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iam_koi 03-10-2008 04:31 AM

iam_koi's Planted Aquarium 35 gal
 
I am a newbie for planted aquariums. but fish keeping is not new to me and my family. we used to sell tetras before, bred them in lengthwise barrels in our garden. but since my dad past away we haven't got a single aquarium.

now, inspired by my younger brothers red ear slider turtle tank (40 gal). i ventured on a new journey, planted tank has always been my dream.

after 2 months of reading and researching, here comes my 35 gal tank, this tank serves as a divider between the living room and the dining table.

i live here in the Philippines, plants are not readily available on our part of the island so we have to go out and do trekking and plant hunting.hehehe

here's my tank (35 gal):

Eheim 2215, 2 55W PL lights, garden soil and riversand substrate, as of the moment DIY CO2, AGT is still under repair.

tank is a month old. no fertilizers yet, only CO2 and lighting.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...s_aquarium.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...i/DSCN2250.jpg

back view:
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...i/DSCN2268.jpg
suggestions, comments, etc. are highly appreciated. :)

willow 03-10-2008 05:32 AM

hi
well done,you have a really pretty tank. :)
what fish are in there ?

iam_koi 03-10-2008 05:57 AM

thank you so much willow. :D so happy to hear that.

as of the moment, its the home of 10 juvy lampeyes, 1 honey gourami, 3 SAE, 4 flying foxes... ramhorns and malaysian trumpet snails. :)

i like putting more honey gouramis...i love the color. but it's not available yet on our LFS.

Amphitrite 03-10-2008 07:00 AM

Your tank is looking really lovely iam_koi! I see you have some small plants in the foreground - could you tell me what they are? One of them looks like it could be mini-hairgrass, but it's hard to tell from the picture.

iam_koi 03-10-2008 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kateyoup
Your tank is looking really lovely iam_koi! I see you have some small plants in the foreground - could you tell me what they are? One of them looks like it could be mini-hairgrass, but it's hard to tell from the picture.

thank you so much! :D

yes, my glossostigmata are still young and crawling.hehehe at the center, there are dwarf hair grass(Eleocharis Parvulus) and bunches of HC(Hemianthus micranthemoides).

Sorry my pictures are a bit blur and no micro shots yet.
:(

Amphitrite 03-10-2008 07:56 AM

No probs :) The way you have it planted gives a very nice effect, and once the foreground plants start to spread a bit it'll look awesome!

Thanks for the plant info and please post updates as it comes along! :)

iam_koi 03-10-2008 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kateyoup
No probs :) The way you have it planted gives a very nice effect, and once the foreground plants start to spread a bit it'll look awesome!

Thanks for the plant info and please post updates as it comes along! :)


thank you.. :) :oops: (blushing)

i will post updates from time to time... im excited that glosso would fill the foreground. yeah, it would look much nicier.hehehe

thank you so much.

i would just like to say that no matter what part of the globe you are, planted tank is possible. you just give your heart into it. :wink:

iam_koi 03-20-2008 01:03 PM

added flora and fauna... updated tank.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...i/DSC01970.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...i/DSC01971.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...i/DSC01972.jpg

crazy4fish 03-20-2008 04:21 PM

your tank looks absolutly STUNNING!!!!!! i wish i could make mine look that nice! i love the blue betta too. what kind of fish is in the last pic?

iam_koi 03-20-2008 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazy4fish
your tank looks absolutly STUNNING!!!!!! i wish i could make mine look that nice! i love the blue betta too. what kind of fish is in the last pic?

thank you very much crazy4fish. like your name, me, im crazy about my plants AND fish.hehehe :D im still actually a newbie, and im definitely sure that you can do better if you just put your heart into it.

there are a lot of equipments, plants, foods, fishes, etc. readily available there in the states compared here in the philippines.

the fish on the last pic is a sunset gourami. i have 4 in the tank and they look awesome with their red and blue color. :)

Thank you very much for appreciating my tank... go, start planting... :wink:

here's a closer look of the sunset gourami on my tank.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSC00133-2.jpg


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