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edwarlock
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Joined: 29 May 2010

PostPosted: 2010.12.28(Tue)4:37    Post subject: my 70 G asian tank Reply with quote

well almost, 68.8 G

here it is the set up, September 27th



2 weeks later:



in later October:



And about 2 weeks ago.








Flora:

Valisneria sp.
Hygrophila corymbosa
Hygrophyla difformis
Limnophila sessiliflora
Microsorum pteropus
Cryptocorine sp.
Sagitaria subulata
Aponogeton crispus
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis.

And what seems to be some kind of nesaea sp or althernantera. Not sure, and what I mistakenly bought thinking it was rotala rotundifolia, Ludwigia arcuatus...

Fish:

10 Tiger barbs
6 Gold barbs
6 checkered barbs
3 cherry barbs
4 siamese algae eaters
3 boesemani rainbowfish
1 female pearl gourami

Razz Razz
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Osinga
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Location: Kelowna, BC.

PostPosted: 2010.12.28(Tue)14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks lush and beatiful. Nice job. I like the yellow, 'acidy' water look. It looks very natural. I bet the fish are loving it. Nicely done.
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rales12
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Location: Wyoming

PostPosted: 2010.12.28(Tue)15:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic! I'm envious! I need to put some more effort into getting my plants to grow like that Smile
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2010.12.29(Wed)7:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys! It was a major battle...the substrate is plain gravel with a bit of clay, just a dash of earthworm humus and Sera florenette root tabs, all mixed.

In the beggining NOTHING would grow, and my Vals were dying...my ambulia was not growing...

despite having 2 WPG...

So I bought a lamp fixture for 2 T5NO, 56 additional watts. I also started dosing Excel, and Bam!

Now I am around 3 WPG, I'd say a bit more since the T5NO are different for that. In total, 200 watss for 68.8 Gallons

I dose Microbe lift's bloom and grow fertilizer once a week.

I wanted a carpet plant, I needed more sagitarias subulatas and I just couldn
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2010.12.29(Wed)9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice setup and I think L. brasiliensis will spread well in it, but beware of algae...removing it from this little plant is quite a pain!
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2010.12.29(Wed)13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcos Avila wrote:
Very nice setup and I think L. brasiliensis will spread well in it, but beware of algae...removing it from this little plant is quite a pain!


Obrigado Marcos:) For that job I have 4 young Siamese Algae Eaters ( or that's what they look like!) Smile
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2010.12.29(Wed)13:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Great tank, Edwarlock. What are the dimensions of your tank? I ask because I was curious about the height of this tank. I am playing with some lighting ideas for a 75 gallon and was wondering if your tank and a 75 had similar heights. Thanks!
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2010.12.29(Wed)15:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleWillie wrote:
Wow. Great tank, Edwarlock. What are the dimensions of your tank? I ask because I was curious about the height of this tank. I am playing with some lighting ideas for a 75 gallon and was wondering if your tank and a 75 had similar heights. Thanks!


Thank you! tank measurements are:

almost 20 inches high.

51.2 inches long

16 inches in depth
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2011.02.05(Sat)20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some Rotala rotundifolia, where would you suggest I plant it in this tank? The aponogeton, althernatera, and H.corymbosa are gone and replaced by Limnophila sessiliflora...

Thank you! Cool
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