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My Aquarium


Its another Fluval (2) internal filtration system, and it holds 20 gallons. The filter is pretty cheap, only a mechanicl filter. Activiated carbon can be very helpful, but it can also take away vital nutrients from the plants. The Nitrogen Cycle was finished on Sept 18th. I will include as much info as possible here, as it is aimed for a planted tank.The Fluval was customised somewhat, to combat the early algae outbreaks. I have included a Phosphate resin, as this is a good source of food for the dreaded algae. Phosphate is very high in the tap water I have to use. Thanks to the poor camera I have used, you can't really pick up the colours, and I'll post some more better ones soon.

The specs are: Length: 92cm (3ft) Width: 32cm (13In) Height: 41cm (14In) Aquarium capacity: 20 Gallons.


Filtration: Fluval 2 customised, Phosphate resin.
Fertilisation: Bioplast ferroPlant, NutriPlant, ViroSan.
CO2 fertilisation: Bioplast CO2 reactor, plus a Rena powerhead.
Lighting system: Visi-Lux twin fluorescent lamp.
Fluorescent lamps: 1 Aqua-Glo; 1 Life-Glo, both 20 watt.
Hood: Mahogany.
Lighting time: 11 hours, with pin-timers.
Temperature: 24C
Substrate: Pea gravel (rounded), 2 - 3mm. with Root Tabs.
Water Changes: Roughly 15% every week - 40% deonised water, 60% tap water (de-chlorinated).
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 10ppm
CO2 Content: 15 - 25 Mg/l during diffusion
Oxygen: 8mg/l
pH: 7.6pH at the morning; swings to 7.2pH during CO2 fertilisation.
Phosphate: 0.5ppm
General hardness: 11 dGH
Carbonate hardness: 8 KH

The plants:
Hygrophilia polysperma.
Hygrophilia difformis (Water Wisteria).
Cryptocoryne blassi.
Vallisneria gigantea; spiralis.
Gymnocoronis spiranthoides.
Cabomba caroliniana.
Myriophyllum hippuroides.
Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy Chain Sword).

Inhabitants:
1 Marbled Angelfish (small), 6 Neon tetras, 3 Ottos, 1 Guppy.

New pictures (13/06/00)







The Betta is fine, he's just moving house to a different tank.






You can just see the Angel going behind the diffuser (old pic).

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