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jingoist
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Post by jingoist » February 11th, 2014, 5:13 pm

Hi,

I have initiated a separate thread. Let's discuss the aquatic setup there :)

http://www.gardeningpakistan.com/viewto ... =53&t=3391

murtaza9352
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Post by murtaza9352 » February 11th, 2014, 7:49 pm

@Khirmun: Sir i have been experimenting on plants like crypts, amazon sword, cobamba but have not yet accomplished. I have currently installed 3 Phillips Lifemax Cool Daylight(18W *3=54W) in my 40 gallon tank. I have used normal sand ( "bajri" as called in urdu) that is used normally in construction. I have also placed a plant that i planted in silica that shows a far better growth than that planted in the bajri. My cobamba are losing their brightness and they are shedding leaves.
Also to add here, i have placed my tank near window to get sunlight that i think is the reason why my plants are melting.
Can u plz guide me how to improve my setup with ur experise??
Waiting to acknowledge ur kind advice

murtaza9352
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Post by murtaza9352 » February 11th, 2014, 7:50 pm

@Khirmun: Sir i have been experimenting on plants like crypts, amazon sword, cobamba but have not yet accomplished. I have currently installed 3 Phillips Lifemax Cool Daylight(18W *3=54W) in my 40 gallon tank. I have used normal sand ( "bajri" as called in urdu) that is used normally in construction. I have also placed a plant that i planted in silica that shows a far better growth than that planted in the bajri. My cobamba are losing their brightness and they are shedding leaves.
Also to add here, i have placed my tank near window to get sunlight that i think is the reason why my plants are melting.
Can u plz guide me how to improve my setup with ur expertise??
Waiting to acknowledge ur kind advice...

murtaza9352
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Post by murtaza9352 » February 11th, 2014, 8:10 pm

Here are some pictures... :)
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murtaza9352
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Post by murtaza9352 » February 11th, 2014, 8:12 pm

Crypts planted in bajri..
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Khirmun
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Post by Khirmun » February 13th, 2014, 2:27 am

Murtaza sir I'd ask you to read this thread. http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/foru ... albot.html
What are you doing with lighting the tank is just wrong. First I believe the cfls are all pigtail type? If thats the case half of their light has already been diffused back and forth and not used. The best thing to light a 40 gallon is by buying Philips 36Watt PLs. http://www.lampspecs.co.uk/Light-Bulbs- ... 40-Philips
You need atleast 2wpg. Read the substrate thread and make your own planted tank substrate. Bujri/raiti can't provide your plants and any nutrients and if there are no nutrients the plants cant grow.

murtaza9352
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Post by murtaza9352 » February 13th, 2014, 7:22 pm

I am preparing my substrate but i need to know more about the lights. I am currently using Phillips 18" tube lights. Isn't it the right choice? Also i have a tray filter attached with my power head filter that cleans the water without disturbing the tank and without producing any currents.

rabia
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Post by rabia » February 18th, 2014, 6:06 pm

Extraordinary, really impressive :-)

M-YC
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Post by M-YC » June 6th, 2014, 3:24 am

Must say some of those setups are really impressive. Have you ever tried any local species like from lakes and rivers? I have been curious to know this for sometime if there are any aquarium friendly plant species in nature specifically around sindh. I am very new to this hobby and there is too much to know. started with my 1st 15 gallon planted tank 2 weeks back and so far the plants are doing well. These days I am researching for the ultimate DIY high nutrient substrate. Would you like to share your knowledge and experience around this area.

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Post by M-YC » June 6th, 2014, 3:29 am

Where to get a variety here in KHI? Most of the retailers I know are a rip offs.

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