Drumbee23's 20H - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
Drumbee23's 20H

ok so i work at "that fish place"(fish supplies) and i had a 33 flatback pentagon tank proir to working there. i also have a chinese waterdragon witch has here own 4'x6'x18" enclosure, and a few terrariums. so a few weeks back i dissasembled a terrarium i had and so i decided i would try a planted tank. sofar it has gone pretty well...

Tank:Perfecto 20H
light:coralife 24 inch 65w freshwater fixture, 15w t8 fixture
Filter/Equipment:Ehiem classic plus(2213), marineland heater, marineland powerhead.
substrate:flourite black(river stones as top layer)
Co2:milwaukee MA957 regulator, 10lbs tank, powerhead diffusion
Treaments:dry ferts
Plants:dwarf Subulata, Sagittaria Subulata, Broadleaf Sagittaria, Water Wisteria, Moss(Chladophora aegagrophila), Watersprite, marsilea hirsuta, anacharis, javamoss, oval leaf ludwigia and broad leaf ludwigia, and some kind of wendentii
Fish:as of now 2 Blue Danios, sunset gourami, 3 otto cats, female sorwdtail, a black rainbow shark and the few snails i picked up from my plants

pics
curent scape


(first scape)












oh and my other tank, bad pics i know, it looks so much better in person...



just thought i would throw these up its just one of my terriums







Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	170.9 KB
ID:	13398  


Last edited by drumbee23; 07-20-2009 at 06:17 PM.
drumbee23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 11:10 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
kyle3's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Washburn, Wisconsin
Posts: 713
should grow in very nicely, cute tank

cheers-K

______________________________

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.
kyle3 is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
thnx i think it looks good and so does everyone at my work...i think i might need to invest in a co2 system...thnx
drumbee23 is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 02:29 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Tex Gal's Avatar
 
PTrader: (78/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Joshua, TX
Posts: 1,734
Send a message via Yahoo to Tex Gal
You might want to nix the airstone. It drives the CO2 out of the water. DIY CO2 is inexpensive and easy.

The 2nd tank looks like it might be plastic plants. Are they real?

Just keeping on keeping on....


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.
Tex Gal is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
i kinda liked the airstone...ill turn it off and see if the plants do better....and yes the second is all plastic, its been set up for a few years so its alil old but it looks good IMO and i dont wana tear it down, i almost did take it down for a saltwater tank but decided not to....i might go with that red sea bio system...or i might just try to pick me up a pressurized system....
drumbee23 is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
ok so i had to do some moving around with some plants....some didnt make it, i added some riccia and some more wood....need to get ferts so plants do better...oh and also set up a DYI co2 system...









drumbee23 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 01:13 AM
Planted Member
 
ryan_p's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 155
hey i like your tank and you have a really nice terrarium. Once the plants fill in your tank surely it will look really nice . What kind of fish are you planning to put in your tank?


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.
ryan_p is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
basically what i have now...yesterday i put in a pleco and a rainbow shark....and have been thinking of either putting in a graumi or sorwdtail from my other tank....i also redid my DYI co2 system...i call it semi-pressurized...i will explain later, with a diagram for those who care to see it....
drumbee23 is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 09:16 PM
Algae Grower
 
eva321's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 61
nice tank -- it's gonna look great when it fills in. who lives in the terrarium?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eva321 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
haha no one at this time...there was a big eyed tree frog but he decided to leave....so im gonna wait till it grows some more and then think about somthing else....
drumbee23 is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 02:17 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Vladdy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Posts: 386
I love that wood. The first tank looks much better than the second one to be honest. I like that terrarium. It looks as natural as the first aquarium. That's a lot of plants. Lookin good. I was thinking of setting up a DIY CO2. Any advice on that? Check out my journal.


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

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


My 10 Gallon Aquarium Journal

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vladdy is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
Well my planted tanks cureents state im not to happy bout. I did lose some plants so it looks kinda wierd. Im trying to get some more. Thnx for the comments on the terrium. As far as Co2 its not to complicated i did get alil complex but it is simple look at some of the threads about it

oh and bana plants are awsome...we sell them at my work...i was tempted to get some
drumbee23 is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
drumbee23's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster PA
Posts: 101
ok so i completely tore it apart on tuesday to replace the gravel...heres what it looks like now





drumbee23 is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 77
tanks looks good, I actually might copy a few things for my 20

If thats a common pleco, It and the shark will need a much large home.


edit just read its a rubber nose plec. it should be ok but the shark for sure wont be.


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

foster400 is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:31 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
malaybiswas's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,595
Send a message via Yahoo to malaybiswas
pretty nice tank. Just 2 points

- some FG plants will be good
- you have most of the wood and rock hidden behind the plants. You might want to bring them forward and be more prominent. Don't worry about the stem plants. They will eventually grow taller than any of the wood or rocks.

Patience is the name of the game.

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.
|
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.
malaybiswas 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