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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for my 90g

Hi I am looking at going another route for my aquascape. It is a high tech tank with a 10lb co2 system on order and 3wpg t5ho at 6500k. The flora list is:
Blyxa japonica
Echinodorus bleheri
Limnophila aromatica
Cabomba carolinae 'green'
Ludwigia glandulosa
Cyprus helferi
HC
Ludwigia sedioides (floating)
red root floaters (floating
Aponogeton undulatus
Hygrophilia corymbosa 'augustifolia'
Hygrophilia corymbosa 'narrow leaf'
Anubias barteri var. 'nana'
Anubias gigantae
anubias barteri 'broad leaf'
banana plant (rooted)

the fauna list is:
1 blood parrot cichlid
1 angelfish
3 discus (more added soon)
2 bristlenose pleco
4 siamese algae eaters
4 Rhinogobius candidianus

Here's an old pic


Should I keep some/all/none of the wood/lava rock or should I go bare, plants only save a few pieces of wood for the anubias? Any and all suggestions are welcome. Anything you have to say, please say it, and I won't be offended. This is a work in progress and should thus be subject to criticism.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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I finished an attempt now. It's a little bare but I'm hoping it'll fill in over time. What do you think?

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It's a good start but hard to see the left side. Try taking the picture without the flash to get rid of the glare/reflection or possibly at night if it's coming from outside,
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It's a good start but hard to see the left side. Try taking the picture without the flash to get rid of the glare/reflection or possibly at night if it's coming from outside,
Yea that's all from outside. That's why I'm not a picture fan on this tank. I NEVER am able to get a perfect full tank shot because that glare is always on the left side. But great idea on taking pics at night. It's still bright outside here, 6pm, but in a few hours I'm going to do a MASSIVE photoshoot of this tank with maybe a youtube video or 2. Stay tuned.

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my advice, or opinion rather, is switch to sand, i think you will like it a lot

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my advice, or opinion rather, is switch to sand, i think you will like it a lot
Oh, that would be a dream come true. I have play sand on my 1 20g and tahitian moon sand on another 20g. I like sand way better. But that's WAY too much work for me...
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the discus would like that also
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Nice tank looks like you have happy fish. The new tank looks a lot better than the old one.
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Ok... Say I did decide to change the substrate and switch to sand. I would prefer to have plant-specific substrate. I like ADA substrate but it will leach ammonia and I have to put the fish back in the tank right after I put the substrate in. What substrate should I get for maximum growth?
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Dirt the tank!
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Dirt the tank!
But the ammonia and the discus...

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Do MTS!
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Do MTS!
You mean dirt capped with sand?
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You mean dirt capped with sand?
Why not?
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