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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Nate's 75gal (Update april 14)

This is my "attempt" at a planted mountain scape.

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Blyxa J.
Proserpinaca Palustris

Equipment

4x T5HO current fixture
Co2 GLA choice system
Inline Atomic diffuser
Fluval 405
2x ehiem 200w jager heaters
CAL "oracle" drop checker

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EI method useing GLA dry ferts.

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Ok heres a couple pics of the stand so far, still needs its outer shell but its coming along for the 2 days I've spent on it.



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Ok heres some of the goodies Ive been collecting-


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And a shot of the rocks im thinking of using, any thoughts?



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Good stuff! I'm looking forward to watching you build the tank. Keep the pics coming as you put it together!

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Good stuff! I'm looking forward to watching you build the tank. Keep the pics coming as you put it together!
Thanks, I really have no idea now what im going to do for plants or an aquascape. But I'll keep you all updated.
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Ok quick update on the stand in the incredibly messy garage. Got a chance to work on it yesterday. But im not carpenter and its coming along kinda slow lol.




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What do you guys think of applewood burls? I pulled these out of a pile of firewood, thought they were interesting for being free lol Might look interesting in a tank if they were used right


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For the light, I like recomending the catalina 4 bulb fixture, it cost me like $220 with the moonlights and legs.

Aside from that, Those wood pieces seem interesting, I'm sure you could pull something off. And I'm sure that this tank will be pretty amazing looking once it is done.

How much did that co2 system run you (if you don't mind me asking)? and I would suggest doing the EI method of ferts, it seems to be the most popular and makes a ton of sense.

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For the light, I like recomending the catalina 4 bulb fixture, it cost me like $220 with the moonlights and legs.

Aside from that, Those wood pieces seem interesting, I'm sure you could pull something off. And I'm sure that this tank will be pretty amazing looking once it is done.

How much did that co2 system run you (if you don't mind me asking)? and I would suggest doing the EI method of ferts, it seems to be the most popular and makes a ton of sense.
Ill check out the light. thanks. http://greenleafaquariums.com/comple...o2-system.html thats the setup i got. honestly dont know if it was worth the price but I didnt want to bother piecing one together since its my first system. And i cant order off the forum since im a minor.
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I like this wood, very unique !

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my biggest issue with root burls is their tendency to fungus/mold like crazy as they typically have more carbohydrates that branches and stems. but yes used properly they will be VERY unique
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my biggest issue with root burls is their tendency to fungus/mold like crazy as they typically have more carbohydrates that branches and stems. but yes used properly they will be VERY unique
That problem eventually goes away.. given a few weeks of submersion.
The wood that didn't go all moldy on me was the wood i found on the damp forest floor as in my Oasis tank. just gotta find one of a nice shape, and preferably without any termites inside .. lol

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I've had good success with boiling them and then putting them in a bleach solution. If I end up using these thats what im going to do. I think with some moss and maybe some anubias nana "petite" they could look epic
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i have used the burls as well, boiling, and powerwashing to remove what i can

some people freak out when they see the mold and fungus. I'm okay with it, its just a natural process!

I wish i could collect nice wood locally, but with the exception perhaps of rhododendron all the conifers in Vancouver and surrounding areas give only so so wood. We do have kick as rocks locally however
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