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Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank-Day 44 Update

Postby SanamMarik » Sun May 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Hi all...

The story goes like, I had this tank lying around with me for quite some time and I initially thought to keep some Babaultis I bought from Galiff street. Thn I thought why not add some soil and thn thought if I am adding soil, then why not some rocks and then plants came into mind and shrimps lost their 'to be' home indefinitely. x_x x_x x_x

The Size of the tank is such, that it can b easily placed on any work place table and watch nature while working or may be as a gift to sm1 spcl or to convince parents for more tanks in my case :P

In this such an unexpected turn of events the Journey began...

Lets get over with the technicalities first-

Tank size (LxBxH)-8"x6"x6"
Substrate Volume and working water volume-1L and 3L respectively
Substrate- Discarded soils...Mix of Ada Amazonia, Fluval Stratum, Platinum Soil and one more unknown brand...
Filter- SOBO HOB 280lph (smallest one available) with carbon removed and put in some crushed ceramic rings for maximum surface area
Plants-Primarily Glossostigma Elatinoides(carpet), Anubias Petite(front left corner), Microcarpaea minima Merrill(back ground) and some UG in between the rocks
Rocks- Railway track Rocks :D :D :D
CO2- Citric Acid DIY Pressurized
Light- 1st Three weeks Eveready 8 watt 6500K 960lm LED Lamp with custom made DIY Reflectors. After 3weeks light was lowered to Wipro 5watt 6500K 450lm

Now the more interesting stuffs- As soon as I decided to make this tank, I wanted a superfast coverage with the carpet, so I put in huge lights and co2 initially for 3weeks.
I didnt care about the algae as i believed that wen I cut down the dosing and lighting suddenly, it will be easier for me to reach the balancing point.

And hence I went ahead with full force while showing "thenga" to the algae :P

Now some pics on the Progress-

Day 1
Day 1.jpg


Day 10 - Plants Responded well to the overclocking attempt and so did Algae :P
Did the 1st WC and cleaned the glass
Day 10.jpg


Day 15 - Plants finally seemed to Win over algae and filter was also maturing so, algae started wearing off slowly
Day 15.jpg


Continued...
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby SanamMarik » Sun May 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Day 22 - Apart from some green spot algae, most are gone. Microcarpaea minima was stagnant earlier and finally started showing some growth
Day 22.jpg


Day 24 - The Latest Update as of now- Did WC and cleaned the glasses... algae is gone visibly, but some dots of gsa still there on the Anubias, hoping it to fade away by the time I do nxt water change. Loving the pace at which the glosso filled up... hoping for the background to fill up quick as well :D
Day 24.jpg



A point worthy mentioning, The water in this tank is water from Ganges River, I bring it directly from the river and filter it using a top filter to clean it for tank use...as of now this water quality is superb for my plants... :x :x :x

Hope you guys enjoyed the journey till now...stay tuned for the coming updates ;)

And please feel free to share your views and ask any questions... :)

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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby el batty » Mon May 15, 2017 6:35 am

whoaaaaa, what's the secret for growing glosso so aggressively even in this summer? All my plants are suffering like me, but you have maintained the growth.
Will follow this thread very seriously.
Do you have any cooling mechanism installed?
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby KarthikC » Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 am

Super growth professor ji. ;)

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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby SanamMarik » Mon May 15, 2017 9:38 am

el batty wrote:whoaaaaa, what's the secret for growing glosso so aggressively even in this summer? All my plants are suffering like me, but you have maintained the growth.
Will follow this thread very seriously.
Do you have any cooling mechanism installed?

Thannks dada.. :D
I think the main component is the light...plus glosso prefers slightly acidic water, so river waster helped nd further to that co2 is ample as the vol is v low...

DIdnt chk on the temp this summer bf4 u asked, day time its showing 32C...will chk the temp during pp at night...i hope it shld be arnd 30 may be... /:)

For ur tank size I would suggest distributed diffusion, that might b helpful in highering the co2 in water...ime, most plants stay equally healthy during the summer and the winter if adequate co2 availability and nutrient supply is there...

KarthikC wrote:Super growth professor ji. ;)

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Thanks big bro.. :-B x_x x_x
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby vikramdutta » Mon May 15, 2017 9:52 am

Sanam Marik the great, u r a real genius bhai, God bless u.
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby bedouinjoy » Mon May 15, 2017 12:54 pm

Sanam nice tank. I donno why but Minima everytime melts suddenly in my tank tried twice.
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby SanamMarik » Mon May 15, 2017 5:45 pm

bedouinjoy wrote:Sanam nice tank. I donno why but Minima everytime melts suddenly in my tank tried twice.

thanks dada, this is my 1st tym with minima, will definitely keep you updated on this. Btw, if u have any pics of the deteriorating plant, please share so that i can prepare in advance...
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby SanamMarik » Mon May 15, 2017 5:46 pm

vikramdutta wrote:Sanam Marik the great, u r a real genius bhai, God bless u.

dada now you are putting me on "channa ka jhaar" ... btw thanks a lot for ur kind words... :ymblushing: :ymblushing:
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Re: Making of an Office Desk Pico Planted tank

Postby Dr.Avishek » Mon May 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Nyc one sanam... Keep it up..
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