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This is a discussion on Neven's Planted Addiction - july 16, no more 29 gallon within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; JUMP TO LAST PICTURE UPDATES: DiY Sump, mame overflow and light stand --------------- Ever since i rehomed my wifes beta, ...

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    Default Neven's Planted Addiction - july 16, no more 29 gallon

    JUMP TO LAST PICTURE UPDATES:
    DiY Sump, mame overflow and light stand

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    Ever since i rehomed my wifes beta, i've been attracted to planted tanks. Because of this pretty much every tank i've owned has become a planted tank. Since all my tank journals have this similar theme, i figured i might aswell combine my 3 tank journals into 1 single journal. So here is the start to my new Tank Journal, Neven's Planted Addiction.

    A long while back i posted a thread that gave a quick reference to pictures of my start into this hobby, unfortunately the pic links went dead. I decided to rehost the pictures just for those who want to see the old thread: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/membe...d-scapes-2241/

    Now to the journal

    Common through all tanks:
    EI dosed
    Kent RO right + Kent PH Stable
    Metricide 3xWeek dosing 3x recommended.

    Flora:
    Red Tiger Lotus
    Anubias barteri 'nanas'
    Anubias barteri 'Coffeefolia'
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Ammania gracilis
    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf'
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'phillipine'
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'windelov'
    Cryptocoryne beckettii 'petchii'
    Cryptocoryne undulata
    Proserpinaca palustris (Mermaid Weed) -recovering-

    Fauna
    11 black phantoms (half juveniles)
    9 Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
    1 calico Bristlenose
    Several Dwarf Otocs
    Crossocheilus reticulatus

    9.8 gallons
    Substrate: Black Flourite Capped with Tahitian moon sand
    Lighting: 4ft t5ho w/ daylight bulb
    Filtration: Maxijet 400 w/ prefilter on each tank
    Decor: pebbles, granite, manzanita and malaysian driftwood
    Co2: pressurized via ceramic discs
    tanks: custom made acrylic by Gklaw

    Flora - Left:
    Anubias barteri 'Petite'
    Cryptocoryne parva
    Singapore moss
    flame moss
    Ranunculus Inundatus
    Pogostemon erectus
    Echinodorus vesuvius
    staurogyne repens
    Red Flame Amazon Sword
    Stargrass

    Flora - Right:
    Cryptocoryne Lucens
    Cryptocoryne wendtii
    Alternanthera reineckii 'roseafolia'
    Fissidens
    Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'
    eleocharis parvula (Dwarf Hairgrass)
    blyxa japonica
    subwassertang
    Red Tiger Lotus
    Hygrophila pinnatifida
    Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)

    Fauna - Left:
    5 Male Guppies
    1 Dwarf ottos
    3 Amano Shrimp
    2 assassin snails
    Fauna - Right:
    Painted Fire Red Shrimp
    4 zebra Nerite snails

    2.5 gallon
    Substrate: River gravel mixed with crushed coral
    Lighting: Sideways twister CFL, 13W
    Filtration: n/a
    Decor: diy rock wall
    Co2: n/a

    Flora:
    Cryptocoryne Lucens
    Anubias barteri 'nanas'
    Anubias barteri 'Petite'

    Fauna:
    n/a
    Last edited by neven; 07-16-2012 at 11:47 PM. Reason: updated flora and fauna
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    Default 29 gallon

    To kick off the journal, heres a pic of my 29 gallon



    a little has changed. The crypt in the middle foreground was swapped out with another form, i think its an crypt undulata, definately can be wrong though. In the left side foreground theres a plant thats melted a bit atm, im not sure what that is, it grew great before i hooked up co2 again. Oh and i added 6 juvie black phantoms
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    I like it a lot. looks very clean and healthy
    GTA

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    What a beautiful tank. The plants look amazing. Fish paradise, surely.
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    Very Nice Setup. I don't know much about the care or needs of the Red Tiger Lotus but is a favorite Plant of Mine,any secrets on growing a Healthy one such as Yours?

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    10 gallon update:

    This tank had a major outbreak of clado in my willow moss, so i had to remove the moss from the wood and give it a heavy metricide regime on its own. The clado left on the wood itself has pretty much died, as did the remnants of whatever willow moss was left on the wood thanks to dropping the water level down and dosing metricide directly on the spot. During tank maintnence, i removed pogostemon stellatus and replaced it with heteranthera zosterifolia for now. The reason for the removal was it simply needs a much larger tank to be able to space it out to do the plant justice.



    eventually i'll get more manzanita wood for the tank, and give it a much nicer scape, but for now it'll do. Lastly, theres 1 new inhabitant, a Red Rose Guppy from IPU a few weeks back
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    Looking good!!!!
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    I've always liked all your tanks, Rob (especially the 29 gallon ). Where did you find all those amazing plants? LOL. Most of them I no longer keep . One day I'll make it out to your place !

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    2.5 Gallon Added!

    Since my betta died not to long ago i sat waiting wondering what to do with the tank for a few days. First i wanted to eliminate the heater death issue since i got hit with it twice now, second i wanted something different from my other tanks. The solution, a hardscaped background. I've been wanting to do this for a while, so i got started on one last week. I picked up a chunk of styrofoam from the scrap pile at work, grabbed my box cutter and went to town on it several nights throughout the week. Anywho, heres the progress on it:

    the piece i started with


    Cut it down to size


    The filter and heater to be hidden, the styrofoams depth wasn't enough to cover these, so i cut the piece into a wedge shaped and added a spacer behind it.


    the result of the first two carving nights, i added pieces of styrofoam to give more depth, siliconed them together. The intake is the bottom, i will use mesh over it when im done the coatings


    the behind view where the heater and filter sit, the hole on the right is the outtake


    front view of the outtake


    To silicone the multiple layers easily i outlined them in pen and numbered the pieces by topography. This part is the entrance to a tunnel that exits on the right side.


    Finsihed the carving up, the only work i did to the carving after this was to texture the flat areas a bit more


    the background in place, view of the hidden equipment


    front view


    top view, the spout will be trimmed down once the coating is done


    veiw from the other side
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    Wow that looks great Neven, (as do your other two planted tanks)

    I would like to try a DIY 3d backgrownd and seeing how you created that rocky look is really giving me some ideas.

    What are you going to do for paint? Is there some aquarium safe paints or stains out there that will work on styrofoam?

    Please keep some updates coming on this project! Well done so far!
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