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Introduce yourself and tell us what do you keep?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tom Barr, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Amang2575

    Amang2575 New Member

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    Re: Introduce yourself and tell us what do you keep?
    im new into planted tanks, i just finished my setup, i thought i have enough materials and knowledge but i wanted to learn more from this forum..
    currently this is my plants:
    Rotala H'ra
    Rotala Colorata
    Rotala macrandra bloody red
    Rotala Walichii
    Ludwigia Senegalensis
    Ludwigia Super red mini
    Ludwigia Rubin
    Ludwigia Arcuata
    Ludwigia Brevipes
    Ludwigia Inclanata pantanal
    Limnophilia Hippuroides
    Bacopa Caroliniana
    Bacopa Moneiri
    Ammania Bonsai
    Staurogene Repens
    Altherantera Renickii red mini
    Didiplis Diandra
    Ricca Fluitans
    Star grass
    SETUP is 1day old.
    and i have two tanks on standby for new layout.

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  2. dutchtothetouch

    dutchtothetouch New Member

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    Hi Im new, I only have a 10gal tank with a betta inside, tank is fully cycled and fish's happy. Learning , want to build an aquascape someday.
     
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  3. leonisleo

    leonisleo Junior Poster

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    Hi everyone, I have 5 tanks at home, only the largest is planted. it is a 300 litres tank with 7/24 co2. i use 6x39w t5ho which are 2x865 2x840 and 2x827. i am enjoying the following plants right now

    myriophyllum roraima
    bacopa caroliniana
    cryptocoryne wendtii brown
    eleocharis parvula mini
    limnophila aromatica green
    ludwigia repens
    hygrophila araguaia
    echinodorus aflame
    staurogyne repens
    polygonum sao paulo
    rotala wallichi
    proserpinaca palustris
    limnophila hippuridoides
    lobelia cardinalis
    micranthemum monte carlo
    anubias barteri
    sagittaria subulata
    hygrophila corymbosa compact
    pogostemon helferi
     
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  4. Aaron L

    Aaron L New Member

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    Hi all! I recently planted a 20 High that I had artificial decorations previously and also started a nano cube.

    It has been a tough start with plants dying, algae growth, and frustration but I am learning and determined to make things good!

    In my 20 gallon I have glowlight tetras, corys and a pair of Apistogramma Borelliis... the nano cube will be home to a betta once it is cycled and matured.

    Stay tuned for a post soon in which I will be asking for help with my algae and plant melt!!!
     
  5. Austin Ron

    Austin Ron New Member

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    New guy from Austin. I’ve kept a little bit of everything since I was in high school in the late 80’s. Did the reef thing when it first became popular years ago but got burned out on the saltwater stuff quickly. After taking some time off from the hobby my young son and I set up a low buck 40 gallon recently. Here’s some pics below.

    Just wanted to say hey...

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  6. Sudipta Shaw

    Sudipta Shaw New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a 10 gal fully planted bee shrimp tank which I started almost a year ago, I have red cherry shrimps in that tank as well. I am using ADA Amazonia light substrate in that tank. I also have a high-tech 20 gal planted fish tank which I recently aquascaped using new Amazonia light substrate on top and some old ecocomplete at the bottom. This tank is going through cycling for a week now, the fishes are in a quarantine tank at this moment. I also started another 20 gal tank for my shrimps which is going through cycling for two weeks now, I am using the Amazonia light substrate in this one as well. I have another planted tank which is 5.5 gal with gravel and ecocomplete mix substrate. I keep chili rasbora and golden back yellow neocaridina in that tank.
    Thanks,
    Sudipta Shaw.
     
  7. MerLovesPlants

    MerLovesPlants New Member

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    Hi! I’m new here and I’m in the research and planning stage. I don’t yet have any tanks. I’m planning to start with two small tanks, one for home and one for my office at work.
     
  8. allison

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    Got our first family tank about 4 months ago now we’re up to 10. Got into aquascaping so we are enjoying designing and planting tanks and attempting patience as they mature and go through algae blooms etc. might start a journal on the new UNS 90L we picked up yesterday at the sale and Tom Barr talk st Pet Zone in San Diego. Using el jefe stone and a piece of manzanita we won at the raffle that Tom had broken off from a bigger piece. Super cool start to our tank! We have a 75 with a mix of community fish, one sorted bett tank with a few amanos and Otos, way too many nano tanks with neocaridinas, a 20 long planted with orange rilis ember tetras and gobies. A newly planted high tech 45 with zebra danio fry amanos and Otos. Will likely house neos and cardinal tetras. Excited to read and learn more!

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  9. Julius

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    Hi everyone,

    I am getting back into planted aquaria after an 18-year hiatus. I bought my first aquarium in 1997 and was immediately attracted to planted tanks. During that time, I frequented APD and kept several planted tanks, some high-tech and some low-tech. After graduating from UCSB, life took me into new directions, I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Santiago Chile, where I started a family and work leading ecommerce at one of Latin America’s largest retailers. Recently, I decided to get back into the hobby as it combines a number of my interests including, “building things”, researching topics of interest, automation/measurement/control and attempting to solve optimization problems.

    Today I am building my dream high-tech planted aquarium that is just under 120 gallons (130cm x 60cm x 60cm). Although I am still working out the details, I would like to incorporate a significant amount of automation, measurement and control.

    Here in Chile, it’s quite challenging to find LFS with large selections of quality products, aquatic plants and fish as the aquarium market isn’t very mature. This has made my project all the more challenging as I will need to build as many pieces of the system as possible and import the rest from the US & Europe.

    It’s truly amazing to see how far the hobby as come along over the last 20 years and at the same time the potential it still has to grow. I hope to learn from this forum and to share my insights and experiences in this new stage of planted aquaria in my life.

    Thanks,

    Julius
     
  10. Mark Baer

    Mark Baer New Member

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    Hi folks, Aussie Walstad fan graduating to higher tech interests. Here is my 4' Wastad, no ferts & no water changes in 4 years :)

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  11. Mark Baer

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    The above tank also doesn't have a filter or pump, just a single T5 lighting tube on a timer. Crypt parva carpet, bolbitus & amazon frogbit. Low stock variable.
     
  12. Meloncole

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    Howdy!
    New to the hobby and really enjoying it. I have a 30 that is planted about 60%. Running a fluval 206 filter and a fluval 3.0 LED light. I am using Amazonia substrate. Just ordered some dry ferts and have a Jebao auto doser hopefully up and running this weekend. Pushing CO2 through an in tank diffuse.
    Currently starting to get a lot of staghorn and other green algae. Im thinking it is because I was running my light for 12 hours (have now lowered to 7 hours daily) and I am going to start the PPS Pro system this weekend.
    Excited to get this thing turned around!
     
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    I am getting back into the freshwater game. Currently all I have is a box full of water. Im a work in progress.
     
  14. Sloth

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    Hello everybody, I'm a brand new tank keeper and have been trying to dive into this incredible craft. So far my tank honestly hasn't been doing the best but I've noticed that my plants are finally starting to show new growth after about a week or so. I won't post pictures as my tank is brand spankin' new and I don't have too much to offer as far as artistic photos but I hope with practice and time I will get to where you all are!

    I will say that I was having a lot of plants dying in my tank (melting, dying whichever) and after reading some of these forums my plants seem to do be doing much better, namely after I started doing daily water changes to limit nitrites/nitrates. Hopefully my bacteria will start to grow and do their job more effectively, I'm trying not to add any chemicals or anything as I really like the idea of it being "natural" (as much as one can be). Within a couple weeks I'm hoping to have some good photos to share.
     
  15. joyjoy22

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    The newly installed fish tank at home, I'm so glad that it doesn't look crowded anymore.

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  16. kizwan

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    Hello!

    My name is kizwan & I'm from Kedah, Malaysia. I'm new in planted aquarium hobby. I have two tanks; ~40 & ~15 gallons tanks where the latter is planted aquarium. Mine is not beautifully setup like everyone else because I want to learn what plant I can use for my planted aquarium. I'm not very good in identifying plant & no one in my local forum know either.

    Below is picture of my planted aquarium when I first set it up. This is no filter, no CO2, no fertiliser setup. I follow a tutorial that I found at youtube. So far I got similar outcome/problem but I can follow their guide to solved them.

    (Update 22 August)
    I planted new Rotala Indica because most of the original ones was uprooted/destroyed by a snail that I put to handle algae. My plan is to use shrimp but it doesn't arrive yet. While the snail ate algae pretty well but it also destroyed Rotala Indica plant. I moved the snail for now to my non-planted tank. Currently there is one algae eater fish that handle algae for now. I also add new plants.




    (End update)



    I honestly don't know what is the name of the plants. The taller one I take it from my drainage. The shorter one I got from a friend, floating plant he said. I also have found a couple of plants that may suitable but not sure.

    I hope to get help from you guys. Thanks!

     
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  17. Anthony Meekings

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    Thanks for the add to your group.
    I have been in the hobby about 45 years with my first real planted tank in 1980 when I was 14, I have tried many methods over the years from dirted to hi tech systems.
    Currently I have 320L 84 US gallon 120cm long x 45cm wide x 60cm deep (48"x18"x24") Fluval Plant 3.0 light, Fluval FX4 filter with the Filter Pro upgrade, Seachem Flourite + Flourite Sand + Denerlle Crystal Quartz cap, Fertiliser I use TNC Lite.
     
  18. Aqua.heaven

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    Hi my name is.M.Faizan and Currently Im converting my passion for this hobby to online planted aquarium buisness and currently i have three tanks 2 of them are planted with co2 and one is lowtech

    Thanks
    M.Faizan
    Aqua Heaven
     
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