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I would like to introduce my Dutch tank. It's planted in Feb. 2008 and there have been a lot of changes since my first set up.

The tank dimensions are 120x50x50cm.
Lightning: 6 18 watt T8 840 TL's and 1 30 watt 840 TL. together good for 138 watt.
I used simple sand on the bottom of the tank.
co2 30 bubbles per minute and some fertilizers (Profito, easycarbo, No3 and Po4)

Here is my first set up.


A month later


And now :D





A snap shot of my ballasts.



Comments are very welcom!!
 

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Plant on picture no3 is Proserpinaca palustris 'Cuba'
no 4 is a Nymphaea lotus.

The fish is a Trichogaster trichopterus sumatranus "gold" or something.
There are 4 of these in the tank and they are not agressive. there are also 20 Barbus pentazona's, 7 Corydoras pygmeaus and 2 C. siamensis.

And yes, there is only 1 2L DIY co2 reactor :D it makes about 1b/ps or 1b/2s.
I've got a Dennerle prof. co2 system but I have to refill the bottle[smilie=e:
 

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time for a little update and some photo's of my fishes. the first is the master of the tank. he is the boss :D


1 of his female's


another female with the boss


1 of the C. siamensissen.
I believe this is a female. i've got 2 of them and the other has'nt got a thick belly.

a part of the group Barbus pentazona's. they always swim above the group of red plants. I'll see them anyway :D


aromatica's from above


dthe tank from an other angle.


full shot. with some reflections :(
 

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dutch style tanks are normally terraced so that the entire tank is full of plants and can be seen from the front. can normally have little to no fish and if has fish they are not normally flashy or showier but plane and don't detract from the plants. think scaped and heavily planted, well planed looking. as a pose to a natural tank that looks..... well more natural like something you could actually go find in nature as a pose to dutch style that you would find in someones backyard garden or a botanical garden.

This is what i have come to understand. I am sure someone has better description for you.
I think you are almost right, the fish are very improtant. it's case that the amount of fish is rated to the size of the tank. not to much and to less!!
 

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Here's a little update again.

I filled up the sand in the tank last week.
There are also some new plants in and some other are out.

All the plants :rolleyes:


The new sand is in.


Putting every thing back in place


finally it turned into this. (after a few days of growing)


Detail of the Lobelia's going around the Blyxa's.


any comments??
 
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