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Swiss Army Tank

Discussion in 'Journals' started by easternlethal, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. easternlethal

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    Hi all,

    I've decided to keep a journal of my tank. This is my first tank and been going for 3 or 4 years when I started the hobby. Over the years there have been many changes (including a house move) and evolved from a hardscape to nature to finally Dutch. I call it the Swiss army tank cause I only have space for one tank so it serves several purposes (teaching my kids about the environment, nature scape, community tank, learning to grow plants etc)

    tank:
    50gallon
    wet/dry trickle filter + sump
    cerges co2
    ada aquasoil

    light:
    Kessil 360w (around 50 par 7hr photoperiod)

    plants:
    -syngonanthus
    -tonina
    -crypts
    -buces
    -blood vomit
    -rotala sunset
    - I forgot the names of the rest

    ferts
    -EI
    -burrs custom micro mix

    livestock
    cherry reds, tetras, glass catfish, rasboras, guppies

    I feel that I'm at the stage now where I can successfully maintain a tank and keep the plants alive.

    The whole thing needs a trim but now I would like to get comments to see how I can improve things even more. I would love feedback on the state my plants, lighting, positioning, anything at all.

    Over the next year I plan to upgrade to a 100g and will post photos to show my progress.

    Everything I learnt is through forums such as this one, as I am not a member of any scaping community. So I am really happy to have learnt something entirely from the Internet.

    Thanks in advance everyone and happy scaping! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    #1 easternlethal, Oct 16, 2018
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    Shimmer, Sump and CO2... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
     
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    Fert regime....

    I find that this produces bba and gsa (on my glass) and I have to turn up CO2 to a level which gasses my shrimp, so currently experimenting with no Urea and half doses of this only.

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    Shrimps, nerites, syngonanthus now doing well.

    Still a bit of bba but nothing my weekly clean can't handle. Also stopped using urea and gsa has gone.

    Next I'm really going to try to improve the scape by changing the shape of the hedges.

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    Looks great.one Kissel is not enough for a tank that size.
    How do plants do on the far edges?
     

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