Finally planted!
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 > Photography


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
Romnen
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Talking

Finally planted!


After a year or two of wanting a planted tank i'm finally all planted, and I even made a stand for my tank as well. What do you guys think? https://imgur.com/a/lSpvp
Romnen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-25-2014, 12:56 AM   #2
jeepguy
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeepguy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: newjersey
Posts: 626
Default

Looks good. Two suggestions. A piece of cheap black or color of choice poster board makes and easy background to hide wires and the filter housing. Two, that seems like a very large filter for a betta tank. Bettas prefer slow moving water so just make sure there is not a strong current. His big fins take a lot of energy to keep him going so a strong current can be exhausting.
__________________
jeepguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
Greg0u812
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 33
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepguy View Post
Looks good. Two suggestions. A piece of cheap black or color of choice poster board makes and easy background to hide wires and the filter housing. Two, that seems like a very large filter for a betta tank. Bettas prefer slow moving water so just make sure there is not a strong current. His big fins take a lot of energy to keep him going so a strong current can be exhausting.
+1 on the background!
I have a 30 gallon bowfront in my living room. It had no background. Seeing the paneling behind the tank was really annoying. After a week of looking at it, I became irritated enough to tear the tank back down, tape everything off and spray a few light coats of black Krylon on it (took 4 or 5 coats to get a good solid background).

Completely different looking tank now!

The poster board would be quick, cheap and easy though.

Not sure how I'm going to handle the 125 now. It has one of those cling type backgrounds that almost looks like an underwater forest.
It blends pretty well with the tank, but I would rather paint it.
NOT breaking that beast down!
A pint of Krylon, a real skinny roller and a lot of patience is in my near future I suppose,


Congrats on the plants. It looks like a nice setup.
Greg0u812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
redant
Algae Grower
 
redant's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: IN
Posts: 97
Default

A hob filter could prove too much for a betta. You can use a simple sponge filter with an air stone.
redant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
Aqua Jon
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 104
Default

nicely done Romnen. Looks great. I love that texture to the rock. Kinda jelly to be honest

What / why did you throw that white grid on the bottom?
Aqua Jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2014, 10:45 PM   #6
burr740
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
burr740's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bama
Posts: 529
Default

Looking good!~

I agree with others about a background, can be as simple as a black piece of poster board. And yeah that's probably too much current for a betta.
__________________
burr740 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 03:15 PM   #7
Greg0u812
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 33
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aqua Jon View Post
nicely done Romnen. Looks great. I love that texture to the rock. Kinda jelly to be honest

What / why did you throw that white grid on the bottom?
I put the same light grid on the bottom of my 125 so I could tie down 4 large pieces of driftwood.
I would assume he did it for the same reason.
Greg0u812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM   #8
Aqua Jon
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 104
Default

i see, does this actually work in place of soaking?
Aqua Jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 02:29 AM   #9
CAPSLOK
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 97
Default

Nice layout on the rocks. I think it looks nice overall, and will look even better when it fills in.

I have heard of the egg crate grid used more for spreading out the weight of rocks and avoid a particularly pointy edge of rock causing too much pressure on just one point. Usually it's in SW tanks. Using it to tie down driftwood is a good idea.
CAPSLOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #10
Greg0u812
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 33
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aqua Jon View Post
i see, does this actually work in place of soaking?
Boiling and soaking would be best. The light grid will give more of an instant satisfaction (although it could also release tannins to discolor water for a while).

In my case, two of my pieces were way to big to boil with any equipment I had available.
Greg0u812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 07:44 AM   #11
Raymond S.
Planted Tank Guru
 
Raymond S.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Posts: 2,046
Default

Lots of types of plants don't take well to being planted in clumps like those in the center and on the right end. More of them will live if you break up those bunches into individual pieces or not more than three in a bundle. Not sure if those kind fit that category though. The small bundles in the front.
With a rock that large I think I would use the grid also to protect the bottom glass.
__________________
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
Raymond S. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon, 20 gallon high, first planted, low tech, pictures

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 02:34 PM.


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