|11-25-2013 10:50 PM|
The center of the tank has Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' that had just started to grow.
|11-25-2013 10:23 PM|
I love this tank as is. It looks like something I was picturing for my tank to be.
Uhm.. maybe some more red plants somewhere in the right corner?
|11-25-2013 09:53 PM|
Here is what the tank looked like last night just prior to lights out.
I noticed just after the picture was taken that the largest stem of H. pinnatifida had come up and floated into the stems next to it.
I know in time the background will be fill in, but I'm considering moving the H. brown to the opposite side to try and fill the large open space that will eventually be filled by sword and the L. Rubin and H. pinnatifida.
Thoughts, ideas, suggestions, constructive criticism?!? Let me know! I wouldn't mind knowing what others think!
|11-25-2013 04:08 AM|
|johnson18||I think this initial waiting period for growth to really get going after a big rescape is the worst part of the whole hobby. Hahaha... Seriously though, I just wanna see what this looks like after a month of growing. Keeping my hands out of it until then is gonna be tough. Ha.|
|11-21-2013 08:20 PM|
I did the same thing, placement of my driftwood is creating a lot of dead zones.
Great scape or flow
it's a toss up
|11-21-2013 05:55 PM|
|11-21-2013 05:38 PM|
|Italionstallion888||I'm having the same issues. Guess it just comes with having a 55g. Part of the reason I have not put an extra pump on yet. I don't want a big ugly thing blocking the wonderful view. I've kicked around the idea of a second smaller cannister (eheim classic) on a spray bar hidding along the back. I know the pumps are cheaper than the canniserts but it seems like the better alternative.|
|11-21-2013 04:33 PM|
The flow in the tank looks something like this.
The orange is along the back of the tank.
The red comes from the back into the front top corner and then across the top of the front.
|11-21-2013 04:23 PM|
So, I've been looking at where I should put the circulation pump to get rid of any mulm accumulation and best ensure there are no dead spots. Unfortunately I believe the best spot for it is going to be on the front glass, about a foot in from the right side of the tank. Maybe 3/4 the way to the top, pointing to the left and slightly toward the substrate.
In other words, right in the middle of the damn view!
Oh well... I guess it is about what is best for the tank... haha...
Any thoughts? You can see across the front of the tank where the mulm is in the last set of pictures.
|11-20-2013 06:58 PM|
|johnson18||I've got one of the 500gph aqueon circulation pumps that I will probably use.|
|11-20-2013 06:53 PM|
|Italionstallion888||Which power head are you going to go with? I've been looking at them for my tank as well. I'm unsure which one I want to go with. I have a few dead spots on the left side of the tank. Tank is looking great!|
|11-20-2013 05:53 PM|
|johnson18||So I've noticed just in the last day or two that a couple plants are getting algae on them. It looks like staghorn. I am going to do a water change today, to try and clean up more of the mess I've been making lately. I've been thinking about adding a power head to add more flow. I think I need better water circulation.|
|11-19-2013 05:47 AM|
So I know these are horrible pictures..... I had just finished filling the tank after I finished up working on it for the night. This will give you an idea what it's looking like. I will get some better shots tomorrow after everything has had a chance to settle down.
Let me know what you think!
|11-19-2013 04:39 AM|
So I spent quite a while tonight planting M. minuta! I had to toss maybe a fifth of the mm that was shipped. Stupid usps. It's all good, I had a huge amount to start with!
I had to replant a couple stems that had floated up the last couple days. Overall the tank is looking better. I think I like how the current layout is looking. It just needs time to grow now. Some of the stems will need to trimmed and replanted to get a thicker look and feel.
I will try to get some pictures taken tonight.
|11-18-2013 08:37 PM|
|johnson18||So after 6 days with the usps the MM arrived... Quick look appeared to be fine. I'll know more when I get a chance to plant it tonight!|
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