Hello Everyone! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-08-2014, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Hello Everyone!

Hi,

I'm scrapironfish, I had a 100 gallon tank about 15 years ago. I just recently got back into the hobby about a year and a half ago. Wow how things have changed. I'm learning/spending fast though. Thanks to this forum which I've lurked on for the past year. This forum has Great knowledge, beautiful tanks, and no haters/trash talkers etc. Very nice community here that I am glad to finally join and be a part of.

Please give me a warm welcome. and watch my video(s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcivBi-C5vo

Current set up:

GEAR:
- 20 Gallon Long
- 2 Hob Aquaclear filters,(200 GPH total) biological, mechanical, no carbon.
- pressurized co2 During photoperiod
- Aeration at night.

FERTS:
- EI Dosing Seachem flourish line of products (Iron, Pottasium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Trace, and flourish)

LIGHTING:
- Photoperiod = 8HRS
- CoralLife T5HO 62 watt fixture.
1x 6700k 31 watt bulb
1x 10,000k 31 watt bulb

FLORA:
- Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri)
- Madagascarlace (Aponogeton madagascariensis)
- Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
- Amazon Sword (Echinodorus)
- crystalwort (Riccia fluitans)
- Telanthera Cardinalis
- Cyperus Helferi
- Java Fern Windelov
- Dwarf Hair Grass <-- (using emersed hairgrass I bought from "[censored][censored][censored][censored]-co" its melting and coming back slowly)
- (Driftwood) Mopani and Spider wood

FAUNA:
- 5x Tiger Barbs
- 2x Red Wag Plattys (1 Male 1 Female, I Had 2 Females but the male kicked the [censored][censored][censored][censored] out of the other female)
- 3x Neon Tetras
- 3x Black Neon Tetras
- 1x Mystery Snail
scrapironfish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 12:37 AM
Fresh Fish Freak
 
lauraleellbp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,403
Welcome TPT, glad you've enjoyed the forum and Unlurked yourself!





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!

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.
lauraleellbp is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
Welcome TPT, glad you've enjoyed the forum and Unlurked yourself!
Thanks!
scrapironfish is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 02:32 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
AquaAurora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: north east cost US
Posts: 5,602
You need more line of sight break up if your platy is beating up others. I'd also recommend getting more if each tetra and platy (lot of females if you can find them) so school size is at least 6 for each, makes them more comfortable and act more natural + spears aggression out amongst several fish to avoid one being singled out and bullied to death.

Due to photobuckets new bs cost for use of images on forums I have deleted all photobucket accounts. I apologize if you enjoyed or found my photos helpful.
Starting to update these threads

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.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AquaAurora is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 02:37 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
180g's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: on the internet.
Posts: 559
-WEEEELCOOOOME TOOOO TTTTTTTTTTPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTT-



yea

''To screw up a 180g does not take much, to fix up a screwed up 180g is an effort beyond most mortals.''
first planted tank 180g

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

(I'm 13
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
180g is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
You need more line of sight break up if your platy is beating up others. I'd also recommend getting more if each tetra and platy (lot of females if you can find them) so school size is at least 6 for each, makes them more comfortable and act more natural + spears aggression out amongst several fish to avoid one being singled out and bullied to death.
Good info on livestock here. I'm not sure what direction I want to head with my livestock. Once my plants fill in i should have line od sight break up.
I may just get rid of the plattys and tiger barbs and go for more placid calm fish like the tetras. I would love some more colorful fish like apistogramma's or some rainbows.
scrapironfish is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
AquaAurora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: north east cost US
Posts: 5,602
If you get rainbows stick to the small breeds like thread fins and spotted blue eyed Gertrude's (keep I schools of. 6 or more), the larger breeds need more swim room, 4ft minimum, but the longer the tank the better.

Due to photobuckets new bs cost for use of images on forums I have deleted all photobucket accounts. I apologize if you enjoyed or found my photos helpful.
Starting to update these threads

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.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AquaAurora is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
If you get rainbows stick to the small breeds like thread fins and spotted blue eyed Gertrude's (keep I schools of. 6 or more), the larger breeds need more swim room, 4ft minimum, but the longer the tank the better.
More great info. I love you guys!
scrapironfish is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 01:02 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
aquarist's Avatar
 
PTrader: (28/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,440
Hello and welcome! This is a great sign to be on, there is so much information on here.
aquarist is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquarist View Post
Hello and welcome! This is a great sign to be on, there is so much information on here.
Thanks man!

I can tell I'm going to be very happy here. My cell phone battery while I'm at work on the other hand doesn't like this site. Heh. Is there a mobile version for this site? hmmm I haven't checked.
scrapironfish is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 01:06 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
aquarist's Avatar
 
PTrader: (28/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,440
It's on tapatalk, which is even better than a mobile version of the site.
aquarist is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
scrapironfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 38
Sweet Thanks!
scrapironfish 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