Finally up and running!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by mcronix, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. mcronixValued MemberMember

    Finally have my 40g breeder up and running :;banaman
    Low tech setup with an eheim 2217.
    Now just need to wait for the cycle to complete!

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  2. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    Excellent! I love it! Any ideas for the foreground? Chain Pygmy Swords or something like that or just leave it like it is?
     
  3. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Looks awesome!
     




  4. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    Your tank looks great! I cant wait to get mine planted like yours!
     




  5. OP
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    mcronixValued MemberMember

    Thanks!
    I was thinking of potentially some dwarf sag but the online store I got plants from didn't have any.

    I'm open to suggestions, will look into pygmy swords! Would these be OK in a low tech tanks?
     
  6. OP
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    mcronixValued MemberMember

    Thanks! My first ever planted setup but still looking good after 2 days :)
     
  7. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    What light do you have? What is the distance from the light to the substrate?
     
  8. OP
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    mcronixValued MemberMember

    I have the Fennex Planted+ 247 about 2 inches from glass top in a tank 16" tall.
    The substrate is diamond blasting abrasive with root tabs.

    Some of the leaves of my Vals at the back are going a bit brown but have read this is relatively normal when introducing to a new tank and hopefully will grow back after trimming dead parts.
     
  9. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    That light is pretty strong. You should get a Maximum of 60 PAR at 16 inches depth directly under the light: of course the light power lessens away from dead center. I can see you growing chain Pygmy swords with it, but you will have to dose Glut. If you want a Low-tech tank you will have to dim your output. I would consider carpeting with Cryptcoryne Willisii: the light demands are about medium for that, but it will accept high light.
     
  10. OP
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    mcronixValued MemberMember

    So are you saying there is a possibility my lighting is too strong? It isn't on full brightness for long due to using the 247 function.

    I have italian vals, java ferns and moss, amazon swords and bacopa carolina currently.
     
  11. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    sorry for the delay. i would definitely be careful with the light strength and increase the light sparingly. be careful not to create an algae farm.
     




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