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57 Gallon oceanic LED lit ADA tank of fun (56k)

Heres my tank, its about a month old now, needs more time to mature

Aquarium: The tank is an Oceanic Illuminata 57 gallon (36 x 18 x 22" )



Lighting: I went the LED route ith this one. I'm using three Vertex Illumilux 36" strips. one 'Dolce Rosso' (all warm white LEDs) one 'Dolce Sole' 50 50 nuetral and cool white) and one Marino Sole which is a blend of royal blue and cool white LEDs



Decor: basically have some river stones from my private stash and some manzanita twigs


Equipment:

5lb co2 tank with inline atomizer and JBJ Regulator, Eheim Ecco 2236, glass intake and return, CO2 drop checker and a 200watt heater


Substrate: Gone the ADA route! 3 9L bags of new amazonia, power sand Medium and all the lovely additives!


Plants: this list will change over time remove and add species as required for the scape

the list thus far:
ammania sp. 'bonsai'
ammania gracilis
rotala colorata
Fissidens sp. Thailand
mini bolbitis
Bucepalandra Sekadau Hilir
Bucepalandra sp. un IDed at this point
Lagenandra nairii
Lagenandra meeoboldi pink
Ranunculus inundatus
Lindernia rotundifolia 'Variegated'
Cuphea anagalloidea
Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)
Rotala sp. 'Vietnam'
Rotala Macranda
Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Pantanal'
Proserpinaca palustris
Myriophyllum sp.
Glossostigma
hygrophila corymbosa angustifolia
and a few emersed rhizomes of Crepidomanes auriculatum



and so begins the progression













attaching the mini pelia


making stones covered in fissidens sp thailand


then everything goes in again and i start planting the stems









and Mojo wanted to help
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and the tank as of today

fighting a small outbreak of BGA and some thread algae. hence the mollies in there eating everything that is algae.

i have been tinkering with what stem species grow best under these lighting conditions. I am contemplating swapping the Hygrophilia corymbosa angustifolia in the right back corner for something with a little more colour and presence. maybe some oludwigia glandulosa?

did away with the exotic carpet plants i had and switched to glosso and downoi.



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enjoy! more pics to come!
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Sweet. Lots and lots of growth. How long was it between photos? Those oceanic tanks are get nice. I also like those LED fixtures. There still many naysayers of LED for planted tanks, and I have no clue what they are talking about!
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very very nice! Reminds me of canadian forest in the fall season.

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Those lights are serious $$$$$ but they are very nice
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thanks guys

i love the growth i get with the lighting system! the gap between setup and these latest pics is about 3 ish weeks
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another update! the glosso at the front became overrun with some bizzare algae from h*ll. I pulled it all up and replanted some healthy, algae-free pieces. I also decided at this point to remove the wood and river rocks, and opted for some 'dragon stone'. I am pleased with the effect.



the Lagenandras I have in the tank have perked up significantly since this change! added some other miidground plants to see which grows best. The LEDs make some plants go into hyperdrive, and others not so much. the balancing of this effect with the scape is my only serious challenge!

I also moved the two bucephalandra species in this tank to my emersed setup as they were suffering from the same algae that caked the glosso.










I also added a few fish

17 x oryzias woworae
22 x iriatherina werneri
3 x crossocheilus siamensis
1 x crossocheilus reticulatus

and a few silver mollies to help keep algae in check (their time of need is drawing to a close)
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Nice looking tank. Where did you get the fissidens sp Thailand?


T a m y
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Love the setup! The shimmer reflections from the LEDs is cool!!!!

Dragon stone looks awesome too! Kind of like a elongated holes Lace rock!

What type of molly is the bright orange pair in the first few pics after adding the mollies?

Awesome Work!!!
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Time for an update ... getting there














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Love the setup! The shimmer reflections from the LEDs is cool!!!!

Dragon stone looks awesome too! Kind of like a elongated holes Lace rock!

What type of molly is the bright orange pair in the first few pics after adding the mollies?

Awesome Work!!!
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the mollies are green sailfins

thanks for the compliment
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Nice looking tank. Where did you get the fissidens sp Thailand?
got some from a friend overseas in singapore
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Brilliant work!

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Brilliant work!
merci beaucoup! nice to see another canuck on here
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