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Dovie 03-05-2013 08:46 AM

Restarted my 120 Ltr Tank
After giving the inside of the tank a good clean, I have added approximately 3 cm layer of Dennerle Deponitmix Professional nutrient Substrate towards the rear of the tank for the plants, I have also returned some of the old gravel near the front where there are no plants.
I then added 12 Kilo of fine 1.5 mm crystal gravel covering the old gravel and substrate raising it up slightly to the rear of the tank. This has given me about 3 cm on top of the substrate.

I have added a piece of decorative plastic wood and a selection of new plants.

Hydrocotyle 2 types triparita and verticillata.
Ludwigia repens Rubin
Lilaeopsis mauritiana.
Plus another which I didn't get the name but its the long one that seems to grow well

I have also replaced the old 14 watt strip lamps with 2 new Fresh water / plant lamps.

I have kept the Eheim pro filter wet as someone mentioned that this would keep the good bacteria and I can add fish more quickly. I have also put some of the old gravel back to help the bacteria.

I know someone mention that I didn't need to clean the tank but I must say it looks much better now. I will leave it running for a few days and add some food and check the quality daily before I put the fish back in.
I guess I better get the apartment cleaned up now before the misses comes home.

SeaHorse 03-05-2013 09:59 AM

Awesome to hear it's ready to go.... however.... now you've done it!! We're gonna need pictures you know! And progress reports, and updates... we're really quite a needy bunch! :lol:

Dovie 03-05-2013 10:49 AM

OK but i need to find out how to post the photos.


SeaHorse 03-05-2013 11:08 AM

When you are posting in the message box below to make a reply, "Go Advanced" below the box. Then you will see a paper clip in the tool bar. Use that to upload from your computer direct into the message and "Preview Post" to see how it looks. It takes a few minutes to upload and you should get a msg showing the image name, you can even load several at one time. Image size may be an issue here. Then close the window to complete the upload and preview the post before editing comments.
There are other ways to add video and images from websites too using the Url link and the picture of the mountain on the tool bar.

Dovie 03-05-2013 01:41 PM

Thanks I will check it out tomorrow afternoon upload the before and after.

Dovie 03-07-2013 09:17 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Here are the before and after photos of my tank.
I am not sure if this is going to work as its the first time I have tried this.


nicolaas 03-07-2013 01:17 PM

Dovie your tank looks great,nice job.

Tootsie 03-07-2013 05:29 PM

Aquarium filters
What is the best filter that has the lowest flow rate for a 20 gal. tank with a Betta in it?:-)

Dovie 03-08-2013 02:05 AM

I have the Eheim Ecco Pro 200 I purchased it with my 125 l tank 4 years ago and still working fine. See EHEIM ecco pro 200


rexpepper651 03-08-2013 04:46 AM

looks awesome! only lame thing is those nicely placed rocks will slowly sink into the sand and disappear :(

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