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Old 08-03-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default First Timer's 3x3x1.5 Planted Fish Tank

Hi All,

First timer in aquarium related stuff and still learning.
It is a 3x3x1.5 tank, integrated with my shoe rack (did it during reno).
Only started on it in mid jan this year.

Filtration: Eheim 2026

Lighting: Aquazonic T5 4x24W (2ft due to design, max size fittable is 2ft)
Adding another 4x24W soon

CO2: was using Jebo A192 electrode but changing to CO2 tank with ISTA Max Mix reactor sometime this few days.

Base Fert: 2 x 4.7kg Sera Floredepot

Substrate: 3 x 10L Controsoil

Fishes:
4 x Clown Loaches
5 x Sterbai Corydora
20 x Neon Tetras
9 x Pink Zebra Danio
10 x Red Koi Swordtail
4 x Bubble Pearl Gourami
A few yamato shrimps

Plants:
Lost track of IDs




The tank was designed and built when I had no knowledge and ideas about aquariums and the 3ft depth made it very difficult for me to perform planting.

The bullet design also made it difficult for me in creating depth without sacrificing viewing from all 3 angles.

Hope this is not too much of an eye sore.

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Old 08-03-2010, 02:56 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
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Bottom View of my kelong for salvinia and duckweed


Top View


One of the CL has taken ownership of the PVC pipe.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:09 AM   #4
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Interesting bush like plant, no idea what it is


My coconut tree like Rotala Nanjenshan, the swordtails did some rescaping on them, botak left only the top.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:08 PM   #5
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I like your idea of the "kelong" for the floating plants.

The bush plant don't look like an aquatic plant. You had it for long? Is it growing or is it starting to yellow?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:18 AM   #6
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I like your idea of the "kelong" for the floating plants.

The bush plant don't look like an aquatic plant. You had it for long? Is it growing or is it starting to yellow?
I just plants it on saturday.
I'll give it a couple of week and let u know.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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Bro why not try doing a scape with the focus in the middle? then your fish can swim in circles and you don't need to worry too much about unbalance.
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Interesting bush like plant, no idea what it is
This plant is non aquatic.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:48 PM   #9
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i dunno, but i feel that it's abit too 'messy' with so many different types of plants.. like no focus?
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Bro why not try doing a scape with the focus in the middle? then your fish can swim in circles and you don't need to worry too much about unbalance.

Thinking about that right now.
Probably will look for a decent driftwood that can suit the tank,
wash it until leeching is mininal then rescape the centre region.
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