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3ft Planted and 4ft Fronts tank.

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Hey guys the main focus of this thread will be the planted tank but will include pics of the little fronts every now and then! The planted tank has been running for a month now and slowly kicking into gear. The scape is not 100% complete as I have some random plants in there just seeing how they go. Still sorting out the piping and going to install some glass inlets/outlets soon.

Fronts tank:

4*2*2.5ft high.

9 Ikola 5-7cms

3 Random Peacocks

3 Clown loachs

1 Albino Pleco

1 Sailfin Pleco.

fx5 filter

1ft t5 light (they like darkness)

Planted tank:



Ehiem 2213 running a 200w inline heater.

Fluval 206 running a Sera in-line reactor.

Pressurised Co2 system running at 3bpm.

4*39w t5 globes. (3*plant grow, 1*10000k) currently 5 hours a day. (Only just increased from 2 to 4 bulbs)

Ferts: None atm

Substrate is 2toned diy on the bottom and capped with sand and then ADA Amazonia 1 and a half bags.

Fish list:

Cherry Shrimp

2* royal whips

3* L134

To get fish:

Pair of rams

Pair of Red Breasted Acaras

Maybe some smaller tetras if I only get one pair.

The scape I am going for is a jungle of crypts at the back left (raised) then down the slope that the driftwood creates into a field of hc (that is slowly growing). Most of the stem plants will probably end up going or being moved. Then on the right side have a little "island" to break the hc carpet up with some more crypts, blyxa and a feature sword. The peg will be going shorty so don't worry haha.








Let us know what you guys think and any times on the setup would be helpful :)

Cheers Damo.

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