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Old 05-04-2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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Welcome into the green zone

Dear people,

A view months ago, I started a tank filled with plants. Unfortunately I had dispose of this tank, because of a leak. I bought a new one. And now we are a couple months further.

The size of the tank is 125x50x50(cm) --> 312 Liter
Light: 154Watt (2x T5 54W and 1x T8 34 W) (the T5 are dimmable)
Co2: Set from JBL
JBL extern filter

Fish:
10x epiplatys annulatus
10x Microrasboras Galaxy (Celestichthys margaritatus)
6x yellow top sword endlers (N type)
3x Pseudogastromyzon cheni
2x Loricaria parva
2x apistogramma cacatuoides orange

Some pictures from set-up till now
I painted my tank metalic blue


I put in a background, plant substrate and cork


I have placed the lamps.


The first plants are in the tank


First total shot with wrong driftwood


First total shot with the correct driftwood (20-03-2007)


One week later (28-03-2007)


View days later


16-04-2007


Last total shot (01-05-2007)
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:53 AM   #2
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oh wow, that is just beautiful! I love the look of the little mounds of that foreground plant. Is it Riccia?
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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welcome to AA Dragon...........tank looks awesome.

Never heard of gluing cork to the bottom before(assuming it is glued)........interesting though.

Is there a reason for it besides looks?........it kinda looks like you are using it as retaining walls........but at the same time it looks like you have pretty much the same level of soil all the way around.

I'd like to see some closeups it ya got em.
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Nice looking tank. Nicely arranged and great colors. Very well planted.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:16 AM   #5
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How about a list of plants in the tank to go along with the list of fish?

Looks great and I look forward to future updates.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:31 AM   #6
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Never heard of gluing cork to the bottom before(assuming it is glued)........interesting though.

Is there a reason for it besides looks?........it kinda looks like you are using it as retaining walls........but at the same time it looks like you have pretty much the same level of soil all the way around.

I'd like to see some closeups it ya got em.
Cork is very lightweight, so I glued it. It seperates the forground plant (Hemianthus) with the other plants (so it won't mixed up).

Tanks for the compliments and here's a list with al the plants:
Rotala Wallichii
Ludwigia repens arcutta
Didiplis diandra
Heteranthera zosterfolia
Myriophyllum propium
Alternanthera reineckii
Hottonia inflata
Cyperus helferi
Bacopa amplexicaulus
Pogostemon helferi
Red tiger lotus
Rotala rotundifolia
Lobelia cardinalis
Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Lysimachia nummularia 'aurea'
Micranthemum umbrosum
Eustralis stellata
Ammannia grocilis
Hydrocotyle leucophala
Ludwigia inclinata verticala 'Cuba'
Mayaca Fluviatilis
Utricularia graminifolia
Cryptocoryne wendii
Tonina fluviatilis
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Hemianthus micranthemoides
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:13 AM   #7
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Very nice arrangement as Rich has already said. Great work with mixing up the colors and I love the foreground mounds of green.

What are you dosing?

What background is that? I kinda like the high lights and shadows of it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:02 AM   #9
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That is just gorgeous! Thanks for the step-by-step pics, too.
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Fantastic tank! I really like the backgound too. What is the plant just left of the center, in the background? (The green one that looks like a bottle brush). I had a small piece of that once but lost it, and I see it a lot in Amano's tanks and it is so pretty.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #11
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I believe it's Bacopa amplexicaulus, if my eyes aren't deceiving me.
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No it's the Mayaca Fluviatilis
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LOL, even better. I'll have a sit down with my optometrist.
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That is a good looking setup.
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Great looking set up, love the arrangement and verity of plants that you have selected.
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i am at a lost for words all i can say is beautiful.
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Microrasboras Galaxy




A Japonica Shrimp without skin


Center of the tank
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oh gosh! that looks amazing! you are very talented!
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Are you trying to breed the Microrasboras Galaxy, and if so are you having any success?
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