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Aks 90 gallon emersed tank

This is my 90 Gallon emersed tank. Right now i have some cfl lights and a t8 but im upgrading to a 4bulb t5HO when I can get the light bulbs.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 05:40 AM
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Nice emersed tank setup going. I see you're preparing to grow some of the plants quickly and effortlessly, so you don't need all the equipment prior to getting them later with a fully submerged planted tank? Anyhow, looking good!

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Tank has:
Bacopa caroliniana
Glossotigma
Bacopa salzmannii
Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Lindernia 'varigated'
Bacopa monnieri
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
Staurogyne sp. 'porto velho'
Limnophila sessiflora
Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Alternanthera reinnicki
Micro sworks
and Hygrophila "kompakt"
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How have these guys been doing? You have a jungle yet?
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Overall they're growing great, some plants are growing faster than others but it's not like any are slow I can't wait to get the 4bulb t5HO to make the growth explode. All my carpet plants are really starting to fill in, might be selling some in a few weeks
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Very cool! When are you going to fill it? Or are you going to fill it?


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What do you mean fill it? Like with water?
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man if you filled this thing with water, you'd have a tank of mud.

do you have some sort of circulation going in this? I can see where water quality might not be so hot. How short did you clip the submersed stems before planting, btw?

This looks promising. I'm hoping to set up something like this over summer
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do you have some sort of circulation going in this?
No I dont, Should I? There's a film developing on top of the water so maybe I should?
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Well I opened up the tank and it smelled really bad so I added a powerhead with sponge on the intake. Tank has grown a lot, Heres some pics





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Hey sorry I havent been on in a while man, I actually just took it down a few weeks ago grow out some angels. I have albino hets, albino blue platinums, and neon blues from Taiwan. I still have most of the plants, Im just growing them in a tub now.
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