60f in the making. - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 08:05 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ameri,CA
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by 808Hawaii View Post
Yeah, it's like the best day lol. And I'm very excited to get this setup going. My local shop doesn't have soil until Friday, 3 more days :/ lol
Cool Tank! I want to see how that light works out for. Is Aquascapes getting a shipment in?
Kai808 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai808 View Post
Cool Tank! I want to see how that light works out for. Is Aquascapes getting a shipment in?
Thanks.

Jojo said soil should come in by Friday.
808Hawaii is offline  
post #18 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
Okay so I went to home depot and picked up a few stuffs to make a hanging kit for my finnex ray.








It came out pretty good, and hoping it'll hold, lol all together everything costed me like 25-30 bucks!
808Hawaii is offline  
post #19 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 12:56 AM
Sponsor
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 749
That looks great!


Lowe is offline  
post #20 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
So I finally got a stand today, my aunt was gonna throw out her old tv stand, so I took it :/ if only it had a cabinet!!

Tomorrow hopefully soil comes in, then I'll be ready to set it up .


808Hawaii is offline  
post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Uptown193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,051
Lets get this party started already... The suspense is killing me :-)

I hate brackets, makes it look cheap. If you can, get 2 hooks and hang it from the ceiling. Makes it look like the light is floating in air.

FACT: If you do not have a passion for what you do in life, be it your career and/or your hobby you will not be successful. RIP Dad (1/12/12). I love and miss you.
Uptown193 is offline  
post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uptown193 View Post
Lets get this party started already... The suspense is killing me :-)

I hate brackets, makes it look cheap. If you can, get 2 hooks and hang it from the ceiling. Makes it look like the light is floating in air.
I will look into it. I had these brackets laying around so I didn't think of using hooks.
808Hawaii is offline  
post #23 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
So my soil had finally came in today. And got started on the hard scape.


After a few attempts, ended up with this layout. Tried going for a mountain scape. So in the mean time, gonna look for smaller seiryu stones. I used a piece of plastic to separate the soil and sand. And stoping roots to go into the sand.


Then added sand


I'm gonna dry start this too, and planted hc. Tomorrow I'm hoping to find ug mini pellia, or weeping moss.


Any suggestion Or opinion would be nice. Thanks!
808Hawaii is offline  
post #24 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: China
Posts: 3
The light is too high?
michael_bjl is offline  
post #25 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
Yeah I raised it to work and scape it. It's lowered now, 17" above soil
808Hawaii is offline  
post #26 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 11:28 AM
sso
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: iceland
Posts: 30
you could just put a small shelf on the brackets, and then put something nice on that.

that could be a pretty neat look.
sso is offline  
post #27 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 11:21 PM
Algae Grower
 
tank0211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: N/W Indiana
Posts: 48
Nice scape 808.

Love these tanks. I'm in the beginning stages of a 60-F build as well, but mine is moving much more slowly. I will be hanging my tank on the wall w/ a custom box below hiding all the equipment. Should have the stand roughed out this weekend. I'll be following your progress.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...f-journal.html

'Sometimes we must first get lost in order to begin to find our true selves.'
~Henry David Thoreau
tank0211 is offline  
post #28 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 12:21 AM
mot
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 579
Nice build. Consider putting a rock barrier between your soil and sand or it will be tough to keep them separate.

-JP
mot is offline  
post #29 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 02:36 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Irvine CA
Posts: 233
Very nice.

Are you using any particular brand/type of soil and sand?

And, are you keeping that plastic sheet in place between the soil and sand or was it removed?

My journals: 60F - 60P - Aquatop Cube
etane is offline  
post #30 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 163
Sso- I took you're Advice and added a shelf. Thanks

Tank- I really wanna see how that wall/shelf stand comes out. It will look pretty awesome. I agree. I really like the shallow-ness of this tank.

Mot- the plastic piece is there I separate the sand and soil.

Etane- as stated above. I left the plastic piece in their to separate the sand and soil. I'm using Ada Amazonia, and the sand is Ada as well.
808Hawaii 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