CmLaracy's ADA 75P v.5 (v.6 Preview just added, 3/11) - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 12:53 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
izabella87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: montreal,canada
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmLaracy View Post
Haha it's a dry start filled with water

So I need some opinions, what would you guys think of some Anubias nana 'narrow leaf' or nana 'petite' among the larger rock structure?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmUZGdi7Ty4

Believe in the impossible because only a fraction of the things humans have accomplished was considered possible - IK
Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Enshacra87
Instagram @ Enshacra87
izabella87 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 01:39 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Phil Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Payne, AL
Posts: 910
That's awesome cm, it's good to see you posting again.

I've never regretted over engineering a system, but often regretted under engineering one.

Aquatic Gardeners Association
Current 60g build
300g Dutch (torn down)
60g Dutch (torn down)
Phil Edwards is offline  
post #18 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 02:30 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,695
those macro shots of the HC pearling look really nice.
what camera/lens did you use?
im just now (after almost a year) figuring out how to really work my canon eos with a macro lens. my betta spawn kinda forced me, to learn.

what kind of moss were you looking for? i have TONS of xmas in my spawn tank; shoot me a pm if you want some.
@marko@ is offline  
post #19 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Edwards View Post
That's awesome cm, it's good to see you posting again.
Thanks man!

Quote:
Originally Posted by @marko@ View Post
those macro shots of the HC pearling look really nice.
what camera/lens did you use?
im just now (after almost a year) figuring out how to really work my canon eos with a macro lens. my betta spawn kinda forced me, to learn.

what kind of moss were you looking for? i have TONS of xmas in my spawn tank; shoot me a pm if you want some.
Believe it or not a Nikon D5100 with the stock lens. No macro lens, the only lens I own is the one that came with the camera. I was surprised by how good they came out as well, especially since I dont really know what I'm doing. That was pretty much as large as I could get them though without it being unable to focus or needing to be cropped. Shots were taken in manual mode with auto-focus on the lens.

And I will pm you, that's one of the mosses I was looking for! Mini xmas was first choice, xmas was second
CmLaracy is offline  
post #20 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 01:12 AM
Planted Tank VIP
 
Gatekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 6,626
Looks awesome. Not so crazy about the dry start with the helferi in there though. That stuff is so finicky, I am not sure it will transition well. But hey, you continue to amaze me with what you pull off in that tank, so go for it!

An BTW, 1982 called, they want their wallpaper back.

Gatekeeper is offline  
post #21 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gatekeeper View Post
Looks awesome. Not so crazy about the dry start with the helferi in there though. That stuff is so finicky, I am not sure it will transition well. But hey, you continue to amaze me with what you pull off in that tank, so go for it!

An BTW, 1982 called, they want their wallpaper back.
Silly Glenn! Yeah I wouldn't try a dry start with Cyperus either, which is why I didn't . If I did, somehow I managed to create CO2 bubbles that fail to disperse in our atmosphere and deserve a noble prize in chemistry and physics! And thanks a bunch for the kind words




Taken a few hours ago , tank was filled with water on the 13th of this month

Last edited by CmLaracy; 06-16-2012 at 08:59 AM.
CmLaracy is offline  
post #22 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 05:06 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmLaracy View Post
Completely filled and a little cleared up



Thanks for looking! All comments appreciated
Looking good!
hydrophyte is offline  
post #23 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
Wow, each one of them you planted...................woww...nice scape.

*************
**** Green ****
*************

Green's Resurrection Aquarium Gallery
green_valley is offline  
post #24 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
Looking good!
Quote:
Originally Posted by green_valley View Post
Wow, each one of them you planted...................woww...nice scape.
Thanks
CmLaracy is offline  
post #25 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Ammonia is already on the decline. Growth is strikingly fast, the Cyperus already has new roots that are over 5" long. Time to start pondering fauna.

I was thinking either 50-60 Rasbora brigittae, or 30-40 Harlequins. Leaning towards the Boraras, and it wouldn't even be a contest if they weren't so damn small. Clean up crew will consist of 10-20 Amanos and 4-5 Ottos.



Or


Last edited by CmLaracy; 06-20-2012 at 02:27 AM.
CmLaracy is offline  
post #26 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
izabella87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: montreal,canada
Posts: 732
barara... #1

Believe in the impossible because only a fraction of the things humans have accomplished was considered possible - IK
Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Enshacra87
Instagram @ Enshacra87
izabella87 is offline  
post #27 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 12:59 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,695
boraras for sure.
i used to have b. maculatus and loved them. preffer b. brigittae and b. merah color though, but my LFS didnt have any.
they school tightly, and they are smaller so you can get more. with schooling fish, the more you get the better they all look. with 25 i saw nice schooling, with 50 you should have some very nice behavior from them.
@marko@ is offline  
post #28 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Just hit up my LFS, they had 1 Borara. Even smaller than I expected them to be, had them place an order for 60. Look who showed up in my tank, buggers are doing a real good job de-planting! 10 Amanos and 4 ottos, the Amanos are actually significantly larger than the ottos! They kicked up a couple melted stems of HC that didn't make it through the melt phase and transition from emmersed to immersed. They're also tossing and turning the Aquasoil like it's their job, the front dirt line is no longer perfect. They're a bit too big, had I known I would have waited another week... I just hope they don't do too much damage. I'm feeding them as much as I can so they take it easy. I need a macro lens. One week FTS coming tomorrow.

They like the cave, at one point there were 6 of them packed in there!










Last edited by CmLaracy; 06-20-2012 at 02:28 AM.
CmLaracy is offline  
post #29 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 10:54 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
salmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: "Wet Coast" B.C.
Posts: 562
Your new scape looks awesome!

Cool pic of the Amano shrimp chilling in the cave!

Salmons ADA 75-P Rockscape on DSM / 13g Rimless / 12g Rimless Club / 12g rimless - not yet started / Cannon Pimp Club #009 -T3i
salmon is offline  
post #30 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
CmLaracy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by salmon View Post
Your new scape looks awesome!

Cool pic of the Amano shrimp chilling in the cave!
Thanks. Yeah when I saw them lined up in the cave like that I had to get some pictures.

Well, I'm having a little too much fun with the new Nikon, not sure how much longer I can go without a macro lens Looks like I'll be shelling out some cash soon!
Feeding the amanos to keep them from destroying everything worked, they're now chilling in hiding instead of romping around scavenging for something to gobble on.

CmLaracy is offline  
Reply

Tags
75p, ada, amano, seiryu, sss crs

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