First attempt at a planted tank (No CO2)

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  1. Chandz

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    Pic 1: Start of tank
    Pic 2: Month after setup
    Pic 3: 2 Months after setup

    I did numberous trimmings inbetween as most of the plants are fast growing.

    I replant the trimmings, so in the third pic the Mayaca fluviatilis and Myriophyllum simulans (left and right of the tank) are taking over. They would look better further back but there is no space as it's filled to the brim with other plants, I'll have to either move or sell them eventually. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Very nice tank.
    Well done. Amazing progress
     
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    looks awesome, great job.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    That's awesome, well done.
    If that is the same water sprite at the back as I have it's going to explode.

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    First attempt and he/she absolutely nails it.
    Well done. Absolutely stunning set up. Frothing at the mouth with jealousy!
     
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    Thank you!

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    It's Wisteria, looks very similar except it's a stem plant so it doesn't form a crown. I have to cut the stem to propagate it. It's also very fast growing through.

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    She Those are very kind words. Thank you!

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    Looks very nice. Give us more details please. If no co2. What you dosing, What substrate you using?
     
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    I used large sized gravel on the bottom layer and ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia on the top. I would of preferred to only have used ADA but the two 9kg bags I bought weren't enough to get my substrate to the right thickness. They already cost me R1880 so I wasn't willing to spend another R940 for an extra bag.

    I dose Seachem Excel daily and flourish twice a week.

    It should also be noted that I bought plants that are low CO2 demanding.

    Plant species I chose for my tank: A few different Anubias species, Amazon Sword, Rotala Rotundifolia, Rotala Wallichii, Hygrophila Polysperma, Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Water Wisteria, Pygmy Chain Sword, Java Fern, Christmas Moss, Ludwigia Repens, Mayaca Fluviatilis and Myriophyllum Simulans



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    Thanks for this, great info.
     
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    Very nice .. nad look how easy you make it look ;-)

    Start thinking root tabs for your root feeders like the swords and crypts - they will clap your expensive ADA in no-time - stems are great if you are able to keep your hands wet all the time for trimming. Stems do get a bit much - they are mostly weeds after all.

    Keep up with posting pics - that is the only way I know to keep a good records over many many years of keeping a tank happy.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks! I'll definitely add some root tabs.

    I love fiddling in the tank so trimming is no problem but I won't have them for much longer. In a couple of months I'm going to setup my other tank and get rid of this one. It will consist of mostly different Crypt species, Anubias and Bucephalandra.

    The tank is 120 x70 x70 and with the stand almost as tall as me so stem plants will be too much hassle. Plus I love the look of a Crypt tank and I doubt they would get enough light, even with 3 60cm Beamswork DA FSPEC LED lights.

    When you get a chance, I'd love to hear how you setup your tanks

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    History of each tank is on tasa ...

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    On my profile (click on the image on the right of this post) you can use the Find all started threads - easier if you ask questions relating to the tanks / threads in that thread.

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    Very impressive for a first attempt. Well done!
     
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    Looks great. Cant wait to see it once everything has established and has grown in a bit
     
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    Thank you! I will definitely go have a look!

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