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75 gallon low tech

Just set this up. Its been three years since I've had an aquarium and it's good to be back.

Lighting: Current Sattelite 48-60" LED
Filtration: Sump/Overflow/Trickle DIY
Tank: 75 gal standard(?)
Plants so far: Subwassertang, Java Moss, Watersprite, and Lace-leaf Java fern
Needs Taiwan Moss and some Cherry shrimp.



EDIT: added decent photography to prevent eye bleeds.
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One day I'll learn how to take a pic.

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Looks like you're off to a decent start.

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nice start dude

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Not bad, good luck brother.

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How many shrimp are you thinking?
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I just added a Moss ball and about to put in some crypts. As far as shrimp, due to the fact I'm not rich I will probably start off with 20 at the most.

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Yeah, I should have known better. How does someone with a CO2 tank, good lighting, and a total obsession do a 'low tech' as their main aquarium.. already looking up where I can fill up my c02 tank and buy a diffuser...

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

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Updated. More sand and better overall hardscape.


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I would build a reactor if it was me

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Added 21 White Cloud Minnows, some ghost shrimps, and 2 Bolivian Rams.

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Created a sponge pre-filter for my powerhead to protect any fry or shrimp I decide to raise in the sump.

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Update: Added Staurogyne repens. Increased lighting, ferts, photoperiod and CO2.. getting impatient for growth.


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what's the lighting now? and the stock?

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
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Lighting: I have a Current Sattelite 48" LED with 2 30" Coralife T5NO fixtures; one of the fixtures only has 1 colormax bulb just to brighten the fish a little, the other has two 7500k bulbs. Basically the right side of the tank is High light and the left is low which is why I am using the right side for all the plants that appreciate higher lighting.

Fish: 2 Bolivian Rams; 17 White Cloud minnows, Trumpet snails, about 20 ghost shrimp, and 10 Black Bar Endlers.

Plants: Staurogyne Repens, Crypt Wendetti, Windolev Java Fern, tons of Java Moss, Water Sprite, Alternanthera reineckii, and a bunch of Subwassertang.. oh and a Moss ball. Still awaiting some Taiwan moss in shipment.

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75 Gallon low tech http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=480226
29 Gallon High Tech http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=96901
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