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|01-30-2017 05:40 AM|
Originally Posted by bigd603 View Post
|06-20-2013 06:28 PM|
|dasob85||looks nice (except for the algae) :p|
|06-20-2013 05:28 AM|
This shot was taken shortly after trimming and adding several new plants. Clearly this tank is a work in progress, and I need to get a lot more plants to fill it in. I'm not particularly fond of the anubias on the left, so I might get rid of those. I also clearly have an algae issue, mostly due to my laziness when it comes to adding fertilizers, so I built an Arduino-powered automatic doser. I'm excited to see the plants fill in, and I think this could be looking good over the course of the next few weeks.
I'll post some pics of the fish tomorrow.
|06-20-2013 12:28 AM|
Yeah, the Wet Spot is great. I just got some plants there today. Thanks for the plants, BinBin, they just came in and they look great! I will post some pics later tonight after the Bruins game.
|06-19-2013 10:44 PM|
|binbin9||nice that you are portland I love the wetspot|
|06-19-2013 08:18 PM|
Originally Posted by Bercey View Post
But, yes, there have been a lot of changes. The tank looks completely different now. I am expecting some plants in the mail tonight, so once those are all in I will give you guys another update with lots of pictures.. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys think, as I went in a completely different direction with the tank (the tank was looking just a bit too empty for my taste).
|06-19-2013 06:55 PM|
Anymore updates!? After this long, it must have some fauna.
|01-23-2013 05:26 PM|
Here's the latest on the tank. I added a bunch of baby tears the other day, and a few anubias on the left behind the group of rocks. I think these will look real nice once they grow up
I upgraded the regulator as well. I bought a clippard ET-3M-24 mouse solenoid and I got a good deal on a Swagelok B-SS4 needle valve, but MAN are the swagelok connectors expensive! Who knew? That was a bit of an ordeal. The guys at swagelok had a real hard time trying to figure out how to connect everything to the Clippard's manifold port. Here's a look at it all assembled:
I'm also working on putting together an Arduino based DIY aquarium controller like Mike_in_MD's seen here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=192436
I don't have any experience with this kind of thing, but it seems like a really fun project. It will allow me to monitor the temp, pH, control the lighting, my co2, and all sorts of fun stuff. They sky is the limit.
|01-06-2013 10:43 PM|
|bigd603||Yeah, I know the light will be too much if I leave it on the tank. I plan on lifting it once I fill the tank. I havent decided what kind of plants I want on the left. I am thinking maybe some tall DHG in the back left, but I think it will probably just over take the tank eventually. Anyone have any ideas?|
|12-24-2012 10:29 PM|
So what have you changed aside from the layout? I'll assume the lighting is the same. What do you plan to do about algae? From the looks of things, that light is going to cause it with that few plants. The light is so close to the tank you'd need a lot more plants to combat it... lifting it higher, if that's an option, may help. I wouldn't want you to make the same mistake because I know battling algae is draining and no fun. Changing the layout but keeping all the same other factors will not stop algae so some more strides have to be done.
Being emersed right now you won't get that problem, but once you fill it up, I feel like that is too much lighting too close. Looking at the tank you referenced on your first message, you can see that their lighting (granted it's different) is way higher: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=177261&page=7 I think you'd benefit from lifting at least a few inches, if it 5+ inches.
|12-24-2012 10:17 PM|
Looks great! I like the cluster of rock on the left side. I don't think that the anubias really fits. To me, it looks best in the second picture but still doesn't really seem right. Everyone will have different opinions though.
|12-08-2012 03:55 AM|
|beedee||Looking good. Welcome to the 12gL club.|
|12-08-2012 03:48 AM|
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