First Time doing it the right way... - 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 08-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #16
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

So Quick Update
Driftwood STILL isnt sinking but It sure feels more waterlogged... I have a feeling it was sittint out of the water for a LOOOONG time. I am going to order my substrate next week.
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #17
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

STILL waiting for it to sink. I think I might have to do something about it.

Whats the easierst way to make it sink. I would like to avoid screwing it to a piece of metal if possible.
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 02:49 AM   #18
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Still Floating. Going to have to find alternate way to get it to sink.
Fishing line on a rock should be fine right? It would be in places that would be covered by moss anyway?
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 03:04 AM   #19
skystrife
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Savoy, IL
Posts: 52
Default

Fishing line and tupperware lids buried in the substrate are how I weighed down my driftwood, so that should be a good option.
skystrife is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 03:43 AM   #20
tetra10
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: now i know your a stalker ;)
Posts: 395
Default

what substrate are you using? also i highly suggest to not use any aquarium backrounds. you can if you want to, just my opinion though
tetra10 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2013, 04:56 AM   #21
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skystrife View Post
Fishing line and tupperware lids buried in the substrate are how I weighed down my driftwood, so that should be a good option.
I am about to try that because it still floats lol. so the tupperware lid... you just cover it with the substrate and it will hold it down? Good because I DO want to get it started. I want to have it running for 3+ months to get everything balanced and lots of biofilm for them to eat :-)
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #22
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Well... She is finally set up... My pride and joy. I am so excited to get plants and then my shrimp. Im picking up two Ottos today. It sounds like I need to let the biofilm grow for a couple months before its ready for shrimpies so the Ottos will keep it cycled. Question for anyone tho... Is that actually true? Or can I get them now?

I have 2 things left to get for my tank... A dropcheckerand a tds meter.
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 08:05 PM   #23
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Got some plants today and 2 otto's :-)

__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Little over a week and already everything is growing like crazy! Im going to try and post weekly pictures.
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2013, 01:11 AM   #25
ClairemontTropical
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 45
Thumbs up

I like your setup, that is one nice piece of driftwood. I used to have that same exact background pic on my 29 gallon years ago... Bring back memories! lol

Hope to see more pics in the future, peace.
ClairemontTropical is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #26
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Finally Got my tank set up at my new appt :-) looking forward to lots of updates.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-06-28_17 11 12.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	121.2 KB
ID:	167985  

__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2013, 03:23 AM   #27
Cokers
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Cokers's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 303
Default

Holy F@#$, it's been a whole year since you got the driftwood and you haven't even made much progress! (Granted, the few months to water-log your driftwood probably accounted for most of it)
__________________
No self respecting aquarist worth his salt is without a bucket -Anon

5.5 Gallon College Tank
Cokers is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #28
TheNamelessPoet
Planted Member
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cokers View Post
Holy F@#$, it's been a whole year since you got the driftwood and you haven't even made much progress! (Granted, the few months to water-log your driftwood probably accounted for most of it)

Yea It took probably over 6 months to get it to sink and it STILL wont... But that black rock in the back is tied to it so it works :-)

I did a TON of triming and am going to tonight/tomorrow do a lot more trimming. I need to get some ferts badly but my new couch is coming in tonight so it might have to wait until tomorrow. I took a good 2-3 months off also since i was planning on moving. W only did Water changes, no ferts and no co2 so the growth actualy came to a standstill. Infact it looks like it mostly died.

But once the couch is here I can set the tank where I want it and be done. :-)
__________________
><((((> .`.><((((> .`.><((((>
.`.><((((> .`.><((((>.`.><((((>.`.><(( ((>

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 02:13 AM.


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