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Starting my first planted nano tank (30 lts)

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Xiscodude, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Xiscodude

    Xiscodude New Member

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    hey guys, just starting my first planted tank, looking for some tips from the more experienced over here,
    Just got an aquael shrimp smart tank, Amazonia light Ada soil, and running Ista disposable co2 supply set 95g 1 drop every 2 seconds, 22 Celsius water temp
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Xiscodude What part of Aust are you from? Can you fill in your location in your Profile please.

    It looks like a nice 30x30x35, 30lt tank, what are you intending to keep in it?
    You temp would be better running at 24c-27c
    Your Aquascape is very basic but in a small tank it looks very good

    You could have to shut it off manually each night plus the disposable bottle might not last very long.
    My only comment is be prepared to update your Co2 unit.

    Have you cycled the tank yet if so what are your water parameter readings and how were they obtained.

    Keith:cat::cat:


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    jordimex New Member

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    i don't really know much about CO2 but if you look at your co2 checker you are yellow which means too much co2
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    This simple guide should help you

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Any updates on the progress of your tank?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Xiscodude New Member

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    Thanks for the tips with co2, I have been really busy lately with work, but I thought I'd post a recent photo of the nano tank, everything seems to be going good except for a little bit of algae, I will be dropping my photoperiod from 12hr to 7hr, also got 4csr, hopefully I will be able to keep a steady and healthy population.
    Ps: I'm in Melbourne
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you add Melb in your Location please. I am well south of Melb.

    Its looking good so far
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    12 hours is far too long. An 8-10 photoperiod is best.
     
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    Have you adjusted the Photo Period get if so have you noticed any changes?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Xiscodude New Member

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    It's only been a day, I will update after a few days.
     
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    Sorry my mistake I was not paying attention to the reply date.

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    Hey guys pretty good week for the tank, 7hrs seems to be doing wonders for the algae, almost none left, plants are looking really good, growing each day, and the shrimps look pretty happy.

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    Glad to hear it!
     
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    Its good to hear the plants are growing successfully. Aquascaping wise I would let the plants grow over the pathway as it is now it appears to be dividing the Aquascape in half.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hey guys, a few changes on the aquascape, and new addition of habitants in the tank. Any thoughts?

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    Sorry to say the wood to me is extremely distracting and does nothing for the Aquascape.

    Have you filled the little hollow in if so it improves the Aquascape as now there is no distraction at the front of substrate/tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hey guys, just a update on the tank, few months have passed, and Im happy to say I figure it out, after a bit of playing around with the aquascape "smashing some rock", and re-scaping, everything is doing pretty good, except for shrimps, we had a pretty hot week here in Melbourne Australia,
    Let me know what you guys think

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    I think you should check the colour as your's is certainly not the green.

    What you now have is a very basic aquascape but its an excellent little tank to learn from.

    One point I like very much and many do not worry about it at all a little bit of top cover for your fish.

    Keith:cat::cat:


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