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ADA Plant Tanks

CBS Tank (20L)

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Posted on 24th January 2014 by King7 in Filter |Landscaping |Lighting |Maintenance |Purchase

Photo Feb 09, 9 46 51 PM

Hardscape:
Tank: 20L (20gals)
Substrate: 13 liters of New Amazonia normal, 4 liters of SeaChem Matrix (covering UGF inlet)
Light: Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ (24″)
Filtration: Eheim 2213 Canister Filter, Underground filter – PVC, Sponge filter
CO2: none
Fertilizers: none
Misc: Driftwood, Mineral Rock, Ebiken Shou

Flora:
Mini Christmas Moss
Fissiden Fontanus Moss
Flame Moss

Fauna:
Crystal Black Shrimp

Underground filter PVC

Underground filter PVC

 

Underground filter PVC + matrix +bacteria

Underground filter PVC + matrix +bacteria

 

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CRS Tank (40b)

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Posted on 15th January 2014 by King7 in Filter |Landscaping |Lighting |Purchase

Photo Feb 09, 9 46 10 PM

Hardscape:
Tank: 40b (40gals)
Substrate: 27 liters of Amazonia normal
Light: Current TrueLumen LED 36″ (link)
Filtration: Eheim 2215 Canister Filter, Underground filter – PVC, Sponge filter
CO2: none
Fertilizers: none
Misc: Driftwood, thermometer (link), Mineral Rock, Sponge pre-filter

Flora:
blyxa japonica
fissiden
christmas moss
flame moss
hydrocotyle japan

Fauna:
Crystal Red Shrimp

Underground filter with Seachem Matrix + Eheim substrat pro + minerals + bacteria

Underground filter with Seachem Matrix + Eheim substrat pro + minerals + bacteria

 

Photo Jan 10, 11 46 26 PM

setting up the 40b – top view

 

Decided to try a new feeding schedule

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Posted on 6th January 2014 by King7 in Maintenance

After doing more research, I decided that I want to try a new feeding schedule.  It will consist of 2 days of protein, 2 days of veggie, 2 days of baby food, and 1 starve day.

Monday: Mosura Excel
Tuesday: Boiled organic baby spinach or Benibachi Kale
Wednesday: Benibachi BeeMax + Shirakura baby food
Thursday: Starve Day
Friday: BorneoWild Grow
Saturday: BorneoWild Barley + Benibachi BeeMax + Shirakura baby food
Sunday: Shirakura Ebi-Dama or Jake’s Complete Veggie

we will see how it goes….

Starting a new project…

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Posted on 6th January 2014 by King7 in Purchase

sneak peak….

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3 year tank refresh

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Posted on 2nd January 2014 by King7 in Landscaping

Can’t believe my first 60p tank is over 3 years old now.  I decide to start over on the tank, partly because it is time to swap out the old aquasoil.  From what I read, the soil is only good for 3 years (longer if you only use RO water).  Since this was my first tank, I made a lot of mistake along the way but also learned a lot along the way.  I plan on keeping PRL in this tank once it is fully cycled again.  Right now I just have fire red shrimp in there to help with the cycle.

the last look before the tear down:

Photo Dec 14, 3 30 43 PM

It was not a pretty sight taking everything out….

Photo Dec 26, 4 09 25 PM

Finally everything is cleaned out.  I did not touch the canister filter as I did not want to disturb the biological filtering

Photo Dec 26, 4 49 05 PM

The initial layout (which I changed later)

Photo Dec 26, 9 57 14 PM

The flood.  I typically run the tank at 90+ degrees initially for 1 week before draining the tank completely and loading it with plants.  The idea here is to burn off as much ammonia as I can with the higher temperature and to speed up the cycling process.

Photo Dec 26, 11 09 58 PM

Day 1 (the unofficial day 1 of the tank)

Photo Jan 02, 10 23 52 PM

Photo Jan 02, 10 24 14 PM

now I have to patiently wait for the full cycle to complete… T-60days