Thinking of adding more plants or changing it up. - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 27
Thinking of adding more plants or changing it up.

My 55 gallon aquarium has been setup since late last year and decided to start putting plants in earlier this year. Looking for some opinions on where to take this tank. I'm attempting to do vals along the back towards the right, I'm filling in the left corner with some anacharis, and got a telantheria next to the anacharis, got a big piece of driftwood and 2 amazon swords in middle and some anubias and a crypt scattered around. I'm looking to maybe move the anubias and tie them to the driftwood and plant some more plants throughout the aquarium but not sure what to plant.

So far I'm not using co2. I'm dose excel daily and some flourish comp and flourish potassium twice a week. For lighting I'm using a dual t5ho unit with some window screen on it. Gravel is plain gravel and I'm using root tabs under most of the plants.

Here's a pic of it. Tell me what you think.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	94778  

johndimo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 03:15 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Aquaticz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 829
Thinking of adding more plants or changing it up.

adding plants is a great idea.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Regards,
Aquaticz
Aquaticz is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 03:19 AM
Planted Member
 
jake10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 249
More plants! What if you added a huge moss wall? Like huge and bushy? That would look sweet
jake10 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NE Victoria, Ausrtalia
Posts: 151
I'd love to see more plants. Also I'd remove those pots (or whatever they are). Add rocks instead. They would look way better. If your fish need them to hide in you can do the same thing with wood or rocks.

I think you need to do this before you add more plants so you can see where to plant.

Linds
Farmer is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farmer View Post
I'd love to see more plants. Also I'd remove those pots (or whatever they are). Add rocks instead. They would look way better. If your fish need them to hide in you can do the same thing with wood or rocks.

I think you need to do this before you add more plants so you can see where to plant.

Linds
Yes, they are pots. At some point I will probably move them and look for hollow pieces of driftwood to replace them with. My fish do enjoy going in there to hide or hang out from time to time.


For all those that would like to see more plants. Any recommendations for what I could add? I know I'd like to add a bit more red plants in there for sure. Most of the people who check out the tank love the telanthera because of the red.
johndimo is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:09 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,891
Actually, I'm fine with the pots. Given your simpler plant choice, I feel like it makes a very simple feel....basically I think it works :P

But I would add more plants. get some java fern, anubias, and african fern, as well as some simpler stem plants and some crypts. Idk why but your tank makes me want to tell you to dedicate it towards simplicity and easier beginner plants.

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
HybridHerp is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 27
Almost forgot about this thread, so now would seem like a good time for an updates


And another one during filter cleaning day for fun

johndimo is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Planted Member
 
fishwater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 169
Looking good

Eheim Pimp #533
46g
fishwater is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 04:57 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
andrewq's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: san antonio
Posts: 495
Those swords are huge! Looks good the way it is.
andrewq is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 01:23 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 98
Try removing the broken pots i know they look great but more natural! Try some really really fine white sand that would look amazing mayb =e dense te little plant forests up
Jmyers2019 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 01:44 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
xmas_one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,335
Looking good!
xmas_one is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 03:21 AM
jrh
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 599
Looks good.

Coconut shells make awesome spawning caves if you decided to take out the clay pots.
jrh is online now  
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