decided to make a new topic as my previous one got ruined by photobucket Figured it was sort of pointless to continue the other so decided to make a fresh start. Hope that's okay mods / admin.
I've had this 6x2x2 for around a year. It has always been an Australian native tank but has had a variety of fish, aquascapes and equipment. I'm pretty happy with where I've gotten it to, but am still messing around with the aquascape and pipework a bit. The tank has changed quite a bit since the last "major" updates so here's a bit of a summary of the tank at the moment:
Black Silicone 6x2x2
2x Nautilus 2700 + Custom black poly outlets to pass over bracing
300w Eheim Jager (Planning on switching to inline or 600w titanium)
6x2x1 piece of driftwood
Gin Gin river quartz mixed with a tiny bit of Carnarvon river sand
Coal Grunter (17cm)
Sleepy Cod (30cm)
Neosilurus Ater (35cm+)
2x Neosilurus Hyrtlii
Lately I've been making the tank look how I feel is a bit more natural looking. I've done this by adding rocks, brown sand and riparian tree leaves. Previously the tank just had white sand and the wood which everybody knows looks terrible.
I also bought some plants while I was at Vebas today (For the 4x2x2 marine journal )
Here are some photos taken this evening with said leaves, sand and rocks in the tank:
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Leaves keep bunching up in the middle of the tank... I want them to stay spread out but then I'd have bad flow
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Still can't get over this Coal Grunters blue fins.. So preeetty
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Limnophila aromatica and Something stellata... Might be Pogostemon stellatus, can't honestly remember right now though. Currently still in pots because I couldn't be bothered planting.
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Co2 Setup (Empty ) and a shy Coal Grunter hiding behind the wood
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Rocks and some brown sand which doesn't show up too great in photos
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Growout tank after a 40% waterchange - Look at those tannins Hyrtlii and Sooty are a bit shy. Try find the Sooty
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Freshwater limpet.. I really need to do a water-change, they're probably feeding on the leaves too though.
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You may have noticed in the photos that only one of the metal halides are on. The other side has a dodgy ballast and / or igniter. Luckily doesn't sound like it will cost too much to replace, just a bit of a pita for now.
That's all for the start of this "continuation" journal. Keep an eye out for an update, I guess
Edited by Leichardti, 26 November 2017 - 11:07 PM.