new 60 gallon set-up - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 180
new 60 gallon set-up

hi...

1st thank you to all who had help me to set up this tank for the past 2 months (advice and plants). This is my 1st attempt at planted tank.

This photo is taken 6 apr and the plants had grown quite a bit since. Will get a more recent photo next.

do let me know your feedback on how to improve.

The set-up is :-

substrate - Pro's choice Soilmaster Select (charcoal) with a layer of peat at the bottom most
lighting - 4 wpg (240 watts) shop lights
micros and macros alternate days dosing
DIY CO2 x 3 (output is using Hagen ladder, wood diffuser and glass diffuser)
amano shrimps x 15 and otos x 7
x 2 bedford pencil, x 3 glasscat, x 3 black skirt tetra, x 5 H. Rasbora, x 3 platy

Sorry about the poor photo quality (1st time)
Youjin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 180
Add new pics taken 4/20/06

Reduce background plants from 9 to 8. Remove Myriophyllum mattogrossense as it is growing too fast.







Youjin is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 09:19 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
D.gilly's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: scarborough,ontario
Posts: 705
looks great lots of good molding with the colours!what lighting are u running ? looks bright. nice tank.
D.gilly is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 09:20 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BoxxerBoyDrew's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Waco,Tx
Posts: 781
Andrew,

Buddy you have a GREAT startup going there!!!!! I REALLY LIKE all the different plants, and the way they are settup! You wil be doing ALOT of trimming when things get growing fast though, but stick with it and it will keep on looking good!!

Drew
BoxxerBoyDrew is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 09:31 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
mrbelvedere's Avatar
 
PTrader: (51/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Saint Joseph, Illinois
Posts: 2,783
Send a message via AIM to mrbelvedere Send a message via Yahoo to mrbelvedere
I like the plants and layout but I think the driftwood is somehow too "light." Maybe a darker Malaysian wood?

In college....so no aquariums for a while.....
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mrbelvedere is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2006, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 180
it is a low cost light set-up - 3 sets of 2 x 40 watt shop light fixture that i got from Home Depot for $7.99 each. T12 flourescent bulb is the Philips 6500K type (2 for $5.99)

yes, i felt the same about the light color on the driftwood but it was a free gift by a grower at Napa Valley and it look very nice. I am hoping that the Taiwan moss and java moss will get growing and cover more of the driftwood.
Youjin is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2006, 03:16 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (138/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: socal
Posts: 553
i like the wood/cave!
mecgeorgeneo is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 08:41 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9
Hey Andrew, looks great! Should start to look even better with the pressurized system. Time to start trimming soon...
RockysDad 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