New tank in the making...

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New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:11 am

Hi all,
Encouraged by the 'success' of my first nano tank ;) ,I decided to crank it up a notch and got myself a bigger tank of dim. 30x18x15 inches.
The light setup is a DIY one which I already built and is ready.
The scape would be dutch-style.The design and plants are yet to be decided :)
Here are some pics of the tank with the then underconstruction light setup:


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Here's my light setup:

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:13 am

Here's the tank all litup by my diy light setup:
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P.S Sorry for the dusty glass :P

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:11 pm

Here's the final layout I am going with:

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Need suggestions for that 'question mark' :P at the bottom
And please suggest any alternate plant for murdannia keisak(not available in India).

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby sushant » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:01 pm

That's a nice layout, but won't the broad leaves of crypt look out of place in a tank full of fine leaf plants.

Secondly, I doubt that this light might not have enough muscle to grow most of the plants in the list.

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 pm

From what I calculated,it came close to 2.2 W/G,But I'd add some more if plants suffer.
About the crypt,is there any small leaved one?I wanted to use petchii but its not available in India,I think.

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:47 pm

Added another diy light frame with 36w led strip and embedded fans:
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Layout designed with root stoppers:
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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 pm

Planting done...(still waiting for some plants to reach)
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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby sushant » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:39 pm

It looks good so far. Would be looking forward to see how those leds perform.

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Re: RE: Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:58 am

sushant wrote:It looks good so far. Would be looking forward to see how those leds perform.

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Thanks...hoping for a beautiful tank..fingers crossed :)

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Re: New tank in the making...

Unread postby saikumar » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:03 pm

ajinkyajin wrote:Planting done...(still waiting for some plants to reach)
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wow nice colors for sure!!!

that ply wood might bend and sag into tank. Also with moisture might disintegrate.