New planted tank

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Rudi, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Rudi

    Rudi

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    I planted this tank on Newyear's Day.In the past three weeks I first had Green Dust Algea and then BGA.Finally got rid of most BGA.
    Specs:
    Dimensions:120x60x55
    Lights:4x54 watt HO t5
    Co2 presiurised at 3bps
    Substrate:poolfilter sand +laterite
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  3. Sean J

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    Nice!!! I like the scape! Nice and green. Should fill out very nicely when all the plants grow in!

    Well done dude. What ferts are you adding to the tank?
     
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    Zoom Retired Moderator

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    Me likes too!
     
  5. Khalid

    Khalid Loricariidae

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    Nice selection of plants – looks healthy green and gorgeous
    good job
     
  6. Big G

    Big G Apisto Nutz!!!

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    Some People I just hate!! You have just stepped into that catagorie!!

    Only kidding! Looks sooooperb!

    I really wish I had that kind of ability and talent to plant a tank properly! Just don't seem to be able to do it! And just when I thnk I'm getting there, some one puts pics like that up to remind me how short I am of Planted Beautiness!

    Oh well, should keep me humble!!
    Cheeers
    Big G!
     
  7. Donny

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    Looks awesome.
     
  8. Linxie

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    Big G, don't beat yourself up about it... I know how you feel ^_^
    We can form our own little "I can't scape" group :D

    Nice looking tank Rudi!
     
  9. darryn

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    Good looking tank Rudi.
     
  10. Gareth

    Gareth Angel Freak

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    Looks awesome dude, well done
     
  11. Wimpie

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    Well done on such a nice setup and I envy you for you creativity with the plants...but dont you find your substrate to be a bit too shallow?

    Once again congrats on the nice tank
     
  12. Scaly

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    Nice!!
     
  13. butcherman

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    looking great
     
  14. slayer

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    looks good
     
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    Very very nice indeed :)
     
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    Rudi

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    Thanx!:bigsmile:
    At the moment I'm half dosing EI.Main goal is first to balance tank and remedy algea problems.
    Hopefully reds will pick-up in next few weeks!:noworry:

    Thanx Ruan!
    The substrate slopes up towards the back,10cm thick.Infront it is abit thin because I had to remove some infected with BGA.
    I will add some sand att next water change.
    Still early days with this Scape.
     
  17. veegal

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    Well done Rudi - the tank looks absolutely AWESOME!
     
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    Rudi

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    Update after disaster

    I would have liked to do a update sooner,but had to deal with green water and the aftermath.I lost half the plants and now I have regrow them.I also had to add other plants to keep up the plant mass.
    Scape is no work of art but still better than green water!:bigsmile:

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  19. f-fish

    f-fish #unspecified

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    Very cool ... your java moss looks so well groomed - do you do that to all your plants?
     
  20. Gert Combrink

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    Very nice looking tank there Rudi!
     
  21. JulsM2908

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    Hey Rudi
    Your tank looks awesome!

    Really Really Good!

    Well Done!
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