65 gallon High Tech AkvaStabil
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 07-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
Harrisgo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fl
Posts: 48
Default

65 gallon High Tech AkvaStabil


Got a pretty decent deal for this 65 gallon Danish AkvaStabil tank and stand off c-list. The guy I bought it from said he believed it was from the late 80's or early 90's but I have no idea when it was actually made. Put it through the leak test for a few months at my last place and had no issues. The tank itself is 39inx19.5inx19.5.
This will be this biggest tank I have planted to date. Prior to this tank I set up a 12 low tech edge with some success. Good little tank but I feel it is time to jump into high tech. Have done much research on this site over the past year or so and am ready to get it going.
As of today the tank has Ludwigia repens, Rotala rotundiflora (I believe), Anubias nana petite, NLJF, Crypt wendtii green, Hygrophila Brown, and Marsella minuta. I have a plant package in the mail which will be getting here Tuesday!!

Tank: AkvaStabil 65 Gallon
Lights: 1 36" Beamsworks 52x 1w Leds
1 36" Beamsworks 190x 0.2W Leds
Substrate: MGOPS Capped with Ecocomplete
Filter: Pennplax canister filter
CO2: Aquatek premium with DIY Cerges reactor
Ferts: EI based

Scape time...I have the right side looking pretty good. I have a few more rocks I can use to get the left side looking better but have yet to play with it. Going for a dutchish/nature look. Suggestions welcome and appreciated.
FTS
[IMG][/IMG]
Right Side
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
Hygrophila Brown
[IMG][/IMG]
Ludwigia repens
[IMG][/IMG]


More to come...

Last edited by Harrisgo; 07-20-2014 at 06:29 PM.. Reason: fixed pics
Harrisgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-20-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
flowerfishs
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
flowerfishs's Avatar
 
PTrader: (45/98%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles CA, USA
Posts: 420
Default

the rim of the tank looks nice.
flowerfishs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 10:59 PM   #3
Harrisgo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fl
Posts: 48
Default Freshly Planted!!!

Alright new plants are in! Some of the Blyxia and the limnophila melted a bit in shipping. Hopefully it comes back in a few weeks. Now we wait while it fills in!

Updated flora list:

Needle leaf java fern
Ludwigia repens
Rotalla rotundiflora
Anubias nana petite
Marsella minuta
Hydrcotyle sp japan
Starougyne repens
Eleocharis sp. ?
Hygrophila brown
Crypt wendtii green

Pic time!!









Harrisgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
CoryWM
Sponsors
 
CoryWM's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 112
Default

Nice looking vintage tank! Should be a real stunner when done
__________________
CoryWM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 11:08 PM   #5
gus6464
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,566
Default

That's a nice looking tank. How does it look from the side? Does it have the gold trim as well?
gus6464 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 01:51 AM   #6
Harrisgo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fl
Posts: 48
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoryWM View Post
Nice looking vintage tank! Should be a real stunner when done
Thanks CoryWM! I hope so.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
That's a nice looking tank. How does it look from the side? Does it have the gold trim as well?
Gus the gold rim is along all the edges including the edges of the stand. It also came with a gold top that I am debating on modifying or not in order to fit the lights. It would involve a hack saw and I am unsure it would remain structurally sound.
Harrisgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:08 AM   #7
Harrisgo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fl
Posts: 48
Default Update time!!!

The tank has been running for about a month now in total. I am having some slight filimentous algae issues but this is easy to remove by hand as long as I stay on top of it.

My Anubias is also getting some brown algae. The new growth looks good but the old algae portions are kinda driving me crazy. Hopefully the tank will equalize and this will no longer be an issue.
[IMG][/IMG]

The Hygrophila is growing well. Looks as though I will either need to move it or trim it back. In my low tech set up it grew taller with much smaller leaves. The habit in this tank appears to be more low growth with much larger leaves.
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

The left side is looking great as far as I am concerned. Filling in nicely now.
[IMG][/IMG]

Blyxia slowly recovering...
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
Harrisgo 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 03:33 AM.


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