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Here is the latest. We are still working on it.


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What scape did you decide to go with?

Let me know how your filter does on the 75 ... I have the Eheim 2217 and I feel it's a little too small to keep up with the tank. Considering upgrading in the future.

I use two. I think it's good to have multiple filters due to things like flow and incase something happens to one filter, the other is working too.

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Hardscape is done.



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The details...



Tomorrow we plant!!


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Looking very nice, maybe I missed it, but what substrate are you using?
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Looking great! What moss are you using?

I finally got that stubborn bracket off the reactor so I can flush mount it. That thing didn't want to budge at all. I had to put some heat to it and melt it some before it would come off.
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Love the scape !
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Quick picture. We just filled it. I decided not to put in the swords or the Rotala Macranda. I need to decide what I want to fill in a few areas. Any suggestions?

I will take some pictures tonight.


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I use two. I think it's good to have multiple filters due to things like flow and incase something happens to one filter, the other is working too.
Do you use two in series with a single outflow? The overall flow wouldn't change this way but the filtration would be superior. Thanks for the idea.

jlfkona - the last picture you posted is really small!
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Do you use two in series with a single outflow? The overall flow wouldn't change this way but the filtration would be superior. Thanks for the idea.



jlfkona - the last picture you posted is really small!

Nah, I have them on two separate outflows and two separate inflows, opposite sides of the tank.

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
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Updated Plant List

Last night I was too tired to take any pictures. This morning I looked at the tank and I just didn't like a number of areas - so off to the LFS we went (90 miles away).

Here is an updated plant list.

Anubias barteri 'Nana'
Bolbitus Heudelotii
Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Tropica
Cryptocoryne Willisi
Cryptocoryne Undulata 'red'
Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Lysimachia nummularia var. Aurea
Microsorium Pteropus
Rotala Macrandra
Staurogyne Repens


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This is how the tank looked this morning.



Tonight - after a trip to my LFS, more planting and water change. It is still a bit cloudy.


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I had ordered 30 Amano Shrimp with my plant order. They ended up back ordered and would ship sometime in the next four weeks. I just checked my email. They were shipped today. It is going to be -20 degrees tonight and may get up to 10 tomorrow.

I guess I will call my brother and tell him I might be late for Christmas. Just in case any of them survive.....


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