120 Gallon ADA "like", ditched, Dutch style new pics 137 - Page 106
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #1576
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

I am leaning to the Rasboras truthfully.
If there was an African equivalent, I'd pick that.

Then I could add the B sidthimunki back, they did not eat the Fire shrimp enough to hurt the brood production much. Left the Amano's 100% alone.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #1577
oliver77
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 102
Default

+1 for rasboras...
__________________
oliver77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #1578
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

I'll post a new updated post trim pic tonight.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:41 AM   #1579
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

Close up of the UG. You can see some older original leaves covered in algae buried in there, but all the newer growth is clean. This was without the aid of algae eaters that pick off such algae, eg a horde of Amano shrimp.
Every so often I'll run a high light tank without any significant algae eaters to see. I'll be adding a horde tomorrow, but it's nice to see what happens even without them.





The Couch view is a nice spot to look at the tank. I replanted some of the UG closest to you. I hacked the pantanal and the Tonina, but really hacked and spread out of the Ludwigia senegalensis. This next cycle will grow and fill in a pretty large space full of that, and I moved the Syn belem to the rear corner.
This pictures illustrates the main piece of wood pretty well.

Someone said like a T rex or a squid.



Close up of the mucky mulm corner. This is where all the filth will end up.





The right side again: once this grows out 1-2 cycles, I'll be reasonably happy with it.





The left side? Well, I need to try a few more things still.





I'm not entirely happy with the color of the Ludwigia sphaerocarpa. I need a nice shade of red, but this is not it. I can move this plant to the middle rear or the left corner so there's a home for it.
But I'd like a different contrast around that UG to balance the other reds which are stronger. As is, the color combo is very weak on the left side vs the right.

The rear left corn needs some work to make the plants I desire and the color and textures to come together.
I'm not willing to forgo the Buce's and put them elsewhere, they need to stay in this shaded region as understory plants.
I also still want to see them some also.

I will need to find a suitable piece of twisty wood to put back there to elevate them and then plant a bright red larger leaf or green thick bunch plant back in there.
I also have some Mini pellia that needs a home and the darker color against the UG will look good in the corner.
I also need to add some more ADA soil to fluff up the downoi and make replanting easier in a few of the rows.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:00 AM   #1580
marioman72
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
marioman72's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: bristol, RI, U.S.
Posts: 368
Default

every time i see this tank it amazes me, such rich colors and variety, really astounding. im excited to see this tank with some fish life, i think it will really liven up the tank and give it another dimension!
marioman72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:15 AM   #1581
Fat Guy
Wannabe Guru
 
Fat Guy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: new york, new york
Posts: 1,467
Default

tank looks very nice and clean. the colors are lovely.
__________________
Fat Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 AM   #1582
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

I hope to have a decent video in a month or less.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:33 AM   #1583
IWANNAGOFAST
I see LEDs
 
IWANNAGOFAST's Avatar
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,864
Default

very nice Tom! Looks like you got one of those white anubias' very cool!
IWANNAGOFAST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #1584
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post
very nice Tom! Looks like you got one of those white anubias' very cool!
It's doubled in size so far.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #1585
bluestems
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bluestems's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
It's doubled in size so far.
I like the spot in front of the dark moss that you chose for it too... it will look spectacular when it fills in the corner.
__________________

my little eden
7g nano, a work in progress

cherry shrimp vase

3g semi-emersed bowl

bluestems is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #1586
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluestems View Post
I like the spot in front of the dark moss that you chose for it too... it will look spectacular when it fills in the corner.
The Fissidens is already filled on that piece of wood where I want it.
I'll add more to some of the other branches on the ground, but not a lot more.
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #1587
bluestems
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bluestems's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
The Fissidens is already filled on that piece of wood where I want it.
I'll add more to some of the other branches on the ground, but not a lot more.
I meant when the white anubias fills in
__________________

my little eden
7g nano, a work in progress

cherry shrimp vase

3g semi-emersed bowl

bluestems is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #1588
antbug
Wannabe Guru
 
antbug's Avatar
 
PTrader: (37/100%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post



I'm not entirely happy with the color of the Ludwigia sphaerocarpa. I need a nice shade of red, but this is not it. I can move this plant to the middle rear or the left corner so there's a home for it.
But I'd like a different contrast around that UG to balance the other reds which are stronger. As is, the color combo is very weak on the left side vs the right
IMO, It's the UG that's the issue not the L. sphaerocarpa. The UG on left side around the L. sphaerocarpa looks out of place. The part that makes a big "U". That section would look better with a different carpet plant or maybe bring the downoi back. I always like the look of the downoi on the left side.

Another idea would be the just pull the UG between the L. sphaerocarpa and the L. red and replace it with a different green plant say hygro purple or similar....... food for thought.
__________________
ADA mini L - ADA 120p
___________________

antbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #1589
Betta Maniac
Wanabe BKK Herder
 
Betta Maniac's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: IHella<3Oakland
Posts: 2,159
Default

I love this tank! love Love LOVE
__________________
Betta Maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #1590
plantbrain
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
PTrader: (256/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,375
Default

I'm an idiot.

I was looking at all these different fish and thought, gee, these blue tetras look good. Nice smaller rummy nose sized fish. Perfect swimming patterns and schooling etc. Good color etc.

They bite every other fish's tail in the tank.

Ain't gonna work.

Back to the plan:

Boraras brigittae
Or the Red phantom tetras. The Red phantoms are nice fish, but sort of hugged the plants a bit too much for my taste, but bothered no one, never jumped out, ate well, awesome color etc.

Water change and net them all out tomorrow and in the 20 Gal garage tanks till I get a chance the return them. PITA.

Did I say I'm an idiot?
__________________
Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012