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My First Planted Tank- Garden to Grave
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:07 am Post subject: My First Planted Tank- Garden to Grave Reply with quote

 Folks,
 
 This  is  my  first  planted  tank  project.  Please  provide  your  comments  and  inputs  to  make  this  better.
 
 Tank  Specs:  4  x  1.5  x  2  (393  Ll)
 Filteration  :  Eheim  2217
 Lights  :  4  x  36  watts  (  6500  k  philips  truelight  )
   Â   Â   Â   Â   Â   2  Â x  36  watts  (  8000  k  osram  lights  )
 CO2  :  currently  DIY  diffused  using  power  head  (  waiting  for  the  cylinder  )
 Substrate:  1  inch  pure  laterite  (bought  from  the  nursery)
 30  kgs  of  2  to  3  mm  river  gravel  &  30  kgs  of  3  to  4  mm  of  river  gravel
 
 I  am  still  in  the  process  of  getting  to  know  the  plants  names  and  will  soon  update  this  thread.
 
 Currently  the  tank  houses  4  flying  foxes  and  6  mollies.
 
 Please  advise  on  dosing  regime(i  have  microsol  B)  and  when  the  fishes  need  to  be  added.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:19 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Nice  tank..   Clapping  Cute  too  Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:26 am Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Some  close  up  shots
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Nice  start  Prem  !!!
 
 Will  look  even  better  once  the  water  clears  up  and  the  growth  picks  up  Smile
 
 All  the  best  Thumb Up
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Dear  Camy  
 So  now  you  glued  to  this  tanks  decorations  which  is  looking  superb  at  first  time  and  will  look  further  more  after  2  or  3  months.Going  well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:39 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Hi  camy
 
    Good  Start!  The  tank  looks  good  the  fixture  is  also  looking  good   Wink.  Just  one  thing  get  a  4000k  tube  and  replace  it  with  a  6500k.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:42 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Thanks  Hayath,  Kaushik  and  Harshal.
 
 Harshal  -  Thanks  for  the  fixtures.  I  will  look  out  for  the  4000  k  tube.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:12 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 HI  prem,
 Nice  tank,and  you  look  good  too  in  those  shorts  Thumb Up  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:19 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Hi  camy
 
   Â You  are  welcome.  As  for  the  dosing  start  with  the  macros,  concentrate  on  Pottasium  Initially,  this  will  be  low  in  a  new  setup.  Hence  in  about  1-2  weeks  start  with  K2SO4  and  KNO3.  Keep  nitrate  levels  lower  than  the  target  levels  and  achive  the  target  levels  for  pottasium.  MgSO4will  depend  on  the  hardness  of  the  water.
   Â Microsol  B  can  be  started  in  about  a  month  after  the  set  up,  could  be  earlier  if  you  see  deficency  symptoms  in  your  plants,  Start  with  1/4  th  the  recomended  dosing  and  increase  it  slowly  over  a  period  of  4-6  weeks.
    Do  remember  one  thing  the  dosing  is  different  for  different  tanks  what  I  have  said  here  is  a  general  guideline,  the  best  way  to  judge  is  to  observe  the  tank  for  defficencies  and  algea  then  dose  accordingly.
 Hope  this  helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:27 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 One  more  thing  to  add  keep  the  water  changes  regular  it  really  helps  for  a  new  setup.  Start  with  50%  every  week.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Nice  Setup  Buddy   Clapping  should  look  good  once  the  tank  settles  down!!!!  
 
 Keep  us  updated.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:07 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Thanks  everyone.
 
 Where  will  I  be  able  to  find  a  timer  for  my  lights  and  also  the  macros?
 
 I  currently  have  the  lights  on  for  12  hours.  Any  changes  to  the  lighting  period.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:48 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Hi  Prem,  
 
 Good  Start  Smile
 
 Next  time  you  take  a  picture  avoid  oncoming  light  on  the  camera  lens  it  will  improve  overall  look  of  your  Aquarium  &  Picture.  Same  holds  true  when  we  view  the  Aquarium  in  person  -  Extend  the  fixtures  front  face  further  down  to  completely  /  partially  cover  it.
 
 Containing  spill  on  all  sides  further  improves  the  viewing.
 
 For  your  timer  requirement  -  Would  you  be  interested  in  Timer  panel  that  can  control  Lights  as  well  as  CO2  unit  I've  supplied?  
 
 I've  given  a  very  basic  version  to  Beta  &  an  advanced  two  timer  version  to  Sundar,  both  in  Chennai.  You  can  speak  to  them  if  you  wish  to  see  them  in  person.   Both  these  customised  models  were  on  display  at  Aquatica  2007.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:49 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Hi  Prem,
 Nice  Tank!  btw,  I  remember  you  were  using  ground  water  for  your  aro  &  fronts  tank..  What  water  do  you  use  for  this  planted  tank?
 Looking  forward  to  see  the  tank  in-person  soon  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:26 pm Post subject: Re: My First Planted Tank - 13 Nov 2007 Reply with quote

 Thanks  Deepak  -  I  will  make  the  changes  to  the  hood  as  recommended,  I  will  bring  down  the  hood  to  completely  cover  the  tank.
 
 The  shots  are  from  my  mobile  camera  (Nokia  6681).
 
 Babu  -  I  am  using  the  same  ground  water.  Your  welcome  any  time  to  see  the  tank.
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