Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!) - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchfish9 View Post
Even though amanos get pretty big, no shrimp is safe with angels lol

I think I will be staying away from shrimp.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:11 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 49
You could try a bamboo shrimp, they get big and are great filter feeders. Might be worth the try since they are cheap and when they are full grown can be very impressive. If you get a decent sized one at a LFS your angels shouldn't bother it. They are a cichlid so you have been warned!
Mrturritos is offline  
post #18 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:12 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 49
Oh and I love how your tank progressed! I like seeing how I first started my aquarium from hardscape to were it is now (still needs more time) and love to see how much it has improved!
Mrturritos is offline  
post #19 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Planted Member
 
Icegoalie32's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 154
Nice looking tank, and a good progression.

I really like the Manzanita Branch. Do you have a local source, or do you order online?
Icegoalie32 is offline  
post #20 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icegoalie32 View Post
Nice looking tank, and a good progression.

I really like the Manzanita Branch. Do you have a local source, or do you order online?
I did for the larger one, but the smaller ones I bought from the guy in cali.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Thanks for the nice compliments.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #22 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!)



Just an update! Had an algae issue, made some changes and heres where I am at! Still digging it. I also added some new inhabitants! Several more otos, 7 nerite snails, added a female blue ram, changed out the shoaling fish to Serpae tetras, and sold 2 angels.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #23 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 05:52 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 1,446
Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!)

Wow. Absolutely beautiful

That tank really tied the room together
Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member #13

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=678009
The Dude is offline  
post #24 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Wow. Absolutely beautiful
Thanks man!

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #25 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:46 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
whats the grassy lookin plant under the driftwood and thevfront right of the tank?
Rare Breed is offline  
post #26 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rare Breed View Post
whats the grassy lookin plant under the driftwood and thevfront right of the tank?
Micro sword. I am trying it out. I have had it in there for about 2 weeks, and it seems to be doing well so far, but we will see.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #27 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Aqualady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 820
Wow, nice looking tank!
Aqualady is offline  
post #28 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aqualady View Post
Wow, nice looking tank!
Thank you, its still a work in progress. I will be tearing it down when I move and then changing the substrate with dirt and topping it with the pool filter sand that is in there now.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
post #29 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 02:51 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
cinbos thanks for the reply. very nice looking tank
Rare Breed is offline  
post #30 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cinbos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 372
Progression of my 55 Gallon (Beware lots of pictures!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rare Breed View Post
cinbos thanks for the reply. very nice looking tank
Of course anytime, and thank you.

55 Gallon Planted

Fish
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Plants
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit
Cinbos is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome