MrChach's Bedside Breeder OCT 2012 UPDATE! - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
MrChach's Bedside Breeder OCT 2012 UPDATE!

The Woodscape and how it starts.



My MTS is coming along. I have the top soil prepped to go and yesterday I ordered some things!

SunSun Filter
1lb Morrocan clay Powder
55oz First Layer Pure Laterite
5lb Sulfate of Potash
2 lb Dolomitic Calcium Carbonate
Hagen Glo T5HO Ballast and Endcaps 2x24w
53x84" Parachute Material Sheet Mylar Silver Colored


Oooh Lala!

Topped with 35.2lbs of Fluval Plant/Shrimp Stratum

Last edited by mrchach; 10-16-2012 at 10:57 PM. Reason: Update
mrchach is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Chasintrades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: nyc
Posts: 300
Great wood. Enjoy the 40B.
Chasintrades is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Updates!



New Woodscape! Tell me your thoughts.

Also... Got some goodies!
The dark thing is Red Morocan Clay (powdered)



Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 12:53 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
karatekid14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: OR
Posts: 837
I want to do the same in a 17 gal. It looks great!
karatekid14 is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 03:55 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 167
That wood is insane! I do love the first original scape though. The second scape looks too symmetrical for me, and seems off in some way. Just a noob's 0.02.
MissGreen08 is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 04:04 AM
F22
Planted Tank Guru
 
F22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: .201.
Posts: 4,349
def go for the first scape, looks pretty nice. that tank is gonna be fun to work on, I'm getting for myself soon...
F22 is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
UPDATES!!! Stand Time

Worked on a stand a few hours today with the help of my GF.









Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
UPDATES!!!

Co2 Atomizer installed for co2
Tank dry setup with no plants or water

hopefully this weekend but her she goes...





Custom Made Lamp Reflector - Mylar



Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 02:38 AM
Honeycomb Master
 
Centromochlus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 6,753
WOW that's one beautiful stand!

Centromochlus is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Got a little water added...
Got some plants put in...

Changed the basic idea of the amazon biotope.
Added alot of asianistics.

2- Crypt Wendtii Bronze
3 - Java Fern
1 - Amazon sword
2 - Anubias 'Nana' Petite

The left side seems empty to me, I've got some "rarer" plants coming in a few days.






Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Added alot today since I had 0 ammonia/nitrite/nitrate

Pictures will be letter once everything settles... but for now a teaser.

1 Crypt Florida Sunset
2 Crypt Dewitii
1 Red Tiger Lotus
1 Staurogyne Repens (tropica 049)
1 Staurogyne "Porto Velho"

5 Panda Cory
2 SAE
1 Pair Pelvicachromis taeniatus "kienke"

Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 11:29 PM
Planted Member
 
SleepyOwl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 223
You did a great job on the stand!
SleepyOwl is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Added 2 Barclaya Logifolia "Red Form"

Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Pelvicachromis just laid eggs!!!

AND I WATCHED IT! UH! WOOT!

Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Planted Member
 
shortsboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boston (Melrose), MA
Posts: 255
That's a beauty of a stand! How have the plants done growing in?

Also, what was the rationale behind putting the light together as you did, rather than installing a complete fixture up there?
shortsboy 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