Micro Zen Garden - Page 2
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 > Planted Nano Tanks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #16
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default

In other updates, I got this tank up and running. I figured the driftwood had to sink anyways, so I set the filter up (cute as hell) and I put seeding material in it.

The driftwood pieces are floating, they'll get placed as they sink
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #17
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default

Also! I forgot to mention I need light suggestions.. I need to get a light ASAP
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #18
TipStylez
Algae Grower
 
TipStylez's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 20
Default

http://www.amazon.com/CL26BK-Aquariu...aquarium+light

best bang for the buck.
TipStylez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #19
bluestems
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bluestems's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
Crud. Sometimes I get pms, read them, go about my day, then forget about them lol. Yes. That's no problem!

I don't think my samples will require a 1st class box, but I'll keep you posted.
No worries. I'm heading out in a 1/2 hr or so and can mail them today if you pm me your address.
__________________

my little eden
7g nano, a work in progress

cherry shrimp vase

3g semi-emersed bowl

bluestems is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #20
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default

Thanks for the suggestion! But I feel that light is a bit too strong for my aquarium. I've seen it used in much larger setups, and it is 26 watts.

I'll keep searching.
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
DogFish
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gone
Posts: 5,988
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
Also! I forgot to mention I need light suggestions.. I need to get a light ASAP
I found several desk lamps at IKEA that would work. I tried a planted shrimp bowl a year ago(got bored with it). I also found 25w Halogen replacement bulbs there. I was able to put together a functional light for $12.

NOTE: @ 25w Halogen use a metal light fixture. I didn't have a problem with a plastic light fixture but, I didn't feel comfortable as the fixture seemed hot all the time.
DogFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 02:19 AM   #22
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default

Hmmm I checked out Ikea's website. No luck. I'm kinda looking for something LED-ey. And I'd like it to attach somehow.

It is for my GF who will be living 4 hours away from me next year, so major things like knowing what bulb to go get are kind of out of the question. The most I want her to have to do is pull floaters and top off

Very low maint. But I appreciate your suggestion. I'll be keeping it in mind for my own tanks


MABJ's iDevice used for this message :p
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #23
kruzerman
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 164
Default

what about this ikea light? http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80169636/

I was using the desk top version on a 2 gal hex and 2 gal bowl with good but slooooow results. The temp is way off but should work. How is the hagen elite mini in this size cube? I thought it was too much flow in my DB 3 Gal.

You and i have the same taste in tanks. I was looking at these on amazon yesterday but didn't like the backgrounds. Good to know they are removable. Looks great so far.
kruzerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #24
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default Micro Zen Garden

Haha that we do, Kruzerman!

I checked out that light, but at 3500k I'm worried about the color.. Could someone shed some light on that? Hehe

Yeah the backs are just removable sheets of paper.

This tank isn't the sturdiest, but I got it for like $6
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #25
kruzerman
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 164
Default

The light is pretty yellow. I didn't think anything would grow under it but it is working. I will try and take a shot of the bowl I have it over now when I get home from work.
kruzerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #26
Basil
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Basil's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Posts: 310
Default

For this small a tank a desk lamp with a CFL bulb would work well, or run an LED bulb for even more longevity. There are several par bulbs to choose from but I would recommend the Ecosmart par20 8watt bulb.
__________________
Basil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 03:12 PM   #27
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default Micro Zen Garden

I just might have to settle for a small desk lamp after all :/

Time to research cheap, portable prospects.
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 AM   #28
kruzerman
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 164
Default

Here's the pics of the ikea led. Not perfect but those stems were small trims 2 months ago. If you go with the desktop lamp one of the cheap led bulbs off of ebay would work fine.



kruzerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #29
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,869
Default Micro Zen Garden

Oh hmm that's not bad at all. If I can't find a slim light, the. That's what I'll go with. Thanks for that pic!!
__________________
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:20 AM   #30
Brian_Cali77
Wannabe Guru
 
Brian_Cali77's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,317
Default

I did something similar with that Ikea LED light in my own micro zen tank. I'm also using an Azoo Palm Filter. Flora are Java Fern, Java Moss, Anubias Petite, and some Frogbit. I threw in some clippings hydrocotyle sp. japan, from my high tech tank, so I'll just keep replacing that during PWC's since it won't thrive in this mini tank.

__________________
Brian_Cali77 is online now   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 06:22 PM.


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