290 Gallons in the Office Lobby
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 03-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
Gumbo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6
Default

290 Gallons in the Office Lobby


The picture below is about 2 months after the fill. The tank is still a work in progress. I'm very limited in the time I can give it right now so progress has been slow. We just now got our CO2 system functioning and I haven't started dosing ferts yet.

03/27/13
Gumbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
leaveittweaver
Algae Grower
 
leaveittweaver's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Posts: 33
Default

Wow! That's amazing. What livestock do you ahve in there? I think I see Angel fish right?

Beautiful tank!
leaveittweaver is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
discuspaul
Planted Tank Guru
 
discuspaul's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,000
Default

Well, so far, you've done an absolutely outstanding job. Looks fabulous. Congrats !
discuspaul is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
Zorfox
Wannabe Guru
 
Zorfox's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,119
Default

That's a very nice looking tank! I certainly wouldn't mind working late if I had to look at that all day. If this is the office tank, I wonder what the home version looks like.
Zorfox is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
Gumbo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6
Default

Update:

After the initial pictures, the tank took the slow boat to ugly due to inadequate lighting (thanks to my initial vendor's suggestion) and lack of attention. I fired the old vendor and worked with a different company to get it back into shape. We replaced the LED strips with two, 48" 6-bulb ATI fixtures and got the CO2 system in shape. We also replaced the smaller 2217 Eheim that was just running chemical with an FX6 running mechanical and chemical. The only plants that are original to the tank are the rotala indica in the middle (which have colored up nicely since providing adequate lighting) and a few crypts and ferns. Everything else was pulled and the tank was replanted. These pictures are one month post replant. Apologies for the quality, but these were taken during the day and the lobby is full of floor to ceiling windows.





Gumbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
talontsiawd
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Default

The first looked great but the second looks fantastic. Very nice tank. I would love to visit your lobby, the only place I go with a lobby fish tank is saltwater fish with a bunch of neon plastic "plants". I put plants in quote because they are so far from an imitation of a plant. Gross. Anyway, looks specular.
talontsiawd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
samee
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
samee's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada & US
Posts: 864
Default

Those two, dense, ball like bushes really really make the tank stand out. You need more of those! Amazing tank for its size.
__________________
My Most Unimaginative Tank on Plantedtank > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...082&highlight=

My Hens and Chicks Plants > http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...722&highlight=

samee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2013, 02:04 AM   #8
exv152
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
exv152's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 957
Default

Very impressive tank. How are you diffusing the co2?
__________________
Eheim Pimp Club,# 496
25g iwagumi
125g high tech
exv152 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
Gumbo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6
Default

Gumbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #10
jmf3460
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jmf3460's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 764
Default

Beautiful scape, needs something bigger like altumn angels or discus or something.
__________________
-Jacklyn
jmf3460 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
PeterN1986
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PeterN1986's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 489
Default

That is one gorgeous tank. My lobby has floor to ceiling windows too and I think a tank would be perfect in it. I am glad you were able to do this, it is inspiring!

How do you manage to re-plant and trim and do any tank maintenance? Looks like you would need a ladder to get down in there to the substrate, or have like 24" tongs/scissiors.
PeterN1986 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
talontsiawd
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Default

Absolutely stunning.
talontsiawd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #13
dewalltheway
Wannabe Guru
 
dewalltheway's Avatar
 
PTrader: (134/99%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,984
Default

Very nice!
__________________
Current Tank Journals: 125 Dream~~~~
Retired Tank Journals: Tranquility ~~~~ Les Collines Rouges ~~~~ Restful Hideaway Riparium~~~~Gone Live-55Gal
dewalltheway is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #14
Phil Edwards
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Phil Edwards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Elysburg, PA
Posts: 835
Default

Wow, that's a good looking tank. Your new supplier/vendor seems to know his/her stuff a lot better than the old one. I like how it's grown in too. Very nice.
Phil Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
JohnEX
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 37
Default

nice tank! I'd like to see a pic of the whole lobby. hard to get a feeling for how large the tank is with just a tank shot
JohnEX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 01:52 PM.


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