ADA Mini-M & Mini-L Iwagumi (flooded pics added Jan. 19th) - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
TLE041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,293
Progress update for week 5...

Mini-L

HC groundcover continues to fill in at a good rate.





All the old growth on the DHG has turned brown and isn't looking very good right now. There are a lot of healthy new growth, though.




Mini-M

Pretty slow progress in this tank.





DHG continues to do well.



Tony

My 60P journal
and my Edge journal
TLE041 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
TLE041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,293
Here's a week-to-week slideshow.

Mini-L







Mini-M






Tony

My 60P journal
and my Edge journal
TLE041 is offline  
post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 06:49 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: saint paul,mn
Posts: 18
Looking Awesome! What kind of pricing were them Hanging Pendant's go for?
thebettashop is offline  
post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
TLE041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,293
It's been a week since I've flooded the tanks so I think it's about time I update this thread with some pictures.

Mini-L

The HC carpet is just about completely filled in now. It'll be ready for its first trim in a couple of days.










Mini-M

The carpet isn't as nice in this tank because I didn't have any CO2 running up until today. Now that the paintball tank is full again the HC should start to improve quickly. I'm expecting the algae breakout to go away soon as well.







The next step is to test the water and put back the livestock.


Tony

My 60P journal
and my Edge journal
TLE041 is offline  
post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,046
how are things going on these?

40 Breeder in progress...
Couesfanatic is online now  
post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 20
Looks good so far dude!

How did you keep the back water level up while the hc was emersed?

I'm planning the same thing but with a steeper slope.
myjohnson is offline  
post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 12:04 AM
Planted Member
 
Jeff.:P:.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MA.
Posts: 234
Very nice! i have a tank very similar to these. Whats your plan for fertilizing? EI? ADA?
Jeff.:P:. is offline  
post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 01:01 AM
Algae Grower
 
ali0chka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 50
Any updates? Its been a while
ali0chka is offline  
post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 01:20 AM
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
sayurasem is offline  
post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 01:20 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,365
Any updates? How do you compare the Current Pendant light with the Archaea clip on?


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [waterfall] [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 03:10 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLE041 View Post
...Continued from here.

After waiting almost two months for my submerged HC carpet to fill in and getting nowhere (most of it just kept getting uprooted), I decided to bite the bullet and just do a DSM on both tanks.

I started by setting up a temporary 10 gal. tank for the existing livestock. There are 8 CPDs, 20 microrasboras, 7 pygmy cories, and 2 otos. I've sold most of the CRS/CBS because I plan on getting better grades later on. I stuck in a spare Ohko stone and a wisteria plant. It's lit by a Marineland LED hood. Substrate is Fluval Ebi.





Close-up:



To avoid cycling I just connected both existing Eheim canisters to the tank in series. It's heated by one of the Hydor in-line heaters.



Now onto the tanks... week 1

Mini-L

I kept the stone arrangements the same and just planted the HC and Eleocharis parvula individually to help speed up growth/spreading.







After learning the first time how wildly DHG can spread, I've made sure to use taller plastic dividers and doubled up it against the glass. It'll all disappear once the carpet fills in.

The HC is doing well after 6 days. There are no yellowing leaves. A lot of the older leaves on the DHG has turned brown, but there's a lot of new growth visible as well.






Mini-M

I've used the same two plants for this tank. The rock arrangement was also kept the same.





Top view:







Both tanks are lightly misted twice a day with dechlorinated water that's been added with a few drops of Pfertz and Excel. The lights are on for about 12-14 hours.

Thanks for reading!

Sorry to ask....why do you put plastic wrap over the tank? Is that to help the plants grow? How long do you keep it on?

Thanks
Rob

Thanks,
Rob
Rcjay272 is offline  
post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 03:42 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcjay272 View Post
Sorry to ask....why do you put plastic wrap over the tank? Is that to help the plants grow? How long do you keep it on?

Thanks
Rob
This is a growing technique called "emersed". As opposed to "submersed" which is underwater, "emersed" is right at the water lever. These plants need high humidity, so the plastic wrap keeps them at optimal wetness. Do some searching around these forums and the internet for "growing emersed plants", etc.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [waterfall] [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2
@bitFUUL. - thank you

Thanks,
Rob
Rcjay272 is offline  
post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Algae Grower
 
WoodRiverTroutBum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Scituate, RI
Posts: 76
Looks excellent! This gives me some hope for my dry start with HC. I did larger clumps but am going to go thin them out to try and avoid die off. I will have a ton extra I think so I may throw some in a spare tank and try putting it outside.
WoodRiverTroutBum is offline  
post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Mr. Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pomona,CA
Posts: 386
I dont know how you got away with watering twice a day w/out getting Mold..

I did the same method but got mold and it tore my HC up.. I'm wondering if the addition of excel helped you out.. I was only using declorinated tap water

Mr. Fish is offline  
Reply

Tags
ada, iwagumi, mini, nano

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