|12-18-2011, 07:39 PM||#1|
First 55 Gallon Planted Tank Journal from day 1 (low tech). (lots of pictures)
This is my 55 gallon tank
Java Lace Fern
Wisteria, and more.
8 Congo Tetras
2 German Blue Rams
2 BN Pleco
12 Cardinal Tetras
Aprox. 20+ CRS
Aprox. 50+ RCS
(Ferts) (No Co2)
Sunday: 1/8 tsp KH2PO4 and 1/2 tsp KNO3
Moday: 5mL Seachem Flourish Comprehensive
3x T5NO (28w each)
The only thing I know about my water is the temp 75F.
Monthy water change after tank was clear and stable.
Here we go.....
Day 1 (08-07-2011)
(10-16-2011) So now I got some Glosso, and wanted to add some potting soil to my tank. Time to rescape!
eKK.. was not being carefull when filling up water....here starts the long journey.
(Day 2 after adding potting soil) (10-17-2011)
I thought it was going to be super clear when I woke up. But this is what I get...... Just a little better though.
(Day 8 after adding potting soil) (10-23-2011)
Today I went out and bought a Fluval 305 canister filter. Because it was on store closing sale. I think it was $75. I also did a 50% water change.
Here is the Glosso after 8 days.
(10-28-2011 Day 13 after adding potting soil) After 50% water change.
So I stopped tanking pictures for about 2 weeks.
(11-17-2011 Day 33 after adding potting soil) Did a rescape and added some driftwood and more plants.
(11-19-2011 Day 35 after adding potting soil) Growth of the Glosso.
(11-21-2011 Day 37 after adding potting soil)
I was busy during the next couple weeks and no Pictures untile...
(12-05-2011 Day 51 after adding potting soil) Added another driftwood because the Riccia lifted off the rock.
Glosso is now growing and spreading like crazy!
Call me crazy but I've added some Crystal Red Shrimp to my community.
So, there we go. I will try my best to update this as time goes by. Thanks for reading.. BTW my CRSs is still safe lol, I have lots of place for them to hide. And my RCS are breeding like crazy (and hopfully my CRS will start soon). I'll try and get a picture of the coloney when 1 of the 2 lights go out (thats when they come out to play) .
Most Current Setup (01/09/12):
Last edited by Wingz; 01-09-2012 at 06:58 PM..
|12-18-2011, 09:25 PM||#3|
Planted Tank Guru
Beautiful tank! It looks so much larger than a 55 - I especially like how you have such mass and height in the rocks, but a flat open swimming area in the middle. Can't wait to see more pics!
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|12-19-2011, 12:39 AM||#9|
|12-19-2011, 08:26 PM||#14|
Here is more pictures of where the shrimps hang out.
This is the back side...
I kinda made sure the back side is crowded so the fishes will have a harder time getting to the shrimps.
|12-19-2011, 08:29 PM||#15|