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Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment-Update 130 days

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:01 pm
by SanamMarik
Hi all, its been quite some time I started any planted tank. so Finally went ahead and started a Anubias only tank. I have heard that its challenging to maintain the tank parameters to keep algae at bay. So, just trying my luck... :P

Tank Specs-
size- 1' cube
Substrate- Soilrite capped with sand gravel
Filter- None as of now, will install if i find it to be necessary. Making the setup more challenging :D
Flow Maker- sunsun 2/3watt pump for circulation nd chopping co2 bubbles from the diffuser
Water kH-5
Ferts- Macro- CaNO3, MgSO4, KNO3, K2SO4 and KH2PO4; Micro - Rexolin CXK
Lights- 18watt PLL lamp
CO2- 0.25-0.5bps
WC Schedule- Once Week 80-90%


Flora -
1) Anubias Nana,
2) Anubias nana petite,
3) Anubias Nana Gold,
4) Anubias Barteri,
5) Anubias Coin Leaf,
6) Anubias Broad leaf and another Anubias strain that i dont know d name :D

Fauna- too small space and too much flow for fauna to do well. so the list is empty here.

Experiment Goal- to learn and maintain a Anubias only tank w/o using any sort of biocide to kill algae forcefully. I will however dismantle the tank once the anubias form a carpet, considering it as Mission Accomplished :D

Here is a pic of the tank...sorry fr mob cam quality, will upload a better version soon. :)
1476825359333.jpg

Kindly share your views and let me know if there is any changes that can be made... :)

Thank you All!

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:35 am
by thatssam2001
SanamMarik wrote:Hi all, its been quite some time I started any planted tank. so Finally went ahead and started a Anubias only tank. I have heard that its challenging to maintain the tank parameters to keep algae at bay. So, just trying my luck... :P

Tank Specs-
size- 1' cube
Substrate- Soilrite capped with sand gravel
Filter- None as of now, will install if i find it to be necessary. Making the setup more challenging :D
Flow Maker- sunsun 2/3watt pump for circulation nd chopping co2 bubbles from the diffuser
Water kH-5
Ferts- Macro- CaNO3, MgSO4, KNO3, K2SO4 and KH2PO4; Micro - Rexolin CXK
Lights- 18watt PLL lamp
CO2- 0.25-0.5bps
WC Schedule- Once Week 80-90%


Flora -
1) Anubias Nana,
2) Anubias nana petite,
3) Anubias Nana Gold,
4) Anubias Barteri,
5) Anubias Coin Leaf,
6) Anubias Broad leaf and another Anubias strain that i dont know d name :D

Fauna- too small space and too much flow for fauna to do well. so the list is empty here.

Experiment Goal- to learn and maintain a Anubias only tank w/o using any sort of biocide to kill algae forcefully. I will however dismantle the tank once the anubias form a carpet, considering it as Mission Accomplished :D

Here is a pic of the tank...sorry fr mob cam quality, will upload a better version soon. :)
1476825359333.jpg

Kindly share your views and let me know if there is any changes that can be made... :)

Thank you All!

Great idea sanam. Can you please show me your lighting as i am about to start making 1' cube planted shrimp tank.

And i am bit confused about lighting. As well as alge issue. As i am fighting with alge in my other tank. But its keep on comimg.

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Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:21 am
by rk521437
From where can i find fertilizers...

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Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:58 am
by vikramdutta
Excellent idea & a tough challenge. All d best.

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:02 pm
by KarthikC
Ah that's great. Considering my anubias collection, I need to plan something like this too. Keeping a watch on ur thread!

Cheers,

Karthik

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:45 am
by Weirder_Weird
Awesome tank...

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:20 am
by bappa
idea ..:) keep update us

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:34 pm
by SanamMarik
rk521437 wrote:From where can i find fertilizers...

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where do u stay?

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:01 pm
by SanamMarik
Thanks all for such nice words :ymhug:

Re: An Anubias only tank - An Experiment

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:27 am
by Dipankar
Any update bro
Post with pic

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