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bitFUUL 05-23-2012 05:35 PM

bitFUUL's 11.4g - HIGH TECH DIY - Rimless Reticulating Splines - Blyxa Tank!
 
Current Setup
Tank: 11.4 Gallon Mr. Aqua
Filter: Eheim 2213
Lighting: Archaea 36w Clip-on Lamp - Modified with DIY LED solution

CO2: GLA Atomic Paintball CO2 Regulator V1
Diffuser: GLA Atomic Diffuser
Drop Checker: ADA Drop Checker
Bubble Counter: Atomic CO2 Bubble Counter - with Integrated Check Valve
Lily Pipes: Glass
Temperature Measure: GLA Glass Thermometer - 8mm

Substrate: Up Aqua Soil
Decor: Manzanita Driftwood

Plants:
Blyxa Japonica
Downoi
and a few stems

http://i.imgur.com/XT0gA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZY3Ae.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yIVa7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SEVy8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hoKuf.jpg



Any thoughts? :cool:

vincenz 05-23-2012 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bitFUUL (Post 1874062)
Any thoughts? :cool:

Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night :cool:

bitFUUL 05-25-2012 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincenz (Post 1874111)
Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night :cool:

:hihi: Any thoughts on the possible scaping? I'm determined to fit this big stump in here, even if it's sticking out.

kribkeeper888 05-25-2012 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincenz (Post 1874111)
Obi-Wan, Jedi Master by day, rimless tank builder by night :cool:

LOL I was going to say takashi amano by day and Jedi master and tank builder by night. i dunno, but that stump seems almost overwhelming for that tank

mcqueenesq 05-25-2012 02:32 AM

That tank is sick! It must stay.

Couesfanatic 05-25-2012 02:41 AM

Go for the 2213. Hows the light look? Spotlighting at all? Nice equipment.

bitFUUL 05-25-2012 03:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kribkeeper888 (Post 1876132)
that stump seems almost overwhelming for that tank

I'm fighting to make it work, it's big, but think it will look great when filled.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcqueenesq (Post 1876265)
That tank is sick! It must stay.

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couesfanatic (Post 1876280)
Go for the 2213. Hows the light look? Spotlighting at all? Nice equipment.

Yup, I'll use my 2213. The light looks great, I'm liking it so far. Although I haven't filled the tank, I'm thinking this light should be good for this setup. If I keep the driftwood layout like this, then the spotlighting will work in my advantage. Since I plan to keep HC, DHG, or something similar; keeping the light on the front end of the tank will allow for higher light foreground plants to thrive and I can put medium/low light plants in the back maybe? Haven't gotten that far.

bitFUUL 05-27-2012 02:55 AM

Added another piece of wood to make it even more aggressive.

bitFUUL 05-29-2012 08:39 PM

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bitFUUL 05-31-2012 12:11 AM

Plants coming tomorrow. HC, Hairgrass Giant, and Tropica 049.

Ozydego 05-31-2012 12:36 AM

My take is that that 2nd piece is too big, being half out... I know it heresy, but maybe cut it in half and bury the cut end.... seems like too much out too me. I have the double bright on a ten gallon and I like it, I do get a little spotlighting, but it gives great shadows that I can tweak by moving it forward and back... nice effects for me

bitFUUL 06-01-2012 12:34 AM

Plants arrived today. 3 orders of HC from GLA in the foreground, 3 orders of Hairgrass Large in the back, and some Tropica 049 in the center.
The hairgrass was so large I had to cut it in half to fit it into this 12" tall tank.
Planted and flooded immediately, dosed some excel, and got the CO2 pumping at 3-4 bubbles per second; we'll see what happens.

http://i.imgur.com/wHE63.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GtBvN.jpg

bitFUUL 06-01-2012 02:08 AM

So I don't like the Marineland LEDs, the dark patches are very obvious.
So I ordered the 36w Archaea Clip On Light, got rid of the Marineland LED, and setup something temp until the new light arrives.

http://i.imgur.com/7ZK8o.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2LDsi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Q5pMm.jpg

You can see a big difference in light distribution between this standard T5 bulb and those LEDs.

bitFUUL 06-04-2012 10:20 PM

The Archaea lamp arrived today.
HC is dying off a bit, and HG is growing.

http://i.imgur.com/1OCdQ.jpg

monkeyruler90 06-09-2012 02:46 AM

looking good, whats up with that drop checker though? looks a weird color


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