Thread: 36gal bow front!
04-11-2012, 02:33 AM #1
36gal bow front!
not so much a journal from start up of this tank it has been running for a few years. after finding some good lights for cheap i decided to go high tech and add some diy co2. the bottle i used to create it was a gallon container, and it bubbles into another gallon container only because the pressure created by a smaller co2 chamber was insane.
here is a pic of the first day i put the co2 in to document the "starting" growth. date: 3/26
this picture was taken a few days after date :3/30
the lotus has had explosive growth since i bought it about 2 weeks ago. when i first brought it home there were 2 fully formed leaves, with a third starting to sprout.
the dwarf sag has started to show improvement with the addition of co2.
here is a pic of my tank as of about 20 min ago date : 4/10
also any plant suggestions are welcome. im thinking of giving my anubias away and trying out crypts? just wondering what types of crypts you guys have had experience with and like.
if i do decide i want anubias again it wouldnt be too hard as my 90gal has 5-6 plants that put out a new leaf every 7-10 days.
ill check every day for suggestions about anything tank related and will be updating every few days with new pics to help me document my experience
04-11-2012, 02:52 AM #2
Think I'll subscribe since I'm considering DIY Co2.
Maybe some Amazon Sword if your capacity and lighting can support it. Just keep in background, as it will take over.
04-11-2012, 03:04 AM #3
i actually had a sword plant in there that, after it split into two seperate plants, i moved to my 90gal. where it still takes up half the tank. i have been considering re doing the right side with an amazon sword plant though...
04-11-2012, 03:06 AM #4
They do get huge, don't they. Can't wait for mine to take over the filter intake side.
04-11-2012, 12:05 PM #5
I've got six bunches of crypts, not sure the exact type, but all of them suffer from crypt melt. It can be caused from water changes to moving them too much. It turns them into a mush. Depending on the crypts you get, they can take a long while to get used to the tank and start to grow, but they do look nice, and my angel loves them."Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby
04-11-2012, 11:08 PM #6
yea i was reading quite a bit about crypt melt. thats what is really holding me up from getting some