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THEME (Type of biotope): South American (apisto)

TANK START DATE: December 14, 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 24"x13"x13"
Tank (gallons): 15G
Substrate: sand
Filtration: Aqueon HOB filter
Filter Media: sponges and biomax
Lighting: regular T8
Hours of Lighting: 6 hours/day
Heater: marina 25W
Powerhead: n/a
Controllers/Monitors: n/a
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.8
GH: 5
KH: 2
Temp.: 79F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: a pair of Apisto Uaupesi, pencilfish, oto
Former residents: CBS and RCS

FLORA(Plants): java fern, water sprite,

FURNISHINGS: rocks, flower pots, decos

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 25%
Dosing: no dosing
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $50
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 45mins
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": apistogramma
"Special Thanks": frank(ebiken), algeabeater
Breeding success stories: I'm trying lol
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: ebiken, fantasy
Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members
Type of food you feed your fish: sinking pallet and bloodworm
Water test kit used: API

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL: n/a

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THEME (Type of biotope): Saltwater

TANK START DATE: Feb 9th, 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 15.5"x 16.7"x 15"
Tank (gallons): biocube 14G
Substrate: sand
Filtration: live rock rubble
Filter Media: sponges
Lighting: LED
Hours of Lighting: 11 hours/day
Heater: biocube stock heater
Powerhead: maxijet 900 and hydor nano
Controllers/Monitors: n/a
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.3
Temp.: 78F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: a pair of ocellaris clownfish, harptail blenny, tiger pistol shrimp, shrimp goby, blue leg hermit crabs, snails, scarlet red hermit crab
Former residents: N/a

FLORA(Plants): coral.. hammer, zoas, 2 acan coral, monti, pagoda, favia, candycane

FURNISHINGS: liverock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once in 2 weeks
% Water change: 20%
Dosing: no dosing
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $250
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 mins
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": m_class' biocube
"Special Thanks": m_class2G(mike), seahorse_fanatic (anthony), scott tang (scott)
Breeding success stories: n/a
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: j&l
Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA and canreef members
Type of food you feed your fish: sinking pallet and mysis shrimp
Water test kit used: API

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/my-first-saltwater-tank-biocube-14-a-81666/

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THEME (Type of biotope): African

TANK START DATE: November 2003
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still running 2014

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 72"x18"x20"
Tank (gallons): 110g
Substrate: white silica
Filtration: Eheim 2028 & 2026
Filter Media: Eheim stock media
Lighting: 2x36" t8
Hours of Lighting: "On" only when feeding and viewing
Heater: Ebo Jager 300w & 200w
Powerhead: nil
Controllers/Monitors: n/a
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.2
Temp.: 78F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 4 Kitumba Frontosa (1m3f)
Former residents: 7 Burundi Frontosa

FLORA(Plants): nil

FURNISHINGS: lava rocks
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once in 2 weeks
% Water change: 40%
Dosing: nil
Estimated cost of setup : $500+
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 15 mins
pH from the tap: 7.0
"Tank influences/inspirations": from another cichlid forum
"Special Thanks": James at RainForest
Breeding success stories: Had several spawns and fry from the Burundis. Holdings but no fry from the Kitumbas
Fish purchased from: Fellow members
Aquatic plants purchased from: n/a
Type of food you feed your fish: sinking pellets and frozen krills
Water test kit used: Hagen

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE:
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/memb.../kitumbas-pictures-updated-24-08-2011-a-9864/

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1. THEME (Type of biotope): Planted tank with Amazon Fish

TANK START DATE: January 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:
o Tank (dimensions): 48" x 18" x 24"
o Tank (gallons): 90 gallons
o Substrate: ADA Malaya and Flourite
o Filtration: Rena XP3
o Filter Media: Rena's sponges, stars, foam but Kent Marine carbon
o Lighting: TekLight 4 x 54w T5HO
o Hours of Lighting: building up to 12 hours
o Heater: 250w Eheim Jager
o Controllers/Monitors: 3 household timers
o CO2: 5lb tank w/ regulator, solenoid, bubble counter, diffuser
o Air pump/Oxygen Supply: JW Pet 400 w/ 1 airstone

PARAMETERS:
o pH: 6.6
o GH: 5
o KH: 3
o Temp.: 25C

FAUNA(Fish):
o Current residents: 15 neon tetras, 6 bleeding heart tetras, 2 rummynose tetras, 7 oto's, 3 angelfish, 3 julii cories, 40 amano shrimp
o Former residents: 2 angelfish (removed-breeding), bristlenose pleco (removed-damaged aquascape), 3 kuhli loaches, numerous neons (perished), 8 rummynose (perished)

FLORA(Plants): cyperus helferirotala rotundilfolia, hemianthus micranthemoides, staurogyne repens, HC Cuba, pogostemon helferi, bacopa monnieri, alternanthera reiicki, pogostemon erectus, hygrophila corymbosa 53B, blyxa japonica, glosso, elocharis parvula, hydrocotyle, microsorum pteropus, crypt wendtii brown, anubias nana, anubia berteri, pogamageton gayi,

FURNISHINGS: 2 manten stones, 1 piece wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):
o Frequency of Water Changes: 1x week
o % Water change: 30%
o Dosing: SeaChem ferts: N,P,K,Fe,Trace,Flourish,Root tabs
o Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock or plants): $1400
o Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: not sure yet
o pH from the tap: 7.5 (lake water) RO water avail.
o "Tank influences/inspirations": countless internet images, BCA website (before joining), Takashi Amano, Tom Barr, The Green Machine (Wales)
o "Special Thanks": Joseph Uy (Miyaba), twowheelsx2, shift, reckon
o Breeding success stories: 17 angelfish fry!
o Fish purchased from:
1. Kelowna's Purple SeaHorse, Petsmart
2. Vernon's AJ Pets
3. Aquarium's West
4. Canadian Aquatics
o Equipment and supplies purchased from:
1. J&L Aquatics-pretty much everything
2. Aquarium's West-ADA, wood, stone
3. Husband built stand
o Aquatic plants purchased from: Aquarium's West, Cdn Aquatics, IPU
o Type of food you feed your fish:
1. Omega's ONE
2. Ocean Nutrition Spirulina
3. Spectrum pellets
4. frozen brine shrimp
o Water test kit used: NutraFin and API for GH/KH

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
http://http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/90g-planted-tank-rebuild-75961/

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THEME (Type of biotope): Messy Planted Aquarium

TANK START DATE: December 27,2013

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions):48"x24"x24"
• Tank (gallons):120 gallons
•Substrate: ADA Amazonia
•Filtration: Eheim 2080 and Eheim 2075
•Filter Media: Eheim coco puff balls
•Lighting: TEK T5HO 8x54watt light fixtures, with 4 giesman aquaflora and 4 mid day tubes
•Hours of Lighting: 8 hours per day
•Heater: Hydro inline 300 watts
•Controllers/Monitors:pH meter

PARAMETERS:

•pH: 6.3
•Temp.: 78 F

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: Albino bristlenose plecos, neon dwarf rainbowfish, common kribs, apistogramma cautoides triple red, unknown apisogrammas, endler liverbarriers

FLORA(Plants): ludwigia lacustris, ludwigia sp red, ludwigia brevips, linderia sp. varigated, linderia sp. india, micramtmthum umbroso, glossostigma, rotala colorata, rotala sp green, blyxa japonica, blyxa alberti, alternathera reineckii 'mini', styrougene repens, styrougene sp porto velho,lobelia cardinalis, lobelia cardinalis 'small form' anubias white, anibuas petite, narrow leaf java fern

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

•Frequency of Water Changes:none, I only top off 5 gallons every week
•% Water change: 0
•Dosing: none
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 10 mins per week
•"Special Thanks": Pat @ Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatics, lawson, bien, ed
•Breeding success stories:
•Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from:
•Aquatic plants purchased from: Aquariums west, Canadian Aquatics
•Type of food you feed your fish: Tetra colorbits, Hikiri Algea Wafers
•Water test kit used: Seachem Ammonia Alert

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank...w-aquarium-120-gallon-planted-aquarium-74226/

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THEME (Type of biotope): BNP

TANK START DATE: May 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still Active

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 30"x12x18
Tank (gallons): 27g
Substrate: Sand
Filtration: Sponge filter + Fluval HOB
Filter Media: Purigen + Foam
Lighting: T5 6400k and T5 Actinic
Hours of Lighting: 8
Heater: Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex -> pH, Temperature

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.58
Temp.: 76.6F

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: Silvertip Male, Albino Longfin Female, Calico Longfin Female, Fry

FLORA(Plants):

NONE

FURNISHINGS:

Drift wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 2-3 weeks
% Water change: 80%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour
Breeding success stories:
Type of food you feed your fish: Home made mixture which includes fresh veggies and store bought flake/granuals

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THEME (Type of biotope): Discus

TANK START DATE: November 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: March 2013

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 24"x15"x24"
Tank (gallons): 29G Bowfront
Substrate: Bare bottom, with potted plants
Filtration: Sponge filter + Fluval HOB
Filter Media: Purigen + Foam
Lighting: T5 6400k and T5 3500k
Hours of Lighting: 24x7
Heater: Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Reefkeeper Lite

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.5
Temp.: 86-88F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: CAF2 grown out Discus, Red Melon, Tiger Turq, 2 Reflection D's, Blue Diamond, Virgin Red

FLORA(Plants):

Amazon Sword, Others

FURNISHINGS:

Drift wood, pots for plants

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Daily
% Water change: Over 100%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 8-10 hours
Type of food you feed your fish: Freeze Dried Australian Blood Worms, Hikari Blood Worms, Tetra Granuals

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THEME (Type of biotope): Discus

TANK START DATE: March 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: June 2013

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36"x18"x20"
Tank (gallons): 55G
Substrate: Bare bottom
Filtration: Sponge filter
Filter Media: Purigen + Foam
Lighting: Cheap LED
Hours of Lighting: 24x7 then transitioned to 8 hours a day
Heater: Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.5
Temp.: 86-88F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: Red Melon, Tiger Turq, 2 Reflection D's, Blue Diamond, Virgin Red, 2 Red Turq

FLORA(Plants):

NONE

FURNISHINGS:

NONE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Daily to start, then every 2nd day
% Water change: Over 100%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 8-10 hours to start then 4-6 hours
Type of food you feed your fish: Freeze Dried Australian Blood Worms, Hikari Blood Worms, Tetra Granuals

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THEME (Type of biotope): 180g Discus with Plants

TANK START DATE: June 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: October 2013

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 6ftx2ftx2ft
Tank (gallons): 180g
Substrate: Eco-complete
Filtration: Marineland Sump
Filter Media: Purigen + Floss, Ceramic rings
Lighting: Zetlight LED
Hours of Lighting: 8hours
Heater: 2x Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.65-7.85
Temp.: 80-82F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: Discu: Red Melon, Tiger Turq, 2 Reflection D's, Blue Diamond, Virgin Red, Red Turq, Snake skin, Red Rafflesia
Silvertip BNP, 175 Cardinal Tetra, 6 German Blue Rams

FLORA(Plants):

Lots!

FURNISHINGS:

Rocks, Drift Wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Monthly
% Water change: 40%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 5 hours
Type of food you feed your fish: Freeze Dried Australian Blood Worms, Hikari Blood Worms, Tetra Granuals, Tetra Flake

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THEME (Type of biotope): 180g Salt Water Live Rock Setup

TANK START DATE: February 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still Running

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 6ftx2ftx2ft
Tank (gallons): 180g
Substrate: Bare bottom
Filtration: Custom built glass sump
Filter Media: Filter socks, Skimmer, Refugium, Purigen and Roawphos
Lighting: Will be custom LED fixture
Hours of Lighting: 8hours
Heater: 2x Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.15
Temp.: 78F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: NONE, its a live rock tank.

FURNISHINGS:

Live Rock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Water top up every 4 days, change every 1 month
% Water change: 20%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hours

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THEME (Type of biotope): 55g Longfin Silvertip BNP

TANK START DATE: June 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Stil Running

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36"x18"x20"
Tank (gallons): 55g
Substrate: White/Black Sand mixture
Filtration: Sponge x 2
Lighting: Zetlight LED
Hours of Lighting: 8hours
Heater: Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.22
Temp.: 76.6F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: 10 Longfin Silvertip BNP

FLORA(Plants):

Anubias

FURNISHINGS:

Multiple pieces of Drift Wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Every 2-3 weeks
% Water change: 50%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hours
Type of food you feed your fish: Home made mixture which includes fresh veggies and store bought flake/granuals

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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: Nov 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still in use

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): 24x13x17
• Tank (gallons): 20 gallons
• Substrate: Eco-Complete Substrate
• Filtration: Marineland Penguin 150
• Filter Media: Standard
• Lighting: Hagen Glo Dual T5HO
• Hours of Lighting: 8
• Heater: Elite Heater
• Powerhead: None
• Controllers/Monitors: Milwaukee
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None

PARAMETERS:

• Temp.: 27 degrees

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Cardinal tetras, neon tetras, SAE, guppies
• Former residents: ---

FLORA(Plants):

• Hygrophila Polysperma
• Hygrophila Corymbosa
• Pearl Weed
• Jungle Val
• Anubias

FURNISHINGS:

• None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change: 50%
• Dosing: EI
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ---
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour
• Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: King Ed, Canadian Aquatics
• Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members
• Type of food you feed your fish: flakes
• Water test kit used: Hagen

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10 Gallon Tank

THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: Sept 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still in use

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): standard 20 x 10 x 12
• Tank (gallons): 10 gallons
• Substrate: Eco-Complete Substrate
• Filtration: Aquaclear 20
• Filter Media: Standard
• Lighting: Coralife
• Hours of Lighting: 7
• Heater: Marineland
• Powerhead: None
• Controllers/Monitors: Milwaukee
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None

PARAMETERS:

• Temp.: 26 degrees

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Liverbearers, one baby SAE, and one green cory
• Former residents: ---

FLORA(Plants):

• Staurogyne Repens
• Hygrophila Polysperma
• Java Fern
• Cryptocoryne Parva
• Cryptocoryne Wendtii
• Jungle Val
• Anubia barteri, nana, petite
• Marsilea Crenata
• Duckweed, argh. aka "herpes" of aquariums D:

FURNISHINGS:

• Driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change: 50%
• Dosing: EI
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ---
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour
• Fish purchased from: Everywhereeeeeee
• Equipment and supplies purchased from: BCA members, Petsmart, Canadianaquatics, Kinged
• Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members
• Type of food you feed your fish: Dried grubs, flakes, cory pellets, algae wafer
• Water test kit used: API

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LOW TECH 5 Gallon Tank

THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: July 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Still in use

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): standard 16 x 8 x 10
• Tank (gallons): 5 gallons
• Substrate: Eco-Complete Substrate
• Filtration: Whisper 10 Power Filter
• Filter Media: Standard
• Lighting: Some IKEA bulb
• Hours of Lighting: 8
• Heater: Elite 50W
• Powerhead: None
• Controllers/Monitors: None
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None

PARAMETERS:

• Temp.: 26 degrees

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Guppy frys, a small peppered cory, cherry shrimps, and one lonely malaysian trumpet snail
• Former residents: ---

FLORA(Plants):

• Moneywort
• Hygrophila Polysperma
• Java Moss
• One small Vallisneria Spiralis melting at the corner
• Anubia barteri, nana, petite
• Frogbits
• Duckweed herpes

FURNISHINGS:

• None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change: Varies
• Dosing: None
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ---
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30mins
• Fish purchased from: Everywhereeeeeee
• Equipment and supplies purchased from: BCA members, Kinged
• Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members, Kinged
• Type of food you feed your fish: Powdered flakes, cory pellets, algae wafers
• Water test kit used: API

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Old Fluval Chi - It has been sold since

THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: Nov 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Feb 2013

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): 12 x 10 x 10
• Tank (gallons): 5 gallons
• Substrate: Eco-Complete Substrate
• Filtration: Fluval chi
• Filter Media: Standard
• Lighting: Fluval LED
• Hours of Lighting: 6
• Heater: Some Chinese brand 50W heater
• Powerhead: None
• Controllers/Monitors: None
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None

PARAMETERS:

• Temp.: 25 degrees

FAUNA(Fish):

• Former residents: Crystal Red and Crystal Black Shrimps

FLORA(Plants):

• Small bit of guppy grass
• Anubias
• Used to also have some java moss

FURNISHINGS:

• None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Daily
• % Water change: 20%
• Dosing: None
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 20 minutes or so
• Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: King Ed and online source
• Aquatic plants purchased from: a BCA member
• Type of food you feed your fish: shrimps -> hikari algae wafer/cory pellets
• Water test kit used: API

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THEME (Type of biotope): 37g Longfin Silvertip BNP Breeding

TANK START DATE: March 23 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Just started...

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 30"x12"x22"
Tank (gallons): 37g
Substrate: White/Black Sand mixture
Filtration: Sponge + Fluval C3 HOB
Lighting: T5
Hours of Lighting: 8hours
Heater: Eheim Jagger
Controllers/Monitors: Neptune Apex

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.6
Temp.: 76.6F

FAUNA(Fish):

Residents: 2 Male long fin Silver tip, 1 Female

FURNISHINGS:

Multiple pieces of Drift Wood
Caves

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Will be every 1-2 weeks
% Water change: 50%

Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hours
Type of food you feed your fish: Home made mixture which includes fresh veggies and store bought flake/granuals

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THEME (Type of biotope): Planted Community Tank

TANK START DATE: Oct 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36 x 12 x 12
Tank (gallons): Approx. 23 Gallons
Substrate: ADA Malaya
Filtration: Eheim Liberty 2040 and Eheim Liberty 2042
Filter Media: BioBalls and included filter pads
Lighting: Finnex Fugeray Planted Plus - 36 inch
Hours of Lighting: Currently 8 hours/day
Heater: 100w ViaAqua
Powerhead:Elite Mini Internal Filter acting as powerhead and CO2 diffuser.

PARAMETERS:

pH: 5.4
GH: 4-5 deg GH
KH: 0-1 deg KH
Temp.: 25 celcius

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents:
4 guppies (2m/2f)
3 L340 Mega Clown Plecos (1m/2f)
8 Espei Rasbora
4 Cardinal Tetras
3 Wild Blue Rams
Ramshorn Snails
Amano Shrimp

FLORA(Plants):
Juncus Repens
Rotala sp. green
Ludwigia sp. red
Ludwigia Repens
Sunset Hygro
Lingernia roundfolia verigated
Styrogyne repens
Ludwigia lacustris
Glossostigma
Lilaeopsis mauritiana

FURNISHINGS:
Driftwood
Lace rock
2 Pleco caves

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 20%
Dosing: CO2 - soon to start PPS
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): approx. $500
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 minutes
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": Ray (rwong2k10) and Lawson (Reckon)
"Special Thanks": Ray for the plants, Canadian Aquatics for the livestock, BCA for the advice.
Breeding success stories: None as yet - stay tuned.
Fish purchased from:LFS (Pet Boutique, North Vancouver) and Canadian Aquatics.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Finnex.ca, AquariumFertilizer.com
Type of food you feed your fish: Flake, Frozen Bloodworms, Algae Wafers.
Water test kit used: API

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/23-gallon-long-planted-64489/

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THEME (Type of biotope): Planted 6 Gal Fluval Edge Shrimp Tank

TANK START DATE: Nov 2012

SETUP:

Tank (gallons): 6 Gallons
Substrate: ADA Amazonia
Filtration: Aqua Clear Mini (Stock)
Filter Media: Bio media, Filter floss, Sponge
Lighting: Stock LED
Hours of Lighting: 7 AM to 9 PM with 2 hour siesta (1-3PM) 10 hours total
Heater:

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.5
GH: 4-5 Deg GH
KH: 0-1 Deg GH
Temp.: 22 degrees celcius

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: SS+ CRS, PFR
Former residents: 4 neon tetras - moved to larger tank

FLORA(Plants):
Rotala sp. green
Ludwigia sp. red
Lingernia roundfolia verigated
Styrogyne repens
Glossostigma
Coral moss (mini pellia)
Bacopa caroliniana
Anubias nana
Echinodorus parviflorus sp. Tropica
Ludwigia brevipes (I think)
Crypt wendtii - Brown

FURNISHINGS:
Lava rock
Bogwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Top-off only
Dosing: None - will be starting PPS soon as I think the AquaSoil has run it's course.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $300
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 15 minutes
pH from the tap: 6.4
"Tank influences/inspirations": Fluval Edge thread on theplantedtank.net
Breeding success stories: CRS and PFR shrimp are both breeding.
Fish purchased from:Frank at Ebi-Ken
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Noah's Pet Ark
Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members (Ray and Bien mostly)
Type of food you feed your fish: Spinach, brocolli, algae wafers, EbiKen EI, Benabachi Kale, Peas
Water test kit used: API

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TankName: The Osaka Forest

THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope

TANK START DATE: 4-07-2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): L 47" x W 18" x H 25"
Tank (gallons): 84G
Substrate: Ecocomplete
Filtration:FX5
Filter Media: Sponges/Fluval Bio Rings
Lighting: (previously T5HO) Currently 2x 48" Finnex Planted +
Hours of Lighting: 9.5
Heater: Aqueon pro 250W
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia Evolution Powerhead (425 GPH)
Controllers/Monitors: Custom Arduino Auto Doser
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: Surface agitation

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.5-7
GH: 2-3
KH:2
Temp.: 23.5c

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 15-20 Cardinals, 10-15 CPD, 6-9 Ottos, ~25 Ammanos, 5 PFR shrimp, 3 CBS shrimp (more to come!)
Former residents: Rummy nose, Harlequins

FLORA(Plants): Bjaxia, Lotos (lilly pads), Amazon sword, Java fern, Hygro, Dwarf Hair grass, Java moss

FURNISHINGS: There pieces of drift wood combined into one

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: weekly
% Water change: 25%
Dosing: 8ml macro, 8ml micro vs ppm pro via Custom Arduino Auto Doser
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Don't want to think about it! 1200+?
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 20-30 min.
pH from the tap: ~7
"Tank influences/inspirations": Countless hours of looking at aquaecapes.
"Special Thanks":
Breeding success stories: CPDs, CRS, CBS, Pumpkin, Fire red shrimp!
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: J&L, CDN Aquatics, IPU, Purple Sea Horse, Ebi Ken, Classifides, BCA members, ebay.. ext
Aquatic plants purchased from: Total Pet, Aquariums West, Other members
Type of food you feed your fish: Blood worms, Tropical Flake, Micro worms, Frozen frend
Water test kit used: API/Nutrafin

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Reck's 30

NAME: Reck's 30
THEME (Type of biotope): Planted tank - Dutchish, Softwater

TANK START DATE: May, 2013 - Currently 1 year

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 36x12x18
•Tank (gallons): 30
•Substrate: 90% ADA Amazonia, bottom 10% Eco Complete
•Filtration: Rena XP2
•Filter Media: Eheim Substrat Pro
•Lighting: x2 Vertex Illumilux 36" LED
•Hours of Lighting: Both Fixtures 8 hours
•Heater: Marina 25W
•CO2 Injection: 10lb aluminum, Milwaukee Regulator/Solenoid/Bubble Counter/Diffuser - 1 bubbles/sec

PARAMETERS:

•pH: Evening 5.8; Morning 6.7
•GH: 3
•KH: 2
•Temp.: 26C

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: Opaline Gourami, Crosso Reticulatus, Albino Plecos, Otos, Bolivian Ram

FLORA(Plants):
•MU 'Monte Carlo,' Sygonanthus, Ludwigias, Bacopas, Erios, Toninas, Rotalas, Alternanthera Reineckii Mini, Lindernia, Lagenandra Nairi

FURNISHINGS:
•Wood pieces

•Frequency of Water Changes: 1x/week
•% Water change: 50%-60%
•Dosing: 1/4 tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp K2SO4, 1/16 tsp KH2PO4, 1/16 tsp CSM+B - 3x per week
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$950
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
•pH from the tap: 7.0
•"Tank influences/inspirations": Tom Barr, Green, Toninas
•"Special Thanks": Algaebeater, Jiinx, Bien Lim, Jobbler, Nicole, IPU, Canadian Aquatics, Sameer, Ultracrazy, Blurry, CRS Fan, Kerry @ Fantasy Aquatics, DaveJ, Jimbo, Youmakemesohappy, Gklaw, rwong2k10, TomC, Rybka, Immus21, and lots more
•Breeding success stories: Breeding from Bolivian Rams
•Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatics, hobbyists
•Equipment and supplies purchased from: J&L Aquatics, IPU, everything else from the amazing hobbyists on BCA!
•Aquatic plants purchased from: hobbyists!
•Type of food you feed your fish: New Life Spectrum, frozen brine shrimp, frozen daphnia, algae wafers
•Water test kit used: API Freshwater Master Test Kit, API GH/KH, API Phosphate.

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Journal: Reck's journey into planted tanks: Red50, Green30 update Feb 27, 2014



 
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