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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Lets see some high tech tanks (high tech only)

I'm sure most of the people here have seen the "low tech tanks can be lush too" thread in the low tech forum, but I want to see peoples high tech systems!!!! Preferably tanks above 30 gallons....


I'll start it off by posting my old 75 gallon high tech planted setup.....

Lighting - Coralife freshwater 4x65w 6500k power compact + unknown brand T5HO 2 x 54w 6500k.

Co2 - Azoo co2 regulator (i know crap), 10lb co2 cylinder, connected to diy rex griggs inline co2 reactor.

Filters - Jebao 915 4-stage canister filter, and Magnum 350 canister filter.








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My custom 70gal, hydro 4bulb 54w (216w) lighting, praxair reg with 5lb tank rhinox 5000 glass diffuser, aqueon 55/75 HOB filter, jebao 304 4 stage canister filter.





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This is my last high tech I actually felt was relatively finished. It still had more room for improvement but all my latest high techs except my latest have not done well because I was never around to care for them.

I will post my latest when it grows in a bit more.

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29 Gallon
Eheim 2215
Hydroponic CO2 regulator setup (cheap single stage)
EI dosing
Coralife T5NO fixture x3
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Saweeeeeeeet tank how do u get tha plants so healthy all the way down to the sub? I also like how there is a step in the substrate in the front nice.







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This is my last high tech I actually felt was relatively finished. It still had more room for improvement but all my latest high techs except my latest have not done well because I was never around to care for them.

I will post my latest when it grows in a bit more.

Specs:
29 Gallon
Eheim 2215
Hydroponic CO2 regulator setup (cheap single stage)
EI dosing
Coralife T5NO fixture x3
Flourite



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Saweeeeeeeet tank how do u get tha plants so healthy all the way down to the sub? I also like how there is a step in the substrate in the front nice.
The step in the substrate actually has driftwood all around it you can't really see. Looked really cool.

As for the plants, I don't really know, haha. I haven't had a high tech go as well as this in awhile. I think it's a combination of the right amount of light for the plant mass, plenty of CO2, and enough nutrients to keep things going. Another thing that made the plants look healthy all the way down is that I just don't buy a bunch of plants. So all the plants were propagated from the same environment so 95% of my plant mass was new growth, not old growth from an rough plant.

Though I had little trouble with hard to grow plants or colorful plants, most species in there are really easy to grow. If I do another tank like this, I will combine fast growers and easy to grow plants with some harder ones. The easy plants keep things balanced.
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