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Digital 05-01-2010 04:36 AM

My 37G Planted - Journal Update: 6-1-10 w/ pics
 
37g
CO2: N/A
Substrate: Flourite Black
Filtration: AC70
Lighting: Regular t8 bulb now, Corelife 65x2 double bulb (waiting on bulbs to come in 6700k)
Status: Cycling

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/4-30-10/cont...e/IMG_6454.jpg

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/4-30-10/cont...e/IMG_6457.jpg

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/4-30-10/cont...e/IMG_6459.jpg

Just re set it up tonight in my studio, comments welcome. Not sure what I'm going to put in it, might try some DIY CO2 for this one, and some schooling fish, or angels... Comments for stock welcome as well!

Thanks!

Digital 05-01-2010 04:39 AM

The lighter pieces of driftwood aren't in their permanent positions, they just have to get water logged first... Had them from another tank and they dried out. ;P

Green024 05-01-2010 05:34 AM

What plants are you thinking about implementing? How much open space do you think there will be once its fully grown in? That may help you narrow down your choices for fish.

mightyoak 05-01-2010 05:36 AM

I really like congo tetras but may be too large for this tank. Rummynose tetras school well also.

Digital 05-01-2010 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green024 (Post 1058955)
What plants are you thinking about implementing? How much open space do you think there will be once its fully grown in? That may help you narrow down your choices for fish.

I haven't really put much thought into it, was looking for suggestions. In my 90g I have swords, and jungle vals, so something possible easy to grow to start off....

Quote:

Originally Posted by masteroak (Post 1058957)
I really like congo tetras but may be too large for this tank. Rummynose tetras school well also.

I have 6 congos in my 90g, and I love them, I'd think they would need more swim space though, the 37g is only 30" and the 90g is 48" so that extra space I think they really enjoy....

If I did only congos, how many? 7-8?

Digital 05-02-2010 05:05 AM

DAY 2!

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-1-10/conte...e/IMG_6514.jpg

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-1-10/conte...e/IMG_6515.jpg

1 LIGHT ON

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-1-10/conte...e/IMG_6517.jpg

BOTH LIGHTS ON

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-1-10/conte...e/IMG_6518.jpg

FTS CLOSE UP

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-1-10/conte...e/IMG_6523.jpg

Tomorrow I'm going to Petco to pick up a anubis (sp) and a nice sword with many baby swords on the runners, maybe a couple more, just to help the cycle out.

I took the dark driftwood from my 90g to help the cycle speed up a bit as well...

Digital 05-02-2010 08:58 PM

DAY 3

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-2-10/conte...e/IMG_6561.jpg

http://fish.ic3d.net/37/5-2-10/conte...e/IMG_6581.jpg

Added some swords, and anubias. 3 giant danios to help with the cycling. Got everything you see today for 19$ out the door at petco. :)

Can't beat that.

Coral Keeper 05-02-2010 09:02 PM

Looking good!!:proud::proud:

Digital 05-02-2010 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coral Keeper (Post 1060069)
Looking good!!:proud::proud:

Thank you!! :bounce:

Digital 05-05-2010 12:46 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2UhEik7g68

Video update.

Digital 06-02-2010 04:54 AM

So I changed up some things since the beginning... I realized I had TOO MUCH LIGHT w/o using any CO2, so I took down the Coralife 65x2 light and replaced with 2x40 6500k Hagen T8's.

I added a few more plants and put rootmedic root tabs into the substrate around the plants. The tabs do help I must say. Even with a low tech setup like this one.

Here are a few pics of the tank and a couple of my prized fauna.... A veiltail GBR! :)

Comments always welcomed!

http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7476.jpg
http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7477.jpg
http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7490.jpg
http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7491.jpg
http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7494.jpg
http://fish.ic3d.net/90/6-1-10/conte...e/IMG_7511.jpg

globali 06-02-2010 05:55 PM

Nice but the woods are
not playing power role,
therefore u may consider
re-design only with rocks.

VadimShevchuk 06-02-2010 11:33 PM

German blue ram looks very good and your photography skills are great. Ill be watching this since i also have a 37 gallon =D

nemosreef 06-03-2010 03:20 AM

Tank is looking good. I would have to agree and say you might consider taking out the driftwood and useing just the rock.


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