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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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My Planted 90gal. project update

OK this is my 90gal. so far. It has been a very slow go so far but this is the progress . I am thinking of adding some Cryptocoryne wendtii , and start it immersed to get a good start on the foreground then add the driftwood and other plants and flood the tank . This is a low tech project with low to med lighting . I have the plants in the 30gal. planted below that will be used in this tank as it is being retired . Any suggestions would help .
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It took me a year to build the stand but got it done LOL this is before I put the doors on . :^)
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Really nice looking stand
Thanks . Hopefully it will not take as long to get the tank up and going LOL
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OK this is the tank now it has been up for 2 days I am going to wait for a few more days before I put the fish in it though . But so far so good. I think I am going to like the dirt if the plants do !
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I love the stand. And that piece of drfitwood looks awesome. Good job.

You might want to have your post moved to the journal section though.
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Really digging the DW.

temporary tanks for the time being...
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I love the stand. And that piece of drfitwood looks awesome. Good job.

You might want to have your post moved to the journal section though.
OK, but how do you do that ? If any mods read this feel free to move it to the appropriate place !
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Hear is the latest update to how my tanks is doing as of , 5/11/2013,
and a link to another post, that has some questions about the setup, so check it out and get back please thanks ! I am going to try and get everything hear on this thread.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=1#post3344330
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This looks great!!

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This looks great!!
Thanks !
As you guys can tell, I still need background plants !! Any suggestions as to what will work will help out!
Not sure if this is a low light or medium light setup ?? I have two of the 48in. Coralife T5no fixtures that they used to sell for planted tanks for cheap.
I have a timer that turns on one at 8:00am, then I turn the 2nd fixture on at about 2;00pm for 4 hours, then turn it back off. The timer turns off at 10:30pm. Is this what I should be doing and where in the light intensity do I fit ? Low Light , Medium Light or something else ??

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Your keeping your lights on too long. That's almost 15 hours of light. Plants stop using using it after about 8-9 hours. Once that happen algae will step in to use whatever the plants aren't. Also too long if your not using co2. There are some tall crypts and swords out there. Crypt Usteriana get tall or jungle val. Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba' was my favorite back ground plant as it grow fast and turned red the closer it got to the lights.

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Gene, that is quite honestly some of the coolest driftwood I have ever seen.

Where did you get it?
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Gene, that is quite honestly some of the coolest driftwood I have ever seen.

Where did you get it?
Got most of it from a fish store that was going out of business proly 20 years ago now. But the one that looks like a limb, I picked up from the Wabash river, again a long time ago, and it still will not stay down by its self LOL . I have it screwed onto the other one just in front of it to hold it down. The driftwood that came from over the big pond is very dense and sinks .

Sometimes Harps has some of the good stuff . I got some of the small peaces that fill in the gaps from there .
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