Planted journey

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 14, 2017.

Voter count: 57
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What fish should i put in the tank?

  1. Neon tetra

    29 vote(s)
    50.9%
  2. Shrimp

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. micro-Rosbara

    9 vote(s)
    15.8%
  4. pencil fish

    6 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. glo-light tetra

    6 vote(s)
    10.5%
  6. bottom dwellers

    15 vote(s)
    26.3%
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    Innocent159

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    Something different but i feel this should be a cichlid tank
     
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    Innocent159

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    Just felt like taking some pictures and showing the progress. plants is growing. Fish is healthy want more rummy nose and oto's still present but I hardly see them only with a torch at night

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    My shrimp set ups to be... Looking for some wood and plants to fill up and remove what I don't like.
    Setup running for 2 months, recently rescaped and DSM had algae issues which seem to go better now

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    Looks very good
     
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    Thanks should improve over time. Need to full my co2 tank but want to find out how i can improve my filter since it's shrimp and heard they sensitive to ph changes and high co2 levels

    Want to run lily pipe from internal filter.
    Currently have spray bar
     
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    I don't think the ph changes will affect the shrimp as it is a gradual change up and down.

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    So i can just lower spray bar for less water distributions? And try just for surface movement
     
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    As we all know sometimes life gets in the way of your hobbies but I am glad to be back and to see the hobby still on the net.

    The last time I came back to a dead site but I see some nice inspirations for the planted journey.

    My shrimp tank is back up and running but desperately in need of some plants.

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    As you can see I have lost a few plants and need to fill in the tank

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    The 900 will be up and running in a few months as I am currently getting all puzzles in order to get the picture right. I just needed more water and had to set up the shrimp tank
     
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    Looks great @Innocent159 ! The backbone of it is perfect and, as you say, with some additional planting it’s going to look awesome.
    And yes, we’v got some great activity and inspiration on the forum lately
     
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    Looking great so far @Innocent159

    Look forward to more updates
     
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    Thanks guys will surely put effort and time into the 900cm as well to get the foundation right as it helps a lot in the long run.
     
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    After loadshedding and turning the timer to the current time I was blessed with this. Im excited

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    I need to get micro lens asap.
     
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    Tank does not look like much and got a long way to go but happy with the start.

    Can't wait for plants and shrimp to multiply

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    Glosso and more buce added.

    More buce to come as well

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    You’ve got some serious skills, love the layout! This tank is going to look awesome once the plants fill out a bit. Nice one :thumbup:
     
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    The carpets going to be a nice contrast
     
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    Looking very very nice @Innocent159

    Yep.. once the plants all start growing and filling in, its going to look amazing, love it!
     
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    Decided to swap the 10w flood light for dual t5ho bulbs.
    Hopefully don't cause algae issues.

    The coverage is better and plants pop under the purple bulb
     
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    Light fitted last night after workIMG_20200318_201149.jpg

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    Plants growing so good sign

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    Just notice two shrimplets and a different barried shrimp (h)
    I am over the moon
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