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05-03-2012 08:25 PM
Originally Posted by 75 gallon View Post
New pics up. i got part of my co2 system in today, i will be getting it up and running this weekend hopefully if the other piece gets here.
Once you start pumping co2 in there you know things will go crazy?

And whats with all those test kits?
02-23-2012 11:20 PM
75 gallon
New Picks added!!!

New pics up. i got part of my co2 system in today, i will be getting it up and running this weekend hopefully if the other piece gets here.
02-22-2012 03:36 AM
75 gallon Here are some pics of the new scape let me know what you think. I am waiting on some of the bunch plants to grow in they are real short in the background behind the Malaysian drift wood.

you can see many of our neon's, not all of them are in view i love having lots of them.

Here is a pic of my grouping of my bunch plants, if you know what they are and could help me id them that would be great.

Every time i go to do my water test i have to get out the box for each test and i just got really old so i remembered this weekend that i had this old organizer in the garage and labeled it up and put all of my test kits and extra plumbing parts in it. below is a pic of how it turned out.

also this weekend i wanted to make it easier to do water changes so in the picture below you can see the pipe that runs down to the floor. i added this pipe this weekend so that i can turn the ball valve off that is in the middle of my water return line from my canister filter then i can open the ball valve that is between the filter and tank inlet and use my canister filter to pump down my tank for water changing made easy! i then use the same line that i hook to a pump on the other end and push the new water back into my tank to refill it through the tank inlet by opening the ball valve back up.

Any feedback on the scape would be great i will keep getting new pics up as the plants get taller in the back and as the tank starts filling in.
02-20-2012 06:48 PM
75 gallon Here is an example of dosing 3x a week on my 125g tank,
This is what I do.

Sunday-----Day1)Prune,Preen,Clean glass inside, 50% or more H20
change, vac/sub, 1 tsp-(KN03), 1/4-ish/tsp-(KH2P04),1/4 tsp-(K2S04),
clean glass on outside.
Monday-----Day2) 8 tsp Trace (CSM+B), 1/2 tsp-Fe
Tuesday----Day3) 1 tsp-(KN03), 1/4 Tsp-(KH2P04),1/4 tsp-(K2S04).
Wednesday-Day4) See day2
Thursday---Day5) See day3
Friday------Day6) See day2
Saturday---Day7) Nothing or prune etc.
Sunday-----Day8) See day1

I am in the process of getting Fe that I am going to dose on Sun, Tus, Thur, I'm planning on dosing 1/3 tsp.

on another note i took everything out but my equipment, fish and substrate, i re-scaped my whole tank added some new wood and trimmed my bunch plants added some new plants and cleared out a ton of java fern (i had way more than i thought i did). I will try and get some pics up latter tonight when i get home.
02-19-2012 12:16 AM
75 gallon I got my co2 equipment ordered today should be in later this week hello pressurized co2 goodby pain in my but diy co2. here is a list of what i ordered.

-Milwaukee Instruments Solenoid Valve, CO2 Regulator with Bubble Counter
by Milwaukee $89.99
-pH and CO2 Controller with Select Set Point by MILWAUKEE INSTRUMENTS,
INC $99.95
-5 lb Aluminum CO2 Air Tank by KegWorks $69.95.
02-18-2012 04:20 AM
limeslide I love the look of it.
02-18-2012 04:03 AM
75 gallon
Originally Posted by SlammedDC2 View Post
The knifes are going to eat alot of what you have listed.
However I love the way it's looking as of now. I'd throw some DW or mantz in there to help the scape.
Thanks for the heads up! the knifes are gone, my wife is sad she liked them but sorry if they are going to eat our other fish they got to go, she agreed.
02-18-2012 04:01 AM
75 gallon Added 20 neon tetras tonight, this week i also added 10 nirite snails i plan to add more of them.
02-18-2012 01:47 AM
75 gallon Finally here are some pics of the tank, currently i am in the process of killing off some evil algae, then I'm going to be moving some things around.

02-13-2012 11:58 PM
75 gallon i picked up 24 ghost shrimp today to help with algae control well see how it goes.
02-12-2012 04:40 PM
75 gallon well time for the weekly tank maintenance today, i will post some pics latter that has been some changes with the tank i got some new plants this week and also did some re-scaping. i will try to get some pics up when i get home latter today now that my internet is back.
01-28-2012 03:53 PM
75 gallon
Test day

i got my diy co2 set up going now and it seams to be working very well at this point. im running my first tests today to check my co2 level's as well as my ph, kh, gh, chelated iron, nitrate and nitrite.

the test results are....

PH - 7.2
KH - 40ppm
GH - 20 ppm
Iron Chelated - 1.0 ppm
Iron Free - .1 ppm
Nitrate - 5 ppm
Nitrite - .1 ppm

from what i am seeing looks like i need to get some Barrs GH Booster from aquarium fertilizer.

i did some clean out on my plants and moved some things around i will get some pics up latter today or tomorrow.
12-30-2011 01:27 AM
75 gallon
Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly View Post
how about some more "robust" driftwood along with the rock you are planning on adding? and maybe some stem plants in the background that will grow and cover the bulkheads. Just a thought :-) looking good so far and on it's way to being a nice showpiece
I do like the idea of adding some more robust drift wood i have a few pieces that are hiding in the back of the tank and some more that i don't have in the tank perhaps if i moved it up to the front more in the tank. also i am planning on adding a bunch of stem plants in the back to help hide the bulk heads also i am going to get some new caps paint them black and change them out when i do my next water change.

Thanks the the ideas
12-30-2011 01:22 AM
75 gallon
Originally Posted by gotwins86 View Post
Looks really good! What is the plant that is covering most of the foreground?
i wish i knew, i grew it from a bulb about a year ago and i am not sure what it is i know they are all produced from one mother plant that i have in the tank.
12-30-2011 01:18 AM
gotwins86 Looks really good! What is the plant that is covering most of the foreground?
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