bitFUUL's 11.4g - HIGH TECH DIY - Rimless Reticulating Splines - Blyxa Tank! - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Arrow bitFUUL's 11.4g - HIGH TECH DIY - Rimless Reticulating Splines - Blyxa Tank!

Current Setup
Tank: 11.4 Gallon Mr. Aqua
Filter: Eheim 2213
Lighting: Archaea 36w Clip-on Lamp - Modified with DIY LED solution

CO2: GLA Atomic Paintball CO2 Regulator V1
Diffuser: GLA Atomic Diffuser
Drop Checker: ADA Drop Checker
Bubble Counter: Atomic CO2 Bubble Counter - with Integrated Check Valve
Lily Pipes: Glass
Temperature Measure: GLA Glass Thermometer - 8mm

Substrate: Up Aqua Soil
Decor: Manzanita Driftwood

Plants:
Blyxa Japonica
Downoi
and a few stems













Any thoughts?

Last edited by bitFUUL; 09-27-2013 at 12:45 AM. Reason: not required
bitFUUL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
vincenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 726
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitFUUL View Post
Any thoughts?
Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night
vincenz is offline  
post #3 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Quote:
Originally Posted by vincenz View Post
Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night
Any thoughts on the possible scaping? I'm determined to fit this big stump in here, even if it's sticking out.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #4 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 02:22 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
kribkeeper888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Epicfail Washington
Posts: 639
Quote:
Originally Posted by vincenz View Post
Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night
LOL I was going to say takashi amano by day and Jedi master and tank builder by night. i dunno, but that stump seems almost overwhelming for that tank
kribkeeper888 is offline  
post #5 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 03:32 AM
Planted Member
 
mcqueenesq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 295
That tank is sick! It must stay.

-Sean

Mini M
| 60-P | 45-F 1 | 45-F 2
mcqueenesq is offline  
post #6 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 03:41 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 1,985
Go for the 2213. Hows the light look? Spotlighting at all? Nice equipment.
Couesfanatic is offline  
post #7 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Quote:
Originally Posted by kribkeeper888 View Post
that stump seems almost overwhelming for that tank
I'm fighting to make it work, it's big, but think it will look great when filled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcqueenesq View Post
That tank is sick! It must stay.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Couesfanatic View Post
Go for the 2213. Hows the light look? Spotlighting at all? Nice equipment.
Yup, I'll use my 2213. The light looks great, I'm liking it so far. Although I haven't filled the tank, I'm thinking this light should be good for this setup. If I keep the driftwood layout like this, then the spotlighting will work in my advantage. Since I plan to keep HC, DHG, or something similar; keeping the light on the front end of the tank will allow for higher light foreground plants to thrive and I can put medium/low light plants in the back maybe? Haven't gotten that far.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #8 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Added another piece of wood to make it even more aggressive.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]

Last edited by bitFUUL; 07-11-2013 at 06:16 PM. Reason: edut
bitFUUL is offline  
post #9 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
(original post deleted)


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]

Last edited by bitFUUL; 07-11-2013 at 06:17 PM. Reason: edut
bitFUUL is offline  
post #10 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Plants coming tomorrow. HC, Hairgrass Giant, and Tropica 049.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #11 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 01:36 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Delaware, OH
Posts: 417
My take is that that 2nd piece is too big, being half out... I know it heresy, but maybe cut it in half and bury the cut end.... seems like too much out too me. I have the double bright on a ten gallon and I like it, I do get a little spotlighting, but it gives great shadows that I can tweak by moving it forward and back... nice effects for me
Ozydego is offline  
post #12 of 101 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
Plants arrived today. 3 orders of HC from GLA in the foreground, 3 orders of Hairgrass Large in the back, and some Tropica 049 in the center.
The hairgrass was so large I had to cut it in half to fit it into this 12" tall tank.
Planted and flooded immediately, dosed some excel, and got the CO2 pumping at 3-4 bubbles per second; we'll see what happens.





[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #13 of 101 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
So I don't like the Marineland LEDs, the dark patches are very obvious.
So I ordered the 36w Archaea Clip On Light, got rid of the Marineland LED, and setup something temp until the new light arrives.







You can see a big difference in light distribution between this standard T5 bulb and those LEDs.


[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #14 of 101 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
bitFUUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grolando
Posts: 1,354
The Archaea lamp arrived today.
HC is dying off a bit, and HG is growing.



[50g][30g][18g][12g][11.4g][7.5g][7.13g][5.5g][4.1g][3g][2.1g] - [grow][pond]
bitFUUL is offline  
post #15 of 101 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 03:46 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
monkeyruler90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 1,326
Send a message via AIM to monkeyruler90
looking good, whats up with that drop checker though? looks a weird color

--Oscar.
Fluval pimp #4 aka PIMP master!
I SAID ITS GREAT
TO BE

A FLORIDA GATOR!!

40 gallon LED fixture
monkeyruler90 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