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3ft Planted

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3ft Planted

Postby Alasse » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:35 am

This tank has been a slow progress, but is starting to come along nicely. It is as yet unstocked as I want to get the plants right and settled before any livestock move in.
The tank is nowhere near finished yet. I will hopefully sorting out the DIY CO2, so it can be put on the tank and fired up. I also haven't yet got a canister for the tank, but tis not really a big deal being as there are only a few hitchhiker cherries in there.

Anyway, so far
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby Vestyxe » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:32 pm

It's a pretty setup, what are you planning to stock it with anyway? (Just curious)
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby malakye » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:58 pm

its a lovely looking set up.
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby Alasse » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:29 am

Thanks :)

To be honest, I am not entirely sure what livestock will end up in here, will depends whats around and what takes my eye when its ready for stocking :)
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby superdart » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:40 am

It looks well on the way from here and I am thinking Rasboras and Rainbows.......... :-):
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby Alasse » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:24 am

I picked up a canister for the tank today, so will get that hooked up and running tomorrow. I will need to empty the tank so I can slide it to the other end of the table, as I cannot hook the canister to it where it is sitting and have the pipes hidden, and that will not be acceptable Should have ran the décor from left to right, but then I spose the wood would not have sat how I wanted it to. I will also be adding rainwater to the tank, rather than town water....this will require me to bucket the water from the water tank to the fishtank, but it will be worth it once its done.

Some possible inhabitants

Rams
Neon Tetras
Apistos
Cories
Ember tetras
Boesemani Rainbow
Parkinsoni Rainbow
Red Rainbow
Lake Tebera Rainbow
Cato River Rainbow

Or I just might head out and net some natives from the creeks in the area.....
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby malakye » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:03 pm

A native tank sounds nice. What sort of things do you get locally?
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby Alasse » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:41 am

Unsure exactly, there would be rainbow fish at the least. I net to get a dip net and go for a look
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby superdart » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:55 am

When I kept freshwater I used a lot of filtered rainwater,collected from my conservatory roof and IMHO it,s the best by far.
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Re: 3ft Planted

Postby Alasse » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:48 am

It is suitable for some fish, others not so much.

For what I am hoping I can get for this tank, rainwater will be required
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