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post #1 of 162 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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My 90 Gallon Tank in Progress

No pictures for now, atm the tank is a complete disaster, all the equipment / plants are being shipped / about to ship / will be shipped in 2 weeks. Major renovation in progress. Stay tuned.

Specs

48"L X 18" wide X 24" Tall 90gal
4x 55w, 220watt t5 fixture (+ leds) 2.4wpg
Co2 10lb tank made in US + regulator comes with it IDK brands
Fish:
So far I have:
3 discus
1 angelfish
1 blood parrot cichlid
5 rhinogobius candidianus WC
2 bushynose plecostamus (my favorite fish, 1s papa bushynose, others junior)
1 bolivian ram
4 true SAE

BTW I have had these fish together in this tank for 2 years now alls great no problems with the 3 discus, I know most recommend 5 tho...

Plants:
1 XXL Mother Sword (aquariumplants.com) Bleheri
5 bunches of Limnophila Aromatica var 'hippuriodes
5 bunches of cabomba carolinae green
5 bunches of rotala Glandulosa 'red'
2 bunches of hygrophila corymbosa 'augustifolia'
1 bunch of Ludwigia Sedioides (An experiment, google this plant its to die for)
25 stems of Blyxa Japonica (Fully rooted, got it off aquabid for a steal )
3x 3" X 5" mats of HC
3 Anubias Gigantea XXL
1 Aponogeton Ulvaceus
100+ red root floaters
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post #2 of 162 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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can banana plants survive in 84 degree water?
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It should, I've kept it in 84 Fahrenheit before
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Pics of disaster are good.

Also...I lol'd at your username. BWAHA!
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Ok you win, just please don't laugh I had to tear the tank apart limb from limb yesterday to net some fish... Oh dear this is so embarrassing.

Pics of tank from August of last year




video of tank taken yesterday
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Ive got some updates. This Friday is payday and I was thinking I would get a finnex refugium, powerhead to replace the air pump, and a peace lily to grow roots submerged. Then I was going to put some Hoya tricolor or Hoya compacta variegated in the ac110 to grow roots submerged. I already have pothos on the other 3 tanks so Im looking for something new this time. Im almost tempted to put my cattleya orchid in the ac110 right now, mine apparently is doing well in a soil substrate as it is, and I happen to have an extra cattleya a friend gave to me, though most say orchids cant be grown hydroponically. If anyone has any suggestions for other alternative plants to put in the hob filters to help with water quality, be my guest, has to be fairly low light tolerant though, keep that in mind.

Also my current dslr camera cant shoot videos and my phone sucks as you can see with my youtube video, thinking about upgrading the camera to a rebel t3i. Thoughts? I have an old EOS 400D atm.

Originally I had thought of buying a odyssea refugium instead of the finnex, since its almost the same price as the finnex, only it holds 5 gallons of water, but then I decided that I wanted to try out this new finnex brand as this would be my first finnex product and I hear all these raving fans going around now.

I also have some beautiful 2 toned mopani driftwood coming in from drsfosterandsmith, I decided on 2 medium pieces and 1 small piece. They should come in in a few days, same as leds.

Lets see what else is new... Oh my dwarf sagittaria flowered for me today
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post #7 of 162 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Updated flora list:

Echinodorus bleheri
Aponogeton ulvaceus
Cabomba carolinae 'green'
Hygrophilia corymbosa ' Augustifolia'
Dwarf sag
Blyxa japonica
HC
Anubias gigantae
Ludwigia glandulosa
Ludwigia sedioides
Ludwiga generic, assorted
Pennywort (May or may not keep this one)
Red root floaters
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Exciting Update:
My leds for all my tanks came in yesterday I have it all setup now and running with timers. I also got my xxl banana plant order in yesterday from Aquabid. A little disappointing but more on that later. My driftwood from DrsFosterandSmith came in yesterday too. 1 Piece was really nice looking the other 2 left something to be desired. But for the price I honestly couldn't ask for more and even feel it would be selfish of me to expect all show quality at 5$ a piece. I have the wood in the tank. No pictures until late this afternoon im at work now I took an early shift today. P.S. Don't tell the boss I was here
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Good news, the plants are being shipped tomorrow. The heat waved finally passed a few days ago and according to the weather report, its going to be the absolute PERFECT temperature here Wednesday thru Friday. So I shouldn't have that same probably I had with the Blyxa. I can't wait . Plus I made arrangements to have the plants sent to work to be sure somebody will be there to take the package so it wont sit outside. I'm going to aquascape the tank soon in preparation for their arrival. Pictures of the lighting and tank and more posted soon.
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Major rescape rough draft completed! I am still working out the bugs, tank needs more depth to it, need to move those 2 little driftwood in the back nobody an see into the front, etc. plants need to come in to give it a hand finished look cuz it looks bare, etc... Pics uploaded soon, real soon.
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Can't wait to see it

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Here are some sample pics
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Fish sample pics
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Changed the scape around a bit. Nothing too dramatic, a little to the left there, that's to far in the back, move it forward, switch driftwood sides making the tan color show instead of the dark brown on the african root wood, got some rubber bands and tied the Anubias gigantae to the wood, got what was left of the java fern mats and rubberbanded them to some lava rock / driftwood. Have another few aquabid auctions I have an eye on now. No purchases yet but if all goes well next week they will be at my door. The aquariumplants.com order placed 2 weeks ago is being shipped tomorrow for 2nd day delivery on Friday. Unfortunately I seemed to have jinxed myself with the weather, the news stations have been all over the place today with predictions for the weather this week anywhere from low 60's to high 90's for the rest of the week, they are even going as far as to suggest a slight possibility of rainfall, the predictions have been changing by the hour. It shouldn't be a problem either way though since its being delivered to an office and therefor will not sit out in the sun. Just hope the weather in Florida isn't too dramatic.
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Almost forgot, I have the xxl banana plant in the tank now and I also moved a red tiger lotus bulb into the tank because my bumblebee catfish seems to have destroyed its leaves burrowing under it to hide (he HATES the new brighter lighting with a passion).
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