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Old 02-13-2007, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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It's been a very very long time I didn't set up any new tank, but The Lunar New Year is coming, so I set up this tank, just for relax
I'll show you all the steps in this thread, and love to hear you comments and suggestions, I need to improve my layout skill so much^^
Here is it:
1-The Driftwood: a gift from my friend, I really love it, just fantastic this time I try to find out a layout that fit with this driftwood...

2-I decide to use Aquabase<from Ferka> to set up, so I must wash the gravel...There're 50kg of gravels, and I must wash all of them, little by little..ARGH..really dun like this [email protected][email protected]


3-This is a mixture of gravel, Aquabase, and water..and its smell is..eeew...dun wanna talk a bout it

4-almost finish the base


5-place the driftwood in, and add the water..since I have some anubias in there,ading some water will help them not to dry too fast..this is what my tank look like when water was adding in^^


6-Adding plants ,placing moss and fern on the driftwood, this step is so much fun, one of my friends helps me in this step

7-Adding more water, okie, almost done


8-And done this is my 1-day-old tank
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I cut my journal into 2 part, so that you can read it easier^^
For the update:
3 days later:

1 week later: I decide co change, and add some more plants:

2 weeks later: the water is clear^^

I know it's so soon, but I wanna have some fish there, here I have green neon tetra, and another little fish I dun know ID. You know, I's very difficult to capture the Green neon tetra, especially when they swimming around and around..ARGH.



I love this kind of plant, in my country, people call it "Sunset"...ooo..how I love this red

A little corner in my tank that I love the most, just like the old path, with wild flowers're blooming everywhere^^



Oh, Forgot this: HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR EVERYBODY

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Nice tank.
this year look like great year so I saw a lot nice tank from our city
I love ur tank but I think sunset is is not good option, it's look cute but it grow to fast
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Sunset (hygrophila polysperma) is a bit hard in the foreground. I think Ah Pek Plant (elatine triandra) would look good with this layout.
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@ Stev: I knew it^^, but I'm confused between elatine triandra, HC and hair grass. I'm not gonna remove sunset, but I'll cover the ground with one of these plants..anymore suggestion
P.S: hey I'm Hoang Quan in DA, and it's so nice to see you here, comment in my thread
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Looks nice!
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The other little fish you couldn't ID is Borora Merah, or at least looks like one
Nice start! Keep us updated!
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The green neon tetra and cardinals are totally different fish but in some aquarium and in yours, they seem like they only have one streak of extremely beautiful neon green on their body, where is half red part on their body?

yeh your tank look sweet by the way. My uncle just came over from VN, and I am so jealous of how cheap the fishes that are being sold over there, like discus and cardinals. But people seem to be into rare, agressive, mean fish instead of fishes I named above.
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Nice Tank..


The fish? thats Boraras maculatus found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Indonesia
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Paracheirodon simulans - Green Neon Tetra? Different from the 95 cent neon with the blue and half red body?
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