AquaMarine 4gal Planted - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
SaltyFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
AquaMarine 4gal Planted

Hey guys! New to the forum but most definitel. Not to freshwater or saltwater tanks my current aquarium is the little Nuvo 4gal atm. I did have a saltwater but it was too big to come with us when we moved recently. I do want to start another though! In my current little pico, I have LOTS of cherry and snowball shrimp along with 7 white cloud mountain minnows. Fully planted! The names of plants I'm not good with though lol this pic is a bit of an older one. I no longer have a betta or rasboras and the plants are more grown than that with Wisteria in the back right corner. I'll update the pic later on. Don't have a recent one on my phone.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130610_205854.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	162.4 KB
ID:	177521

AquaMarine Nuvo 4gal planted.
-Cherry Shrimp
-Snowball shrimp
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
SaltyFresh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
SaltyFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
Oh and I can't forget about the Nerite snails! I have 3-4 I think in there aswell.

AquaMarine Nuvo 4gal planted.
-Cherry Shrimp
-Snowball shrimp
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
SaltyFresh is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 05:23 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyFresh View Post
Oh and I can't forget about the Nerite snails! I have 3-4 I think in there aswell.
Looks really nice! Nerite snails are the best, useful and cool looking, especially once they get big.
lurrch is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
SaltyFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
Here's an update pic of the tank. Taken today. I have a Kessil A350 lighting the plants LMAO! Huge over-kill, I know lol I have the Kessil tuned way down to about 20% lol keeps the reds and purple in the plants well lol only reason I have this over the tank is cause I had to shut down my reef tank when we moved and figured "why not".... And my plants are insanely FLOURISHING! Lol I have 7 white clouds and too many cherry and snowball shrimp to count! They just keep breeding lol gotta take a bunch out.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130721_143652.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	72.9 KB
ID:	178097Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130721_143503.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	146.1 KB
ID:	178105
You can see a big color change in the plants compared to the old pic. I've been using a bit more ferts too. I've had to cut back all the plants numerous times between the New and old pic. Lol. Love this tank. Believe it or not this is my first attempt at a fully planted tank. I took the knowledge of my many reef keeping years and kind of put it into freshwater (with lots of research of planted tanks as well of course) and apparently I have a good aquatic green thumb lol

AquaMarine Nuvo 4gal planted.
-Cherry Shrimp
-Snowball shrimp
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
SaltyFresh is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 02:18 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
thebuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 628
looks nice! thats a great carpet you have going on there
thebuddha is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 09:13 AM
Algae Grower
 
FFX-DM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Posts: 9
looks very nice. What is the carpeting plant, please? (foreground, left)
FFX-DM is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
SaltyFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
The carpeting plant is pearl weed. And "weed" is definitely a good name for it!! Lol I have to take scissors to it at least once ever 2 weeks!

AquaMarine Nuvo 4gal planted.
-Cherry Shrimp
-Snowball shrimp
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
SaltyFresh is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 01:20 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 486
Very nice plant growth, especially using that very powerful lamp. Have you considered using a more defined hardscape in this scape to give it more aesthetic complexity? Since you were in the SW world (the DARK side), sort of like using live rock to give definition and depth.
RcScRs is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
SaltyFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
lol Ya, I know what you mean RcScRs. I've mastered aquascaping any SW aquarium... but freshwater I'm still kind of learning to scape. Before trying a fully plated tank like this, all my previous FW tanks have been fish and fake plants and rocks... and this tank being so small, I don't really know how to quite scape it.

AquaMarine Nuvo 4gal planted.
-Cherry Shrimp
-Snowball shrimp
-White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
SaltyFresh is offline  
Reply

Tags
aquamarine, nuvo, shrimp, tank

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