Heavy On The Plants..

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by mike L, 15 Apr 2017.

  1. mike L

    mike L Newly Registered

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    Final full tank shot:

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    Dimensions: 80cm x 40cm x 30cm

    Temp: 24 c

    CO2: Pressurized 6.35kg with Aquario Regulator & Bazooka Diffuser

    Filtration: 1000 Litres Per Hour External with Graded Foams, Eheim Substrat Pro & Purigen

    Skimmer:
    Eheim 350

    Lights: 2 qty T5 Juwel HiLite 35 watts "Day" & "Nature" set in Arcadia reflectors + Fluval Aquasky LED

    Photo Period: 8 Hours

    Fertilisation: Easy-Life & Seachem Liquid Ferts NPK, Carbo, Trace, Iron, Potassium...etc

    Substrate: Aquagro Nutra-soil

    Hardscape: Bogwood & Slate, used to situate Mosses

    Flora: Pogostemon Helferi, Micranthemum Micranthemoides, Lilaeopsis novea-zealandia
    Bacopa Compacta, Myriophyllum Propinquum, Anubias Barteri, Cabomba, Limnophila Sessiliflora
    Ludwegia Repens, Alternanthera Reineckii, Staurogyne Repens, Peacock Moss, Taiwan Moss,
    Java Moss..

    Fauna: 6 Phantom Tetras, 5 Cardinal Tetras, 6 Black Neon Tetra, 1 Cory, 2 Siamese Algae Eaters, 1 Bala
    Shark, 2 Hengeli Rasboras, 1 Platy


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  2. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Spectacular, sort of a dutch jungle hybrid, it reminds me of the images in the book that got me started way back in the late 1970s...The Complete Aquarium Encyclopedia of Tropical Freshwater Fish by J.D, von Ramshorst.
     
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  3. jon nash

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    beautiful planting mike :) cheers jon
     
  4. Silviu Man

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    Indeed a nice planting!
    Looks like a cross between dutch and jungle style.
    The back-shady places are the most beautiful. Suggests there is something more! But ...what?
     
  5. HiNtZ

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    Gorgeous. Love the light - very warm, natural feel to it.
     
  6. subterranean

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    Luscious growth, great job!
     
  7. Edvet

    Edvet Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking healthy, i just hope you know the size that Bala shark is gonna get.[​IMG]
     
  8. PARAGUAY

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    Very nice aquarium Mike
     
  9. mike L

    mike L Newly Registered

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    Yeah...there were concerns about "Fergal's" growth potential and plans were in place to re-house him/her at the appropriate juncture. However he/she leapt right out of the tank a few months back now and passed on as a result...

    Many thanks one and all for the comments thusfar since posting this thread, I will look to update when possible.

    Mike
     
  10. Mike Moran

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    Gorgeous tank mate! Everything looks so robust and healthy. SuperGreen!
     
  11. chefski

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    loving the amount of plants looks so natural and dense :)
     
  12. jimi

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    Nice looking tank mate, really like it.
     

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