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300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby phea2 on 03 Jul 2012 15:31

After spending a couple of months of planning, and researches.

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AQUARIUM: 120x50x50 cm
SUBSTRATE: ADA new amazonia, ADA new amazonia powder, JBL AquaBasis Plus
FERT: Easy life: easycarbo and profito
FILTER: JBL Cristalprofi e1501 GREENLINE
HEATER: Hydor 300w heater
LIGHTING: All pond solution t5 4x54w
Co2: Pressurized 3bps
Co2 reactor: Sera Flore active reactor 500
Hardscape: Redmoor roots and dragon stones
Flora:
HC cuba (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
staurogyne species
Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
UG (Utricularia Graminifolia)
Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
Cryptocoryne beckettii
Pogestemon erectus
Eustralis stellata
Ludwigia arcuata

Fauna:
Black tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) -8
Ember tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) -40
Nannostomus eques (Brown Pencilfish) -10
Dwarf corydoras (Corydoras hastatus) -10 not sure if they would be compatible
Oto (Otocinclus affinis) -5
Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) -10
Cherry shrimps Neocaridina heteropoda var. red
Pond/Bladder Snails and Ramshorn Snails

The tanks was filled in with water 18 days ago, planted 11 days ago.. i've started to notice some brown algae but i hoping they will disappear by itself. the black widows went in yesterday. Plants are starting to show some growth. started to dose fertiliser couple of days ago. i accidentally got some duckweed that came in with my plants but i've heard that they are good at removing excess of nutrient. here are some photos

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Few days later
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Taken today
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby davey_c on 04 Jul 2012 00:43

i can see this being an interesting tank, as usual nice work pascal :D
below tank is for sale

my tank build
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby SebTheCubbyFox on 04 Jul 2012 09:23

Fantastic looking tank, Pascal!!
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby robbie on 04 Jul 2012 12:31

looks the business,not a simple set up by the sound of it.
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby phea2 on 04 Jul 2012 14:45

Thanks lads.. the black widows are at it already, i've seen a lot of what i believe are unfertilized eggs. its hard to find any fertile eggs in all this pearling algae, but i manage to collect 3 eggs but can't take a photo of it due to its size.


Black widow's unfertilized eggs
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Can diatom algae pearl?
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Red cherry shrimps i got off m4r10 (Mario)
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby Anthony on 05 Jul 2012 10:03

Looks the business dude.
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby Peteemax on 05 Jul 2012 11:15

Great thread Pascal, looking forward to more updates.
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby m4r10 on 05 Jul 2012 19:26

Great accomplishment mate to get that algae bubble :D
Keep the pics coming, especially after the algae clears.
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby phea2 on 05 Jul 2012 23:44

m4r10 wrote:Great accomplishment mate to get that algae bubble :D
Keep the pics coming, especially after the algae clears.


The algae are starting to disappear. It's probably because i added the ottos, i'm planning on putting 5 more ottos in the next few days. the snails you gave me didnt make it :(
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby m4r10 on 06 Jul 2012 02:23

My poor snails died :cry:

Anyway, if you want to give it another try, there's plenty of them in my tank.
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby garyb on 13 Aug 2012 23:59

any update on this pascal, im dying to see the finished product
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby billy ocean on 14 Aug 2012 08:53

Looks really well, well done
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby phea2 on 14 Aug 2012 12:35

Sorry i forgot to put some new photos.. here are some i took last night.

Update: i bought 21 ember tetra a month ago, i put them in a seperate tank because there was still some trace of ammonia in this tank but they didnt make it through the night (then found out that there was also a lot of ammonia in the other tank). Added 10 brown pencil fish in the tank a couple of weeks ago and they lived 5 days (reason of death is unsure, Ammonia is zero). i also lost half of my black widow fry. i'm starting to think that it could be the algae medicine that i've been putting in the tank because all of the death occurred the day after adding the algae killer, i also lost my nerite snails. so now, all i have in the tank are around 20 black widow fry, 6 oto, one amano shrimps (the other one died last night), and some red cherry shrimps. i'm planning on adding 50 ember tetra, 10 brown pencil fish and maybe a pair of German Blue Ram, and still deciding weather 10 dwarf (corydoras hastatus). here are the photos.

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Can somebody Identify that plant for me, it came in with my hairgrass.
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Emerged Ludwigia arcuata
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby joemc on 14 Aug 2012 15:42

the tank looks great, nice job sorry to hear about your troubles with the new fish, embers and pencils are beauties
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Re: 300L planted aquarium ADA Style

Postby phea2 on 23 Aug 2012 23:27

I was messing with the camera this evening..


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