|07-28-2011 07:09 PM|
Here's my equipment setup inside the cabinet, tubes galore! The BlueLine pump is awesome, very quiet but it gets really hot on the side, anyone else have one that noticed that?
|07-27-2011 03:22 PM|
edit: BTW your driftwood looks great! I'll keep you in mind when I need to rescape lol
|07-26-2011 09:49 PM|
|PC1||Man that thing is going to look SICK!!! great job!|
|07-26-2011 09:43 PM|
Hey guys it's been a couple weeks and I finally got it all set up. Had a set back with my original pump that was leaking and drawing in air, so I replaced it with a BlueLine 175GPH pump. Now I got it all filled and planted.
Here's a full shot of the filled tank:
As you can tell I've had a bit of an avalanche of soil that's been flowing into the sand gonna try to get that sorted out.
I also added some extra clumps of some submersed grass I had to fill in the empty spots so it can carpet quicker.
View from the right side:
Put some low growing Hydrocotyle in the open space between the rocks:
Moss on the driftwood & my DIY drop checker:
Close-up of the Christmas moss:
Here's a shot of my DIY acrylic lily pipe, check out the tiny vortex!
Matching acrylic inflow:
Found this little guy crawling around on my glass, must have been in one of my plant packages. Hopefully there's not enough of them to keep breeding but I wouldn't mind having a couple snails running around cleaning up my tank.
This is a cool shot of the tank with the reflection from my mirror (also makes a nice avatar pic )
Now all I need to do is wait for my plants to grow in and get the tank cycled so I can start stocking! Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!
|07-13-2011 04:06 PM|
|FishFarmer||I really like this tank. Looking forward to seeing it progress.|
|07-13-2011 08:54 AM|
|PC1||I like the set up, looks nice|
|07-13-2011 04:32 AM|
|Splendid Splendens||It's all looking good, I have hope all goes as planned!|
|07-13-2011 03:04 AM|
|07-11-2011 04:46 AM|
The tank's looking nice
Can't wait for that awesome piece of driftwood to be placed in..
|07-11-2011 02:43 AM|
Planted the HG a few days ago:
Doing a dry start to let the roots take hold while I wait for more plants and my filter pipes.
Hair grass around the rocks:
Here's a couple bits of HC that my room-mate gave me to put in front of the largest rock:
He's still waiting on his carpet to fill in so he could only give me this small portion. Hopefully once his starts filling in I can get more. This should help the large rock seem less massive once it grows in.
Full shot of the outside of the cabinet (sorry it's so bright around it, had to do it to get the cabinet to show up):
|07-09-2011 07:24 PM|
|Splendid Splendens||Nice! Can't wait to see this tank develop!|
|07-09-2011 07:09 PM|
New rock layout:
I like this one, I'm thinkin' it'll be the final version
|07-08-2011 09:09 PM|
The canister for the filter is custom made from an aluminum container. They're mostly used as time capsules or air-tight storage right now but they were originally used as WWII supply containers (info from my dad, not sure how accurate that is). The pump is external with 200 G/H (757 L/H according to google convert) and will be mounted on the back of the cabinet eventually. I have a DIY reactor that will diffuse the CO2 and will be inline with everything in the cabinet eventually.
I'm considering putting dividers between the sand and soil if I notice it getting too mixed up but for right now I'm just gonna leave it so it's easier to work with. I'm hoping the HG will grow a bit into the sand and hide the border to keep it from looking so obvious.
Aw I'm sorry for using your ideas but it doesn't matter if it's similar layout and stuff I'm sure they will still look very different because of plants and everything. I've been kinda working on a setup like this for a while in another tank and when I got this I wanted to recreate it better.
This is an older picture of my first setup in a de-rimmed 10g.
That's the same driftwood I'm gonna put in the new tank but now it has moss and needle leaf java fern on it, I don't have any current pictures of it but you guys will see when I get it in there.
|07-08-2011 05:05 PM|
|Uptown193||Nice setup and tank. All you guys that are getting this tank are taking my ideas for when I want to do mine. So now when I do mine its going to seem like I am copying everyone else, lol. :-(|
|07-08-2011 01:51 PM|
|doncityz||Very nice. But those sand are gonna get mixed up with the soil later on, unless you put some sort of under-divider. Good luck, it looks great.|
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