Mayphly's 12 Gallon RimlessTank - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
Mayphly's 12 Gallon RimlessTank

started - 08/13/12
UPDATED - 10/30/13

This is my first rimless tank and third planted tank. I will be doing a dry start. I just hooked up the filter and filled the tank to check for leaks. Glad to report all is well. I should be ready to start planting by the weekend. I have to give credit to micrO's 12g tank. This is what sealed the deal for me to get this going.

Tank - Mr. Aqua
Light - 1 Archaea 36W PC Light/ Current Satellite plus led
Filter - Eheim Classic 350
Gush jet drop checker
Lily pipes - ada knockoff
Substrate - Amazonia
Hardscape - Manzanita ( from FrenchFry) & Ohko Stone
H2o - Tap/RO
CO2 - GLA PB Regulator /
Heating - Hydor 200W Inline

Flora - Anubias petite, Anubius barteri, Crypt green geco, Staurogyne sp, Pogostemon Heleferi,
Syngonanthus Belem Sp, rotala mini butterfly, Roatala Macaranda variegated, ludwigia repens, Ludwigia Red (mini), Hygrophila Tiger, Heteranthera Zosterifolia, Lobelia Cardinalis, Hygrophila Sunset, Fissiden Fontanus, Hornwart, mini pellia, Christmas moss, java moss, Amazon frogbit, pericardial sp 'Kawagoeanum', lilaeopsis chinensis, mini marimo balls, Najas grass, hygroryza Aristata

Fauna - 2 Red Pencil fish
4 CPD's
4 CPO's
Blue Diamond Shrimp
A-C grade CRS
Ramshorns & pond snails


Current Water Parameters 10/30/13

TDS 180
GH 5
KH 1-2
PH 6.3
NH3 0
NO3 5ppm
PO3 .25

Lighting is on for 6hrs a day with the co2 kicking on 1hr before the lights. With the new Satellite LED's I can enjoy this tank lit up at night as well.



Feel free to comment on my set up as it starts to grow!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	New Tank.jpg
Views:	904
Size:	197.3 KB
ID:	52345  

Click image for larger version

Name:	sept 1.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	63.4 KB
ID:	228601  

Click image for larger version

Name:	oct 19.jpg
Views:	384
Size:	86.2 KB
ID:	228609  


Last edited by mayphly; 04-17-2014 at 04:53 PM. Reason: updated 10/30/13
mayphly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 AM
Algae Grower
 
alkatraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 114
It's a nearly empty tank...

.. yet, its beautiful.

How the hell does it look so beautiful...

Current Tank: ADA 120P Iwagumi
[Buildup Questions 120P Lighting? | 120P Filter?] | 120P Hardscape?
Previous Tank: 7.9g Fluval Flora
alkatraz is offline  
post #3 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 04:57 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Looks really nice. Does that light light up very end of the right and left side of the tank?

What kind of fish or shrimp you plan to get?

KenRC51 is offline  
post #4 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
haha! I was thinking the same thing. Looks sorta cool just the way it is. I took the pic with the lights off in the room.
mayphly is offline  
post #5 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by KenRC51 View Post
Looks really nice. Does that light light up very end of the right and left side of the tank?

What kind of fish or shrimp you plan to get?
I'm planning on adding one more light to even out the spectrum. However, I think plants would still do well with the one since the tank is so shallow.
I'm thinking of adding a school of chili rasboras and maybe a few cpd's.
mayphly is offline  
post #6 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 01:33 PM
Algae Grower
 
micr0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 104
Nice! This tank is a lot of fun to work with. Look forward to watching yours develop.
micr0 is offline  
post #7 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 03:14 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
if_fishes_were_wishes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Morrisville, NC
Posts: 935
ooh, that piece of wood is perfect! Looking forward to more pics and updates!

Eheim pimp #255

75 gallon semi-aggressive community tank with pressurized CO2, 8.6 gallon cherry shrimp tank 40 breeder reef
12G Rimless Club
if_fishes_were_wishes is offline  
post #8 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
I think I'll be replacing the stone on the left. It's just too darn colorful.
I'm not sure if it's slopped enough towards the back. Should I exaggerate the slopping more? I'm afraid when I fill it I'll loose some of the slope. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scaped.jpg
Views:	173
Size:	177.4 KB
ID:	52700  

mayphly is offline  
post #9 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
HypnoticAquatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: arvada, co
Posts: 1,290
i love these tanks still hung up on one of these and a 33 long, i like the wood placement in the empty tank better but it really depends on the layout i like it like that so u can have a low groundcover and some moss or something on the wood without having them blend together. looks like you have a great start already though.

i did notice ur fauna is actually all flora ;p didnt know if u caught that. curious to see what your going to put in there i like either some shrimp only or some micro cichlids maybe some micro pikes 2-3inch might look really good. hope u get those plants i might have to try some downoi if you get it going good. and i would probably try to slop that from the front *lower to the back higher* and see if that subtle change dials it in to where u wanted it, i can make a huge asthetic change when done imo.
HypnoticAquatic is offline  
post #10 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
I just finished planting all the plants that I received from some very generous people here on TPT. The only thing I want to add are some Fissidens splachnobryoides that I will plant in the stone and manzanita. So far I'm happy with it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	planted 1.jpg
Views:	171
Size:	204.4 KB
ID:	53100  

Click image for larger version

Name:	planted 2.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	72.2 KB
ID:	53101  

mayphly is offline  
post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
ThinkTank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 571
Nice tank! When are you planning to fill it?
ThinkTank is offline  
post #12 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThinkTank View Post
Nice tank! When are you planning to fill it?
I'm gonna let things grow out for at least a couple of months. I want to establish good root growth in the plants and good bacteria growth for the fauna that will be living in there. I'm in no hurry.
mayphly is offline  
post #13 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 12:54 AM
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
What filter are you running? 2215 or 2217?
sayurasem is offline  
post #14 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mayphly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacifica
Posts: 560
mayphly is offline  
post #15 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 01:03 AM
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by mayphly View Post
Eheim Classic 350 - (2215)
May I know if the input & output hose are the same diameter?
sayurasem 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