first planted tank woot! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 723
Talking first planted tank woot!

so heres some pics of my first planted tank. i had mine set up with gravel at first but broke it down and bought some ada soil and some glosso and rescaped it all. i plan on putting my cherry shrimp in here for them to make babies but im waiting for it to cycle. got any tips?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0207.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	105.8 KB
ID:	57487  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0208.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	108.2 KB
ID:	57488  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121118_184814.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	55.9 KB
ID:	57489  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121118_235919.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	71.6 KB
ID:	57490  

inthepacific is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:59 AM
Planted Tank VIP
 
chad320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Spring Valley, IL
Posts: 7,700
Looks like a great start to me. The only tips I can really offer are these...You might have a problem with Frogbit in that small of a tank with a HOB filter. They dont like being pushed around the surface alot and tend to bruise and melt if they are. You might get away with it, but im guessing they will slowly disappear. And the string you used to attach the moss? Its fishing line? Its horribly ugly You can buy green cotton thread that matches the moss color and blends so you cant really even see it. Or you could wait a month or so and cut the line off as the moss should naturally attach to the rock. Great start to a nice nano tank!
chad320 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 723
thanks. HAHA yea i went nuts on wrapping the moss i just didnt want any of it floating around the tank because its a hassle getting it out. but its just wrapped with thread then i put some cuttings off the aquaclear biomax bags over it to give it some extra secuity. i actually took them out of another tank but i'll cut the stuff off once its grown out. and the frog bit i pulled out of my other tank as well i just like the way it looks floating around on this tank and thought the shrimp might like the roots
inthepacific is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:57 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,315
Nice setup!

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

MIAPG - Come join us - Plantedtank - MI - Greatlakesaquaria
GMYukonon24s is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 723
baaggghhhh this tank has air bubbles in the seam. im scared it might leak so possibly going to buy a ada 45f to replace it since it has similar size. only problem is breaking it down. probably going to go pick it up tomorrow along with some extra soil and maybe a betta ?
inthepacific is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
synaethetic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Morgan Hill
Posts: 371
You are going to break this down all because of a few airbubbles in the silicon . . .?

If it isn't leaking water by now, chances are it will never.
synaethetic is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 05:02 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 154
just remmber that aquasoil leaches ammonia for a while, not sure how long. But if you do get a betta youre going to have to house it elsewhere untill the tank fully cycles and stops leaching ammonia
AwkwardShrimp is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
tinkerpuppet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary. AB, Canada
Posts: 330
The tank looks really nice! Are you seeing any water leaking? Its a pretty big job to tear it all down and rebuild if you're not actually having problems yet. Have you been testing your water? You'll know when to pick up the betta when the parameters are good. Although, if you're looking to breed shrimp in that tank, I wouldn't put a betta in, the babies would make tasty snacks for him!
tinkerpuppet is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 723
hmm well heres the link to my thread about the air bubbles. maybe you can give me some advice on whether its anything to worry about
possible leak
as for the beta i was going to get one and just keep it in one of my old betta cube things that i have. not in this tank. i was hoping to put shrimp in here eventually
inthepacific is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 723
woot. saw that my nitrite levels were relatively low so i got impatient and added some tetra safe start and added a bunch more biomedia. now my tank is showing signs of being cycled so i decided to add my shrimp! they're pretty low grade but i got them for really cheap. im hoping to get some better ones and get them to breed. so excited!
inthepacific 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