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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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60 gallon cherry tank! updated 3/13 52k!

Equipment

Marineland 60 gallon (48-1/4"L x 12-3/4"W x 23-3/4)
AquaticLife 48" T5HO 2 54 watt bulbs(12 hour light period)
Concoa212 Dual Stage Regulator
BettaTail postbody kit
MaxiJet 600 Powerhead
5 pound CO2 Cylinder

Flora

C. Willisii
Staurogyne repens 049
unknown crypts
Glosso
Blyxa japonica
Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides
Rotala Colorata
Limnophila Aromatica
Narrow Leaf Java Fern

Fauna
3-4 otocinclus affinis
50 RCS
15 ember tetras
5 dwarf neon rainbows

Substrate
60 lbs of Eco Complete
8 dry quarts of miracle grow organic choice potting mix



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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 07:46 PM
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I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass has a really awesome green, especially in contrast to the dark substrate. How is the flow with 2 power heads and the canister? Also, I think you should add a school of corys for the bottom. I think they are great fish and some sterbai or julii corys would look great with the dark substrate.
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Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?
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Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?
lol nevermind, probably should've read the whole post first
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Awesome, I love your layout
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post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass has a really awesome green, especially in contrast to the dark substrate. How is the flow with 2 power heads and the canister? Also, I think you should add a school of corys for the bottom. I think they are great fish and some sterbai or julii corys would look great with the dark substrate.
Thank you!! The flow is alright. I think some of my fish like playing in the current the powerheads create. I would add some corys but I don't think they would have any room to swim. Maybe I should have gotten Eleocharis Belem which grows shorter than the dhg I have now. I'll definitely look into though.
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Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?
Thanks! It's 108 watts total.
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, I love your layout
Thank you. I owe you and shiny a thanks too tho bc you guys inspired me to do a journal on my 60 gallon
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post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:31 PM
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Do your Long-fin serpae school together much? I've got some in a 10G, obviously smaller, but they really are never together. Unless I'm mistaken and they aren't a schooling tetra.
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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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None of my schooling fish really school. They all just hang put in individual groups Of two or three and occasionally join up. The only time they school is when i put my hand in the tank and when it's feeding time.
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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Well I ordered the green fertilizer package from GLA today and bought a digital scale so by the end of this week I'll be doing via the PPS Pro method. My CO2 project will also be complete so looks like my tank should be completely set by this weekend.

In other news my R. Rotundifolia, some of the older DHG I had, and my java moss keep getting brown algae. I haven't added anything new except more plants. I did increase dosing but I don't think that would cause brown algae to grow. I have heard that old bulbs will do that when they need replacing so i might have to replace my bulbs now? Anyone know if thats true? Here is some pictures.

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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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well i completed my DIY CO2

DIY reactor. ill hide it i just wanted to make sure it worked

also got my plant goodies from GLA

all mixed up
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post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Well i did a 70% water change, rescaped, and removed my moss wall because it just started to become a bba magnet. I also took out one of the pieces of driftwood and i think it looks good. here is what it looks like now. i also lost one of my serpae tetras to some kind of (fish) skin disease

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I don't know how I feel about the beach pebbles yet. Opinions?
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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Are you planning on adding anything that'll add some height (like a driftwood)? Right now you have everything low to the substrate and no vertical interest.


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