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Well done, the tank is looking beautiful and healthy !
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whats ur pH? how do you control it?
I don't do anything to control it.. I don't use a buffer. My levels are as such..

prior to the photo cycle.. 6.8 to 7.0 and towards the end of the photo cycle after the co2 has been on for almost 7 hrs.. it is usually consistently 6.4

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thanks Buck! I am learning this as I go.. Like I said.. this is my first planted tank.. and only my second tank. I set up my 29gal tank back in Jan of this year.. I instantly wanted to get a 75gal. I personally feel that a 75gal tank is the perfect size tank. but I do like the way a 125gal looks! lmao

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thanks Buck! I am learning this as I go.. Like I said.. this is my first planted tank.. and only my second tank. I set up my 29gal tank back in Jan of this year.. I instantly wanted to get a 75gal. I personally feel that a 75gal tank is the perfect size tank. but I do like the way a 125gal looks! lmao

For this being your first planted tank, it has come out fantastic. You pretty much did everything right from the beginning with regards to setting up a high tech tank. Most people struggle to achieve balance with a high tech tank, but it appears that either you have a natural knack for this, you did your research extensively, or you know all the right people.

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I would say.. a perfect combo of all of the above.. except for me having a knack for it.. luck

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I got 4 angles today.. 2 koi and 2 albino

once I get them from being shy.. and I turn the lights back on.. I can't get pics. I acclimated them in a bucket for 3hrs and them netted them into the tank and turned the lights off. the seem to be doing fine as of right now.. knock on wood!

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I got some new fish today.. I got 10 blue tetras.. 2 rainbow fish, 7 panda tetras, and 2 shrimp.. the shrimp are about 1.5" long.. bluish in color.. the rainbows are these..

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thanks! I got some new fish too.. but I don't have pics yet.. I got some purple emperor tetras and some blue tetras.. and a few more torpedo barbs.. I took quite a few fish out and put them in my smaller tank.. it makes this tank look alot better!

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I got all the plants that I am going to have.. in my tank now! sweet. I just have to wait for them to grow out into the forest of plants I want. it is looking so good.

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Awesome tank....i'm in the same position you are and am slowly establishing my 75g. I'm going to post pics later this week...hopefully it will look ok. I was thinking about getting some angels but how are they acting with the tetras? How many fish are you planting to stock?
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my 2 angles get along fine with my tetras.. they just hang out towards the front of the tank. I plan to have a few schools of tetras and a few show fish. and tons of plants.. obviously!

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here are some updated pics.. alot of the plants are growing out.. I did remove the microsword and I have some HC on the way.. I am thinking of changing up the aquascape.. getting rid of the driftwood on the right and making a small rock wall towards the front with the area behind the rocks up higher. anyways..

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you can see some of the bba.. sorry it looks crappy with that!

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thanks! I am not having any trouble growing anything.. just need to get the bba under control!

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