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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby sahajaydip » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:08 am

Awesome.Love this set up.
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:29 pm

#Discus update

Its been 4 months since I added the discus. They are probably 7 months old now. Still growing good

Only 3 to 5 of them look unsatisfactory in size or shape (runts/stunted)
The rest (about 25) seem to be doing good
About 8 to 10 look great.. look like jumbos compared to the rest. Probably males.

A few started colouring up recently
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:31 pm

14 barred oddballs(others 9 barred). Got 5 of them in the group. I like them though
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Dipankar » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:56 pm

Mindblowing photography I am spellbound
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby abhirup » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:17 pm

Awesome.. :-bd
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby sohail.vasaiwala » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:48 pm

Its one of the best tanks I have seen...great job brother....its a dream tank for me 8-)
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby ibmsankha » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:26 am

Wow :)
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:11 pm

My heckelii alpha glowing:)
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:47 pm

A few updates

The return pump failed after 2 years of use and I switched to a bigger version. From 7500 to 9000 lit/hr.
There is a significant change in water clarity now. Almost crystal clear:)

A video taken this morning just after the lights were turned on.
https://youtu.be/f6ZfaBckCns

Removed the refugium section from the sump. Removed the baffles substrate and plants I had in there.. to make a big chamber(twice as big) for the return pump. Now i don't need to top off water between water changes. Less maintenance.

I had the tank temperature at above 30°C for nearly 8 months.. because of the hot summer and then continued intentionally for the young discus. So the plants took a big hit. No new growth during this period and the moss is almost gone. Plants are really thinned out.
Now the tank temperature is at 28 to 29°C since a week and finally new growth has started.

My fire eel is finally getting bolder after nearly 7 months in the tank. Roams out in the open when I feed blood worms. Earlier I only saw it once a month if I was lucky. It grew 1 to 2"

https://youtu.be/b02pNMCnPlM
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby ambooz » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:48 pm

What a tank ..... At last a few shots of the fire eel ....by the way , Do u want to crate a better video of u r tank ? I can do a bit of editing if u can sent me the original footage. .
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