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Waffleman
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Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2003.04.09(Wed)20:59    Post subject: 75G planted Reply with quote

I'm trying this again:

This is my 75G planted tank 2.5 weeks after initial setup. (1/22/03)



Since I don't have a digital camera, I don't have a newer picture. but it looks like a jungle and had to remove most of the rock to make room for plants.

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PostPosted: 2003.04.09(Wed)21:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! What plants/fish are in it? What are your params, water changes, etc?
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Waffleman
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PostPosted: 2003.04.09(Wed)21:38    Post subject: Parameters Reply with quote

The hardware:
* 5 x 40W fluorescent bulbs ( 2 double bulb walmart fixtures $5.00 each)
* 2 GE sunshine bulbs, 2 GE palt and aquarium bulbs, 1 perfecto aquarium bulb
* 300W heater
* Magnum 350 canister filter
* Substrate is kitty litter, Fluorite and fine gravel

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Fauna:
1 big angel, 3 small angels
3 festive ciclids
2 yoyo loaches
2 kuhli loaches
1 botia sidthimunki
1 pair of platys
1 pair of bolivian rams
3 oto's
3 SEA
2 algae eaters
1 2"pleco
15 Neon tetras
4 cherry barbs
Flora: (not all of it is in thepicture)
1 bunch Red ludwiga
3 red lotus
1 ozelot sword
1 regular sword
dwarf sag in front
several different crypts: green , brown, balensea
anubias: Nana and Coffeefolia
Hygrophila difformis
giant vals ( grows way too fast)
Aponogeton longiplumulosus (large)
Crinum calamistratum (small)
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
cabomba

Water parameters:
pH : 7.4
KH: 6
GH: Don't check
Nitrate: 5 to 10ppm
Nitrite and ammonia:0
phosphate: trace

Maintenance
Flora pride 3ml twice per week
Weekly water change 15 Gallon of unconditionned tap water
I just skim over the gravel with the gravel vacuum, I don't touch it.
Filter cleaning when the flow gets too low



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PostPosted: 2003.04.09(Wed)21:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the big Angel eat the Neons?

BTW.... Nice tank
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Location: Transplanted Canuck in Ohio

PostPosted: 2003.04.10(Thu)7:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waffle, your tank looks awesome !
You mentioned you had a sidthimunki botia. Have you had him a long time? I've looked high and low for them locally. The only ones I can find are in a store's "For viewing only" tank, and they won't part with them! They even said they were on a "no ship" list from the far east... meaning they are on the endangered list.

If there's an lfs where you are that you bought him from can you give me the name?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: 2003.04.10(Thu)19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the cave the driftwood makes. Why do you use unconditioned tap water?
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Waffleman
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PostPosted: 2003.04.10(Thu)21:13    Post subject: Tanks and Q&A Reply with quote

Thanks for the complements,

SOS: Nope, the angels don't bather the neons, I'm getting worried about the size of the Festivums however. Shocked

The_B: I use unconditionned water because, the plants and fish seem to do OK, Parameters are not ideal but sure work. So there is no needed expense in trying the use RO or DI water. Smile

AlleyCat: check your PM

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PostPosted: 2003.04.10(Thu)22:37    Post subject: Re: Tanks and Q&A Reply with quote

Waffleman wrote:
Thanks for the complements,
SOS: Nope, the angels don't bather the neons, I'm getting worried about the size of the Festivums however. Shocked


Severums are closely related to Festivums. My severum has never eaten a fish and he's about 7 inches long. I put feeder guppies in for my needlefish and the severum never bats an eyelash. This may not hold up for Festivums though.
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