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My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 am

ok, time to start a thread on my tank ive been working on. Im just waiting 4 my equipment now.

STATS:
Tank: 4ft 220ltr 60 gallon
Stand: DIY ADA style
Substrate: Explained below
Lights: 3 20w led floodlights
Filtration: 2000ltr/h uv sterilized canister filter (reccomended for 800ltrs or something) with seachem matrix
Heater: 300w elite
Plants: HC, HM, Japanese Hairgrass, Crinum Calamistratum, and a lot more/whatever morks with the loaches.
STOCK: 6 yoyos, 2 rostratas, some discus(maybe), pearl gourami, Endler gene guppies and bristlenoses!
Fert regime: EI dosing, potassium sulphate, monopotassium phosphate, chelated micronutrients, and DInasoar Spit (10% Glycerin)

I built my own stand from scratch so here are pics.. doors arent fixed yet if your worried about the gap

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Tank...
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now, if your wondering about the substrate its minerilized topsoil with white marble rocks to produce co2 (thanks 2toned on AL) and a whole lot of other plant goodness all capped with a bag of pool sand
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Re: CLS's 120cm tank in the making (Yoyo Land)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:02 am

arghhh the pictures are cut... guess i willl have to resisze pics form now on :lol:
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Re: CLS's 120cm tank in the making (Yoyo Land)

Post by raedeon » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:55 am

Can't wait to see it with the fish in :D
21 Sids :o

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Re: CLS's 120cm tank in the making (Yoyo Land)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:42 pm

mee too. :D
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Re: My 225ltr Journal (The Lost island of calamistratum)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:54 am

update with the lights wired up and hung. and by wiring i mean cuting wires and connecting cable to cable 8)
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Re: My 225ltr Journal (The Lost island of calamistratum)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:44 am

i got my plants :)
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updates to come as i get my eheim stuff
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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:39 am

co2 connected

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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by glenna » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:34 pm

wow CLS, that is looking really great....and like a LOT of work that you have done!!!!
really looking forward to seeing this as it progresses
glenna

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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:10 am

glenna wrote:wow CLS, that is looking really great....and like a LOT of work that you have done!!!!
really looking forward to seeing this as it progresses
haha... a lot of work is an understatement glenna! LOL. It took longer researching than building and building wasnt very quick. I also have to sell both kidneys, my left lung and 9 of my toes to fund the damn thing :lol: jks.
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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by Akwarybka » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:12 am

Looks great! I can't wait to see it developing :D

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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:54 am

cheers mate.

UPDATE:
a little bit of growth from the hc, peacock moss and java fen. The hm is being annoying and has partly melted away. theres one gambusia in there to help with cycling but i am also adding media from other tank into new filter every couple of days.

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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:42 am

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Enjoy :mrgreen:
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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by glenna » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi there!

The tank is looking LOVELY!!

If I put MY yoyo;s in there, there would totally wreck it!...and I imagine gobble up those beautiful little shrimp. They are boisterous fish and chase each other all around the tank.

BTW, the gourami is really nice and looks very graceful. I recently got one and have not regretted it. Contrary to what I have read, he is a good eater and takes care f himself well. REALLY nice work, would love to hear your thoughts on what you continue to plan for the tank. I know that plans grow and change over time, esp as you see your beautiful plants start to thrive!!!!

please keep posting pics,

gg
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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:17 am

Thanks heaps glenna!

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Re: My Planted tank Journal (Yoyo Homeland)

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:18 am

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