Wellbiz(jason's) Journal. Updated Pics 5-10-04 - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Hear are a few pics of my 120g.... Please excuse the extreamly poor photography skills.....


Jason

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Here are a few pics of the DIY stand I made.....

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #3 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 04:33 PM
don
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Hampshire, US
Posts: 20
I really like your tank .. the light colored sand reminds me of my local lakes.
don is offline  
post #4 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 04:36 PM
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Impressive setup! Great job on the stand. Keep us posted as the tank grows in and matures!

- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline  
post #5 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Thanks for the kind words ...

The tank is a great joy. I will try to get a few more pics posted soon....

I would love some suggestions for upgrades, fish, or plant selection
I am still pretty new to the whole aquascaping thing. However been keeping fish sense I could walk(@28years)...

Right now the tank has 6 lemon tetras(thinking maybe adding a big school of rumynose tetras for the schooling effect), sissor tails, two rubber lipped plecos, two otos, 4 corys, few ghost shrimp... I have 2 more corys and a pair of Kribs who are in QT for a few more days....

Jason

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #6 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 12:13 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Guttboy
WTG Well biz!

Great tank! I like the sand....I am running sand, kitty litter, and peat in my 10 gallon....I picked up the 15 gallon and have (right now) 100% Schultz aquatic plant soil in it. I will most likely put sand in with that.

Mike

Mike
100 Gal Planted, two Filstar XP3, Milwaukee SMS 122 pH controller, Milwaukee reg/bubble, compressed CO2, reactor 1000, 7 WCMM, 12 Ottos, 14 neons, 1 SAE, 3 German blue rams, 2 Florida Flag Fish

10 Gallon...20 Endler's live bearers planted, peat/kitty litter/sand substrate

15 Gallon...Just Schultz Aquatic Plant soil
Guttboy is offline  
post #7 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 12:17 AM
Planted Tank VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lebanon, CT
Posts: 4,939
Love the sandy look... as far as plants and fish go, I will leave that up to you.

However if you ask me about structure, that tank is beggin for some stone. A nice light colored ledge through it to give some contrast to the plants. As the plants mature and grow over it , the tank would resemble a pool in a stream.

Take care not to let the sand compact with time, I use a 1/4" dowel wittled down to a point to agitate my sand now and again... not aggressively, just enough to "fluff it" and also be sure to remember where the fert tabs or plant spikes have been added so as not to bring them to the surface.

Very nice look to the tank, when the plants mature and fill out it will be an awesome home for your fish

Buck 8)
Buck is offline  
post #8 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Mike,Buck,

Thanks guys.... That is actually a sand/flourite mix... Flourite on bottom covered with sand... This is the first time I have used sand, and so far so good. As you can see by the Pic's my cory's love it....

Buck, I agree, there needs to be some rock work. I just havent found the right stuff yet... Everything around hear(michigan) is river rock or field stone worn smooth by all the water and that pesky Ice age :shock: .. No good sharp angular stuff except in the U.P. and that is too far a drive :cry: ... The LFS's only sell slate or saltwater setup rock...

Thanks for the sand tip.... I will keep an eye on things and remember to do as you instructed

Thanks, I will post some more pics tomorrow
Jason

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #9 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 03:04 PM
Algae Grower
 
Gwinna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: kennesaw, georgia
Posts: 23
Send a message via AIM to Gwinna
I got a lot of my rock from the local landscape supply store. They have an amazing variety, and around here it's usually $0.15 a pound, instead of petstores where it's $7 a pound! I'm not talking about the chain stores, it's the little independent stores that sell supplies for making a patio, or a retaining wall. Good luck

125 gallon planted community of white clouds, gouramis, dojo loaches and a pleco. 55 gallon angel tank that the pleco won't let me plant. 30 gallon surprise pacu, who also won't let me plant. 30 gallon hex livebearers, moderately planted.
Gwinna is offline  
post #10 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Gwinna,

Thanks, I will be hitting a few places this weekend to see what I can find...


Here are a few more pics....

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #11 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
It has been a sad week for the tank. :cry: I introduced my beloved kribs from QT.

Everything was fine, the two were fighting somewhat establishing there territory, but nothing major. The wife and I went to dinner and a movie, when we got back, The bigger of the two was belly up on the surface of the water. To my suprise his corpse was not to beat up... I can only assume the stress of switching tanks and the territorial battle was more than he could handle....

The water tested fine, heck I even did a small change of 20% the day before. There have been no other losses and everyone in the tank is doing great. I even compared water values from the QT to the new one and they were almost a mirror image...

Just one of those things that can be frustrating about the hobby on occasion... I will try to post some more pics by the weekend, my plants are going crazy.... :?

Still havent found any suitable rock, most stores in my area and putting away the landscaping supplys for the winter...

Jason

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #12 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 01:55 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Guttboy
Jason....man I am sorry to hear that.....take care

Mike

Mike
100 Gal Planted, two Filstar XP3, Milwaukee SMS 122 pH controller, Milwaukee reg/bubble, compressed CO2, reactor 1000, 7 WCMM, 12 Ottos, 14 neons, 1 SAE, 3 German blue rams, 2 Florida Flag Fish

10 Gallon...20 Endler's live bearers planted, peat/kitty litter/sand substrate

15 Gallon...Just Schultz Aquatic Plant soil
Guttboy is offline  
post #13 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
wellbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,270
Mike,

Thanks for the kind words...

It is never that pesky snail or your least favorite fish... Always the one you are proud of... Same goes for plants to... Never the hornwort, always the glosso....

But that is what makes this hobby interesting. I learn everyday... Now I have a huge choice of what fish to replace him with.... :shock:

Jason

120g, Flourite & Sand. DIY Stand and Canopy. CF lighting 3wpg, Pressurized C02, DIY reactor. 2-XP3's, 500watt heater.
Heavily planted
wellbiz is offline  
post #14 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 04:21 AM
Planted Member
 
fishpoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: kitchener On. Can
Posts: 162
Send a message via AIM to fishpoop
yea it's always the best fish/plant that die!
fishpoop is offline  
post #15 of 212 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 09:35 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
aeternum23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 435
Wellbiz, good looking tank. Can you tell me if the stand is empty underneath, i.e. no center brace or dividers?
aeternum23 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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
///ACS330Ci's 28G Tank Journal (Updated Pics 8 May 04) ///ACS330Ci Tank Journals 46 12-10-2010 02:36 AM
Unirdna's 46g Bowfront - Terminated - 03/2004 - 03/2007 unirdna Tank Journals 412 03-20-2007 05:51 AM
sn8k's 90 gal Journal (56k) Updated 01/28/05 pg17 sn8k Tank Journals 269 07-28-2005 11:13 PM
Updated tank pics MacTech Tank Journals 9 08-20-2004 02:21 AM
///ACS330Ci's 28G Tank Journal (Updated Pics 11 June 04) ///ACS330Ci Tank Journals 3 06-11-2004 08:23 PM

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