Wandrag - Aquaria setup

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  1. Wandrag

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    Hi all,
    So it's a slow start for me on getting back into the game.

    I've started the tank about 2 months ago again after it was empty for about 3 years.

    All of the original assesories (control box, original sump, lights etc) from the tank is removed. Which is a pity, but well...

    The tank volume is about a 1000l. So a decent sized tank. (wouldn't it be great if it was a 10000l tank - I can dream can't I?)

    I have two 100w aquabeauty lights running on it, and I think it's enough. It worked very well with my marine tank.

    A smallish sump, with only filter wool in(or rather the padding that one buys at the material shops) and about 1l of diamond carbon. I would like to add some more filter material in. Just not sure what...

    My return pump is a tunze, not sure what is the specs on it. Can't remember.

    Within the tank I don't have any pumps/wavemakers /airpumps in yet.
    Was thinking of getting a nice airpumps, that can just help to stir things up.

    Substrate:
    First layer (probably a handful) of bone meal. (I've had this in my original setup as well)
    Then added a hand or 5 organic plant pellets (the all purpose stuff.)
    A bag or two top soil.
    Then play sand to cover it all up.
    I've had some gas bubbles formed in the beginning, but that's getting way less now. I hope that will work. (to late now...)

    I have some driftwood that I must still add. It's still releasing tannins like mad. So not added to my tank yet. (Im contemplating if I shouldn't add it in now, I dont mind the yellowish color in the tank, actually like it a bit more than a Cristal clear view)
    Then one big asz piece of wood that just doesn't want to sink. (and it's not releasing any tannins either). So for now, I'll use it as a floating island. (will plant some moss, anubias on it)

    Fish:
    10 ember teras
    5 albino corries
    10 white clouds
    1 fighter male
    1 dineo
    Some guppies (some that was in my daughter's little tank, which we want to convert to a shrimp setup)

    Plants:
    Uhmm well...
    Some plants, and some more plants. I do know that some are anubias.

    But will need some help from you plant experts on this.
    Will be great if you can help out on the names here. (also, should it be planted in substrate or not)
     
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    I'll plant the plants that's in the little pots as soon as I have the wood in.
    And as soon as I'm sure if it must go into substrate or attached to something...
     
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    Oops, I see I've doubled up some photos...
     
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    The tank is still very empty. Will need to get ALOT more plants in. Also maybe some shrimps....
    And some smallish other fish..
     
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    Hi,
    In the last photo, that carrot leave looking plant.
    Can it be planted in the substrate? Or can it be attached to driftwood?

    The grass looking plant - is it a water plant, or is it one of my dud buys?

    And the second pic, the plant there, also dud, or safe to keep?
    I've moved the one now, and saw that the roots under the substrate looks a bit dead, but it started to shoot new roots above the substrate...
     
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    The carrot looking plant looks like Wisteria / Water Sprite, and can be planted.
    The grass looking plant isn't a very clear picture. It could be any one of a number of plants, although the seeds tend to make me think it is type of Cyperus, which commonly grows in water, but not submerged.

    Remember that plants with a rhizome generally get attached to wood or rock.
    That would be plants like Anubias, Java Fern, Bolbitis, etc.
    Stem plants can be planted in the substrate, but will require fertiliser.
    Amazon Swords in particular require lots of fertiliser, and have an aggressive root system to search out any fertiliser in the tank.
     
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    Thanks!

    OK, I'm I right to say that I don't have any Java Ferns then in my tank? (sorry, trying to Id it, but for me all look the same) ☹️
     
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    Or is this a fern?
     
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    The one in the pot? Type anubia?
     
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    @Wandrag ,

    Im not one of the plant experts but the 4th individual picture loos like a Java fern to me
    @Pezulu?


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    That looks like a Microsorum Pteropus (Java Fern)
    Most of the plants look like form of Echinodorus (Amazon Swords)
    The small stems to the right of the Java Fern look like Bacopa Monnieri.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    What plant is this one some sort of creeper

    rgds
     
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    No idea... :-(
     
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    Safe to use as fertilizer?
     
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    I'm using this and placing it in gel capsules and burying it in the sand.

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    What does this look like inside?
     

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