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|02-18-2017 12:57 AM|
Originally Posted by Reivyn124 View Post
|02-18-2017 12:26 AM|
|PEdwards||Planted goldfish tanks are doable as long as you find plants the fish won't eat. Looks like it's going to be a pretty tank. I've always wanted to do a planted goldie tank. Perhaps someday.|
|02-17-2017 11:32 PM|
Hi, I worked on this tank for a while then I just let the plants grow for a while. It is mostly anubias because the fish do not care to eat it. The fish have eaten most everything I have planted. It as seachem onyyx, and Carib Sea Rio Grand, as well as many rocks and pieces of mopani. The fish are assorted. The ones that are orange are "foster goldfish" who will be moving on soon.
I am going to get to work on moving things around some. That grass belongs in the back.
|02-17-2017 12:11 PM|
That one kept going for about a year total before I ended up moving. With the native plants being seasonal it went through a couple different phases. I only ended up taking pictures of it for the AGA contest though so that's all I've got.
|02-17-2017 02:02 AM|
Originally Posted by PEdwards View Post
How long did you keep the 29 gallon going for?
|02-16-2017 10:55 PM|
20 long, soil and sand substrate, cheapass lights, and an aquaclear 20 filter. 2009
20 long, sand and gravel substrate, same cheapass light as above, Magnum 350 filter. 2003
10 gal, T-12 lights, sand substrate, minor fertilization. 2003
29 gal, 64 watts PC lights, substrate, plants and fish collected locally, no filtration, no water changes. 2005
|02-16-2017 06:59 AM|
Here's my new desktop tank. 3.5 gallons and super low tech. Bonus pic of my new betta as well!
baeta.exe is swimming
|02-16-2017 05:29 AM|
|blake.tomlinson||this is mine i just set it up 3 days ago|
|02-11-2017 06:06 PM|
20L Update. Perhaps time for a trim soon.
|02-07-2017 09:37 PM|
Work in progress :)
It's still cycling...and the plants I ordered off ebay have yet to arrive. Not sure how the DHG is still alive but it's hanging in there despite the less-than-desirable conditions. I just tied the majority of the java moss on today. It's been living in a bowl on my kitchen counter for weeks and I got sick of seeing it there. I just dreaded tying it on in a tank filled with water; I figured it would be an awful chore and it was every bit as bad as I feared LOL So it's a sloppy job and ideally, I need some more but I figure it'll grow and I can trim and move it as it does. My plants should arrive next week...not a lot of them due to budget...but enough to fill it in just a bit more. If numbers allow, I hope to get a couple more acara and another gourami in a couple weeks. Haven't quite figured out yet what direction to aim the return. It's pretty forceful and from what I heard, gourami and ETs prefer slower water. Right now it's hitting the front panel of the tank which gives them less turbulent water behind...but a ton of bubbles that sort of interfere with my view. Any suggestions regarding the ideal position would be great. I love that it's oxygenating the water but it's a little distracting. Other than that, it's close to finished! I should just wait to post when it's all done but it's pretty much been sitting empty since September and I'm just so excited to have a real tank. Hoping you guys approve since you've been in the hobby so much longer. Sorry if the vid is poor quality; my phone likes to reduce it when I transfer https://youtu.be/gH6hxfvn-r0 I'll add 2 pics as well
|02-03-2017 04:50 AM|
My new 10 gal! I have a female betta in there and she'll be getting some Pygmy Cory friends when the tank grows in[emoji4]
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|02-03-2017 03:12 AM|
My Fluval Spec V - an attempt to make a Walstad with a Nature Aquarium look (apologies for the algae).
No W/C - parameters are stable
Walstad - Inch of organic potting soil, inch of sand
Bolbitis spp. baby leaf
Manzanita Branches and Seiryu Stone (well, sold to me as such - not sure)
2 Swamp Darters
|01-27-2017 05:57 PM|
|sloo50||My Tanks at work. Fluval Spec V and a 8x8x8|
|01-26-2017 06:50 PM|
One year in
36g bow front
Finnex Planted+, 4hrs, break, 4hrs
Was dosing Seachem line, started PPS dosing a few weeks ago
organic potting soil capped with Black Diamond sand
Crypt Spiralis (left), Wendtii Brown, Lutea, Lucens, Tropica (right)
Anubias nana (foreground), Striped (mid), Congensis (left mid), and Broad Leaf (back)
Powder Blue Gourami
|01-07-2017 10:25 PM|
First Planted Tank - 29 Gallon Low Tech
I started my first aquarium yesterday, and went with a 29 gallon dirted tank. I used approximately 1 inch of Miracle Gro Organic Potting mix under 1-1.5 inches of Black Diamond 20/40 blasting sand. I conditioned the water with Prime.
Will probably add fish next month, but want to watch the nitrogen cycle and learn a bit more about it first. I tested the water today and all levels were at 0 with the exception of Nitrates being at <5ppm. I added ammonia to get to 1ppm today and will test twice daily to keep an eye on the cycle. I do not add any CO2 and am hoping to keep it that way, the easier the better. I struggled with choosing lighting, but hopefully the Coralife fixture I went with isn't too much.
Feel free to comment, as this is my first ever aquarium and could use some advice.
Lighting - Coralife 2 x 18w T5NO (6700k and Colormaxx bulbs)
Filtration - AquaClear AC70
Heater - Aquatop GH150
Anubias barteri var. Nana
Anubias nana petite
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