my ALMOST ada 5.5 gal. - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: corvallis, OR
Posts: 259
my ALMOST ada 5.5 gal.

Below is a 5.5 that I bought from my lfs and derimmed.

Specs of the 5.5:

ada amazonia(half bags worth in there)
manzanita wood
archaea 17in led
zoomed 501( gonna order off amazon soon)
9mm lily pipes( amazon as well)
*take note that I am a 15 year old and Iv been piecing this setup piece by piece over the past 4 months... lol *

So.... for the scape, as I was playing around with the wood I had figured out a scape and was gonna keep it that way but something didnt seem right. I then decided to re-scape it and this time i turned the wood upside down and came up with this,

anyways, Ill explain the scape a little more, if any of you has seen Tom Barr's dutch style tank youll know where I'm going with this. In the far right im going to have an hc lawn, and for the middle section parted by the "roots" im going to have some starogyne repens. And the left front im gonna have either pogostemon helferi or erio parkeri. for the back im gonna have some rotalas, probaly colorata, mini butterfly, and najenshan) that will probaly be the end as far as plants for this tank but you know how planted tanks are, you just get more and more plants.. lol
thats it for this post, Im gonna leave off with some other angles of the scape.




Allentan97 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 06:45 AM
Planted Member
 
tizzite's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 155
looking forward to the progress. good job derimming!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tizzite is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 07:27 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Dugsul808's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Honozulu, USA
Posts: 319
looking good. maybe you could add thicker wood or mabe a couple more branches. dont be afraid to take up alot of space in your tank man! looking foward to the final product!

ADA Mini L #Aquatic Junkie
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.
Dugsul808 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: corvallis, OR
Posts: 259
6 days later, I added some hc trimmings for dsm. here are some pics

6/2/13 keep in mind that these are trimmings, not potted plants

Last edited by Allentan97; 06-02-2013 at 08:42 PM. Reason: edit
Allentan97 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: corvallis, OR
Posts: 259
2 weeks later, 6/20/13, happy fathers day to you all fathers out there

Top corner has some melting goin on but bottom strip is going awesome!



Allentan97 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