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Mini Planted Tank
April 28, 2008
11:39 pm
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Matt
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This is a small (18", too big to call nano I reckon) tank I set up a while ago to breed endler's livebearers. As some of you probably know, these buggers require little encouragement and I was actually "farming" them to feed to my Channa at one point /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />! Anyway thought you lot might enjoy these images of the tank as it progressed from the first day to around the three month point.

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Cake or death?
April 29, 2008
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Very nice tank there, Matt. I love how the plants take over the whole background and how the white gravel shows up against the rest of the tank /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

April 29, 2008
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Thank you dear /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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April 29, 2008
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smashing tank m8. what lighting was used on it?

April 29, 2008
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Cheers mate! I just used one standard "Sunglo" tube with tinfoil wrapped around the top half of it. There's a thin layer of plant substrate under the gravel and that's it. All the plants I chose were dead easy to grow though, vallis, Hygrophilia etc.

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April 29, 2008
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That is lovely looking Matt - I'm dead jealous!

April 29, 2008
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Having seen your tank with all the crypts I don't think you have much to be jealous of, but thanks a lot! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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April 29, 2008
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Very nice /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> Just the standard lighting, and no CO2 or special ferts?

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April 29, 2008
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As far as I remember he just used some planting soil under-gravel stuff.

Was a stunning tank that young Matthew, everything grew together really well.

April 29, 2008
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Thanks all. Yeah there was a thin layer of planting substrate under the gravel. I think it was a JBL product...no CO2 or anything else though.

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April 30, 2008
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Brilliant! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

May 4, 2008
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Thats a fab wee set up mate, credit to you. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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