|03-05-2014 11:55 PM|
Some of you may remember my old 12g Long journal, "Tranquil Valley" http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...578&highlight= . Well I did a complete overhaul this past week and am doing a Malaysian Driftwood Scape. Here is the progress.
After nearly a year and a half or so of having an Iwagumi scape I was ready to change things up in a big way. I was growing bored of just a stone focused scape and wanted to take a stab at using some Malaysian Driftwood. I repurposed my Aquasoil "New" that I had used in my previous scape, and also kept one of the stones that I attached fissidens to, as well as some Rotala Indica (that has lost its indica).
***Disclaimer: these pix are garbage, I will take better ones in the near future***
Playing with my wood that I bought from 405 Tropical:
Initial wood placement in tank, with some minor planting.(the hard edge of the large branch on the left is covered/softened by plants)
My mother'in'law checking it out.
Fully planted shot:
None of the fauna is pictured but I will list it anyways.
• 23 Ember Tetras
• 4 otos
• 3 Horned Nerites
• 5 Amano Shrimp
Sounds like a heavy bioload, but these are all so small I'm not too worried about it.
• CO2 is being used at 1 bubble every 2 seconds
• 7.5hr photo period
• Dosing, minimal, Seachem Flourish Comp and Seachem Iron as needed, as well as a pump or two of Seachem Excel here and there
|03-05-2014 08:36 AM|
|MsNemoShrimp||Hi everyone! I have been gone for about 1/2 a year now? It's good to be back. I have a lot of PM's to respond to and a lot of catching up to do|
|02-07-2014 08:32 PM|
|02-07-2014 07:58 PM|
|zodduska||Thanks so much talontsiawd! As you say, it is odd that they don't give color options when looking at these units online. I'll check them out in the store this weekend.|
|02-07-2014 07:53 PM|
You are correct on the stand. I don't know why it won't give you color options online but there are a few options to this.
To my knowledge, the stand comes in a dark wood finish, a light wood finish, a white finish.
The doors come in dark wood, light wood, white, whatever color that is in the link (glossy finish), teal blue, orange and red.
I could be wrong here. The thing about it is, they display each one as a unit but the doors are interchangeable. When I bought mine, I didn't think about the idea of putting a different color door on, not that I think I made the worst decision. So online, you may only see the blue door on a white stand but you can also put the blue door on the dark wood stand. It's a lot easier to figure out in the store than online. It's way more customizable than they make it seem online, which is weird, because this line is one of the most customizable lines they have and that's why it is so appealing. You would think they would market that better.
That said, you can search "besta" on here and get a good idea of what different options look like. Many people use them with 60P dimensions because it fits really well. Be aware that these stands are a few inches lower than most stands and many of us don't use the legs, making them even shorter.
|02-07-2014 07:11 PM|
Hey guys, I'm moving at the end of the month and I want to buy a stand. I really like this one but I can't seem to find it on the IKEA website
Can anyone recommend something I can use from IKEA? Thanks!
edit: Actually, I think I found it or something similar but only in one color
Are people using the shelf unit?
|02-04-2014 02:26 AM|
|02-01-2014 05:08 PM|
I personally use ZooMed 501 canister filter I picked up for $25. The spray bar fits perefect and very easy to conceal so you don't have pipes and all that junk on the side of that tank. Here's a quick video to show you really how powerful the flow is. Mind you I haven't cleaned the filter in over 3 months so does slow a little bit but actually better slower for the fish I've noticed.
|01-31-2014 05:47 PM|
|01-31-2014 06:31 AM|
Search for Pyrex Tubing. Pyrex brand is owned by Corning if that helps. Pick a size that fits common black hose suction cups. The clear plastic glows and detracts from the view.
If the tank is only see from the front sides than using opposing violet pipes at each short end would make the best currents.
|01-30-2014 07:20 PM|
|Mike00726||I don't know of any sources. I suppose making one shouldn't be that difficult.|
|01-30-2014 06:52 PM|
Wholly riptide Aquaman!
The Eheim 2211 is plenty.
I was contemplating dual violets but, decided to wait till the new plants fill in the water column.
There is a source for glass spray bars out there or make your own with full length Pyrex glass tubes.
|01-30-2014 06:23 PM|
|helgi125||damn this thread... just ordered a 12g long and some equipment, lets see how this goes.|
|01-30-2014 05:54 PM|
|Mike00726||Any of the peoples out there using the 12L without a spray bar having any issues with flow? Seems to me like the lily pipes just don't cut it. I could use an acrylic spray bar.|
|01-27-2014 05:37 AM|
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