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Andrew 10-24-2006 02:35 PM

My CO2 Freshwater Planted Aquarium
 
Hi there, have just joined- i was invited to this forum after someone saw a picture of my tank on myspace, so i thought what better way to make your first post than to submit the picture that brought me to this forum.

I havent been keeping up with water changes this last month, and its just had a trim, it will be looking alot better at the end of the month, hope you like it, well here it is.

http://static.flickr.com/122/275439176_f25b2ff193_b.jpg

Amphitrite 10-24-2006 02:39 PM

Hi Andrew, and welcome to the forum!!

What a beautiful tank, it's so natural looking! What do you have in there?

Andrew 10-24-2006 02:48 PM

Thanks!

Well lets see, riccia small specimen of cabomba, hairgrass this other bushy plant that i will have to dig out the name of, a variety of Anubia(large and small leaves) java fern various crypts tiger lotus lilly redX2 few others that i only know the latin for, will have to dig out list- oh and java moss.

I should have said it has 4x30 watt tubes for 6 1/2 hours illumination a day, CO2 injection pH6.8 Gh4 Kh3 26degrees C

Oh and its 10 weeks old.

joeshmoe 10-24-2006 03:31 PM

very very nice

SimplySplendid 10-24-2006 03:33 PM

Great tank! The DHG needs some trimming though... :P
Do you have any fish in there?

Rebecca 10-24-2006 03:47 PM

All I can say is - WOW!
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/58_five_stars_1.png
5 stars!

Andrew 10-24-2006 04:01 PM

I dont know bout a trim, it was trimmed bout 5 weeks back, i think it needs a while before its next trim, i need new tubes i think- might envigorate more growth!
This is only the begining- i have an amano plan for growth!

orson 10-24-2006 05:55 PM

Stunning tank,thanks for sharing with us. :)

Lupin 10-24-2006 06:11 PM

Hello and welcome aboard, Andrew.:wave:

I was thinking about Takashi Amano, Andrew.:mrgreen: Your tank beats some of Amano's any day.:mrgreen:

:shock2: You'll have a great load of beauty added if discus are in it.:love: And then some rummy-nose tetras and diamond tetras.:checkedout:

Andrew 10-24-2006 06:25 PM

its not that big 180 litres, i havae kept discus before but they are too much hassle and feeding bloodowrm every day is large load for a planted aquarium.
here is a pic of how the tank used to look.

http://static.flickr.com/66/192872262_8e69c2fcce_b.jpg

i am not a fan of rummies, i am when i am ready going to put in 50 cardinals- all lil babies and grow them on to a might impressiive shoal.
I have kept so many species of fish, you cant help but marvel at a healthy shoal of deep red cardinals in a deep green tank- once the tank is emerald green in go the fish lol :) hopefully christmas time.


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