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Old 03-13-2006, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am new to planted tank....
I used to keep arowana and now started to switch to planted.
This is my 11 inch x 8 inch x 8 inch tank setup in office.....
Temperature at 25 degree....with 2 yamato & 1 SAE....

Here's my DIY CO2 with holder & bubble counter.

Here's my DIY surface skimmer...

And my DIY diffuser...
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your tank should soon look very nice, even if it's already greatly successful
but i think your thermometer waste the panorama
can you describe us your CO2 system ?
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your tank should soon look very nice, even if it's already greatly successful
but i think your thermometer waste the panorama
can you describe us your CO2 system ?
Crono
Thanks for your input!!
My CO2 system as same as most of the DIY CO2 system.
Firstly with mixture of warm water, sugar, baking soda and yeast in the bottle.
Tubing connected from the bottle cap all the way to the bubble counter with a air valve to control the flow rate.
From the other port of bubble counter, tubing connected directly into the diffuser right below the filter.
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Lookin' good, you are certainly very creative and handy with the DIY equipment. Great job so far, the only thing I feel I should point out is that the SAE will eventually probably get a little large for that tank... and probably stop consuming algae (there's a good thread on the little buggers on the fish forums here)... maybe it would be wise to swap him out for a couple ottos if you need the algae control, they do not get half as large as the SAEs. My 2 cents, nice job though, please post pics when it is all grown in!
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Lookin' good, you are certainly very creative and handy with the DIY equipment. Great job so far, the only thing I feel I should point out is that the SAE will eventually probably get a little large for that tank... and probably stop consuming algae (there's a good thread on the little buggers on the fish forums here)... maybe it would be wise to swap him out for a couple ottos if you need the algae control, they do not get half as large as the SAEs. My 2 cents, nice job though, please post pics when it is all grown in!
Thanks for info.....Currently inside the tank also got another 2 yamato shrimp inside. Size around 1 inch....Do you think the yamato will start to eat plants when there's not much algae, because my tank quite small. Please advise.
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Very nice and very creative. It should look nicer when the plants fill in.

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I've never had a problem with yamato's eating plants, although you might want to supplement their diet now and then with some other foods... hikari crab cuisine or HBH shrimp and crab bites (I use these)... or any other kind of sinking food really. They also like vegetables, like lettuce, or kale... but you only have two of them so feed in small quantities.
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Nice setup. Could you also describe your DIY diffuser. I cannot figure out how it was built from the picture. Thanks.
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Nice setup. Could you also describe your DIY diffuser. I cannot figure out how it was built from the picture. Thanks.
Hi,
Here's how i set up my diffuser.
Things to prepare: Tubing, drill bit (2.5mm), pen knife, fine cloth (cloth more fine will create finest bubble), and container with end cap.

3mm diameter tubing, drill bit (2.5mm diameter), pen knife, fine cloth, and container with end cap.

Cut the end cap with a pen knife as shown in picture.

Use the drill bit to make a hole at the end of the container for the tubing to seat in.

Put the fine cloth and attached the cap. Use the pen knife the cut away the excessive cloth.

Insert the tubing and now the diffuser is ready to use.

*Remark: The finest cloth can produce very tiny bubbles. As more fine cloth is used, the pressure certainly must be high.

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