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09-14-2011 07:39 AM
fishyjoe24 no now i have a 75g and a 29g... I've been doing to much aquarium trading and not enough plant growing...
07-24-2011 10:35 AM
Originally Posted by zyn1 View Post
In your first pic what is the plan wig long flowing leaves, some sort of crypt?
on the left that is rotella rounfolia, left ludwigia repens.
ended up trading this tank, fr a 120 now the 120 sits in the back yard with a tarp on it as i work on a 75g.
02-01-2011 10:04 PM
zyn1 In your first pic what is the plan wig long flowing leaves, some sort of crypt?
02-01-2011 10:01 PM
Betta Maniac It looks great. I have a total love for that kind of java fern/driftwood scape.
02-01-2011 06:38 PM
Tamelesstgr Like the latest rendition also.
02-01-2011 05:59 PM
fishyjoe24 I took this tank down and put it on a metal stand. now i have a 25 gallon planted tank and a 25g saltwater tank..
01-07-2011 02:06 AM
SleepyOwl Looks good! That is much improved!
01-06-2011 10:15 PM
fishyjoe24 HAPPY NEW YEAR: going to give you and up date of as jan 06 5:00pm.
so this tank was the practice tank, it went throw many what is happening, and no I don't like this and that so i would change it. now i'm happy with it. so here is the final hand scape.

then me starting to fill it up.

stayed with low light plants. java fern around the driftwood, with anuibias nana in the back by the right side driftwood. with a tall anubias in the back forgot the name of it.
and dwarf sag as the fore ground....

now on to the next project tank. a 40g long 48x13x17 on a metal stand with two 20's on the bottom...
10-01-2010 06:30 AM

09-10-2010 05:55 AM
fishyjoe24 so I guess 3rd time's a charm. here is it cleaned out for the third time, and the driftwood in a different location.

here is the DAP aquarium silicone I used to hold down the driftwood.

me throwing in some brown gravel to also hold down the driftwood.

here is me doing a light switch arooooooo . so far I'm lighting the t5's. lights 2- 36inch, t5 ho 39w ballast hagen glo ballast 2x24/2x39w t5 ho ballast, reflectors hagen glo metal reflectors x2.(single bulb reflectors).

here's the substrate and hard scape in place. used soil master/soil master select as the substrate. then laid down the fore ground plants- chain sword/mix with I think a few dwarf sags.( I got this stuff from a local guy here in the dfw area howard aka txaquagardens).

here is filled up with hydrogen oxide OH NO I HAVE HYDROGEN OXIDE in my tank. what do I do , what do I do.

09-07-2010 07:07 AM
fishyjoe24 so I guess 3rd times a charm the organic clay and ada with soil master gave a high ammonia jump in the 55g. so I took it out cleaned up my tank and hopefully 3rd time will be the charm.
going to use aquarium silicone to keep the branches down and from floating to the top. will use soil master select because I know it works, and I will use what I know works..

desided on a different placement of the driftwood branches.
the driftwood is cypress or manitiia(spelling?).
I'm going with this aqua-scape

and found more inspiration from tom's 180g tank.
08-31-2010 11:43 AM
fishyjoe24 hit a snag, the ada did a ammonia spike and the water turned to green water algae getting that taken care of.. I will need a plant Id.
08-26-2010 12:03 PM
fishyjoe24 so yes it is dusty.

http://here is the plants in the temp home saying please put us back in are home.

I'm going to let it clear up a little more.. I will run out to pets mart/ pet smart? and get some stability and clearity... to help it along then I will plant. I need to find middle ground, and fore ground plants.
08-25-2010 06:36 AM
Originally Posted by Couesfanatic View Post
Cool, thx. Your tank looks good. Keep us updated. When are you going to throw plants in?

as soon as I go fill it up, and the water clears so i can see in the tank to plant it.

here is the start of laying down the potting clay( I think that is what chlorphil/ phil edwards had in his tank) along with the ada mix with soil master select on top.

not mind my ugly feet and here it is in the tank.
yep even at 6'1 I had to take the canopy off to touch the bottom of the tank. my stand is 36 inches tall.

and here it is all in plant and me starting to fill it with some water, and stop. don't know how long this tank will be cloudy... hopefully since I pulled the canister off, and have it running on a 15g with water out of the tank it will clear up and cycle fast.
08-25-2010 03:48 AM
Couesfanatic Cool, thx. Your tank looks good. Keep us updated. When are you going to throw plants in?
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