My Planted Tanks.. LOTS of photos!

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by slimeneo, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Here's some pictures of my tanks :) The 5.5 is still cycling, so it's empty right now (except for the plants and coconut). Most of the pictures are of my 10 gal :)








    Does anyone know what plant this is? It's the one in the middle with long green leaves, but the new ones are starting to turn gray/purple.


    Don't know what this plant is either, the new leaves are slightly red :)
     
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  2. OP
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    here are the cutest babies :)



    Here's a picture of the babies soon-to-be home (once it's cycled)


    Hope you liked it!! Thanks for looking :)
     
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  3. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Looks really nice!:)
     




  4. chevyguy8893Well Known MemberMember

    Nice tanks:happy0034:, thanks for posting them :). The plant you described as "slightly red" appears to be hygrophila lacustris. I am not sure about the other one, it looks like another hygrophilia species.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Thanks!! :) They're both growing really fast. I just got them a couple of weeks ago :)
     




  6. QQQUUUUAADDD

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Beautiful!
     
  7. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Nice plants. My guess for that plant would be Hygrophila Angustifolia
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    My tank looks a lot different now:

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    I have way too many aponogetons.. I think I'll probably give a few away.
    Any suggestions about the scape are welcome! I think it looks a bit messy >< Probably because I have too many plants...

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    Baby tank is a bit messy too haha.

    Thanks for looking!
     
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  9. fishlover123456New MemberMember

    your tanks are amazing i love all the plants and decos have fun with your babies hope everything turns out well
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Thanks so much! The coconut shell took awhile to cut, haha.
     
  11. wolverinedValued MemberMember

    Cool tanks and awesome plants. To me I'd ad a more natural substrate in your 10g. Like a light beach color to go with the cocoanut hut. IMO the blue is a bit of distraction to the plants. are you using co2 or anything
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Thanks. Yeah I was going to switch out for the same color gravel as the 5.5 gal but I'm too lazy to take everything out. I'm not using co2 for the 10 gal but I am for the 5.5 gal. I might start co2 in 10 gal later. Not sure. (too lazy again LOL)
     
  13. wolverinedValued MemberMember

    Ha I know the feeling. I like the substrate in the smaller tank. Are you doing a diy co2 in the small tank?
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Yeah, co2 in the small tank. you can't see it in the pictures because I just set it up recently :)

    I really wish the was a quicker (and easier) way to change substrates. Plus I'm sure my parents would not be happy if I did because then I'd have wasted the blue gravel. Ah well. Maybe if I ever upgrade my 10 gal to something bigger, I'll be changing the substrate. BUT that's way into the future, seeing as I'm going to college in 2 years. My parents would not be glad to take care of the tank(s) haha.
     
  15. wolverinedValued MemberMember

    Yea unfortunately there is no swipe the table cloth trick for taking out and putting new substrate in. but luckily its just a ten gal and not a 110 gal. cause than your talking about a whole lot of work to change that out.
     
  16. JustKeepSwimming

    JustKeepSwimmingWell Known MemberMember

    The easiest way to remove and replace substrate I've found is to buy one of those scoops for dog food. Works like a charm.
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Thanks for the tip :) I might change it out in the summer when I have more time. It already takes hours for me to do my weekly water changes. Changing out substrate just might take the whole day!! LOL.
     
  18. josh11551

    josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    What are you using to transfer water? A bottle cap? :;laughing
     
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    slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    LOL no, it's not the actual water change that takes hours, it's the trimming of plants, rearranging plants... etc... that takes most of the time.
     
  20. josh11551

    josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    Oh, okay that makes more sense :)
     






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