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My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby MotshoBotsho » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:38 pm

New to aquariums but am already addicted. I setup the glass on this one myself.

Tank dimensions(l x b x h)18 x 12 x 12.
Illumination - LED 4 watts x 6 hours
Filtration - SunSun HBL-302.
Misc - Independent power backup.
Age including settling in period 3 months 16 days.
Population- 5 Neon Tetras(can't sex them), 2 Albino Red Guppy males and 1 Female,2 Albino Corydoras and some Red Cherry Shrimps(they are already breeding :) ).
Plants-Java Moss on driftwood and rocks.
Water Wisteria and Hemianthus Umbrosum(Id-ed by Aquarajan- Thanks- :-bd ).

Frontal.
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Close up 1
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Close up 2
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby Sourav Bhowmick » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:18 pm

It looks really nice. :) Try not to have hair algae (it will be next to impossible to remove the algae from moss). good luck!
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby MotshoBotsho » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:02 am

Sourav Bhowmick wrote:It looks really nice. :) Try not to have hair algae (it will be next to impossible to remove the algae from moss). good luck!

Thanks, will keep an eye out for hair algae. Hair algae did get to my larger 2 foot tank; I got 3 SAE's on loan from a friend and they cleaned up quite well. They grew double in size by the time I returned them. :D
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby vikramdutta » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:27 am

Great Stuff.
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby MotshoBotsho » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:22 pm

vikramdutta wrote:Great Stuff.

Dhonyobad, here's a quick phone cam grab of some of the shrimplets, one juvenile is also visible. They usually like hanging around the java moss on the driftwood, as bigger shrimp inhabit the moss carpet underneath.
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby bappa » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:14 am

looks good ..
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby souvik30 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:02 pm

really nice tank :)
which led ur using and wat about substrate
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby Dipankar » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:19 am

Looks good healthy plants give some trim to moss :x
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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby MotshoBotsho » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:03 am

souvik30 wrote:really nice tank :)
which led ur using and wat about substrate
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Thanks Souvik,

The LED is of Chinese or Indian make; can't recall now. But I will be visiting the store today and will re-post in a while.

The substrate is ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia. I had bought the 9 liter for my bigger tank originally and had some to spare.
So, once I made this tank I decided to use up the remainder.

No Ferts or C02 used in this tank. The only additive that is used infrequently(based on need) is Seachem Prime.

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Re: My first (self made) planted tank.

Postby MotshoBotsho » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:06 am

Dipankar wrote:Looks good healthy plants give some trim to moss :x

Thanks Dipankar,
I have let the moss run amok a bit :D.
But that's just to help the shrimplets out actually.

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