My Ten Gallon Project
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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
Planted Tank Obsessed
TurtleShark's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 377
Default My Ten Gallon Project

So, I decided a while back to do a planted tank. After many hours of research on the aspects of a planted tank and then on what the care and difficulty levels of each plant I wanted to get, I have finally taken that giant leap into the hole, so to speak, and bought my first couple of plants.

Both of the plants I have right now, Bacopa Caroliana and Telathera Cardinalis, cost me about 10 dollars. I also bought a bag of CaribSea's FloaraMax Midnight color for the substrate. It only gives me about an inch and a half for substrate, but I can always add something more later. Maybe... That also was about ten dollars.

So, after spending about an hour rinsing out the substrate, I was finally able to put it in the tank and get the plants planted.

I tried to angle the substrate (mind if I call it gravel from now on? It's a little easier to type.) so it was higher on the right hand back than anywhere else in the tank. I'm not sure how well I did that, though.

I planted the Telanthera in the very back and broke the bacopa into two parts. One I planted in front of the Telanthera and the other to the side. In case anyone wants to know what I am trying to get my tank to look at, visit this link: . Of course, I can't do it excatly, I don't have a big enough tank nor do I know where to buy the plants.

Anyway, here's the pictures of my tank so far:
The Telanthera Carolinalis:

T.C. Day 1 (2) by Silvermist464, on Flickr

Telanthera cardinalis Day 1 (1) by Silvermist464, on Flickr

Both the Bacopa and the Telanthera:

B and T day 1 by Silvermist464, on Flickr

Light is a 10 watt Fluorescent bulb (I will get another 10 soon.)

Fish currently:
1 Black Ghost Knife
1 Bala Shark
1 Tiger Barb.

All three fish have a 55 gallon as a main tank but are in the small one for medications.
So, there you have it. Day one.
55 gallon -- 1 bala sharks, 3 female mollies, 5 leopard danios// 29 gallon -- 1 four inch painted turtle // 10 gallon -- 5 serpae tetra// 2 x 10 gallon -- empty // 2 gal Jar -- 1 endler, 4 baby guppies// 30 gallon tall -- 1 fantail goldfish, 2 female mollies, 2 female guppies, 1 male guppy, 9 baby guppies // Recent losses / gains -- 5 Long finned Leopard Danios, 9 new born baby guppies
TurtleShark is offline   Reply With Quote

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


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 05:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012