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post #31 of 66 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 09:14 AM
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Nice driftwood! If you're still looking at rimless 75g options, Deep Blue makes one that is nice but fairly cheap. It has a rimmed bottom, which I assume is part of the reason for the reduced cost. My LFS quoted me $380 for one. The stand, however, was like $500, but you could make one yourself for much cheaper (or have a local carpenter do it for less than $500)
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post #32 of 66 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Chronados I'm sorry but I'm not really wanting to go with a rimless 75..

I'm mostly interested at this point in a 90 black with no scratches just to fit my driftwood better, improve visibility, and more room for more loaches ^.^

after I get a 90g tank all I need is one threaded piece to connect my reg body and my solenoid, and an actual 10# co2 tank.. and I think I'll have ALL the parts needed to get everything up and running 100% including the lights!
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so far (off the top of my head) i have:

-2 bags Eco-complete substrate
-2.5 bags of Seachem flourite
-prostar dual gague dual stage regulator
-solenoid, needle valve, bubble counter, check valve
-Coralife 4x 54w t5HO with 2x geissman floramax, and 2x geissman mid-day
-fluval 304, and 406 with clear hoses to replace the crappy fluval stock ones
-upAqua atomic in-line CO2 reactor
-300w Hydor InLine heater]
-2x digital timed outlets
- ..... I must be forgetting SOMETHING -.-


so the list of things still to get:
-10lb CO2 tank
-90g Aquarium/stand
-lots of plants various sp. i have in mind
-few more clown loaches and few other fauna

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Your tank looks great! I love the driftwood - did you find it yourself or buy it somewhere?
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Got it from a local privately owned pet shop. Dude said he has it shipped from Africa. Two pieces in there $65/ea. I was happy with the price for the quality and size

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Got it from a local privately owned pet shop. Dude said he has it shipped from Africa. Two pieces in there $65/ea. I was happy with the price for the quality and size
Wow! well it looks great. Hope to find some that looks that good when I get a larger tank
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The CO2 is up and running! ill grab some pics of it when i get home. im pretty excited about it finally coming together. 10lb co2 tank and the larger 22mm upaqua defuser and some hard to find connectors were all i needed cant wait to see the results
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Couple quick pictures i grabbed. its not so easy to photgraph when its all setup lol!




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Substrate changed and plants separated and replanted! hope everything runs smoothly for awhile. Any opinions or ideas are greatly welcomed.

>click to watch the video<


p.s. I still have some re-planting to do ^.^

enjoy!
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Nice tank. I would plant heavier and your Anubias and javas need to glued or tied to your driftwood. Not planted in the substrate.

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Nice tank. I would plant heavier and your Anubias and javas need to glued or tied to your driftwood. Not planted in the substrate.

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I do plan on planting much more heavily when I get a chance. Also the anubias' and java's rhizomes where never planted below the substrate they had just accumulated some algae on the tops of the leaves so I moved them to my low tech tank for now.

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Loving the new substrate!! And the positioning of the driftwood.
Which plants are you planning on adding?

I'd def add a big school of something in there. I think that'd look fab!

Also I just realized you are the same RedSeaReefer I follow on IG XD I'm Babsyliscious on there, heh.

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Loving the new substrate!! And the positioning of the driftwood.
Which plants are you planning on adding?

I'd def add a big school of something in there. I think that'd look fab!

Also I just realized you are the same RedSeaReefer I follow on IG XD I'm Babsyliscious on there, heh.

Thanks!!

s far as plants go i think i might like:
- alot of rotala indica and possibly some cobomba caroliniana for the background.

- Id LOVE to be able to grow a ton of anubias in this tank without growing algae..

- and im lookng for more blyxa japonica for mid/fore ground.

im hoping i can end up with some plants from fellow ptp members tbh!

for fish? I really am not sure my RTS and pleco will stay much longer. iv had them so long but they are just too big for the scale of the tank (the loaches too for that matter, loaches are much nicer than rts though lol .. i think i need to setup another tank for everyone in the 75 right now! lol

I have in my smaller tank a school of harlequin rasboras and I LOVE THEM!!
but idk if i want the exact same things in the tank right next to it.. so maybe jumbo neon tetras? i really dont know anymore... iv been so focused on plants plants plants recently! not to mention snakes snakes and coral coral coral!!

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Heres a pic for a little more stable idea of how it looks as of yesterday!






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I really like your tank. If I may ask where did you find your regulator, what metering/needle valve are you using. Besides being new to planted tanks I'm completely lost as to which regulator, or complete CO2 setup to get. Ive read that a lot of the ready-to-run co2 regulator, valve, solenoid setups are lacking in one or more areas... usually seems to be an issue with the metering valve not being precise enough for the low output and not holding a steady bubble count. I'm building a cheap DIY CO2 generator but I am very close to just going the pressurized route.
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