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10 Nov 2013 16:05 #1 by proca (Peter)
Hi all.

I'd like to present ma main tank. It,s 200L. planted tank, I still have few things to do in it (right back corner needs to be shaped in to wedge, just trimed it yesterday half way).

First picture was taken 12 months ago, 2nd 6 months ago and pictures 3-5 yesterday.

Tank spec.:
size: 100cm x 40cm x 50cm H.
volume: 200L.
light: 2 x T8 30W. 6500K
substrate: 30L. JBL Manado with 300g Tetra Plant Initial Sticks underneath plus clay/torf balls added every 3 months
ferilization: N/A
CO2: N/A
water change: 50-60% of tap water every 2-3 weeks


12 months ago:





6 months ago:





Today:









Regards

Peter

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10 Nov 2013 16:34 #2 by newbejkjimk (damien kelly)
Very nice peter

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10 Nov 2013 16:38 #3 by anglecichlid (ciaran hogan)

newbejkjimk wrote: Very nice peter

+1

Anyone with a aquarium can keep fish,
But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
BLANCHARDSTOWN

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10 Nov 2013 16:48 - 10 Nov 2013 16:49 #4 by newbejkjimk (damien kelly)
peter what ferts are you using and are you running co2 and what kinda lighting?
Last edit: 10 Nov 2013 16:49 by newbejkjimk (damien kelly).

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10 Nov 2013 16:48 #5 by davey_c (dave clarke)
Stunning tank and a credit to ye :cool:

Below tank is for sale

my plywood tank build.

www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php/forum...k-build-diary#137768

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10 Nov 2013 17:43 - 10 Nov 2013 17:45 #6 by proca (Peter)
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newbejkjimk wrote: peter what ferts are you using and are you running co2 and what kinda lighting?


i was using diy co2 system (baking soda + citric acid) plus Ferropol 24 for a while but this co2 system was pain in a a.. to run so i quit along with ferropol. for last 6 months i was not using any co2 or ferts in this tank and all plants are in fairly good condition. few weeks ago i took out Vallisneria gigantea, it was 6 foot long, so i trim it to 3 foot, and i had to trim it again yesterday again. same story with other plants, they are not spotless but growing well all the time.
Lighting: 2 x t8 30W 6500K (60 watts total - they are 1 year old so probably will replace it soon)
On the other hand i have 5 other tanks upstairs with high preasure co2 system which i bought few weeks ago.
the plan is to setup fish room downstairs with in 2 months, so probably i will connect main tank to co2 and upgrade lighting to 100-120 watts then plus DIY fertilization (i mix my own ferts right now).
Last edit: 10 Nov 2013 17:45 by proca (Peter).

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10 Nov 2013 18:20 #7 by paulv (paul vickers)
Love the root with the moss.

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10 Nov 2013 19:11 #8 by newbejkjimk (damien kelly)
well whatever you are doing it working well for you.
jim

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10 Nov 2013 19:40 #9 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
Lovely tank id love to know your diy system setup>? :)

SM

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10 Nov 2013 19:47 #10 by proca (Peter)
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newbejkjimk wrote: well whatever you are doing it working well for you.
jim


well, sometimes it works sometimes not :S i'm still learning and testing different stuff, long way ahead to become Amano or Knott :P

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10 Nov 2013 19:49 #11 by proca (Peter)
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stem12 wrote: Lovely tank id love to know your diy system setup>? :)

SM


CO2 or ferts ??

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12 Nov 2013 20:24 #12 by Gonefishy (Brian oneill)
You've obviously got a great talent fir aquascaping....amazing looking tanks...once doesn't make a pattern, twice isn't even a pattern but three clear successes is surely a pattern....I wish I was able to make my tank even look 1/10 as good as these...

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13 Nov 2013 20:01 #13 by Stem12 (Stephen M)

proca wrote:

stem12 wrote: Lovely tank id love to know your diy system setup>? :)

SM


CO2 or ferts ??


CO2 buddy

SM

Juwel Vision 260-
20ltr-Fluval Spec-
19ltr-Fluval Chi-

Keep The Water Fresh-

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14 Nov 2013 07:52 #14 by proca (Peter)
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stem12 wrote:

proca wrote:

stem12 wrote: Lovely tank id love to know your diy system setup>? :)

SM


CO2 or ferts ??


CO2 buddy

SM


it's in bits right now but i'll put together and post some pics.

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14 Nov 2013 12:57 #15 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
Grand look forward to it :)

SM

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19ltr-Fluval Chi-

Keep The Water Fresh-

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