Closed System Planted Carboy.
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 04-07-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
Darks!de
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Darks!de's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 333
Default

Closed System Planted Carboy.


So I have two 5g carboys for brewing wine/beer that I will be experimenting with as closed system planted tanks possibly with RCS. I have figured out most of the logistics so far, but as I have never played with a closed system I would love to hear from anyone that could chime in with experience with unfiltered nano tanks and/or closed system.

So far I will be using a 5g glass carboy and perhaps a 3" substrate of ecocomplete or fluorite. Small HC type plant in front, larger crypt/sword on the back with several dried reeds inside holding riccia/java. Suspended CFL above. Corked closed.

Was thinking to let it run for a bit and see how the water params work out and how the O2->CO2 cycle works out. Then possibly add RCS, snails.

Comments GO!

Luke
Darks!de is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
Indychus
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Indychus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 645
Default

I had one of these when I was a kid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosphere_(aquarium)

It might be a good place to start for info. It just sat in a window and was entirely self sustaining for over 5 years before it started to go south. Mine was about the size of a softball and housed a population of 5-6 shrimp and a snail.
Indychus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
Darks!de
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Darks!de's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 333
Default Closed System Planted Carboy.

Yep, seen these. Kind of the same principle except these will be corked close, so I could open it to do minor adjustments/pruning. I've read as much as I can find on the subject, but notably people have done this from what I can find.

Luke
Darks!de is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 02:35 AM   #4
Darks!de
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Darks!de's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 333
Default Closed System Planted Carboy.

Closed system/nano peoples, where are you?
Darks!de is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #5
AdamC13
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 139
Default

I havent seen any really aquatic ones I've read about them but not seen them. Have you seen this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...air-water.html
AdamC13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
Darks!de
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Darks!de's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 333
Default Closed System Planted Carboy.

Hahaha, that's where this idea came from!

Luke
Darks!de is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 03:19 AM   #7
Darks!de
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Darks!de's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 333
Default Closed System Planted Carboy.

Any other opinions/advice? Gonna start the first one soon.

Luke
Darks!de is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 03:51 AM   #8
xmas_one
Planted Tank Guru
 
xmas_one's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,256
Default

I had a 6.5 gallon one with vals and guppies in it for about 9 years. No cork.
xmas_one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 03:52 AM   #9
talontsiawd
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 4,312
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Default

We did an experiment like this in grade school. We added plants and some type of fish to a 2 liter bottle. I don't recall how mind did but a friend said his fish lived for 12 or 14 years. He wasn't into the hobby and has never been, he just found it funny we were having issues when his went well with no problem.

I am sure that isn't too helpful but it seems like it can be done by a total amauture so why not give it a shot.
talontsiawd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 04:18 AM   #10
PinkRasbora
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PinkRasbora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Newport, MI
Posts: 512
Send a message via MSN to PinkRasbora
Default

Did a search and found these:

Ecosphere Mason Jars
__________________
~Pink's Tank:~
14 Gallon Tall Aquarium
Picture link Soon
PinkRasbora 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 06:03 PM.


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