Here comes the 1st tank!!!

Firstly, I started of by deciding where to place the inlet and the rainbar... Sat there thinking for awhile.. And this is my position which is going to be the same for all my 6 partitions...

Then comes the connection for all the hoses... Will be using EHEIM double taps do in cases where I would need to wash or do maintenance for any canister, I would still be able to do it easily by closing the valves of each segment..

(Canister 1)

(Canister 2)

Then all set up proper for the filtration.. Now it's time to sprinkle mineral powder to the base of the tank before putting in the soil..

And this is what I use..

Totally use up a full bottle..

Next comes the soil.. I am using a full ADA New Amazonia soil.. Right now is the Normal which I am pouring..

Last soil to be placed on top will be ADA New Amazonia Powder.. For me, it's not only for aesthetic purpose but also to make sure shrimplets are not hidden from view..

Time for adding water.... Using auto top up but not using RO DI.. Since its only for cycling purpose now, just tap water will do but I am using water which passed from the 3-stage filter before the RO membrane.. Place a bag at the point of water dripping to prevent soil from being messed up..

Well, today marks the first day of cycle for the 1st tank... The rest of the tanks will be in the same sequence but I am giving an interval of 1 month to 1.5 month for the next tank to start cycle..

Will be dosing in all the powder and liquid bacteria tomorrow (or when I am free).. Taking my time to cycle slowly to mature the tank..

Shall update in those soon... Keep yourself reading...

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