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Old 06-15-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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3ft tank build

Now this will not be speedy, i have a few other projects on the go, so not expecting this to fly ahead any time soon

Tank: 3'x18"x18"
Capacity: 190litre or 50gal (approx)
Lighting: 4x 39W T5HO
Filtration: Internal (Canister eventually)
Substrate: DIY mix
Heating: 300W
Decor: Wood, Rocks, Live plants
CO2: Yes DIY
Fertz: Trace, Flourish and Excel
Stock: Tiger Barbs, RTBS & some algae type eater

This is very much a work in progress, heaps more plants to be added over time (as i get my hands on them)



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Old 06-15-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Nice flow.. i like the build up to hide the heater! That's a sweet footprint, i just did one with same.. very nice to work with, lots of options! What are you going to plant? That's some pretty decent lighting..

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Old 06-15-2014, 07:59 AM   #3
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Nice flow.. i like the build up to hide the heater! That's a sweet footprint, i just did one with same.. very nice to work with, lots of options! What are you going to plant? That's some pretty decent lighting..

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I like to have hardware as hidden as possible, nothing worse than heaters/filters etc spoiling the scape.
Still sourcing plants, so really will depend on what i can manage to get. I do want a carpet foreground, so am working on sourcing that too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:07 AM   #4
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I hear you.. I don't so much mind my filter tubes.. they almost become a live background aspect once the algae growth covers in.. the heater is always an eyesore though.. your lfs has a bad plant selection?

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The LFS only have the basic plants, i want something a bit different
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Update time

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The foreground weed needs trimming again lol The giant cardamine will also require trimming and replanting....

I will be ordering some more plants and goodies for the tank tomorrow, and they should arrive early next week
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Now home to 11 neon tetras, more to be added over the next few weeks

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I love the look of this tank. There is just something about planted aquariums.

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:43 AM   #10
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