neverwander's 22 gallon long high-tech iwagumi - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
neverwander's 22 gallon long high-tech iwagumi



Week 3



Week 1



After Planting

Finally got around to setting up a new tank after moving to Brooklyn. This one is a Mr. Aqua 22 long.

Equipment includes:
Finnex Planted+ LED light
Eheim Classic 2213 cannister filter
Hydor In-Line Heater
5 lb CO2 Bottle

Plants are:
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' (Baby's Tears)
Staurogyne repens
Eleocharis sp.

Currently dosing with ADA Brighty Green Step 1 daily, and CO2 at ~4 bubbles per second. Light for 10 hours a day for now.

Last edited by neverwander; 07-13-2015 at 12:56 PM. Reason: Adding most recent picture
neverwander is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 01:02 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 32
Hi, it looks like your off to a great start! I like the rock you've selected and you've got a really nice set-up. I'm also a fan of the 22 long... I wish I would have known about that size when I set-up my 20 gal.

Any plans as far as what your going to stock in there?
PrimeObsession is offline  
post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 01:10 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Posts: 34
Nice!
Nastee is offline  
 
post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
The plan as of right now is a nice shool of threadfin rainbows, some otos, and red cherry shrimp
neverwander is offline  
post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 02:59 AM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NY
Posts: 292
very nice tank! raise the light a little bit if possible.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kimchilee is offline  
post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 03:05 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
agro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimchilee View Post
very nice tank! raise the light a little bit if possible.
P+ should be fine if he's blasting co2.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
agro is offline  
post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimchilee View Post
very nice tank! raise the light a little bit if possible.
Thanks! Are you saying add more light, or physically raise the light so its farther away from the water?
neverwander is offline  
post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 04:28 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
agro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 716
What type of outlet you have? Also move the inlet more to the right and out of sight.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
agro is offline  
post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 05:11 AM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NY
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by agro View Post
P+ should be fine if he's blasting co2.
i don't have a PAR meter, but i did a little test on Current USA SAT+ and Finnex Planted+ before, ran each of them on my 22 gallon tank for couple days with 8 hours photoperiod, i think raise the planted+ light few inches higher from the substrate is not a bad idea. i might be wrong.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neverwander View Post
Thanks! Are you saying add more light, or physically raise the light so its farther away from the water?
physically raise the light, but i might be wrong.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kimchilee is offline  
post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimchilee View Post
i don't have a PAR meter, but i did a little test on Current USA SAT+ and Finnex Planted+ before, ran each of them on my 22 gallon tank for couple days with 8 hours photoperiod, i think raise the planted+ light few inches higher from the substrate is not a bad idea. i might be wrong.
I saw you raised yours up, but I couldn't make out what you used to do so. Any suggestions? Also, love your 22. It's really coming along nicely!
neverwander is offline  
post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NY
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by neverwander View Post
I saw you raised yours up, but I couldn't make out what you used to do so. Any suggestions? Also, love your 22. It's really coming along nicely!
thanks, going to add more plants to my 22 this week. for finnex planted+, you can try to contact neilshieh for the light risers, or see the link below. i'm still waiting for the finnex 24/7 version light risers.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...721&highlight=


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kimchilee is offline  
post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by agro View Post
What type of outlet you have? Also move the inlet more to the right and out of sight.
The outlet is the one that comes with the filter, basically a plastic tube with 5 or 6 holes drilled in the side to let the water out. I would move the inlet over if I could, but I ran out of filter tubing. Gonna wait a few weeks, and pick up some glass inflow/outlow and clear tubing.
neverwander is offline  
post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
Updated original post with this weeks photo. Getting good growth out of HC. Algae has begun to take hold. Reduced lit period and decreased daily fert dose to try to counteract it. Also cut the Eleocharis back so it stands up straight. I like the fact that the tops stick out of the water now. Can't wait for the tank to stabilize so I can get some shrimp and Otos in here to help combat the algae.
neverwander is offline  
post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 03:58 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NY
Posts: 292
impressive growth rate!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kimchilee is offline  
post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 59
HELP! Algae Explosion! This red thread algae has taken off and I can't seem to slow down it's growth. I have stopped dosing with ferts altogether and pulled back on CO2. Light period is currently at 8 hours a day. Doing a water change actually made it worse. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to combat this stuff?







neverwander is offline  
Reply

Tags
22 gallon, iwagumi, long, mr aqua, neverwander

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