Planted Journey Next Gen

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 19, 2021.

  1. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Got it from @nate who bought it at China town in century city.

    So not sure if there is more.

    In other news. Inline Co2 reactor is connected as well as inline heater. Need to get Marine silicone to properly seal the end cap where the heater goes through and need to get clamps as well as the reducer to complete the outlet.

    IMG_20210629_185735.jpg

    NB. The heater goes in at the other end where the black tape is.

    Also cut the template as advised by @A new day. Will be taking the Styrofoam with to Namibian hardwood to hopefully create a nice scape before purchasing.

    _MCP0400.JPG

    _MCP0398.JPG
     
    Whoknows and HugBug like this.
  2. Guest




  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Animals should be respected, not feared

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    429
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Nice! Im honestly just waiting to see the tank set up


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Innocent159 and Shabir like this.
  4. Whoknows

    Whoknows Comp Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Location:
    JHB South
    Thank you :thumbup:
     
    Innocent159 likes this.
  5. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Me to. To the point that I want the sales person to pre sort 1meter pieces of wood. Once I'm happy with the Hardscape it's party time :lol::thumbup:
     
    A new day, MadHatter and Whoknows like this.
  6. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    And then this happened today. Not sure if I an sticking with the scape but very pleased at this moment in time.
    IMG_20210630_094310.jpg

    IMG-20210630-WA0037.jpg


    Until a few seconds after filling. The Styrofoam lifted. So need to redo the right side tomorrow.

    IMG-20210630-WA0034.jpg

    IMG-20210630-WA0031.jpg
     
    T. Guppy, HugBug, Whoknows and 5 others like this.
  7. Shabir

    Shabir

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Nice!! Water is in :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. Whoknows

    Whoknows Comp Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Location:
    JHB South
    I really like that hardscape.
     
  9. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    And water needs to come out again lol.
    Thank you.
     
    Whoknows and Shabir like this.
  10. Shabir

    Shabir

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Lol that's fine. The main hurdle is passed
     
    Whoknows likes this.
  11. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    After a long day. Very long day.

    First task was to rescape. 10 Mins after taking this pictures and the tank reached 17.1 Degrees.

    _MCP0406.JPG

    _MCP0403.JPG
    _MCP0402.JPG

    And boooom... The inline heater leaked. Lost 3cm of water... The pressure was too much.

    Lets hope the pvc cement will help. I need to get a uniseal but do not know where to get.

    _MCP0405.JPG

    Have to add that I do like this scape except the the lack of height but can already see how I am going to plant it.

    NB: Today I swore this is my last tank!!! struggled 3 hours with the canister and then the heater leaked.. Have not been this wet in a while.
    Feel like crying LOL

    _MCP0404.JPG
     
    T. Guppy, Whoknows, Cale24 and 2 others like this.
  12. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2020
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    Death Star
    Ooooooh nice look! Can't wait for the plants to go in here, I can already picture it.

    Must that wood still leech out? If so, might want to get a bag of purigen for your filter if you don't like the blackwater look.
     
    Innocent159 and A new day like this.
  13. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Thank you. Still a few things to sort out before I can get plants in.

    The wood does look like it still need to leech out. I am not bother with the water.
     
    Lord Vader likes this.
  14. Whoknows

    Whoknows Comp Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Location:
    JHB South
    Looks good :thumbup::thumbup:.


    NB its never the last tank:lol:
     
    A new day, Lord Vader and Innocent159 like this.
  15. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Please don't tell the girlfriend that.
    In-line heater has been glued. Will search for uniseal
     
    Whoknows likes this.
  16. Whoknows

    Whoknows Comp Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Location:
    JHB South
    Hope she doesn't read TASA then :lol::lol:

    Good luck hope you come right
     
    Innocent159 and A new day like this.
  17. MadHatter

    MadHatter Animals should be respected, not feared

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    429
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    What I found works really well with high pressure is 2 part epoxy or UV resin. Both of which don’t leach toxins in to your water after they are cured.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. OP
    Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    618
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Pvc glue worked and got uniseal. Looks like everything is holding.

    But they say when it rains it pours and today was the cherry on the cake

    Canister or screwdriver or something banged against the glass and crack the 3ft.
    IMG_20210702_163850.jpg
     
  19. MadHatter

    MadHatter Animals should be respected, not feared

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    429
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Ouch that hurts, and yep. Same happened to me yesterday or the day before don’t even know when it was lol.

    Just bad luck on top of bad luck


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2020
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    Death Star
    Eina :( Experienced that once before,..not nice at all. Good luck

    Sent from my SM-N770F using Tapatalk
     
  21. Whoknows

    Whoknows Comp Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Location:
    JHB South
    Look on the bright side you can get a 4ft now :lol::lol:
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Planted Journey Next Forum Date
Gio's Planted tank journey Planted Tanks Feb 15, 2021
Custom, planted journey v2 Anything DIY related Feb 23, 2018
Planted journey Planted Tanks May 14, 2017
My planted journey Planted Tanks May 1, 2016
Start of a planted tank journey Planted Tanks Dec 5, 2012
Beginning of my new 468lt planted tank journey Planted Tanks May 7, 2012
Canister filter or hob filter for 60cm planted tank Beginner Discussions Jul 11, 2021

Share This Page