7.5 gallon Triptych
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 > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Aquascaping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default

7.5 gallon Triptych


This is my first attempt on aquascaping. The tank on the left was my first tank ever and is not yet scaped to be part of the triptych, so please focus your constructive comments to center and right hand side.

Tanks: 1 Mr. Aqua low iron high visibility glass and 2 TrueAqua low iron high visibility glass

Light: Finnex Fugeray

Ferts: Seachem line including flourish, excel and iron ( on hold on tanks 2 and 3)
CO2: pressurized 16lbs tank with splitter right after regulator

ADA Amazonia aquasoil, LFS driftwood

Attachment 120778
That's where inspiration came from, found on pinterest

Attachment 120786
Initial concept

Attachment 120794
Found driftwoods

Attachment 120802
Custom stand for the cubes

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315306.131186.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	48.8 KB
ID:	120818

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315322.847696.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	46.7 KB
ID:	120826

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315339.047409.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	107.3 KB
ID:	120834

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315365.296888.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	103.3 KB
ID:	120842

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315378.380774.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	150.3 KB
ID:	120850
(24hrs)

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315397.248225.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	234.4 KB
ID:	120858

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365315409.649572.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	240.2 KB
ID:	120866

Have to wait 'til it brings the ammonia level down so I can introduce shrimp and a female betta.
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-07-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
Fishermike
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 112
Default

Very creative - love the triptych concept! Looks great already, looking forward to updates.
Fishermike is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 01:08 AM   #3
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365383244.772164.jpg
Views:	233
Size:	35.8 KB
ID:	121042Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365383258.351023.jpg
Views:	236
Size:	144.2 KB
ID:	121050Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365383268.100161.jpg
Views:	232
Size:	140.3 KB
ID:	121058

All the electricals completed today, including LED moonlight with dimmer.
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #4
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (135/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 4,433
Default Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

I do like the concept. Tanks look pretty cool with that lighting, especially in the dark.

How do you filter the 3 tanks?

I would start fertilizing all tanks with plants from the get go. You might want to look into mixing your own ferts: a lot cheaper and gives you more control.

via Droid DNA Tapatalk 2
__________________
Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Indominable Spirit * and Self Control
Tenets of TKD
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 03:51 AM   #5
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

My plan was to use the Seachem line for now since I already have them. .5ml of flourish, .5ml of iron on the center tank and .75 on the one on the right (since it has the non-green plants). Excell will be used daily, but I am not sure about dosage, specially combined with CO2.

I am waiting on bubble counters and glass difusers, but once they arrive, should I go with CO2 right away as well?

Thank you for the plants by the way.
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #6
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

Quote:
Originally Posted by OVT View Post

How do you filter the 3 tanks?
They are 3 independent systems. Each one has an Aquaclear 20 with Fluval pre-filter sponge.
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 04:29 AM   #7
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (135/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 4,433
Default Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

With your light, do start co2 ASAP. I don't think you have fish there yet. I would fertilize all tanks the same way and I would double-check your fertilization for sufficient macros and micros.

I would do Excel 5ml per tank every wc.
GJ on separate filtration.

via Droid DNA Tapatalk 2
__________________
Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Indominable Spirit * and Self Control
Tenets of TKD
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
mot
Planted Member
 
mot's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 173
Default

I especially like that middle tank. It stands out to my eye. Really great job and having the three together like that really has a dramatic impact.

Well done!
__________________
-JP
mot is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 11:56 PM   #9
du3ce
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
du3ce's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 660
Default

those tanks looks very similar to the evolve4, anyways nice set up
du3ce is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 AM   #10
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

Thank you. I am now facing the remaining organic contribution of the DW (even after boiling it) as a fungus peak. Can't wait for it to run its cycle.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365564679.184805.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	246.4 KB
ID:	122554
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2013, 05:01 AM   #11
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (135/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 4,433
Default Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

That stuff is ok and will go away. I get it on all Mopani wood even after hours of boiling.

via Droid DNA Tapatalk 2
__________________
Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Indominable Spirit * and Self Control
Tenets of TKD
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #12
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default

One week update. Ammonia still high, but some nitrites in now...

Fungi are reduced but still present.
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #13
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365896531.634409.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	103.0 KB
ID:	125273Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365896552.150368.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	222.0 KB
ID:	125281Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365896566.533520.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	252.5 KB
ID:	125289
Rcguerra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #14
GMYukonon24s
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,117
Default

Nice cubes!
__________________
110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

MIAPG - Come join us - Plantedtank - MI - Greatlakesaquaria
GMYukonon24s is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2013, 04:30 AM   #15
Rcguerra
Algae Grower
 
Rcguerra's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 52
Default 7.5 gallon Triptych

Removed the DW from the right tank, started the scaping of the left tank.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366864172.320209.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	95.7 KB
ID:	131913

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366864189.600173.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	39.3 KB
ID:	131921

More pictures soon.
Rcguerra 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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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 03:03 PM.


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