55 gallon Non-CO2 aquarium. - Page 3
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 03-12-2007, 10:11 PM   #31
Jessica
Planted Member
 
Jessica's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Posts: 272
Default

My cats are also REALLY interested in the 'big water tv'. cute

I really love your emperor tetras. I'm hoping to get my hands on some for my tank. How has your experience been so far?

As for a suggestion... I would attempt some more Crypts in the reddish and rust hues. I have a penchant for lots of color contrast
Jessica is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-13-2007, 01:11 AM   #32
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

Thanks for the comments. That last photo was Chloe's 1st time seeing the tank.
__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2007, 01:24 AM   #33
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessica View Post
I really love your emperor tetras. I'm hoping to get my hands on some for my tank. How has your experience been so far?
I love Emperors. Finding good stock is kinda hard, but like ottos after a few months in the aquarium they become tough little buggers.
IME 2 females to Evey male (per 20 gallons or so) is a good stocking rule. The male like to set up little 'homes',and when two fight for the same ' home' its a great show of color.

This is Melvin. Hands down my fav. fish in the world


__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2007, 01:29 AM   #34
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessica View Post
As for a suggestion... I would attempt some more Crypts in the reddish and rust hues. I have a penchant for lots of color contrast
Good Ideal I have Cryptocoryne petchii and
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' in the tank. Some thing to say "hey look at me"
__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2007, 01:36 AM   #35
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

a few of the fish .....


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4408.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	119.3 KB
ID:	3774  

__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2007, 04:19 PM   #36
Jessica
Planted Member
 
Jessica's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Posts: 272
Default

Nice My search is on for a decent stock of Emperors. They're probably my favorite tetra, and of course, MUST be hard to find.

Jessica is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #37
philoserenus
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 66
Default

hmm wat kind of substrate did u plant the plants in? and wat do u really mean non-co2? as in no injection and carbon additives or any sort? it looks really nice btw =)
__________________
10G betta with java fern and frogbit
a freshman to aquariums; starting small & thinking big
philoserenus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2007, 01:20 AM   #38
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

philoserenus the substrate is Eco-complete. A Non-CO2 tank means that no CO2/carbon additives are added to the tank. You don't need C02 to have a nice planted aquarium, but the down fall is that growth is very slow.
__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2007, 08:45 AM   #39
pgtanks
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canada, Northern BC
Posts: 40
Default

aquamoon you have a very beautiful tank. I love the idea of so many anubias I think they help create an image of a cool tropical rainforest.
pgtanks is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2007, 02:52 AM   #40
ummyeah
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 195
Default

How long did it take for the plants to grow?
ummyeah is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2007, 05:43 AM   #41
LordMaximo
Algae Grower
 
LordMaximo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Roy, UT
Posts: 86
Send a message via MSN to LordMaximo
Default

Tank looks great for a natural pond. So what types of substrates are you using? And the type of ferts you have been feeding the tank?

Thanks,

Maximo
LordMaximo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2007, 07:45 PM   #42
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

Sorry for the slow post. ummyeah most of the plants have been in this tank for a long time. 3 years plus for about 90% of them.

LordMaximo the substrate is Eco-complete that is getting close to 4 years old.
As for the ferts, I just use leftovers from my other tanks two or three times a month. (dry)
__________________

Kevin
aquamoon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #43
ascensive
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: sacramento, ca
Posts: 10
Default

i am just now seeing this tank. you say two 2300k and two 5000k lights? are these florescent, or power compacts? this tank is exactly what i am looking to produce, in a 55g. i have a 60g with two 65w pc light, 6700k, with amazon, java moss, but the algae eaters eat them, some anubias, and jave fern. but they are not growing much, since i need to stuff the tank with more plants...but i need to know your type of lighting to get this party started! your tank is amazing. slow yet full growth.
ascensive is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-24-2007, 04:58 AM   #44
BiscuitSlayer
Planted Tank Guru
 
BiscuitSlayer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 2,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aquamoon View Post
The star is to hide a bad sticker
What is the sticker of. You're killing me!
BiscuitSlayer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2007, 10:37 PM   #45
aquamoon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aquamoon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in the blue mountains of NC
Posts: 899
Default

ascensive The lights are 40w t-12s that most lfs keep in stock.
__________________

Kevin
aquamoon 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 04:04 AM.


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