A Sulawesi Garden [5.5g] - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
No pic today, but I am in the process of making this tank for my Malawa Shrimp. These are the current specs:

EQUIPS
5.5 Aqueon Glass Aquarium
Aquaclear 20 with crushed coral, sponge, bonded filter pad, biomax
15w 6500k GE Daylight
Eco-Complete Black Substrate
Nutrafin CO2
50w Hydor heater

MISC
Mopani Wood
Lace Rock
Root Medic Complete+ Root Tabs

WATER
Type: Straight Tap Water treated with Prime
pH: 7.0 (yes I'm in the process of fixing that)
gH: 7
kH: 4

PLANTS
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala spp. 'Vietnam'
Eleocharis spp. 'belem'
Eleocharis acicularis
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Marseilia drummondii
Nymphoides aquatica

FRIENDS!
Fancy Guppies
Unknown Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp
Trumpet and Pond Snails




Fort Collins Water Report
pH: 8.0 (lowers to around 7.8 after 24hrs)
Hardness: 40ppm mg/L or 2.5 grains
gH: 5
kH: 3
TDS: 72
Eden Marel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 04:33 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ravenna ohio
Posts: 3,411
Re: An Aquatic Tahitian Moon Garden

I love story u created with the tank.i was hoping for more

"Twisted Wood" 75 gallon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cardinal Tetra View Post
I sell plants but not green thumbs, sorry.
problemman is offline  
post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 03:37 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 409
Eden, you have quite the imagination. Keep it going!
mightyoak is offline  
post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Thanks, while my tank doesn't look as awesome as others, I try to make it up by adding some zest with a story. ^___________^

A new story may come in a couple of weeks! Wheeeeeeeeeeee, I'll try to make it interesting and exciting!!
Eden Marel is offline  
post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379



pH: 8.0
gH: 6.0-7.0
kH: 4.0
Temp: 28.0*C/82.4*F

Equipment
AquaClear 20 HOB Filter
Hampton Bay 27w Daylight Desk Lamp
Hydor Theo Heater

Flora
Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius'
Echinodorus tenellus
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis spp. 'Belem'
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Ludwigia arcuata X repens
Ludwigia repens
Marsilea drummondii
Monosolenium tenerum
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala spp. 'Vietnam'
Taxiphyllum barbeiri



Fauna
Caridina dennerli
Caridina pareparensis parvidentata
Lymnae spp.
Melanoides tuberculata
Neocaridina heteropoda 'Red'
Neritina natalensis spp.
Planorbis rubrum
Poecilia reticulata

Last edited by Eden Marel; 11-23-2010 at 06:24 PM.
Eden Marel is offline  
post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Some video footage of the Cardinal Shrimp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVxM__ve6HQ



Eden Marel is offline  
post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Solid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 476
Very cool tank. Must... resist... urge to set up a sulawesi shrimp tank...
Solid is offline  
post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Another shrimp video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RJcbaGo3U


Quote:
Originally Posted by Solid View Post
Very cool tank. Must... resist... urge to set up a sulawesi shrimp tank...
Thanks!! Join the dark side we have cookies!
Eden Marel is offline  
post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 05:38 AM
Planted Tank VIP
 
chad320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Spring Valley, IL
Posts: 7,701
Any updates? Us lurkers are watching....
chad320 is offline  
post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Well not much going on, I took out the driftwood and added a piece of petrified wood in it's place. But the Blue Dot Matano don't like it cuz they don't march on it like they do on the Lace Rock. I guess they don't like "wood" even though its been petrified.

I had 8 of them but now I'm down to 4, I guess the others died and got eaten by the other inhabitants. I will take a picture of the petrified wood tomorrow when the lights come on!
Eden Marel is offline  
post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 04:00 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
AoxomoxoA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eden Marel View Post
Well not much going on, I took out the driftwood and added a piece of petrified wood in it's place. But the Blue Dot Matano don't like it cuz they don't march on it like they do on the Lace Rock. I guess they don't like "wood" even though its been petrified.

I had 8 of them but now I'm down to 4, I guess the others died and got eaten by the other inhabitants. I will take a picture of the petrified wood tomorrow when the lights come on!
Was the "rock" well seasoned? They won't pick over it if no food...

Please don't be discouraged, we all have our trials with these shrimp. Still must have more! I have some new coming tomorrow from a good friend. I hope all goes well this time, I feel I am much more prepared & confident for their survival.

Looking forward to update
AoxomoxoA is offline  
post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtyhermit View Post
Was the "rock" well seasoned? They won't pick over it if no food...

Please don't be discouraged, we all have our trials with these shrimp. Still must have more! I have some new coming tomorrow from a good friend. I hope all goes well this time, I feel I am much more prepared & confident for their survival.

Looking forward to update
No, I just switched it yesterday. I don't think the Lace Rock was seasoned either cuz I bought it couple days before I got the shrimp, but they pretty much start marching on the Lace Rock immediately. I guess my guys just prefer to have Lace Rock over any other type of rocks hahaha. Everything but the rocks has been running for a several months now.

Just makes me a little sad and worried that I can't see all of them at the same time. I wanted to keep track of them cuz if I can't find them I think they are dead... well half of them did but still...


Eden Marel is offline  
post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 06:10 PM
Planted Tank VIP
 
chad320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Spring Valley, IL
Posts: 7,701
The lace rock has alot more holes and pits for stuff to get trapped in, thats probably why they like it better. Its looking good tho.
chad320 is offline  
post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Planted Member
 
MaStErFiShKeEps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: California
Posts: 249
What the small foreground plant on the bottom right?
MaStErFiShKeEps is offline  
Reply

Tags
5.5 gallon, 5.5g, shrimp, snail, sulawesi

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