The Planted Tank Forum banner

1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This thread will follow the journey of Glimpse, an ADA 45P Cube Garden.

10/29/15


10/19/15


10/15/15


Equipment:
Tank - ADA 45P
Stand - Innovative Marine NUVO 38 (white)
Filter - Eheim 2215 (classic 350)
Lily Pipes - no name knockoffs
Light - 18" Current Satellite + Pro
Substrate - ADA Amazonia (9L)
CO2 Regulator - Milwaukee single stage regulator
CO2 Diffuser - ADA Pollen Glass Type 3
Heater - Hydor ETH 200 Inline Heater

Flora:
Eleocharis "Belem
Fissidens Miroshaki
Fissidens Splachnobryodies (mini)
Mini Pellia
Rotala Green
Rotala Colorata
Rotala Indica
Rotala H'ra
Hygro. Pinnatifida
Ludwigia sp Red
Bylxa Japonica
Hydrocotyle Japan
Bucephalandra Brownie Ghost

Fauna:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
651 Posts
I love the driftwood.

Did you glue it onto a piece of stone? I'm thinking of doing that for one of my tanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
I love the driftwood.

Did you glue it onto a piece of stone? I'm thinking of doing that for one of my tanks.
Thanks! Nope, it's just propped up on top of it. Not sure the best way to keep it there to be honest. I'm thinking of wrapping it in some fishing line but still not sure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
Thanks! Nope, it's just propped up on top of it. Not sure the best way to keep it there to be honest. I'm thinking of wrapping it in some fishing line but still not sure.
Some plant sinkers on the ends might work. Easy enough to test in a bucket.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
559 Posts
sweet driftwood. i recommend sloping up to it the back right corner. this will hide the base of the driftwood and create a more natural look. it also creates the illusion that you only have one main piece.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
124 Posts
That really is some beautiful driftwood!

I agree with amphirion about the slope.

There's no doubt in my mind that this will turn out very well. It just looks like one of those professional builds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Oh I don't know about that one. ;) Just going to try a few things and hope it turns out well.

It's tricky to see but there is a slope in there but I haven't really taken a good photo of it. The bottom grass photo shows it best
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,871 Posts
Looking good, Mum. I've noticed that belem grows pretty quickly submersed in CO2-enriched tanks, so that one week DSM you've got planned might be just perfect.

What are the other plants that you have planned for this scape?

Also, what is that beneath your substrate? It appears to be a riser of some sort.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Looking good, Mum. I've noticed that belem grows pretty quickly submersed in CO2-enriched tanks, so that one week DSM you've got planned might be just perfect.

What are the other plants that you have planned for this scape?

Also, what is that beneath your substrate? It appears to be a riser of some sort.
Thanks mate! Yeah I'm thinking the same thing.

I've got two types of tiny fissidens on the way along with some mini pellia, R. Green, R. Colorata, bylxa, hydrocotyle japan, and buce brownie ghost. That should get me started but I'm not sure how I'm going to lay it all out. I've got about 3 days to figure it out.

And are you referring to the ADA garden mat below the tank? There's nothing in the tank itself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Well that DSM was the shortest I've heard of lol.




My fissidens arrived (thanks Jimko!) and were drying out too much so I flooded her!

24 hours later:
ammonia - 5ppm
nitrite - 0ppm
nitrate - 5ppm

Planning on 50% daily changes for the next couple weeks. Rest of the plants are coming tomorrow ;)
 

·
Puzzled...
Joined
·
1,223 Posts
Great Start! Love the gnarly piece. Good luck. Subscribed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,871 Posts
The tank's looking great, Mum. Clean and elegant.
Once the moss, et al cover the branches, man, you're going to have a real looker there.

I personally would not dose for the first two to three weeks. You're using AS and that's already got most of what you need as the majority of you plants are root feeders. After three weeks, start with micros and K. Until then, I would just observe the tank and learn its idiosyncrasies, they all have them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
The tank's looking great, Mum. Clean and elegant.
Once the moss, et al cover the branches, man, you're going to have a real looker there.

I personally would not dose for the first two to three weeks. You're using AS and that's already got most of what you need as the majority of you plants are root feeders. After three weeks, start with micros and K. Until then, I would just observe the tank and learn its idiosyncrasies, they all have them.
Thanks man!

Yes the branch has a long way to go but it'll look great in time.

So even the micros and k will be ok due to the soil?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,871 Posts
AS does not supply those nutrients, but I don't think that the demand will be there initially as the plants are still getting established during that period.
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
Top