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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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75 gallon tank build

this is the 75 gallon im building.. i will be setting it up planted here soon, ive already finished the build and haven't taken a bunch of detailed photos, but thought id share and get advice on what equipment to run and such..
the tank is the standard dimensions, though width and height have been swapped, so instead of being 18 wide and 21 tall its now 21 wide and 18 tall thought this would suit plants better and even give better surface area for aquascaping..
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A. Ilove it, really love it, esp giving it more depth and less height.
B. give it a sump to hide all the junk. this build deserves it!

20L My Other Tank: OEBT Shrimp
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75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
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i actually drilled the glass braces through the top and plumbed it, ive also built a box to cover the plumbing and hide a light,, havnt taken new pics yet, but thanks!
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Looking for driftwood, and lighting if anyone has suggestions
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i think plantbrain , (tom barr) has some

what kind of lighting you want , low,med or high?

look at finnex LEDs, or buy 2 Current freshwater+ led
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Thanks. Ill look him up after work, wanting to run leds. Higher light. Yea I like the current Model, but figured it wasn't real poowerful..
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what sort of fish do you plan on?

20L My Other Tank: OEBT Shrimp
40B Inlaws Tank: 2 goldfish
75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
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well, i have some pb pearl-scale angels, rams, thread fin rainbows in a smaller tank, so ill probably move them over and add more of the same types maybe different color varietys or something.. would like to get a big school of something that schools tightly as well, rummy nose or cardinals or something
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got some wood in the tank, this stump is actually 7 individual pieces i put together to look like a stump with roots creeping.. i like it so far...
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heres where i went with the hardscape.. the old stump with creeping roots look..
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a few more pics before plants and after
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That wood looks wicked! Swapping the dimensions was a really good idea. There's so much more depth. I wish I could do that with my 90g. What's your plant list?
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Just rasy plants now. Anubias, rotala two types, augustfolia, needle leaf java fern. Will be adding more rare stuff in the future when everything is dialed in
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