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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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My 180 gal a little update

Sorry the bulb on the right has blown out, so its a little dim until I get time to get an replacement.


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800L 100% Flourite
80L plant/shrimps nursery tank inconnected with the main tank
Total 600W HQI, 2 X 5200K 2 X 6500K
Eheim 2028 X 2 2080 X 1
Dupla Substrate Heater
Dupla S external reactor
Aquamedic 2hp & Teco R15 400W chillers
Sega pH Controller

Light period: 6 hours on each bulb across 12 hours
Water Parameters: pH 6.4, KH 2, GH 1, NO3 40, PO4 1 TDS 250
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 02:22 PM
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WOW nice dood

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 02:28 PM
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that is a beautiful tank... great work!!!

75g w/gravel over flourite, 2x55w + 96w CF, xP3, odd mix of plants, 5 zebra danios, 1 long fin danios, 6 serpae tetras, 2 clown loaches, 7 cherry barbs, 5 cories, 7 otos and 1 molly.
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Really beautiful tank man, great work!

What is that nice plant on the right hand side, which makes a small carpet?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 07:03 AM
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What do you have in there?

Cardinals?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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What do you have in there?

Cardinals?
Most of them are Cardinals, Nannostomus espei, and Hyphessobrycon takasei. But there are a few of Megalamphodus roseus var., Hasemania nana, Nannobrycon eques, SAEs, otos, and some shrimps as well.

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Specs:
800L 100% Flourite
80L plant/shrimps nursery tank inconnected with the main tank
Total 600W HQI, 2 X 5200K 2 X 6500K
Eheim 2028 X 2 2080 X 1
Dupla Substrate Heater
Dupla S external reactor
Aquamedic 2hp & Teco R15 400W chillers
Sega pH Controller

Light period: 6 hours on each bulb across 12 hours
Water Parameters: pH 6.4, KH 2, GH 1, NO3 40, PO4 1 TDS 250
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 06:40 PM
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I like it, very nice

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 02:19 PM
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tank looks great!! how long has it been up now?

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SUBSTRATE: 60lbs flourite, 50lbs red flint gravel
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CO2: pressurized
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I could loook at a tank like that for hours

There are many beautiful areas to visually explore in a tank like that... the different colors and use of textures certainly make it tuff to not concentrate on a paritcular section of the aquascape. Although some would say too many, I tend to disagree. Tanks like your are more of a visual excurtion... I love it

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Very nice, are you using pressurized co2?

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment, though most critics I received is "too busy", but that's what I like and wanted. Maybe that's doesn't look like a prize winning tank, but that's what I like, I have been always prefer busy pictures. :-)

Yes, I use pressurized CO2. A 5kg tank, pH controller, and a large Dupla style external reactor.

The tank's cycled for a few months now, but the substrate's been there for about a month, since the shipment of Flourite came late, and I had all my plants in pots while waiting.

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Specs:
800L 100% Flourite
80L plant/shrimps nursery tank inconnected with the main tank
Total 600W HQI, 2 X 5200K 2 X 6500K
Eheim 2028 X 2 2080 X 1
Dupla Substrate Heater
Dupla S external reactor
Aquamedic 2hp & Teco R15 400W chillers
Sega pH Controller

Light period: 6 hours on each bulb across 12 hours
Water Parameters: pH 6.4, KH 2, GH 1, NO3 40, PO4 1 TDS 250
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