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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:32 pm Post subject: My 66 g planted tank - Pics updated on 16th Aug 2007 Reply with quote

 hi  folks,
 Check  out  some  pic  of  my  planted  tank.
 Brief  info  about  the  tank:
 66  G  Planted  tank  started  in  Feb  07
 Gravel:
 Laterite  base  topped  with  3-4  inch  thick  layer  of  quartz  Substrate.
 Lights:
 36  X  4  6500k  PLLs.  Working  on  new  lighting  system.
 Co2:
 Presurised  Co2  at  1-2  BPS  running  24x7.
 Diffusion  through  a  internal  power  filter.
 Dosing:
 Following  the  EI  method.
 Using  microsol-B  for  the  micros.
 Flora:
 Amazon  Swords,Hyrgrophila  Angustifolia,Rotala  Rotundifolia,Ammania  Gracilis,E.Tenellus,Cork  Screw  Vals.
 Fauna:
 Angels  and  Kribensis.  
 
 Main  problem  with  the  tank  is  under-utilisation  of  lights.
 The  144  w  of  light  is  largely  focussed  on  a  two  areas  in  the  tank  causing  dark  corner  and  hence  other  problems  like  algae  and  unger  growth  of  certain  plants.
 I  am  working  on  DIY  hood  which  is  inspired  from  venkats  (vkv)  hood  design.Smile
 
 Kindly  excuse  the  hazy  looks.I  was  too  lazy  to  dose  the  ferts  last  week  and  the  tank  immediately  responded  with  cloudy  water:(
 
 This  is  how  the  tank  looked  in  its  4th  month  of  setup.
 
 
 and  this  is  its  5th  month  look.
 It  desperately  needs  prunning  .There  are  lot  of  dark  patches  due  to  overshadowing  by  the  hy.Angustifolia.  
 


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:57 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank Reply with quote

 Looks  great.  If  I  had  one  like  that  I  would  be  proud.
 
 I  can  see  a  couple  of  kribs  in  the  center  of  the  second  photo.  Must  be  enjoying  a  lot.
 
 I  agree  it  needs  some  pruning.  Maybe  you  can  change  the  layout  to  show  off  the  driftwood.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:03 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank Reply with quote

 Good  looking  tank  Rohan....  Close  ups  on  flora  and  funa  would  be  even  better.
 
 May  be  raising  the  height  of  the  lights  a  few  inches  might  as  well  eliminate  a  few  dark  spots  if  the  tank  height  is  not  >  21  inches.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:07 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank Reply with quote

 ..Nice  tank  Rohan..
 Would  like  to  come  by  to  check  see  your  entire  setup  sometime...
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:41 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank Reply with quote

 ...such  a  healthy  tank,  saw  it  in  person  this  Sunday..hope  i  can  achieve  some  thing  like  this  some  day..
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:55 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 A  beautiful  tank,  Rohan.  I  suggest  you  start  dosing  and  post  clearer  pictures  too.  The  foreground  has  some  stem  plants  (Ammania?)  that  could  be  bunched  together.  They  look  too  slender  and  thinly  placed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:01 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Nice  tank  Rohan........  Couple  of  background  plants  and  red  stems  will  be  great  to  have  a  contrast........  Great  Job!   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:33 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Thanks  folks,
 @deepesh
 guess  they  kribs  enjoy  in  there.
 The  kribs  have  spawnned  twice  and  the  angels  have  spawnned  twice.
 Eggs  couldnt  make  it  though.
 About  the  wood,  I  cant  think  of  a  good  layout  with  that  wood.
 I  was  too  greedy  about  the  wood  when  i  bought  it  Smile
 @rgg.
 Raising  the  lights  wont  help  as  the  fixtures  shape  is  such  that  it  throws  the  light  on  a  spot.
 Designing  new  hood  is  the  only  solution  for  me  Sad
 @nanu
 you  are  welcom  on  any  weekend.
 Just  call  me  and  come  .
 @Suraj.
 I  do  dose  regularly.Just  that  I  missed  it  last  week.
 And  yeah  i  know  the  pictures  suck  !
 The  pale  and  slender  plants  are  stunted  rotala  for  the  want  of  light.
 @t2chatto
 thanks.i  know  the  tank  need  lot  more  improvement.  Will  try  and  keep  this  thread  updated.
 
 Thanks  again  guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:11 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 The  setup  looks  amazing,  congrats,  the  dark  spots  actually  give  the  tank  a  feel  of  a  riverbed  or  something,  where  the  light  is  not  uniform  and  its  really  cool  to  see  that  you've  recreated  that  intentionally  or  unintentionally!  
 Post  some  more  pictures  if  you  can  when  the  water  clears  up  and  from  up  close,  would  love  to  see  the  setup  from  closer.....cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:31 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Hey  Rohan,
 
 Your  pictures  are  much  better  than  mine.  What  I  meant  was  to  actually  take  pictures  after  the  water  had  cleared.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:16 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Thanks  Amaey&Suraj.
 @Suraj.
 Hoping  to  click  newer  pictures  after  the  new  lighting  system  is  in  its  place.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:17 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 hey  Rohan,
 your  tank  is  cool  man  Thumb Up  and  good  looking  driftwood  there....
 
 Can  you  please  specify  the  filteration  that  you  are  using  Very Happy  
 
 thankyou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:19 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Thanks  Saikumar,
 Technically  there  is  no  filteration  in  the  tank.
 I  have  one  Resun  internal  power  filter  which  i  use  for  water  circulation.
 The  media  is  removed  and  I  have  plonked  in  the  Co2  tube  inside  the  cavity  as  a  temporary  reactor.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:25 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  information  Rohan,
 good  luck  for  your  future  plantations,and  keep  us  updated  Chuckle  
 Hey  and  one  more  question  Very Happy  -whats  the  dimensions  of  your  tank,  seem  to  have  good  height  to  put  in  about  5in  of  substrate...
 
 thankyou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:27 pm Post subject: Re: My 66 g planted tank - Pics Reply with quote

 Rohan  rotate  the  drift  wood  90  Deg  anti  clockwise  and  place  it  at  an  angle  of  45  to  70  degrees  to  the  front  glass  leading  away  from  front  to  back.
 
 Use  the  Rule  of  Thirds  to  position  the  drift  wood.
 
 A  few  checks,  with  the  Rule  of  Thirds  in  mind  and  you'll  hit  upon  a  better  placement.
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