Inspiration needed for a corner tank

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17 Feb 2015 11:08 #31 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)
The tank looks great Tommy, once the plants grow more it will look fantastic

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17 Feb 2015 11:35 #32 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
Thanx for all the encouragement.

I was thinking the same myself hammie, any suggestions of a plant to use. The lights are just the standard t5 units that come with the jewul tank and the substrate is just pea gravel with a few pockets of miracle grow here and there for the heavier root feeders. There is no carbon only easy carbo added daily. Ant the only frets I'm using at the minute is api leaf zone.

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17 Feb 2015 11:52 #33 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)

LemonJelly wrote: It's filling out very nicely. I only wish I had the patience for a planted tank ;)


Hi Lemon, I'm not exactly the most patient person either but I said id have a go, I kept it simple and its worked out fairly good,
the only extra work is adding the liquid carbon daily and its done at feeding time so I don't even notice it, and an odd trim of the plants
definitely give it a go, what's the worst that could happen!!

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17 Feb 2015 12:00 #34 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Red Tiger lotus
nesaea crassicaulis
Alternanthera reineckii
Bunched Red cabomba


There are a few options. I dont know for sure if they would suit your setup to be honest, but have a look see what you think!!!

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17 Feb 2015 12:06 #35 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
Cheers Hammie,
Time to do a bit of googling, would you recommend any online sellers for plants

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17 Feb 2015 12:08 #36 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Tommyk wrote:

LemonJelly wrote: It's filling out very nicely. I only wish I had the patience for a planted tank ;)


Hi Lemon, I'm not exactly the most patient person either but I said id have a go, I kept it simple and its worked out fairly good,
the only extra work is adding the liquid carbon daily and its done at feeding time so I don't even notice it, and an odd trim of the plants
definitely give it a go, what's the worst that could happen!!


Nah, been there, done that and I didn't like my handiwork :hammer:
I've much preferred doing plantless setups lately. At least if I put rock or wood in place and it looks good, it still will 6 months later :cool:

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06 Jan 2016 22:53 #37 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
I know it's been an age but I just said I'd put an update pic up
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06 Jan 2016 23:09 #38 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
I'm very tempted to start growing some plants out of the top of the tank and turn it into a riparium of sorts

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07 Jan 2016 14:28 #39 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
That's really grown in. I think the riparium is a great idea, something a bit different and challenging. You could try anubias and Java fern near the surface.

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07 Jan 2016 16:43 #40 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
Thanx lemon. its grown in great, even had some serious haircuts through the year it was a complete jungle at one stage. Had some problems with algae to but back to looking good again.
Definitely going to try the riparium nothing to permanent for now just something that can be easily changed back if it doesn't work out. Suspended baskets and the likes.

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10 Jan 2016 00:12 #41 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Very cool, especially since many plants grow very differently out of the water... even growing different shaped leaves.

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