20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

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20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:43 am

Hey guys well this is my first official bitope tank. Its gonna house about 10 neon tetras, 3 marbled hatchet fish, and 3 emerald Cory catfish. The tanks decor is a large piece of flat bog wood and two small pieces as a main center piece and two river stones. The large rock on the wood is an achor untill my wood stays submerged on its on. Well moving onto another topic :p the lighting its just a normal t-8 bulb at 36 Watts made specifically for plants. The filtration is a normal hang on back filter rated for a 40 gallon. And now the substrate the bottom layer is an organic grey/red clay normal hang on back filter rated for a 40 gallon. And now the substrate the bottom layer is an organic grey/red clay follwed by a iron rich sand and clay finally topped off with white sand. The way I planted the plants is I placed the clay then the iron rich sand then planted the plant roots into the layer full of clay then carefully placed the sand around it. Now the plant list. For my background plants its green cabomba the entire back portion then for the around it. Now the plant list. For my background plants its green cabomba the entire back portion then for the midground portion where the drift wood allows I have dwarf sword plants one on opposite sides, for the foreground I have Pygmy chain sword plant acting as a carpet across the entire tank, finally for the floating plants I have Amazon frogbit the way I keep it from getting stuck on the hob filter is a placed a piece of twine all the way across the tank and it keeps it in place. For co2 injection I'm gonna use a DIY with yeast and sugar and get a wooden airstone. Hope you guys enjoy pics tomorrow midground portion where the drift wood allows I have dwarf sword plants one on opposite sides, for the foreground I have Pygmy chain sword plant acting as a carpet across the entire tank, finally for the floating plants I have Amazon frogbit the way I keep it from getting stuck on the hob filter is a placed a piece of twine all the way across the tank and it keeps it in place. For co2 injection I'm gonna use a DIY with yeast and sugar and get a wooden airstone. Hope you guys enjoy.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by pheonixsoul25 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:09 am

Sounds cool can't wait for some pics
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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 am

i'm working on it first i got to get out of class so this afternoon will be day two pics and the water is still cloudy

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:32 pm

Ok Guys Sorry For The Wait, Here Are The Pictures. Bad Quality Smartphone Camera

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Front Tank Shot
Ignore The Large Rock Its My Weight To Keep The Bog Wood Submerged Until It'll Stay On Its Own. The Floating Plant Is Amazon Frogbit

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Left Tank Shot
To The Left Is My Green Cabomba And To The Right My Dwarf Sword Plant.

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Right Tank Shot
Another Dwarf Sword Plant And More Cabomba.

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My Pygmy Chain Sword Plant I'm Hoping To Grow Into A Carpet.

I Hope You Guys Enjoy And Please Comment.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:36 am

Add leaf litter last night. It all went to the sides I may have to fix it. But the good news is I'm getting the tannis into the water and its clearing up.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by bluwtr » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:14 am

Interesting build. Looks good so far. I will keep an eye on this to see how it progresses.
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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:51 am

bluwtr wrote:Interesting build. Looks good so far. I will keep an eye on this to see how it progresses.
Thank You. All The Plants Came From The Sponsor On Here Bamaplants. They Are All Healthy And Nice Plants. The Guys Gave Great Advice Also.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:37 pm

I have one more question for the driftwood could someone Id it. The wood itself has a redish tint, smooth, no odor and is red. It can from a swamp beavers made in baldwin County. Yes I thoroughly cleaned it.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by bluwtr » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:59 pm

First guess would be a bald cypress, but it could also be a gum tree. Given the reddish tint though, I would say that the cypress is the most likely one.
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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:38 am

Thank you so much

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:53 am

i seeded the tank with copepods and seed shrimp for a natural food source.

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Amphiprion » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Kresnahw22 wrote:
bluwtr wrote:Interesting build. Looks good so far. I will keep an eye on this to see how it progresses.
Thank You. All The Plants Came From The Sponsor On Here Bamaplants. They Are All Healthy And Nice Plants. The Guys Gave Great Advice Also.

Just needed to clarify that they are not a sponsor.
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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:50 pm

Amphiprion wrote:
Kresnahw22 wrote:
bluwtr wrote:Interesting build. Looks good so far. I will keep an eye on this to see how it progresses.
Thank You. All The Plants Came From The Sponsor On Here Bamaplants. They Are All Healthy And Nice Plants. The Guys Gave Great Advice Also.[/go


Just needed to clarify that they are not a sponsor.
Oh OK gotcha thatks for the correction

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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Amphiprion » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:51 pm

No big deal, really. We don't have a vendor program for MBRK and I don't want anyone to start bugging the admin about becoming a vendor. That is entirely at the admin's discretion and he hasn't enacted anything like that as of yet. I figured that if he wanted to deal with the added complications of that, then he will (or would've already done so by now).


Nice build, btw. Makes me want to get back into FW, but with a lower-tech approach compared to my last system.
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Re: 20 Gallon Long Amazon Biotope

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:14 pm

Amphiprion wrote:No big deal, really. We don't have a vendor program for MBRK and I don't want anyone to start bugging the admin about becoming a vendor. That is entirely at the admin's discretion and he hasn't enacted anything like that as of yet. I figured that if he wanted to deal with the added complications of that, then he will (or would've already done so by now).


Nice build, btw. Makes me want to get back into FW, but with a lower-tech approach compared to my last system.
thanks I'm glad everyone is liking it. and your right about the vendor complicating it. its a low-tech tank in my opinion. this tank setup was out of impulse and completed in one day and I'm really enjoying it so far its got three cory cats.

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