Alton Journal: MY 60lt Tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping and Member's Setups' started by altondaley36, Sep 27, 2010.

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    That 101 fish Plant Sub, they want to sell it for R398.40 . :eek:
     
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    yeah and it is a 5kg bag...

    it works really well though.
     
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    60lt - 10kg = R800
    225lt - 20kg =R1600
    I thinks this is the amounts I need ?

    That alot of money just for gravel (but it's good gravel :p )
     
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    hehe, no one said this was a cheap hobby...
     
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    A fishkeeper in your area who I know used to tell me that "they" would just go collect some sand/gravel from the local river and it worked very well. I don't know how scared of crocodiles you are...
     
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    When I was 16 year old I use to swim with the croc's on my Bodyboard. Today I won't do it :eek: When you are young you got no fear.

    I will have a look and what I can find ,will keep you updated... :)
     
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    The water has settled 8)

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    I will drop the water level a bit more and clean the glass
     
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    Reaaly like the scapes you do! keep the photos rolling ;) please
     
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    yes it works!
     
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    Taken 30.10.2010

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    very nice! i like the emmersed growth!:)
     
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    lets see a top view pic!
     
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    Coming soon ::)
     
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    Some bad news . The plants @ the back rooted and I removed all the plants and redid the tank . Tel me wat you think ...

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    sorry, i dont recall.. but how much light u using for this tank? seems like u might need add more?
     
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    I've got a 14w Gro-lux in atm. Should I add more ?
     
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    how big is the tank?looks like a 2ft.. id say atleast another 14w.. this light may be fine for the java fern but i dont think its enough for the other plants..esp that red one.. maybe thats why it melted?
     
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    Thanks Shihr I will add one .

    The tank is about 60lt. The plants that melted was all the non-aquatic plants . I think it happend because the water flow did not do so well @ the back of the tank . The red plant did very well emerged . I started with 6 clippings and now i have about 20 stems .

    The curent filter that I've installed is the RS Electrical RS-3000 Waterfall filter . Cost me about R150 and it pumps 1200lt/h.

    Would like to keep this tank low tech. Curently I'm adding no fertz and doing weekly 20% water changes. My Sub consists of Peat Moss , garden gravel , hidroponics , nails and filter sand to keep that all down . This layer is about 1.5 cm .

    Would like to add some HC @ some stage . Will see how it go's .
     
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    looks really cool, i like the color of the gravel and the little driftwood mountain :)
     

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