The Dude's tanks
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 08-04-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

The Dude's tanks


Some of these have been going for a few months, the 10g is just started.
75g Angel tank
Organic potting soil
CO2
6 Angels
10 black neons
4 Amano's
5 Ghost shrimp
2 Oto's

Still waiting for the Staurogyne to fill in so I can trim some and use it as the foreground on the 10g

46g
Organic Potting soil
CO2
1 Angel (bully)
Some Platy's
1 Plakat
2 Amano's and some RCS


29g
Potting Soil
10 Serpae Tetras
10 Neons
2 Amano's

I'm waiting for the microswords to fill in. Just added the driftwood so there's some tannins.

20g RCS tank
Flourite
Hundreds of RCS
1 Amano


New 10g tank.
Right now it has some Platy fry, some RCS and 4 Amano's

Going to use some Staurogyne from the 75g for foreground and soon I'll be emptying all the occupants to set this up for OEBT's.
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
nonconductive
Planted Tank Guru
 
nonconductive's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep Space
Posts: 2,942
Default

hey dude nice tanks. like the first 2 the best.
__________________
125g Mud tank.
(A)narchy Love
The Fraternity of Dirt #2
nonconductive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonconductive View Post
hey dude nice tanks. like the first 2 the best.
They have been going the longest and the only ones with CO2. I'm open to ideas, there's always room for improvement.
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (141/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,562
Default

I like that first tank especially. It really ties the room together.
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
wkndracer
Planted Tank Guru
 
wkndracer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (68/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Citrus County,Florida
Posts: 6,180
Default

I made the comment the first time you posted with that wood it was going to look sick in the tank! (still love it) Now with the plants it's even worse haha box it up and I'll send ya shipping money to save you from it.

good now and great when it fills in.
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt
If at first you don't succeed,,, keep kicking it
RubberSideDownOnTheLanding,
2-75g planted, 5-55g planted, 5-20g planted, 110g w/30g sump, 8-10g, Refugium, doghouse/newbie
2012 update adding table top pleco pans & a 90g (Nutz)
wkndracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
I like that first tank especially. It really ties the room together.
LOL.... I just spit my pre workout drink all over my wife!
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #7
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
I made the comment the first time you posted with that wood it was going to look sick in the tank! (still love it) Now with the plants it's even worse haha box it up and I'll send ya shipping money to save you from it.

good now and great when it fills in.
I got real lucky with those 2 pieces. I wish I had the skill arranging plants and hardscapes that you guys do. Once the Staurogyne fills in (or I can get more from Plantbrain) I think the tank will look pretty good. It's taking a while since the Angels are nibbling at it.
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 09:44 PM   #8
NavemadaMan
Algae Grower
 
NavemadaMan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 138
Default

This dude's got some really nice tanks. Lol really like the first tank
__________________
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
NavemadaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 03:27 AM   #9
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

The 75g is filling in with the exception of the Staurogyne. I need to get more plants and fill it in by hand.

The 46g is filling in nicely and I'm considering mixing in the dwarf chain swords with the Staurogyne in the 75g.
__________________
Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member #13

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=678009
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 03:40 AM   #10
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

I've also noticed a rather good size colony of RCS thriving in the Lilaepsis and stones. I added a few baby's months ago and watched as my Angelfish ate most of them before the even got to the plants. What's strange is that they are Fire Red whereas in my shrimp tanks the coloring isn't all that great. Environment must play a big part. The tank is also C02 injected. Still haven't seen the Amano's I added several weeks ago.
__________________
Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member #13

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=678009
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
nonconductive
Planted Tank Guru
 
nonconductive's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep Space
Posts: 2,942
Default

dude, tanks are looking most excellent.
__________________
125g Mud tank.
(A)narchy Love
The Fraternity of Dirt #2
nonconductive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #12
firefiend
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
firefiend's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 362
Default

I'm usually not into the whole brevity thing but... Awesome!
firefiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:43 AM   #13
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by firefiend View Post
I'm usually not into the whole brevity thing but... Awesome!
Lol! I could go all day saying nothing but quotes from that movie!! In fact I did, but the wife got a little fed up
Anyway, I'm still in limbo with this 10g. I found a piece of oak and prepped it and soaked it etc. I've also got an endless amount of trimmings from my other tanks as well as vals and pretty much anything that's in any of my other tanks along with probably 60lbs of slate. I just can't come up with anything. Here's how it looks now
__________________
Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member #13

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=678009
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #14
The Dude
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl
Posts: 907
Default

I finally found some direction on my 29g. Foreground is Lilaepsis, the left side will be a crypt of some sort and Java Ferns. The right side is sunset Hygro and Red Ludwigia that will be trimmed to keep some depth. I'm starting to like it. It almost was torn down last night in favor of building a reef system, but that's just too much in addition to my other tanks. The inhabitants will likely change so that I can put something cool in there to keep my attention.
__________________
Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member #13

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=678009
The Dude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 07:56 PM   #15
2in10
Planted Tank Guru
 
2in10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 2,585
Default

The tanks look great and are coming together nicely.
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 01:41 AM.


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