The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Lets see where it goes 10 Gallon
View Single Post
Old 11-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
drewsuf82
Wannabe Guru
 
drewsuf82's Avatar
 
PTrader: (73/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Port Richey, FL
Posts: 1,907
Default Lets see where it goes 10 Gallon

So I have had this tank up and running now for ~5 months and to be honest I haven't been doing anything with it at all. I threw some java moss in there, a java fern, a Buddah and some cheap feeder guppies. Later on I decided that I would put in a moss wall (or attempt) and that's half going half not...

Here is the Before:
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.JPG
Views:	242
Size:	153.1 KB
ID:	56224

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.JPG
Views:	211
Size:	161.2 KB
ID:	56225

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.JPG
Views:	233
Size:	174.1 KB
ID:	56226

I decided that it was in need of some re-vamping, so I got to work tonight and started removing, trimming, moving, etc.....

Here is the After:

Click image for larger version

Name:	4.JPG
Views:	240
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	56227

I took much of the moss on the wood and re-wrapped most of it to the driftwood, I know I want a really mossed out piece and filled in some empty spots.

Click image for larger version

Name:	5.JPG
Views:	239
Size:	161.2 KB
ID:	56228

When I trimmed the wall, I had enough left that I thought was worth salvaging to start a moss rock, I plan on having some more rocks to create small hiding places soon.

Click image for larger version

Name:	6.JPG
Views:	218
Size:	148.9 KB
ID:	56229

Moss Wall after the trim, I may need to re-work/plan if I want to keep a wall in here.

Click image for larger version

Name:	7.JPG
Views:	242
Size:	146.8 KB
ID:	56230

Tank Specs
10 Gallon
Whisper HOB 15 Gallon rated filter (with SS mesh for inlet)
15W T8 Bulb
Air Stone (more than likely coming out)
Using API Co2 booster until I can work out a CO2 setup (gotta save some pennies)

Plants Currently in Tank
Java Moss
Java Fern

Animals currently in tank
~20 feeder guppies (they will be coming out soon)
~10 ghost shrimp

Future Plans
Re-scaping
DIY or Paintball CO2
Working on Moss Wall to get it to fill in
Removal of guppies

I think this will be my first foray into shrimp once I get the guppies out, I will start with ghosties (since they are so cheap) and if I can get a colony of them going (yes I know the confines are small) it will help me figure out my plans for my next tank which I am in the planning stages and would love to do planted/shrimp in.

Let me know what you think, I will be reserving the next few posts to help keep things organized I do like adding pictures
drewsuf82 is offline   Reply With Quote