Mini Planted Tank Journal (pics!)
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 > Planted Nano Tanks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-23-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
bazil323
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Auburn, WI
Posts: 30
Default

Mini Planted Tank Journal (pics!)


I've been pestering people all over the forums and searching, searching, searching on the internet for answers about mini planted tanks. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who posted and helped me on my first ever planted only, high light tank.

I finally started getting it set up last night. It's a 2.5 gallon minibow. I have a desk lamp that takes a 27w compact flourescent 6700K bulb. The Flourite Sand Black came in along with the Echinodorus bleheri compacta and some other supplies, which allowed me to get planting (already had the subwrassertang, crypt wenditii, Elantine triandra and Windelov fern). I put in about a 3" substrate since I wanted enough room for the rooted plants, and since it's such a small tank, I thought that a deeper substrate would help even though it really limited the head room for the plants growth upward.

I currently have the foreground Elantine triandra (spelling?), which is fairly sparse at the moment as many kept floating up, and I gave up trying to plant the little buggers. There is also another small foreground looking plant that I don't know what it is. I came in with the Elantine. Pics at bottom. I have a Windelov fern tied to a piece of some sort of quartz or other crystalline rock with a granite base. I also have another rock (not sure what kind) with the subwrassertang tied to it. Both rocks are a whitish color.

In the left back corner, I have 2 Echinodorus bleheri compacta. I have a medium size Crypt wenditii (not sure if bronze or red) in the mid/background near the middle to right of the tank. I also have 2 very small crypts in there.

I am expecting a couple Ludwigia glandulosa to be arriving this week, which I will have in the right corner.

I decided not to use the Tetra Whisper mini internal filter in this tank as it was just going to take up too much space. I will be looking for either a smaller filter or powerhead for some movement.

I am dosing with Yamato Green-N liquid ferts and Excel. Depending on how well the root feeders do, I may pick up some root tabs.

Now for the pics! Sorry for the poor quality. The lighting was not good (planted it at home and brought in to work today), and it was still cloudy from the sand. I will take more pics tomorrow or next week with it in place on my desk and settled down. I will also be posting more pics as it starts to grow in.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tank substrate.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	163.6 KB
ID:	13190  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tank 1.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	153.9 KB
ID:	13191  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tank 2.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	107.4 KB
ID:	13192  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tank 3.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	115.5 KB
ID:	13193  

Click image for larger version

Name:	tank 4.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	136.0 KB
ID:	13194  

bazil323 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-23-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
bazil323
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Auburn, WI
Posts: 30
Default

And more pics...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Unknown 1.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	73.0 KB
ID:	13195  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Unknown closeup 1.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	146.3 KB
ID:	13196  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Unknown closeup 2.JPG
Views:	46
Size:	144.6 KB
ID:	13197  

bazil323 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
Pletchetero
Algae Grower
 
Pletchetero's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 35
Default

I have that exact same tank.
Do you know that the big rim on the top can be used as a stand?
Are you going to keep any fish in it?
Pletchetero is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
bazil323
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Auburn, WI
Posts: 30
Default

Really? No I did not know that.

At this time, no fish are planned. I may have some cherry shrimp or perhaps a snail in the future, but since it is at work and I work full time, I wanted to keep it as low maintenance as possible.
bazil323 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
bowfront, mini, planted

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 07:58 AM.


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