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Filling in nicely

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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Love the white anubias. Makes you wonder how something so heavily variegated could grow at all with so little chlorophyll or other pigments!

Gives a great contrast to the other plants as well- perfect for dutch tanks.
I typically am no fan of variegated plants, but this one is more solid white on the newer leaves.

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what size cpr setup did u go with for this tank,
what's ur throughput?
im setting up the 75 gallon and i can't seem to get it quite.. its driving me up the wall.
i've cheated by taping the top 4 rings of the strainer which got it quite but i only want that to be a temporary fix
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what size cpr setup did u go with for this tank,
what's ur throughput?
im setting up the 75 gallon and i can't seem to get it quite.. its driving me up the wall.
i've cheated by taping the top 4 rings of the strainer which got it quite but i only want that to be a temporary fix
102 I think, it has the fat 1" drain, I should have gotten the dual pipes, then done the bean animal conversion, I still can, but I have to DIY, and I'm lazy for the next 3 months.

Bigger is better when it comes to prefilters, and more pipes, the better, Bean animal 100% of the way= zero noise and the lowest cO2 lost possible for overflows.

Note, you can modify on the sides of the prefilter if there's not enough space and you can use 1/2" or 3/8' or 1/4" holes for overflows there, you will need to look for those small bulkheads, but they do make them.

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Hmm well my issue lies in, i have the cs500 setup (300 gph) on my 29. At 200 or 300 gph its silent, no adjusting it uses 3/4 bulkhead and strainer with 1 inch vinyl tubing.
The 75 has the cs900 600 gph version. 1 inch bulkhead with 1 inch tubing, i was assuming less adapters would be silent.
What im noticing this morning is that the silencing tube is doing no good. The strainer is still sucking air down., its actually quieter if i remove the strainer and leave an open hole..
Ive adjusted flow rates and i either get too much and the overflow box just splashes everywhere, and my tank is a typhoon.. or too little and i get this horrible sound

Should i have stepped up to 1/1/4 inch tubing?
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120 Gallon ADA "like", ditched, Dutch style with lots of color instead

I have the cs900 on a 65g and converted my overflow to a durso standpipe. If you google it you will find lots of info. Not 100% silent, but my co2 bubbles getting chopped up make more noise. I can take a pic if needed.

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That might be helpful..
As far as splash noise, i dont mind the water trickle sound. I just dont like the air gurggling effect.
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Hmm well my issue lies in, i have the cs500 setup (300 gph) on my 29. At 200 or 300 gph its silent, no adjusting it uses 3/4 bulkhead and strainer with 1 inch vinyl tubing.
The 75 has the cs900 600 gph version. 1 inch bulkhead with 1 inch tubing, i was assuming less adapters would be silent.
What im noticing this morning is that the silencing tube is doing no good. The strainer is still sucking air down., its actually quieter if i remove the strainer and leave an open hole..
Ive adjusted flow rates and i either get too much and the overflow box just splashes everywhere, and my tank is a typhoon.. or too little and i get this horrible sound

Should i have stepped up to 1/1/4 inch tubing?
Different overflow on my tank, but it sounds like your restricting valve isn't just right. One of these days I'll switch over to an overflow with more space/holes so I can bean-animal as well.

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i dont have a restricting valve. its an open drain pipe
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That might be helpful..
As far as splash noise, i dont mind the water trickle sound. I just dont like the air gurggling effect.
No air gurgling at all with the durso standpipe. It will only cost you a few dollars to build and a little of your time.

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Dude, the different colors look AWESOME! I'll definitely be attempting to achieve some nice color separation in my tank, as I think the all green ones do get to be a tad monotonous.

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Well, you can do a lot with Green, see ADA's tank's for example.

It just wondered why not use colors more for contrast rather than some pre defined rule.

You will never break into new areas without going against the rules.
Too much red can be a bad thing, but you can explore that and why that is over time, and remove and try a new plant, or allow one to fill in more of an area etc.

This way you learn from your own experiences and still maintain some sense of design and approach. Most do not have 20-30 tanks and managing 10-20 ADA like scapes would be impractical for most hobbyists.

So we can do repeated changes on 1-2 or 3, maybe 4-5 tanks etc, vs trying to do everything all in one block.

Takes longer, but it's more manageable.

Most designs tend to use red are a focal point, but there's a lot of scapes with a good deal of reds. Much more than my tank here.

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Rotala sunset has not had any issues since I moved it without trimming.
I'll leave it in the 180 gal tank for awhile before returning it to the 120 gallon.
The new Red Rotala narrow leaf, is doing well, so I might use it in that problem left side spot.

Looks a bit like Rotala mini butterfly.

Elatine hydropiper is coming in and I have some plans finally for that front spot for it. I'll also be redoing the 70 Gal manzy burl tank with that plant and remove the Belem grass. Considering slowly switching to Mini pellia vs the Fissidens, but will likely keep some Fissidens on the right side only.

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