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02-02-2015 11:59 PM
Gavin288 i just ordered a finnex planted plus just because of this tank!(i also have a 36gal bow front). i really love they way it looks.
01-21-2015 01:54 PM
jmf3460 perfection!! it has a lot to look at, I would stare at this all day!
01-21-2015 01:29 PM
jbrady33 January 2015, freshly trimmed! I like the little "upper canopy jungle" thing growing near the surface. Started out as some moss that a few float away stems stuck too, now I keep encouraging it
09-30-2014 01:10 PM
jbrady33 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

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I have the same tank, a 24" Finnex will fit under the plastic hood if you rip the old light out, and 30" will fit with some DIY work:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=498585

There is also a nice thick glass top for this tank, I got one and love it. You can put a 30" Finenx right on top:

http://www.fishtanksdirect.com/30x15...uariumTop.aspx


I did both, trimmed the 30", used the plastic light shell on top of the glass top:

Don't really have a complete list of what is in there, lots of crypt, anubias, mosses, h.japan, ludwigia, Hygrophilia corymbosa 'angustifolia' and Hygrophilia corymbosa 'Siamensis', who knows what else!
09-29-2014 10:38 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 01:45 AM
second Great looking tank, thanks for the inspiration
02-19-2014 07:39 AM
kobeBean thanks for the advice! awesome pic!
02-17-2014 06:48 PM
jbrady33 New pic!

02-17-2014 06:47 PM
jbrady33
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Hey JBrady,

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!
Seems like you are on the right track, some thoughts:
- 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 08:45 AM
kobeBean Hey JBrady,

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 02:44 AM
parrottbay Thank you!
01-06-2014 04:04 PM
jbrady33 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 11:33 AM
Kaduhn1 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 08:09 PM
jbrady33 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 08:51 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.
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