My 55g tank. - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
My 55g tank.

Just wanted to share.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0vB97Bc4lxo
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1321150411698.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	37504  

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1321150432163.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	82.2 KB
ID:	37505  

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1321150456558.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	37506  

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1321150492801.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	37507  

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1321150518294.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	87.2 KB
ID:	37508  

psalm18.2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 80 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 06:18 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
I can't believe noone commented on this cool tank.

Very nice, I like it. What's the substrate?

*************
**** Green ****
*************


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
green_valley is offline  
post #3 of 80 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by green_valley View Post
I can't believe noone commented on this cool tank.

Very nice, I like it. What's the substrate?
Thank you! Substrate is Estes black aquarium sand.
psalm18.2 is offline  
 
post #4 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Fishly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,371
Very nice! I love the simplicity of the tank.

Proud member of
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fishly is offline  
post #5 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Thanks
psalm18.2 is offline  
post #6 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Thanks. Wow I can't believe how big my plants have gotten since those photos!
psalm18.2 is offline  
post #7 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 05:43 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
fishboy199413's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Va
Posts: 482
The tank is looking really nice. Good job.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Eheim Pimp #520
fishboy199413 is offline  
post #8 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Aghhhh, can't aquascape this thing!!

Got new plants, all excited, then total flop! I can't seem to aquascape my tank. Feeling defeated. I used the tongs so I could see what I was doing, but still looks like crap. How do you all do it?
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1326419752533.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	45.8 KB
ID:	40166
Left sideClick image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1326419783257.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	40167
MiddleClick image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1326419803834.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	55.5 KB
ID:	40168
Right sideClick image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1326419833628.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	54.8 KB
ID:	40169
psalm18.2 is offline  
post #9 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 01:03 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Elliot's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 748
StarT by puting the tall plants way towards the back. Like almost right against the back glass piece. Then bring the short mid-hieght plants in front of that, then your substrate level plants in front of those. I would also get some of the nice looking driftwood from PC1 in the power seller section. Make that your off center "center piece" and go frm there and see what you can do. If you can't get it then post a pic and we'll see how we can help.

If you don't have to swim to 'scape, it just aint big 'nuff. - macclellan
10 Gallon Planted Tank
To all of you that own an Eheim-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Elliot is offline  
post #10 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Pics up in last post
psalm18.2 is offline  
post #11 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
Hi Psalm,

I see a great growth in your tank. 2 things that I noticed the most from your current scape.

One, the plants composition is off. Those 2 giant crypts are too huge compared to the rest of the plants. Those actually could create focal point.

Two, the placement of your plants are too balanced. As previously mentioned, the 2 giant crypts are basically the focal point. This is were people eyes are drawn into. Too balanced will make it uneasy in the eye. Nature are not balanced at all.

SO my suggestion, if you are still keeping these plants, then move(say to left) those crypts in 1 spot. Then you should have driftwood or manzanita from left to right. Add more plants that somewhat bigger to complement the crypts.

It's just my suggestion.

*************
**** Green ****
*************


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
green_valley is offline  
post #12 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:34 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Kathyy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (35/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Posts: 4,216
It looks nice. The stems need to grow in, they will straighten out and look better. In a couple weeks you will like it better. Perhaps a sword plant on either end is too much symmetry for your liking?

Remember the rule of thirds or the golden mean for arranging the tank. You can tape lines at those points to keep things where you mean them to go. They will end up a bit off those points anyway but it keeps you from squishing everything in the back corners and planted dead center anyway, not that you did that!

Hardscape is amazing. Find wood that is maybe 1/3-2/3 the length of the tank and goes nearly to the top and you will be amazed at how it pulls things together. I just put a few rocks in the tank and was surprised at how good it looked even though I have a good bit of wood in there already.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

River Bank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MOP* Nano
Kathyy is offline  
post #13 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
They are amazon swords. I agree. I just planted the new plants around the existing swords which looks odd. I was thinking of moving both swords to the left side so glad you mentioned that. I'm not sure where to place the ludwigia. I really don't like the bushy green stuff in the middle, it's making a mess. Maybe it can be tied to the driftwood or rocks? It doesn't seem to have roots at either end. Where do you suggest I place the syngonanthus belem so it gets enough light? Thanks a bunch. Until I can get wood, can I use rocks or pots to offset the plants on the other end? My cories love the right side of tank. I sit next to this side so I wouldn't mind it more bare. Tomorrow's water change day, so I'll have less water to move things around with.
psalm18.2 is offline  
post #14 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Butlerville IN
Posts: 108
Just my suggestions, place both swords on one end close to each other, make it look like one giant forrest. Place some pots and stuff to hide the stems at the base. plant the medium sized plants to small towards the other side of the tank, taper off shorter and sparser until you get a little over halfway (all the way to 2/3). Place your rock structure and it will stand out well with the black substrate. Place a few plants behind and at the edge of it to frame it.
Brian10962001 is offline  
post #15 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
psalm18.2's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian10962001 View Post
Just my suggestions, place both swords on one end close to each other, make it look like one giant forrest. Place some pots and stuff to hide the stems at the base. plant the medium sized plants to small towards the other side of the tank, taper off shorter and sparser until you get a little over halfway (all the way to 2/3). Place your rock structure and it will stand out well with the black substrate. Place a few plants behind and at the edge of it to frame it.
Sounds nice. The rocks will be temp until I can work driftwood into budget. Hubby just gave me money for better lights.

So I'm thinking this will work:
LEFT -2 swords in back, myriophyllum mattogrossense behind that (fish like, I don't)
-ludwigia repens x arcuata in front of swords
-ludwigia inclinata var verticillata in front of repens
-syngonanthus belem in very front
RIGHT
-rock pile or rock cave I have w/ either ludwigia in back or belem in front?
psalm18.2 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

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:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome