...  and  wish  you  a  happy  clean  tank.
 Seasons  greetings.                

 
 Will  add  only  2-3  Crypts  and  not  adding  any  foreground  plants.
 
 
                                                 
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like  your  tank...do  not  do  anything  if  you  like  the  tank.                

 
 A  lot  of  thanks  Deb.  Will  make  only  some  dark  environment  in  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:11 am Post subject: Re: South East Asian Blackwater setup:: Photographs Page 2. Reply with quote

 Nice  attempt.
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