The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals > 55 gallon acrylic dirt tank (new pics 3/8/2012)

Thread: 55 gallon acrylic dirt tank (new pics 3/8/2012) Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-08-2012 08:33 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx I added some root tabs under the plants in some areas just to give the soil an extra boost Here's some new pics of the tank







03-01-2012 04:43 AM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx Today I picked up two 8" Anubias Nana's, and two 8" Java Ferns for the tank. Also picked up 5 Peppered Corydoras for $1 a piece. I'll take some new photos tomorrow after I get the plants situated, and the tank calms down.
02-27-2012 10:59 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx Thanks, I'm using it as a holding tank until I can get my 100 gallon tank set up, then I can hook up my metal halide fixture, and get a Co2 injection system.
02-27-2012 08:16 PM
Marconis Looking pretty good.
02-27-2012 07:31 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx So here are some new pictures of the tank with all the new plants







02-23-2012 01:26 AM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
55 gallon acrylic dirt tank (new pics 2/22)

Here's some new pics of the tank, added 3 small Amazon Swords to the mix, and my Dwarf Sag is starting to fill in a bit with all new growth.







02-18-2012 05:55 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx Here's the initial setup, I still need to hook up the Magnum 350 canister filter, and mix up a new batch of Co2. Hoping that the Dwarf Sag has a good take, and starts getting runners so the left front of the is filled in nicely.







02-17-2012 04:23 AM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx Yeah mine was dirty as he**, but I only used maybe 1-2lbs. of it along with half a box of first layer of pure laterite, and mixed it into my topsoil. I'm still messing around with some of the driftwood pieces for the tank, got this nice branch of an old oak tree that looks amazing in my tank. But I got it sitting out while the GE Silicone I is drying, cause I sealed it onto a good size rock to keep it from floating up and destroying the soil bottom layer.

Then I may check out what other pieces of the oak tree will look good in the tank. I'll take some pictures tomorrow so you can see how the tank looks at this time.
02-17-2012 02:09 AM
UGA_Grad_Student Have fun washing out that cat litter. I bought a bag yesterday and messed around with a couple pounds of it just to see how it held up....it was dirtyyyy. Eventually cleaned right up. I think I'm going to go with the cat litter bottom with gravel top.
02-16-2012 09:09 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx Just finished up with getting stand all worked out.



Here's the inside of the stand





Here's the cat litter I'll be mixing with the dirt





So tonight I'll start getting the dirt mixed with the cat litter, and some first layer pure laterite, then get it into the tank. Then I can cap it with 1" of play sand, then it's time to start the aqua scape of the tank, and putting any driftwood, rocks, etc......

Then tomorrow will be the final additions by adding the plants from my rimless 6 gallon edge into this setup, and then fill the tank and see what needs to be done with any of the aqua scape, and then get the filters running on the tank.

I've decided to use my DIY inline Co2 reactor w/ my DIY Co2 setup, it'll be used in junction with my Magnum 350 canister filter so it'll spread throughout the tank.
02-16-2012 02:22 AM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx So it's taking me longer than expected to get this set up and running, I just finished up the stand reinforcement. But this afternoon I came across some tree trimmers that were cutting down an old oak tree, so they let me take as much of the branches I wanted. So I now got some good pieces to form some new driftwood pieces for the tank.
02-15-2012 05:28 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by UGA_Grad_Student View Post
Do you know what type of kitty litter you are using yet??

I will be using Special Kitty: Natural Cat Litter
02-15-2012 04:39 PM
UGA_Grad_Student Do you know what type of kitty litter you are using yet??
02-15-2012 05:29 AM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
55 gallon acrylic dirt tank (new pics 3/8/2012)

Well I'm starting on my TruVu 55 gallon acrylic aquarium tomorrow, and the first thing will be reinforcing the stand with 2x4's. Then I can get started on setting up the tank....

Equipment list

Filtration - 1xEheim 2213 canister filter, and 1xMagnum 350 canister filter.

Heating - 200w Ebo-Jag submersible heater (will be replace with ViaAqua 300w Titanium Heater w/ remote LCD display).

Lighting - Aqueon T5NO 2x6700k 39w bulbs raised 4" above the tank (will be replaced with T5HO dual outlet cords 4x54w bulbs 1x5000k, 1x6700k, 1x8000k,1x10000k). Lighting schedule will be 9:30am-4:30pm - 9:30am will consist of 5000k+6700k, 2 hrs between 12pm-2pm will be light burst w/ all 4 bulbs, at 2pm the am lights will shut off leaving the 8000k+10000k bulbs til 4:30pm. T5HO system will be raised 8" above the tank.

Circulation - SunSun 800gph circulation pump.

Co2 - DIY 2ltr. setup w/ DIY reactor hooked up to a powerhead (will be replaced with injection system next month w/ DIY inline Co2 reactor similar to AquaMedic 1000).

Substrate - 2" Topsoil enriched w/ pure laterite, and kitty litter, capped w/ 1" play sand.

EI Dosing Schedule

Mon-Weds-Fri - 1/2 Tsp-KN03 + 1/8 Tsp KH2P04
Tues-Thurs-Sat - 1/8Tsp Trace + Fe Iron + CSM+B
Sun - 40% water change + 3/4 Tsp-GH booster after water change


I'll take some pictures through out the day tomorrow, and get them posted after the tank is up and running.

As for plants, here's what I have sitting in my rimless 6 gallon fluval edge.

15 - Dwarf Sag.
10 - Italian Val.
8 - Cryptos.
8 - Stalks of Rotala Magenta
4 - Stalks of Wisteria (stalks are thick and healthy)
6 - Stalks of Ludwigia ovalis
6 - Stalks of Limnophila hippuroides
8 - Stalks of Anacharis
2 - Anubias Nana

I plan on getting a few Jungle Vals, 3-4 Amazon Swords, and a few others....

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


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012