My Plant Tank

Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by Matt Rogers, Apr 6, 2003.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I took some pics today of my 6 gallon Eclipse plant tank. It has 5 tiger barbs and an amano shrimp. I love this little thing:

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    Setup details here.

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  3. karlas

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    thats a real nice planted tank there

    i wish i had learned more about planted tanks when i had freshwater but i didnt know that much about them. it wasnt until my brackish tank that i started to get into plants with some of the fish i had it would have made it more intersting
     
  4. Matt Rogers

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    Thanks Karla.
    I actually just finished doing a water change on it.

    The sand I used seems to be pretty good for plants. Lots of roots everywhere. Those plants are all low-light plants which makes it easier. They seem to do well with the 3 watts per gallon I have going.

    I love that little thing.

    I just got all the replacement filters I needed for my SpectraPure R.O. unit so I might start using R.O. on this tank too.

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    Hey Matt, a couple of months ago I was looking for info on planting my Eclipse, and found a description and some pics re: DIY CO2 (output placed behind the biowheel). I was also checking out your setup at the time - was it your CO2 configuration that I saw?

    If so, I can't seem to find it now... ?

    I'm trying to figure out if I'll need an airstone in there, or not? It seems like the bubbles are going to escape...

    Thanks,
    Ian
     
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Hi Ian, yeah it may have been mine, I am not aware of anyone else doing it that way, I have pics here:
    http://www.3reef.com/freshwater.htm

    I think some bubbles probably did escape, but I thought that the current was strong enough to pull some into the tank. Not sure though. I honestly didn't notice much improvement in plant growth with my Co2 setup, so maybe it wasn't working too well. IN fact, I don't use it anymore.

    A diffuser in the main tank would certainly be more efficient.
     
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    Thanks, Matt, I'll play around with it and see how it goes...

    Ian
     
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  9. Salty

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    Hi Matt. I love your tank. How long did it take to get that way ? I have 2 CO2 units going, but I'm not sure if they're doing what they should. The bubbles just rise to the top & burst. Should they do more? When you do your water change do you sometimes vaccuum the gravel/sand or do you let the plants take care of that ?