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#1 Shazza

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

Hi All,

Thought I would post my RSM 130 that I converted into a planted community tank for my young bloke, after gettin pestered for ages to get him a tank.

Few mods have been done to get it where it currently is.

If ya keen let me know can go through what I did and dramas I had.

So far been going great after initial cycle. Current tank is 2 months.

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Had a good mate who needed to prune his tank so scored a heap of Anubias and java fern.

Plan is to keep it low tech.

Fish

3 serpae tetra
3 lemon tetra
6 black neon
2 x corydorus
3 khuli loach

Heaps and heaps of ninja and cherry shrimp. But we don’t see them as the piece of driftwood in there is massive and is full of cracks and holes.


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#2 Shazza

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:47 PM

Had enough of the stock surface skimmer taking up so much room in the tank and just looking big and intrusive.

Found some 3D printing designs online and got a lady to knock this up for me.25ef766e5d9b4907b8768aff196bf72f.jpg
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Here it is inside the tank running like a dream! Still cautious of water level and stuff but will experiment with it.

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#3 Delapool

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 12:18 PM

Looks great - I like the driftwood

#4 Shazza

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 12:28 PM

Cheers man,

Yeah scored a ripper piece of gumtree.

Plenty of tunnels and cracks. Just fine tuning it at the moment.


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#5 Jules

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:47 AM

this looks great!!! well done.

some rainbows or congo tetras would like amazing in there!



#6 Shazza

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:08 PM

Thanks Jules,

I was a little concerned I had too much live stock in there already?

As I’m new to freshwater. Kept marine tanks as a child.

Might have a bit of imbalance somewhere as this has begun to show up. Not sure exactly what it is. Any help would be appreciated.

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This is latest full tank shot as of yesterday

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Thanks


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