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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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7.5 gallon Triptych

This is my first attempt on aquascaping. The tank on the left was my first tank ever and is not yet scaped to be part of the triptych, so please focus your constructive comments to center and right hand side.

Tanks: 1 Mr. Aqua low iron high visibility glass and 2 TrueAqua low iron high visibility glass

Light: Finnex Fugeray

Ferts: Seachem line including flourish, excel and iron ( on hold on tanks 2 and 3)
CO2: pressurized 16lbs tank with splitter right after regulator

ADA Amazonia aquasoil, LFS driftwood

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Have to wait 'til it brings the ammonia level down so I can introduce shrimp and a female betta.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 08:12 AM
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Very creative - love the triptych concept! Looks great already, looking forward to updates.
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All the electricals completed today, including LED moonlight with dimmer.
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Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

I do like the concept. Tanks look pretty cool with that lighting, especially in the dark.

How do you filter the 3 tanks?

I would start fertilizing all tanks with plants from the get go. You might want to look into mixing your own ferts: a lot cheaper and gives you more control.

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My plan was to use the Seachem line for now since I already have them. .5ml of flourish, .5ml of iron on the center tank and .75 on the one on the right (since it has the non-green plants). Excell will be used daily, but I am not sure about dosage, specially combined with CO2.

I am waiting on bubble counters and glass difusers, but once they arrive, should I go with CO2 right away as well?

Thank you for the plants by the way.
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How do you filter the 3 tanks?
They are 3 independent systems. Each one has an Aquaclear 20 with Fluval pre-filter sponge.
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Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

With your light, do start co2 ASAP. I don't think you have fish there yet. I would fertilize all tanks the same way and I would double-check your fertilization for sufficient macros and micros.

I would do Excel 5ml per tank every wc.
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I especially like that middle tank. It stands out to my eye. Really great job and having the three together like that really has a dramatic impact.

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those tanks looks very similar to the evolve4, anyways nice set up
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Thank you. I am now facing the remaining organic contribution of the DW (even after boiling it) as a fungus peak. Can't wait for it to run its cycle.Click image for larger version

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Re: 7.5 gallon Triptych

That stuff is ok and will go away. I get it on all Mopani wood even after hours of boiling.

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One week update. Ammonia still high, but some nitrites in now...

Fungi are reduced but still present.
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Removed the DW from the right tank, started the scaping of the left tank.

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