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  1. Default Aiden's Planted Journey


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    Hi everyone. I'm sure some of you have seen my threads regarding setting up my first high tech planted tank. Well the process began today so I thought I would start my journal detailing the development.

    I want to turn this:



    Into something like this:



    The new tank inhabitants will be:
    20 Celestial Pearl Danios
    10 Pygmy Corys
    Red Cherry Shrimp

    I recently saw a technique for growing carpet plants emersed and since I won't be setting up the tank for a few weeks I decided to give this technique a try.
    You basically use a propagator with some compost to grow the plants.
    My test plants are:
    Dwarf Hairgrass
    Micro Ranalisma Rostrata

    Here are the picks of my attempt to emerse grow these:
    Last edited by Aiden123; 07-18-2014 at 08:29 PM.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    Heck I like the way it looks now! lol but I get trying something new. You should talk to Triton about emersing plants. He's our expert I reckon. lol Looking forward to progress on this.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    I like it how it is now too but I want something more "clean cut" and just more eye catching.
    I will have to pm Triton and see if he can give me some tips
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    Hooray, a new journal! I'm not a live plant person, but I love your experiment with the immersed plants. Should be a stunning tank with that stocking list. Also, making your substrate deeper in back will make the whole tank look deeper, front to back.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 07-18-2014 at 09:05 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  5. Default


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    Thanks!

    I wouldn't be too surprised if the Micro Ranalisma Rostata does really well in this experiment as it has grown quite well in low light etc. Meanwhile I didn't even know I had dwarf hair grass in the current tank. I planted it ages ago and it just dissapeared. I managed to get about 8 tiny portions so hopefully it does well.

    If the hair grass does well I may swapped it for HC as that's the carpet plant I ultimately want to use.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    glad to see you back. hope the new project goes well.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    Thanks, its great to be back :)
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    Lighting wise for the tank, would this be too strong?

    http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aq...or-silver.html

    48 watt T5 light for a 60cm x 30cm x 30cm tank
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    Nipped to LFS to get some HC for the experiment.

    Got my fingers crossed it works




    I also picked up an LED light to test, looks quite nice tbh



    The light is an Arcadia Classica LED Stretch 23 Watt
    Last edited by Aiden123; 07-19-2014 at 01:28 PM.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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    I may get another one to equal 46 watt. Would this be too much light?

    Me and my Dad are working on construction a glass lid and I shall be attempting to make the archway using left over lava rock today
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and 30 taitibee
    • 15 gallon: 2 x 24watt T5 + 23watt LED, pressurised Co2 injections and dosed with ferts

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