|09-30-2014 02:10 PM|
Using a real glass top, but got rid of the plastic strip you mentioned (always looked dirty)
I did keep just the shell of the light that came with the standard top
|09-29-2014 11:38 AM|
|elo500||Great looking tank. You said you tried many types of plants, but what you have now seems to be thriving. Do you Have a list of what's in there now? Are you using the stock plastic lid with the glass strip ?|
|04-25-2014 02:45 AM|
|second||Great looking tank, thanks for the inspiration|
|02-19-2014 08:39 AM|
|kobeBean||thanks for the advice! awesome pic!|
|02-17-2014 07:48 PM|
|02-17-2014 07:47 PM|
- Put your light on a timer
- Dose ferts. I go light on mine as I have no Co2 (just generic Excel). You can go full EI or PPS with the Co2 running, if you are willing to do weekly water changes (I do weekly or bi-weekly). Several options, the easiest/cheapest I have found are from Nilocg here on the board.
- plants - everything you can get! As I said elsewhere, I took anything that was in a trim pack or RAOK here on the boards - quantity rather than quality. Half of the species died or did poorly for me, the other half did well. It looked nice and lush so I accepted that and rolled with it.
|02-16-2014 09:45 AM|
Beautiful tank! I was drawn to this thread because I am starting my very first planted tank, and I seem to have a very similar setup in mind. Thus far I have gathered: 29g tank, Fugeray Planted+, 2 bags of Eco-Complete, and an AC 70 + AC 20. I also have a DIY CO2 rig set up. I haven't even started the tank, these are all materials that I have in my house. Can you give me advice on which plants that I should start with, as well as any supplemental liquids I should dose with? Thanks!
|02-01-2014 03:44 AM|
|01-06-2014 05:04 PM|
I'm just running the Planted +, I hung the old Fugeray over some houseplants at my desk
Here is the latest trim:
And the nightlights
|12-09-2013 12:33 PM|
I think i'll be asking for a planted light for christmas. Or just buy one for myself are you only using it by itself or are you using both lights? my Two ferns are doing pretty good so maybe that's a sign. Just got a bunch of red ludwigia last week. See what happens.
I'm waiting on more reviews of the planted and they are starting to show up in the Finnex forum. how long have you had the new light?
|12-02-2013 09:09 PM|
I'm on 9.5 hours a day right now, and just stepped up to a Finnex Planted +. Haven't written it up yet, but a FANTASTIC light. the fissidens that I thought I killed has started to send out little bright green growth after a week or 2.
I think my success on this tank has been from:
eco-complete (easy to deal with)
good light (Finnex)
not being picky about what grows. - BIG one there. Started off with Swords and Java fern as my 'goal' - but planted a BUNCH of different stuff - things from RAOKs and trim/pack sales that I never heard of. Half of it died - ripped it out and let what was happy take over. If I had kept beating my head against Amazon Swords and Java Ferns I would have a sad, empty tank.
|11-26-2013 09:51 PM|
|Kaduhn1||nice work, I was also sent to your link a while back from Finnex. I've literally had the same setup going for the last year with the same light and insert fired clay substrate recently added instead of rocks. I do PPS ferts from the same guy, i was doing it on a lighter schedule due to no CO2. My plants look like crap compared to yours though. I just recently added CO2 hoping that would help, that was a few days ago so nothing to show of it yet. Moving to full on PPS now, hopefully the light is enough. What do you do for light period? I saw your fert regimen and water changes in a previous post.|
|11-11-2013 02:39 PM|
|11-11-2013 02:34 PM|
I don't doubt that they aren't doing well under one t-8 - just isn't enough light for the depth of the tank. You might also look into dry ferts - they have helped my plants a ton and are very cheap. (I bought mine from Nilocg here on the board - get the already mixed, just add water kit. I dose at half the recommended level since I'm running lowish light and no Co2)
hope that helps!
|11-08-2013 08:48 PM|
|Blackheart||Great looking tank|
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