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hi all,
I tried to set-up triple tanks name Happiness, Wealth and Longevity for Tet holidays, a Vietnamese New Year Days.(Feb. 17, 2007)
let me know how to revise them for better looks.
thanks
1 Happiness tank:
i used 5 branches of diftwood to expressing the family reunion atmosphere.
- tank size: cubic 40cm
- light: Osram compact 26w (1)
- substract: fine gravel.
- plants: mini moss, bolbitis and fissidens.
- Fishs/animals: Rasbora borapetensis (15), blue clayfish (1).
- CO2: not yet.
- Filtration: Jebo 508

2 Wealth tank:
i used 1 diftwood with many branches to expressing the successful in works.
- tank size: cubic 40cm
- light: Osram compact 26w (1)
- substract: fine gravel and ADA substract for Echinodorus quadricostatus ''magdalenensis'' area, pebbles above ADA substract will remove after the plant roots strong enough.
- plants: Xmass moss, Echinodorus quadricostatus ''magdalenensis'' and fissidens.
- Fishs/animals: not decide yet
- CO2: not yet.
- Filtration: Jebo 508

3 longevity tank:
i used a couple of diftwood to expressing the longevity in love of a man and his wife.
- tank size: cubic 40cm
- light: Osram compact 26w (1)
- substract: fine gravel.
- plants: mini moss, Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' and some microsorum from Bangkok...
- Fishs/animals: signeon (15), blue clayfish (1).
- CO2: not yet.
- Filtration: Jebo 508
 

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love all three tanks but my favourite one is the third one. the combination of rock and driftwood is beautiful. i like the sand/pebbles combination too.
 

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thanks for comments, freakmonkey, nabreaker and suborphan...
nabreaker: how did you know 'Chuc Mung Nam Moi'? hope you 'Van Su Nhu Y' in the year of pig also...
suborphan: i think the first and the second tank needs to revise, thanks...
 

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absolutely stunning photos! i love your tanks...and great themes

chuc mung nam moi! (i only know this because my brother in law is vietnamese :))
 

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Great work! I really like those rocks in your last tank. What type of rock is that? It would be awesome with carpet.

Just make sure you give 3 of them co2 and ferts daily. They will be awesome.



Ăn Tết vui vẽ man! :mrgreen:
 

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your Vietnamese writting moved me, man! Hope you lucky always in a year of pig! (a most lucky year in 60 year's cycle)
absinthe fi: if you have a chance to visit Saigon with/without your brother-in-law, please let me know...
qpixo: The rock i used was found on the way from Hanoi to Namdinh, in the North of Vietnam, therefore, i dont know the name of rock. but I try to get it and let you know soon.
I will give 3 of them co2 and ferts daily. thanks
Please follow up next update.
Nice to meet both of you.
 

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I agree with qpixo. I think all tank would look better with some sort of carpet, but not cover all of the bottom.

I have to disagree....I think that all tanks would look much better without the white pebbles. To each his own!
 

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I think all tank would look better with some sort of carpet, but not cover all of the bottom.
yeah, i will try with 'dwarf' hairgrass carpet or fissidens...
please follow-up for revise it with me...
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Personally, I would try a Riccia carpet in the Longevity tank. That would be absolutely jaw-dropping! Make sure you get your CO2 kickin!
 

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What a beautifull plant!
It looks like between java moss and riccia. It's probably a really rare plant to find here. Does it only grow on rock or driftwood?

btw, my only complain about riccia it doesn't have roots and detach too easily.
 

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Does it only grow on rock or driftwood?
mini fissidens can growing on terracotta, stainless steel net... or everything can keep it by thread...
btw, my only complain about riccia it doesn't have roots and detach too easily.
its the reason i didn't use riccia...
 

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hi all
I add some shimrps to my tank...


red cherry shirmps

Yamato shirmp

another kind of Vietnam shirmp.

and the shimrp i found in a fish farm...
However, my tank have some awful algaes also...

please show me how to kill them...
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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
some update...

brand new concept with Java fern 'narrow leaf', weeping moss and Ludwigia 'rubin'...

added some Anubias var. nana...

added some anubias, peacock moss and Ludwigia...
and here, how all of triple tank look like...
 

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borring...i tried to make it new...
tanks 1
ADA complete sub.

drifwood and some stones...

some aquatic plants: Eleocharis parvulus, Microsorum sp., fissidens sp., cyperus helferi...

tanks 2
Dennerler sub.

drifwood and stones also...

Aquatic plants: Ludwigia reupen 'rubin', Ludwigia arcuata, Microsorum 'narrow', Bolbitis heudelotti ...

tanks 3
Vietnam made sub.

drifwood and stones again...

Aquatic plants: Eleocharis parvulus, Anubias barteri 'coffefolia', Microsorum 'needle', rotala sp....

Please comment for my new layouts more better.
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The longevity tank remind of age because of the driftwood (tree) almost growing out of the mountain. Very reminiscent of bonsai.
 
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