|06-09-2015 10:32 PM|
The plant is Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' aka Hygro Sunset
|06-09-2015 09:04 PM|
|05-29-2015 03:07 AM|
Pretty significant growth for a low tech tank (no water changes, dosing a squirt of all-in-one ferts when I remember every couple of weeks, Excel once every couple of weeks, and topoff with RO/DI)
No clue what this plant is, but I wish the rest of the leaves had this color!
|05-27-2015 02:13 PM|
|Cmeister||That fishy taste!|
|05-27-2015 01:17 PM|
|jedimasterben||So the tall stem plants have grown so much they're bent over to stay in the water, and the staurogyne is growing like mad. Not bad for no CO2 and a small squirt of several-year-old all-in-one ferts every couple of weeks|
|05-06-2015 10:29 PM|
And yes, the pleco is a P. maccus.
|05-06-2015 08:20 PM|
|andrewss||the tank is really cool! I really like the dw you got also what pleco is that? a clown?|
|05-06-2015 02:07 AM|
A bit of growth across the board, especially in whatever those green stem plants I have on the back and sides.
|05-01-2015 03:20 AM|
|05-01-2015 02:30 AM|
New pics. Added a carpet of Staurogyne repens and some sort of stem plants. It has been raining here lately, and the ditches are beginning to hold water, so soon I'll have more of a local species of Ludwigia than I'll know what to do with lol.
Did I mention this tank is also the cats' water bowl? They downright refuse to drink out of anything else.
|04-16-2015 01:38 PM|
Got my new light finished a little while back. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=840722
PAR at 50% (lime at 12.5%)
This past weekend I put a SunSun HW-302 on the tank with a set of lily pipes. Once the thing was packed somewhat loosely with filter floss, flow is seriously cut back. I had to put a Koralia Nano 425 in the tank to keep flow where it needs to be.
It could also be from the lily pipes used - I could only get 13mm instead of 17mm. I know that it would kill the flow a little bit, but it can't be THAT much. Not sure if I want to get a 17mm set to see if I am hampering it or just get an HW-303. The only problem with 17mm lily pipes is that the inflow are usually ~30cm tall - too long for this 12" tall tank lol.
|02-03-2015 08:39 AM|
|CluelessAquarist||Tank looks good, love the shrimp on the filter haha. Always have liked bowfronts|
|01-26-2015 06:16 PM|
Also, in this tank's news, so I had a shrimpie decide he wanted to eat some algae growing on the HOB filter. He was up OUT of the water snacking. Never seen one do that!
This was the tank 12/6/2014
And this was 1/3/2015
So I did a MASSIVE trim. This is 1/7/2015, haven't taken any more recent pics.
|01-11-2015 07:58 AM|
|CluelessAquarist||The tank looks good! So does your reef, that LED is insane! Makes me want to start saving up.. Too bad SW tanks cost more than my car..|
|09-09-2014 04:06 PM|
So revisiting this after almost two years lol. Not too much has changed. Still using the same filtration, though I added a Koralia nano for more flow, moar flow moar bettar. I've had a Sunsun HW-302 here for the longest time but never hooked it up. I've got glass lily pipes (with the 'violet' outflow) for use with it, and going to use an inline CO2 diffuser.
I've been debating CO2 for a while now. A while back I bought a Milwaukee 957 regulator, but I've read mixed reviews, so I'm getting rid of it. I bought a Concoa 212-3301 regulator on eBay for $72, just need to add a check valve, bubble counter, needle valve, and solenoid to it, so looking at less than ~$250 total. Looking at needle valves now, not sure which I should get, thinking Ideal 54-1-12? Not 100% sure, there are so many choices it is difficult to narrow it all down and locate the proper parts.
Right now the substrate is black diamond blasting sand, that'll be switched out to Caribsea Moonlight and Tahitian moon sand mix after I get some biofiltration media on the tank, don't want to remove it all since it houses the biofilter.
Plants, I haven't really added much. Just some anubias a few months back, Staurogyne repens, and my peacock moss all died out but is now coming back from some that I had sitting in a bucket, unlit and covered by another bucket, for six months. There is also some kind of stem plant that I got with the blue pearl shrimpies, I have no clue what it is but it seems to like the tank.
LEDs will be determined. Pretty sure it'll be a mix of warm, neutral white, lime, blue, royal blue, and violet, mix of Rebel ES and custom violets. Working with Dave at Nanobox now to figure out what should look best.
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