Steve's Planted aquascape corner tank

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Now have a new project in the pipeline, going to do a Juwel Trigon 350L corner planted tank. So far I've got the tank, stand and T5 lighting, though I'm going to try to integrate my TMC Growbeams into the hood somehow. As their performance in the refugium was spot on with the added bonus of getting the shimmer effect.

Hardscape I've gone for a very large piece of twisted bog wood (looks like tree roots) which will be the main focal point. I'm toying with the idea of just having an island with plants around and on the wood or going for depth and having half planted half swimming space. Like the idea of growing moss on the wood and various other species around that with that separated by sand to give It contrast. Luckily not more than 15 mins away is a new planted aquarium shop called Aquarium gardens, already had on look in there. Some of the their display tanks look really nice. They have everything I need from planting substrate to plants which are are all in a separate room. The supply and refill C02 bottles but the regulator ect I need to purchase separately. I want to keep Rainbow fish with a few shoals of smaller fish. I will try and integrate the cp-40 crossflow in there but need to research co2 and gas exchange ect, not sure if that will be possible?

Other equipment I'll be using is a Fluval 406 filter just delivered today by Aquacadabra,  2 Ehiem heaters.

Just in the research phase but have everything in place to go.
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I had a trigon 350 nice tanks . Had mine setup brackish before changing to marines

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sounds like what i've done with mine ;)

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Hi all, it's been a while, just came on to have a browse through my old tank thread. Those were the days... Anyway still no movement on the planted tank as yet as we've got a few home improvement projects on the go like a new bathroom going in over Easter.  Nice to see ReefBase is still going strong with all the excellent advice on offer.  When I get chance I will drop by the members tanks and see how they're coming along. All the best Steve.
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So it's finally time to start my new fresh water adventure I think im happy with what I have to get started with. Although as I ike the colours and movement of the fish it will probably be more fish to plant ratio but I'll see how it goes. I have this cracking piece of bog wood which I think looks best stood up to give the tree root affect.
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2 buckets of sand though I probably won't use it all. Plant growth substrate will be spread evenly across the back third of the tank. Which will be in turn covered by 20kg of Samoa fine sand. I'm thinking I'm going quite high with the Samoa to give it depth. I'm going to use the rocks to form a kind of barrier between the fine Samoa sand and the normal aquarium sand, as obviously over time  it Could all spread about and I want to avoid that as much as possible.
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For filtration I've gone for the fluval 406. I like what improvements they've made  and for my size tank it should be ample to do the job.
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Lights........ I some how want to integrate my Grow beams that I had over my refugium, loved the growth I was achieving with them. Though at this point I've not figured out a way to incorporate them with the standard T5's.
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 A bucket and a box crammed full of bits and pieces including heaters ect that I haven't properly gone through yet. A couple of caves I probably won't use but we'll see. Let the fun.... And games begin!
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As typical I was called away so have not been able to get as far as I would have liked but managed to get some bits done like the setting up the filter also In went the plant substrate followed by the gravel and sand. I will move the rocks around as I start to fill it with water.
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looking good :D

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Cheers Matt, it's still cycling at the moment, fish less cycle. I've managed to use the cp 40 in there as well now for a bit of extra flow.  Added an air pump and large bubble stone so it's just a waiting game. I'm using a pinch of fish food every few days for the ammonia source. How's yours getting along?
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the sig 900 has closed down, running a shallow/long nano with just shrimp :) Doing really well, even in this heat!

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Yep I know what you mean about the heat! Bonkers mad lately.


Well it's day 12 fully cycled and have fish! Even some baby Mollies. Currently the head count stands at 5 Leapard Danios, 5 Oddessa Barbs 2 Mollies. Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 20ppm PH 7.2.  I carried out a 30% water change after a week though every day since day 1 adding filter supplements  stress zyme + and stress coat +. Not lost a fish, in fact gained 5 or 6!
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Lovely! I do like oddessa barbs.

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