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Old 03-21-2009, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first attempt at trying do a closed system & filterless planted tank.
Everything looks fine so far...

Tank Spec:
3 gallon (12 x 7 x
Eco-complete substrate (1.5" - 4")

Plants:
HC: main foreground
Hairgrass: Background
Needle (nana) val: background left
Dowoni: Middle center
Dwarft Sag: left corner
Japanese rush: behind the rock.
Some sort of microsword/thick hairgrass plant: Left center

Fauna:
Not yet, just a few ramshron and loads of copepod that came with the plant
May add shrimp later

Photos from day 1:

Day 25:

Day 35:
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Very good choco, I like much the aquarium, with which you plant you do the carpet?
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The foreground carpet plant is hemianthus callitrichoides (HC cuba), and the back are hairgrass.


I didn't know the dwarf subulata would grow to such huge size when I brought it...it was rather tiny when I first got it, and its name (Dwarf) kinda suggest the plant will stay relatively small...

It is now getting bigger and bigger. Its leaves are reaching the top and going across the tank + sending out new shoot..maybe I should remove it before it overrun everything?
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It does look very cool. I have a low tech 6.6 gallon filterless too that I am hoping will look as nice some day.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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are you using any ferts or co2? how strong is your lighting? looks really nice.
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Hi! Nice tank! when you say filterless, do you still have a powerhead or such for water current or is it completely still water?
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i dose 2-3ml of seachem nitrogen every 2-3 weeks

the tank has no filter and no powerhead...but there are probably some water movement from the plant bubbling.

I have been ignoring this tank for over a month. The HC has grown so thick that it looks really ugly. The hairgrass seems to have a lot of brown shoot, maybe due to lack of nutrient?

I will try to take a few pic this weekend when I have time!
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The tank looks great in the picture, very impressive.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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updated photo before I did a massive trim.
I used a flash on the 2nd photo to show the massive growth on the HC.

I am starting to think HC is a weed...all other plants aren't doing very well except for the HC
- The pogostemon helferi i have in the middle disappeared in the mist of overgrown HC.
- The hairgrass aren't doing very well either, a lot of brown shoot and not much growth
- The japanese rush (blyax) disappeared too
- The thin val didn't grow much

the overgrown HC also destroyed all the rockscape...

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