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AzFishKid's 68 Gallon Planted
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* THIS TANK WAS TAKEN DOWN MAY 26, 2010 *
IT IS BEING REPLACED BY A 150 GALLON. CLICK HERE FOR JOURNAL.
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Aquarium Specs: (updated: 1/2/2010)
Size: 68 Gallons
Demensions: 6' long, 13" wide, 4' tall (including stand)
Set up: Early 2008
Lighting: 72" T5-HO Fixture (no-name-brand)
WPG: 280 watts total, 4.1 WPG
Filter: Eheim Pro 3e 2076 Canister (x2)
Substrate: 60 LBS of ADA Amazonia II, White "Pea Gravel"
Co2: *No Longer Pressurized - P.31 for story*
Ferts: Flourish Excel (daily), Flourish Potassium (every other day), Flourish Iron (every 3 days)
Flora (updated: 1/2/2010):
----•Bacopa monnieri (moneywort)
----•Cabomba carolina
----•Hygrophila corymbosa v. 'Stricta' (temple plant)
----•Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' (sunset hygro)
----•Limnophila aromatica
----•Limnophila sessiflora
----•Lobelia cardinalis 'dwarf'
----•Ludwigia repens
----•Ludwigia brevipes
----•Marsilea minuta
----•Myriophyllum mattogrossense
----•Microsorum pteropus (java fern)
----•Proserpinaca palustris (mermaid weed)
----•Rotala sp. 'Green'
----•Rotala mexicana
----•Rotala rotundifolia
----•Rotala verticillaris (pogostemon erectum)
----•Rotala wallichii
----•Taxiphyllum sp. (flame moss)
----•Variegated lindernia parviflora
----•Vesicularia dubyana (java moss)
Fauna (updated: 1/2/2010):
----•Anentome helena (Assassin snail) x40 +
----•Ancistrus spp. (L144 Blue-Eyed Yellow Bristlenose Pleco) [SHORTFIN] x5
----•Ancistrus spp. (L144 Blue-Eyed Yellow Bristlenose Pleco) [LONGFIN] x1
----•Asolene spixi (spixi snail) x15+
----•Brochis splendens (emerald green cory) x6
----•Corydoras sterbai (sterbai cory) x3
----•Hemigrammus rhodostomus (rummy nose tetra) x14
----•Jordanella floridae (florida flagfish) x1
----•Microgeophagus ramirezi (german blue ram) x2
----•Microgeophagus ramirezi (gold ram) x2
----•Nerita sp. (olive nerite snail) x6
----•Otocinclus affinis (oto) x7
----•Paracheirodon axelrodi (cardinal tetra) x20

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Thank you! I've worked really hard on it.



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Very nicely done indeed especially for a non-CO2 setup

Only 'improvement' I woud add is a black background. Rather than struggle with trying to get behind it with paint, you could use felt cloth and velcro that can be found at Walmart for cheap. Works very well.

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Great tank!Ive never seen a 85 I like it.Its says its 4' tall?
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Very nice. Is it a covered tank? I ask because of the hatchets.

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Beautiful, great presentation. Looks like it should be in some doctors office to calm the patients.

Can't be 4'tall though!
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Very nicely done indeed especially for a non-CO2 setup

Only 'improvement' I woud add is a black background. Rather than struggle with trying to get behind it with paint, you could use felt cloth and velcro that can be found at Walmart for cheap. Works very well.
Thanks.
Yeah, i would like to get some sort of background someday. Cloth is a good idea, though i should have painted it before i set it up. =/

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Very nice. Is it a covered tank? I ask because of the hatchets.
Yes, it is. Sadly i lost 2 hatchets one night because the hoods weren't on, so i woke up to 2 dead fish on my carpet. They're jumpers!

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Beautiful, great presentation. Looks like it should be in some doctors office to calm the patients.
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Great tank!Ive never seen a 85 I like it.Its says its 4' tall?
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Including stand it's 4 feet tall. Sorry about the confusion!




Thank you for all of your kind comments! I was proud of it but didnt think it was all that great lol Yay!


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Wow that is beautiful.
All of those foreground plants - is that all Micro Sword?

Please excuse my spelling and lack of paragraphs - its my phone's fault! 80gal low light planted tiger barb/columbian tetra/BN plec tank 29gal just changing to heavily planted low tech, lots of bogwood causing "natural" terraces, pebbles, sand, pair of GBRs, ember tetras and otocinclus. Eek! Can't wait til its finished!
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Wow that is beautiful.
All of those foreground plants - is that all Micro Sword?
Thank you.
Yes, it is all micro sword.


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the tank looks amazing
do you have another journal where you set it up? i would love to see all the plant filling in and everything.
just 1 ram? im sure this tank is big enough to handle a couple more

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the tank looks amazing
do you have another journal where you set it up? i would love to see all the plant filling in and everything.
just 1 ram? im sure this tank is big enough to handle a couple more
Good idea. Would it be possible for a forum moderator to move this thread to the journal section? I'd like to just convert this thread into a journal, rather than making another.

Yeah, i was thinking about getting a German Gold Ram. Or maybe just another German Blue Ram.

I have a few questions, if someone would like to answer them:
• I have 2 angelfish, they're happy, but i'd LOVE to get a koi angelfish. Would this disrupt the pair? One is a male and the other is a female. The female has laid eggs several times, but they've never survived.
• Should i get more cardinal tetras? It doesn't seem like i have enough for the tank.
• HOW DO I CONTROL THE SNAILS?! The clown loach is only eating a few a day. I'd prefer not to use a chemical to kill them off, but if i have to i will. Any suggestions? There are a ton of them in there. They just came with the plants.

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Really, Really nice!
Thank you! Your 54 gallon looks spectacular by the way, i love that driftwood!


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That tank is absolutely fan-friggin-tastic. How many years you been in aquariums? I ask because I figure with a set up looking that good, you must have been around the block a bit.
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your tank is a perfect example of what i want my tank to look like.good job!
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