Jasmine's low tech planted goldfish tank! - Page 13 - The Planted Tank Forum
 1Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #181 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:27 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Gold Finger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wpg. MB Canada
Posts: 849
It took about six teaspoons in maybe 350 ml. of cooked food to get the consistency I liked. It gels real fast. I tried with less and the food broke up in the water a bit so I reheated it and added more agar. Ten minutes later it was set and worked great. I though it seemed better than gelatin but who knows? I'd like to try gelatin at least.

Ver. 1.0 80 gallon dirt goldfish tank (defunct)

Ver. 2.0 bare bottom same tank another approach (defunct)

Ver. 3.0 Pool filter sand same tank now

Farming Algae

Goldfish are among the worst fish for beginners.
Gold Finger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #182 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Hmm, I'll do some investigating and maybe I'll use it formy gel food next time!

Thanks for the idea!
xjasminex is offline  
post #183 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by xjasminex View Post
Well thats how i have the frogbit, its been growing in my five gallon betta tankm i just pull some out and put it in the goldies tank.
Me too! Except it's my shrimp and snail tanks!
SpecGrrl is offline  
post #184 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Lol, well now it's a ten gallon tank and it has bugs in it that arnt in my Goldie's tank...
xjasminex is offline  
post #185 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Fifty five gallon has been broken down, all the old dirt and sand has been removed. Tank and stand moved to my new pretty room =]



And here it is with the crypt clay...



I'm now going to add a few osmocote caps and then add the dirt.
xjasminex is offline  
post #186 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Planted Member
 
charms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 159
EXCITING! What's crypt clay??

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
charms is offline  
post #187 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
I'm not sure, lol. I bought it from chad320, he said a lot of the serious crypt growers use it to grow crypts and since this is almost a crypt only tank I figured that it would probably do me and my crypts some good.
xjasminex is offline  
post #188 of 437 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
With dirt...


I plan on letting the dirt air out for a few days, hopefully dissolving the gasses out of it!
xjasminex is offline  
post #189 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Sand and some water are in the tank, plants arrived today in the mail, will start planting tonight when I got outta work.

Last edited by xjasminex; 12-04-2012 at 01:17 AM. Reason: Auto correct
xjasminex is offline  
post #190 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Planted Member
 
charms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 159
Such excitement!! I've been checking every day to see if you've updated yet!! Can't wait for more pics!!

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
charms is offline  
post #191 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Lol, well I ended up working late till 4 am, so no planting got done. But hoping to do some before I go in to work at three. Gotta soak the plants in pp, I'm just wondering for how long....
xjasminex is offline  
post #192 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
I got almost all the plants in the tank before work, will try to finish it off tonight before bed!
xjasminex is offline  
post #193 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Planted Member
 
charms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 159
Sweet!... And then try and post some pics too! ;-)

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
charms is offline  
post #194 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
xjasminex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new york
Posts: 1,020
Here's what it looks like so far, I still have one large crypt in the mail, should be here Monday =]



The crypts are still straightening out from being curled into boxes. Mts snails are back in the tank and I plan on picking up some nerites and ramshorn snails from the lfs soon.
xjasminex is offline  
post #195 of 437 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Planted Member
 
charms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 159
Wowzers! Thats really looking great Jasmine!

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
charms 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