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Bluedave's 'ickle' Tank
August 29, 2008
8:16 pm
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Well, as it's a new forum title i'd thought i'd post in it - this is my little 12 litre planted tank as of yesterday.

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August 29, 2008
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Nice Dave. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> What´s the stock list?

Cake or death?
August 29, 2008
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Your looking at both of them, lol

August 29, 2008
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I meant plants too. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Cake or death?
August 29, 2008
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Limnophilia sessiflora, Hygrophilia polysperma, Bacopa, Cardimine Lyrata, Anubias Barteri Var. nana, Glossostigma elanatoides.

August 29, 2008
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What lighting do you have over it and what fert regime do you follow?

Must say it not only looks lovely, it looks completely free from algae (bows-down)

August 29, 2008
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lol, cheers.

It's got an interpet 24W T5 fitting over the top (works out at about 9 WPG!), I use the Dennerle Bioline CO2 refills and the Dennerle A1 daily ferts every day (1 'squirt'). 50% water change with RO water every week and bobs your uncle.

Just need to trim the glosso more to make it thicken up.

August 30, 2008
9:20 pm
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top tank Dave,i'd love to get wifeys tank looking like that but alas i know i'm not good enough, plus i don't want Co2 or fertilizer.

mick

August 30, 2008
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why not Mick - it's not difficult (or expensive), especially in a smallish tank. It's easy too, so none of this not good enough rubbish!

August 30, 2008
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Well, an update quickly following yesterdays post!

Was looking for some shrimp in an LFS today and my youngest son decided he wanted to put some fish in (it is his tank in spirit) - i've been trying to decide what to put in for ages but we spotted some nice High spot Rasbora today - so we have added a small shoal of five. That will be it, no other fish to be added - maybe a few more shrimp though.

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August 30, 2008
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Good choice Dave, they complement the tank very well. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Mick I did this tank without CO2 or anything fancy. Not as nice as Dave´s but I was quite chuffed with it:

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August 30, 2008
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Nice tank, Matt /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Don't know why people are so worried about CO2 - can be inexpensive in smaller tanks where you can use DIY or off the shelf fermenting bottles. Only starts getting complicated and expensive in larger tanks where you really need a pressurised system.

As for lighitng and ferts - if you choose low light plants then you don't need lots of lighting, which means you don't need to add ferts.

August 31, 2008
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still looking great Dave and the new additions look well /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
What happened to the filter, I thought you were going to put an ext hangon one on??

August 31, 2008
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Yes mate I was - just another thing on the list that hasn't been done yet, lol.

I will eventually.

August 31, 2008
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it's having your eye in to do those sort of things, ive got it with fish but not with planted setups, i have tried a few times over the years but they never look like yours do.

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August 31, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Aug 31 2008, 06:37 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
it's having your eye in to do those sort of things, ive got it with fish but not with planted setups, i have tried a few times over the years but they never look like yours do.

mick

try adding some jack d /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

the only planted tank I have had success with - a plastic/silk plant one or an algae one /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

August 31, 2008
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can't do that Karlos, after JD any tank will look great, it's next morning i'd have to look at it. /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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August 31, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Aug 31 2008, 10:22 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
can't do that Karlos, after JD any tank will look great, it's next morning i'd have to look at it. /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

mick

and not only tanks look great after JD.... /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

August 31, 2008
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too true mate, i've woke up to a few as well.

mick

August 31, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Aug 31 2008, 11:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
too true mate, i've woke up to a few as well.

mick

/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> hope that atleast they didn't have a beard /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

lets go back to topic....about CO2, how do you calculate the right dose? in a diy

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