29G Tall Jungle Planted (Added Bee Shrimp)
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 03-26-2015, 02:40 AM   #1
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Talking

29G Tall Jungle Planted (Added Bee Shrimp)


29 Gallon
Eheim Classic 2213 Can Filter
Eheim 125W Heater
Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 30" LED
Finnex Planted+ 24/7 30" LED
Finnex Heater controller 300w
Cal Aquatek C02 regulator (plumbed for 6 tanks on separate bubble counters, 5g tank, inline)
60lbs Eco Complete

Skip to 8 week video: (opens in new tab) https://www.dropbox.com/s/5gpz6m2zx3...Weeks.mp4?dl=0

Some pictures might show a second filter I borrowed to cycle faster, along with some old media, gravel, plants and decorations from developed tanks.

~20 plants I will try to list them soon. I never saw ammonia above 0.25ppm with this assortment. It was probably lower but the API master freshwater kit doesn't really differentiate between 0ppm and 0.25ppm.

Echinodorus grisebachii
Echinodorus argentinensis
Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green"
Bolbitis asiatica
Java Fern
Java Moss
Bacopa monnierii
Ammania senegalensis
Hygrophila angustifolia
Hornwort
Microsword
Anacharis
Amazon frogbit
Moss (algae) ball
Assorted mystery mosses on the smallest piece of wood.
More coming as I remember the names...

Latest Stock:

1 Red Flame DG
7 Harlequin Rasboras
3 Otos
~50 RCS
1 Ghost Shrimp
4 Tiger nerite snails
7 Cardinal tetras



This is my first tank since I had goldish as a child. Lots left to learn.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	120.0 KB
ID:	451673  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	451681  

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	451689  

Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	53.2 KB
ID:	451697  

Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	115.4 KB
ID:	451705  

Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	84.2 KB
ID:	451713  

Click image for larger version

Name:	7.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	54.6 KB
ID:	451721  

Click image for larger version

Name:	8.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	65.0 KB
ID:	451729  


Last edited by Phyzix; 06-24-2015 at 11:35 PM.. Reason: updating plants
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2015, 02:43 AM   #2
FishFan13
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 94
Default

It looks nice. Is that micro sword in the front middle?
FishFan13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 02:50 AM   #3
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FishFan13 View Post
It looks nice. Is that micro sword in the front middle?
Sure is. Already seeing some runners so I'm going to try to break it up and have it take over the front.

Most of the plants have been with me for 3-4 weeks already.

The larger amazon sword already has three babies filling in nicely.

Thanks.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 02:50 AM   #4
sperzerker
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 22
Default

Looks good so far! I'm back into the hobby as well...the last tank I had was about 20 years ago, and had plenty of tacky decorations. I have a thread going with daily updates on my 29g.

Looking forward to seeing how the tank progresses for you.
sperzerker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 02:56 AM   #5
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

Otos rock. That's what I have learned thus far.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 02:58 AM   #6
sperzerker
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 22
Default

I'm considering making otos part of my initial stock on my tank. Have you had any problems with the ones you put in?
sperzerker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 03:01 AM   #7
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

Everything I read about them just says to make sure there is already algae developed, and your cycling is done and you should be solid. They sometimes swim across the tank with the rasboras but generally just sit cleaning the plants. Their bio impact seems almost negligible since mine are a little over an inch.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 01:55 PM   #8
Archaeofish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 38
Default

Nice looking tank. Are you using CO2 or excel? I have a similar setup (3 months old) and I was trying to decide what LED light to get with a no-CO2 no-excel setup. I ended up going with the Finnex Fugeray rather than the Planted+, since I was concerned that the latter might provide too much light. As it is, I've had a bit of fuzz or short black hair (staghorn?) algae, but nothing really problematic. Algae started appearing maybe 2 months in. I curious to hear your experience.
Archaeofish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #9
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archaeofish View Post
Nice looking tank. Are you using CO2 or excel? I have a similar setup (3 months old) and I was trying to decide what LED light to get with a no-CO2 no-excel setup. I ended up going with the Finnex Fugeray rather than the Planted+, since I was concerned that the latter might provide too much light. As it is, I've had a bit of fuzz or short black hair (staghorn?) algae, but nothing really problematic. Algae started appearing maybe 2 months in. I curious to hear your experience.
The planted+ 30" light is pretty ideal for the 18" tall tank, although it probably wouldn't suffice for a short plant that needs very high light. I got mine for around $85 delivered from a certain store named after a river. It looks excellent with the stand removed and it sits perfectly about 1/4" above the glass top. No heat issues with the light or water.

I'm using Flourish tabs in the Eco Complete and doing 1/2 strength Flourish Excel dosing. I will probably get the itch to try CO2 at some point but right now I'm focusing on healthy fish while I get the basics down. I don't mind if a couple plants die

I'm cutting off the lights in the middle of the 8 hour schedule to try to stay ahead of the algae but it's possible things will go south in a month or two. That's why I'm keeping a journal.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2015, 12:03 AM   #10
Archaeofish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 38
Default

Yeah, most of my plants are growing well, but it's the dwarf sag at the bottom that is struggling. I suspected it was the CO2 limitation and it was getting out-competed by other plants, but I'm not sure. My lights are on for about 7 hours in one block.
Archaeofish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2015, 12:13 AM   #11
andrewss
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 775
Default

looking good!
__________________
andrewss is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2015, 06:01 AM   #12
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

I replaced about 15 gallons of water today to mitigate the yellowing from the wood. I know the fish like it but it just starts looking dirty to me. Also, the light schedule will need to be reduced.

I learned that a bored dwarf gourami will destroy even a well rooted hornwort, and those things make a mess after spinning around in the spray bar stream for awhile. It didn't just pull it up, he actually bit it into several pieces. It's a floating plant now

What fish should I add next month? I'm almost completely set on getting some crystal red/black shrimp if the RCS make it for awhile. I don't think they will breed but I will look into that to make sure.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2015, 09:37 PM   #13
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

Completely removed the messy hornwort and added a couple new plants. Frogbit are growing too fast to keep up with. The roots collect debris and trap it effectively.


Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2015, 05:39 PM   #14
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default

I saw the first cherry red shrimp babies in the tank today. There is a lot of hiding places but I suspect the dwarf gourami will get most of them.

Wish rams got along with shrimp.
Phyzix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2015, 09:08 PM   #15
Phyzix
Algae Grower
 
Phyzix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: California
Posts: 149
Default



Added cories. One came with no barbels so I'm hoping they will grow back a bit. He is eating.

Seems like the majority opinion is that eco complete should be fine for them, but I will keep an eye on things.

Happy Easter.
Phyzix 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:
Location
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

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 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012