The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: zeldar's 10gallon tree stump scape Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-29-2014 03:10 AM
poormanisme sorry wrong post.
07-15-2014 12:52 AM
AGUILAR3 c. nurii looks freaking awesome.
07-15-2014 12:06 AM
desertfish24 Great tank and thread!
07-14-2014 03:12 PM
Rookiiwoo Speaking of the stump, where did you get it??
02-23-2012 01:35 AM
Gnomecatcher Oh okay. Yeah I saw it there, I was thinking of getting it but other people say it needs high light and CO2.
02-22-2012 09:48 PM
zeldar Gnome - I dont really know what kind of Hydrocotyle it is. Ive always called it Hydrocotyle Sibthor... dont know the rest haha.

Yes its a fern I got from AFA called "Rare Taiwanese true aquatic fern (crepidomanes Auriculatum)" on their website. I love it, its such a cool little fern.
02-21-2012 04:45 AM
Gnomecatcher Is that Hydrocotyle tripartita? (aka Japan)

I love the crypt. Looks awesome.

There is this fern that you have in the way back corner behind the bolbitis that looks different from bolbitis. Is there a different species that you put in there?
02-19-2012 11:48 PM
zeldar Thanks jasmine!

shadow- the hydrocotlye is awesome, ive used it in a couple tanks and its always been a fave of mine. It does grow like crazy and needs regular trimmings but still a great plant.
02-18-2012 04:38 AM
!shadow! I like that new hydro. something i'll probably use to replace my pennywort down the road.
02-17-2012 10:51 PM
xjasminex I have followed this for a few months and it is quite an inspiring tank!
The crypt in the back looks like a patch of fallen leaves in the woods, i think it really adds to the tanks as a whole scene!
02-17-2012 09:24 PM
zeldar Update: pulled the hydrocotyle and replaced it with a different hydrocotyle haha. Other than that the crypt nurrii has completely carpeted the back portion of the tank! Now its slowly filling in the rest of the tank. I think it looks pretty awesome. I know the bolbitis is way to big for this tank but the clown killies hide in it since it reaches the water surface. I'll replace it with something with a better scale someday.

nurrii carpet!

dwarf hydrocotyle
11-11-2011 06:49 AM
Gnomecatcher If you do change CO2, change it very slowly so the plants have time to adjust. I think the problem is that algae is so good at adjusting to changes in CO2, that if there was suddenly less CO2, the plants would have a harder time with the uptake of the "hard to get" CO2, but algae would make the change very swiftly and smother your plants.
11-10-2011 11:18 PM
zeldar Gnomecatcher- that theory sounds like it could be true in my case. All these plants are slowgrowers except the hydrocotyle. I may turn the co2 down a bit, although algae is not bad right now. Hate to change anything right now for the fear of outbreak.
11-07-2011 06:26 AM
Gnomecatcher Looks great. I love the bolbitis, definitely more than anubias. For whatever reason, anubias is one of those plants that I just don't like to look at.

More ferts do not = more algae. You can fertilize all you want, but the algae will not be able to utilize those nutrients if it is out-competed for CO2. Also, high light will most definitely contribute to algae growth. I think part of your problem is that you don't have enough fast growing plants to take advantage of all that CO2. When there is so much extra CO2, or when there is fluctuations in CO2, algae starts to take advantage, as it is very efficient at utilizing CO2. Don't take my word for it, but what I've been reading about algae suggests that this would be the cause.
11-04-2011 05:15 PM
zeldar I got the rocks down in Houston at ADG. They have a nice selection of different scaping rocks.

thanks demosthenes!
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome