40 Breeder Re-Scape - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Finalplay10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 770
40 Breeder Re-Scape

So I have been playing with this tank for awhile now and finally have it at a place where I am happy (kinda...). Tom Barr sent me some beautiful Manzanita that fits perfectly into the tank and looks amazing! Now I just need to go about getting some more plants to fill it out... Any suggestions?

Aquarium is inhabited by the messiest eater of all time that goes by the name of Baby-Eater (my wife named him for his habit of eating baby shrimp). He is a Serrasalmus Sanchezi "Ruby Red" (Ruby Red Spilo). No tank mates other then a breeding colony of RCS that act as his permanent food source (they breed faster then he can eat them).

I definitely would love some suggestions for some tall, mid ground, and shorter plants.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to your responses!



Some pictures of Baby-Eater doing his thing which is mostly swimming, eating, or attacking anything I put into the tank, including my hands, which is why I now use large tongs to scape... (old scape can be seen in these pictures)

After a meal of frozen shrimp:


Patrolling his territory:

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Last edited by Finalplay10; 03-07-2014 at 03:40 AM. Reason: addition of photos
Finalplay10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 03:29 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Whiskey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vista, CA
Posts: 597
Some Crypt species jumps immediately to mind when I see this tank. Low light, easy, root feeder - and lots of leaf shapes to choose from.

Your off to a great start!
Whiskey

Current work in progress:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whiskey is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Finalplay10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 770
The tank is actually lit by a Build My LED light... I just keep it really low at night to kind of ease baby eater into the lights out period once I go to bed.

This thing can get wicked bright when I crank it to 50%.

100% is like the surface of the sun!

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Finalplay10 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Whiskey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vista, CA
Posts: 597
Do you have c02 on this tank? If not, and especially with the Anubias in a full light space I would keep the light turned back to keep the tank algae free. If you shade the Anubias then you could turn it up a little with the addition of c02 and go for some tougher species like hc.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Current work in progress:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whiskey is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2014, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Finalplay10's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 770
I do have pressurized CO2 and and automatic fert doser set up on this tank... I've had some issues with algae in the past but not sense I started dialing the light way down with the LED set up. I may move the Anubias to shadies positions beneath branches to fill it out a bit once the Crypts arrive. I'll just have to wait and see how it looks once I have everything.

Hopefully sometime this week I will be recieving 3x Crypt Nurii and about 2 dozen other Crypy sp.'s from a pair of board members. This bad boy should fill in rather quickly. If I can get it all planted and thriving without Baby Eater taking a chunk out of my hand I'll call it a win.

Pictures to come once the new plants arrive.

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Last edited by Finalplay10; 03-10-2014 at 04:27 AM. Reason: z
Finalplay10 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