My 10Gallon planted Shrimps & Snail only tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
My 10Gallon planted Shrimps & Snail only tank

Here's my 10g planted tank that I upgraded the light from walmarts 2 incandecent bulb hood to 2X 15 watts CF daylight bulb. I have DIY Co2 bottle, few drops of the ff: kno3, kh2po4, excel & do 15% waterchange every other week. Any comments & suggestions is greatly appreciated.

-Brian

http://www.dotphoto.com/Go.asp?l=bgs...2805986&Pres=Y


-Cherry Shrimps
-Tiger Shrimps
-Zebra Shrimps
-Tiger Nerite Snail
-Brown Ramshorns
-MTS

Plants:
-Drawrf Riccia flooting (few)
-Riccia
-Limnophilia Aromatica
-Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC)
-Taiwan moss
-Alternanthera reineckii
-Hornworth
-Hottonia palustris (Water Violet)
-Dwarf Hair Grass
-Marsilea hirsuta (CLOVER)
-VESICULARIA SP. "CHRISTMAS" Moss (FEW)
-Mini moss (few)
-Anubias nana


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by bgssamson; 09-12-2005 at 06:51 PM.
bgssamson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PinkRasbora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Newport, MI
Posts: 512
Send a message via MSN to PinkRasbora
Hehe, I got first response. I would like to say that you tank is off to a great start but I would like to suggest a new background, it is competing with your plants. I beleive that a pure black or pure blue background will bring out your scape and not fight with it.

Also that is a nice description on the specs of the tank, and done on the first round.

And may I ask why in the world you would move to a planted tank, that is supposed to look natural and you add blue rocks? hehe

~Pink's Tank:~
14 Gallon Tall Aquarium
Picture link Soon
PinkRasbora is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkRasbora
Hehe, I got first response. I would like to say that you tank is off to a great start but I would like to suggest a new background, it is competing with your plants. I beleive that a pure black or pure blue background will bring out your scape and not fight with it.

Also that is a nice description on the specs of the tank, and done on the first round.

And may I ask why in the world you would move to a planted tank, that is supposed to look natural and you add blue rocks? hehe
This tank is in my son's (10 yr. old) room & he likes blue rocks but told him its not good for plants, so to make the story short we mixed the blue & flourite together for him to be happy.


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bgssamson is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:21 PM
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,159
Wow! Great looking plants. And I thought the blue rocks were funny so it's good you explained it's your son's tank.
sarahbobarah is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:28 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Georgiadawgger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 2,422
LOL...yeah I knew something had to be up with the blue rocks.

I'm probably going to run into a similar problem once the GF moves here...she's bringing her crowntail betta (Buddy) and I have no clue where we're going to put him. I'm trying to get her to send me some plant clipping and get some pictures of her 10g tank. Apparently its a jungle in there and she's actually following my advice with co2...

Sorry...back to your (son's) tank...

Looks great. You've got so much crammed in there but it works really well. Will he allow you to put a different background on there (does the current one have a solid flip-side)?

Re-boot!
Georgiadawgger is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Georgiadawgger
LOL...yeah I knew something had to be up with the blue rocks.

I'm probably going to run into a similar problem once the GF moves here...she's bringing her crowntail betta (Buddy) and I have no clue where we're going to put him. I'm trying to get her to send me some plant clipping and get some pictures of her 10g tank. Apparently its a jungle in there and she's actually following my advice with co2...

Sorry...back to your (son's) tank...

Looks great. You've got so much crammed in there but it works really well. Will he allow you to put a different background on there (does the current one have a solid flip-side)?
Now that you mention tha background, he was talking to me to put a star wars poster on it. Go figure! I told him I will give him a new 2.5 gallon tank & he can design whatever he wants. hehehe...

I'll post my 20g pics. in another tread.

-Brian


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bgssamson is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:39 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Georgiadawgger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 2,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgssamson
Now that you mention tha background, he was talking to me to put a star wars poster on it. Go figure! I told him I will give him a new 2.5 gallon tank & he can design whatever he wants. hehehe...

I'll post my 20g pics. in another tread.

-Brian
Nah, I say go with Yoda!!!!!

Re-boot!
Georgiadawgger is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Georgiadawgger
Nah, I say go with Yoda!!!!!
I will just set-up my other 10g for him as he wants fish in his tank now.

BTW. here's my 20g comments please! HC keeps flooting any tricks on this plant? It grows ok flooting as I started with 1X1 inch & now I have it in both tanks.

**Too much plants too little space***

-Brian


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by bgssamson; 04-18-2007 at 02:50 PM.
bgssamson is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 08:01 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Troy McClure's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 404
Send a message via AIM to Troy McClure
HC is a tricky plant to work with in gravel. Do you have any of the angled-nose aquascaping tweezers? I typically grab the roots of an HC clump (1/2" - 1") and pull it down through the gravel until it's just about flush or slightly below the gravel. Hold the HC like this:

Pretend the brace underneath the tweezers is the gravel. Just push the tweezers straight down until the HC is just under flush with the gravel and wiggling a little bit as you release. Gravel bits should fall in around the edges. If you've done it right, the HC should stay in place as you release.

Be patient - it's worth it!

- Erik
Troy McClure is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
Erik,

Where did you get that angled-nose aquascaping tweezers? How long is it?

Thanks for the info.!

-Brian


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bgssamson is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 08:09 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Troy McClure's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 404
Send a message via AIM to Troy McClure
They're 10.5" long. I bought the aquascaping kit from AZGardens about a year ago with a large plant order, but you can probably find something similar (and less expensive) on eBay.

- Erik
Troy McClure is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bgssamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DC, VA & MD Area
Posts: 946
AZgardens doesn't show the shipping amount before you enter your credit card info. I don't want to pay/surprise for the $ amount. Any clue on how much will it be? can't find it either on ebay & aquabid.

-Brian


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

FILSTAR#88
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bgssamson is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Georgiadawgger's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 2,422
My sister got me a set of the aquascaping tools that have those forceps from http://www.aquariumlandscapes.net/

http://www.aquariumlandscapes.net/wh.../Equipment.cfm

Fancy shmancy...but she got them for me as a stocking stuffer

Re-boot!
Georgiadawgger is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 03:34 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Troy McClure's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 404
Send a message via AIM to Troy McClure
I only bought them from AZG because I was placing a large plant order. If I was looking for just the tweezers, I'd go with eBay.

- Erik
Troy McClure 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