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My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:11 pm
by suku_patel_22
Hello everyone,
This is my second post on this forum.

I initially started with a very small 37L tank, and had various fishes. However I always wanted a larger tank.

I finally decided to upgrade my setup.

Equipment
Tank: Boyu EA 80. 32 x 16 x 22 inches (LxBxH). Its 148L, approx 40 gallons.
Filter: Boyu Overhead filter that came with tank, rated for 740L/hr and Eheim Classic 350 canister filter rated 620L/hr
Lights: Default lights with Boyu, 20wx2 tubes
Substrate: Ada La Plata 16Kg.
Decoration: A big driftwood, will add some lava rocks later
Background: Plain black

Planned fishes
14 Cardinal tetras
14 Bloodfin tetras
1 Albino(white) brislenose
4 Discus to be added later after few months after tank has settled

Plants
Need suggestions here

Plan
The plan is to set it up as a low tech planted tank. I don't want to overcrowd the tank with plants.

Currently I am having the table made for the tank. Once the table is ready, I will set up the tank with plants and let it to cycle for a week. I then plan to introduce the Cardinal tetras and brislenose followed by Bloodfin tetras after a week or two.

The table should be ready this weekend and i would be having it setup next week.

I will share pics as and when the setup process progresses.

Please give your views on my plan.

Update 1:
Table construction, wiring, house painting all done. The tank has been setup. Filter setup is pending.
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Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:06 am
by SanamMarik
m a little confused what u are aiming for...a low tech planted tank or a tank with low tech plants? :-\

Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:09 am
by suku_patel_22
SanamMarik wrote:m a little confused what u are aiming for...a low tech planted tank or a tank with low tech plants? :-\

Tank with low tech plants.

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Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:20 am
by suku_patel_22
Update 1:
Table construction, wiring, house painting all done. The tank has been setup. Filter setup is pending.
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Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:30 am
by bappa
:-bd

Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:35 pm
by suku_patel_22
Update 2
This is the 3rd day. The filter has been setup and is doing a good job. I am keeping the lights on for 4 hrs in morning and evening. Image

The filter below the tank.

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Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:16 am
by KarthikC
Nice looking tank. Fill it up with more anubias.. :)

Cheers,

Karthik

Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:33 am
by suku_patel_22
Thanks guys. Got the first fish yesterday. I got 12 Cardinal tertras and 2 bristlenose. I plan to add some more tetras after a week

Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:12 pm
by suku_patel_22
With the Cardinals and Pleco.
The Pleco:s are enjoying muchjng on the algae that had shown up, and pooping it out. They have almost cleaned up the entire tank in a day.

How do i siphon off the Pleco poop?

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Re: My first planted tank setup

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:23 pm
by suku_patel_22
KarthikC wrote:Nice looking tank. Fill it up with more anubias.. :)

Cheers,

Karthik

Thanks Karthik. I don't want it to be heavily planted. I plan to add 4 discuss Discuss once the tank settles in a few months

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