MrChach's Bedside Breeder OCT 2012 UPDATE! - 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 > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2011, 12:39 AM   #16
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shortsboy View Post
That's a beauty of a stand! How have the plants done growing in?

Also, what was the rationale behind putting the light together as you did, rather than installing a complete fixture up there?
I put the light together as I did in the interest of doing it DIY and saving a buck... all together it was like a 60 dollar venture. Or was their some more specific aspect you had in mind?
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-17-2011, 12:48 AM   #17
psalm18.2
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,358
Default

That stand is gorgeous!! Love the framed concept.
__________________
Multiple planted tanks 1.75g to 55g.
psalm18.2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 12:59 AM   #18
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by psalm18.2 View Post
That stand is gorgeous!! Love the framed concept.
Ya! I know right! Framed tanks are awesomeness...
Not alot of people have them for some reason?
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 01:07 AM   #19
psalm18.2
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,358
Default

We're not as talented as you and your little helper. Did you ever put a background on to hide the closet and clothes in the background? LOL
__________________
Multiple planted tanks 1.75g to 55g.
psalm18.2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 01:13 AM   #20
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Yes i did as a matter of fact!

A beautiful stick on backround! Straight black.
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 03:38 AM   #21
shortsboy
Planted Member
 
shortsboy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boston (Melrose), MA
Posts: 255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrchach View Post
I put the light together as I did in the interest of doing it DIY and saving a buck... all together it was like a 60 dollar venture. Or was their some more specific aspect you had in mind?
That answers my question perfectly. I hadn't seen those kits until your post, and didn't know much about them.
shortsboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 01:09 AM   #22
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default Updates!

Staurogyne 'Porto Vehlo'

Staurogyne 'Tropica 049'



Anubias Nana 'Petite' Got 2 new leaves already! woohooo (one is still opening)

Panda Cory Closeup!!!

Pelvicachromis Taetniatus 'Keinke' Female in full breeding colors.


Some nice video... i think its nice anyways my first real one.
http://s895.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=P1010530.mp4
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 03:40 AM   #23
TwoStrokeKing
Planted Member
 
TwoStrokeKing's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 202
Default

Excellent Wood Working. Tank looks good so far, keep us updated.
__________________
No Fear, Take No Prisoners, Leave No Survivors.

You Hit The Power Band On A Two Stroke And Tell Me How You Feel.
TwoStrokeKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #24
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

got some crypts ordered

Nurii
'Green Gecko'
Mi Oya
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #25
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

All crypts showed up and are planted in!

4 green geckos
1 mi oya
3 crypt nurii
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #26
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Updates!








__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #27
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Updates!

Moved some things

Trimmed and replanted some things

I had a couple months with no co2 after a period of intense co2 misting which caused a potassium deficiency (you can see where in pics)

Tank is recovering, almost all algae is dead (and has been for a while), only some green spot algae on anubias petite, and some kinda brown dirtyness algae? I dunno. It doesnt scrub off and its only one filter stuff(intakes , spraybars) and leaves that aren't doing well or anubias. Its not on any wood, or most plants.

TDS is 200-250 PPM
PH is in low 6s




Anubias

One of my 3 Crypt. Nurii

Staurogyne cutting, you can see where it hit deficiencies

GHOST SHRIMP WUT WUT

Snailage!

Java Fern when lights turn on...

Java Fern at 5pm Can you say Pearls


Substrate Cutaway
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 12:11 AM   #28
2in10
Planted Tank Guru
 
2in10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 2,585
Default

Very nice tank
2in10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 04:00 PM   #29
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default Boktober Fest PICS!

Gh 60
Kh 60
PH 7.0
TDS 99ppm

Full Frontal

Left side

Right side

Orchid Lilly -Barclaya Red Flower Bulb



Porto Velho

Crypto Corner


I have began dosing ferts slightly. A micro mix and some potassium. My Barclaya red has a flower bulb! Righteous. I thought it wasn't doing well but i guess it was just in one of its rests. It is a beautiful and fun plant with interesting perks.

Current Stocking:
6 Fancy Guppies (M)
5 Bluefin Killifish (F)
4 German Blue Rams (2M/2F)
2 Panda Corries
2 SAE
1 Assassin Snail
1 CRS (F)
Some Ghost shrimp
Various Snails

Current equipment:
Eheim 2217
SunSun Filter
Hydor Inline
2x39w T5HO
5lb CO2


Thanks for Looking. And Comments
__________________
Stop Arresting Responsible Adults! www.NORML.org
40g Bedside Breeder
SunSun Pimp #39

Last edited by mrchach; 10-02-2011 at 09:19 PM..
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 05:43 PM   #30
2in10
Planted Tank Guru
 
2in10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 2,585
Default

Coming together well
2in10 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 04:44 PM.


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