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04-14-2014 05:38 AM
alex009 30G tall, lighting is a single 15w cfl via clip on lamp. Used to be a 26w but ran into algae issues. Want to replace with LED lighting- im thinking the finnex fugeray. Set up riparium style with pothos and arrowhead vine in the top section and mostly anubias in the aquatic section. only thing that goes into the tank is fish food and 25% water change once a week. currently home to two platies, a few endlers and a bunch of their fry.
04-14-2014 05:07 AM
cape
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Yes that is all Anubias in the middle section of the back. Mixture of nanas and barteri.The largest bunch of plants in the very front are primarily anubias petites. Then i bought one from a seller online as anubias mini and was led to believe them to be petites. But their leaves are to large for them to be. So the leaves are somewhere in between nana and petites but still rather small. I will eventually love to have a full grown petite carpet in the foreground once i have gathered enough of them. They are not easy to come across and at a reasonable price at that!
Am wondering how many hours you keep lights on? Also, is the tank sitting on top of egg crate or you cut a hole fitted for the light fixture? Thanks.
04-13-2014 09:04 PM
burr740
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What type of anubis is that on the left? In front of the DW
Honestly Im not sure, it came from petco as "assorted." I believe it's either Barteri Congensis, or Lanceolata. There are three of those there, and the lower one on the far right is a Nana.


Here's a quick pic of mine today. It's only been two weeks since the last post




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04-13-2014 07:03 PM
newbieplanter
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4x65 CFL should be OK for a low light 90-100gal.
Yep
04-13-2014 06:46 PM
lauraleellbp 4x65 CFL should be OK for a low light 90-100gal.
04-13-2014 06:25 PM
newbieplanter
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Yep, and even that was a lot of light for no CO2. I usually had to dose Excel every few months to keep the algae in check.
Tanks, u just helped me with a 90-100gal tank. I have a catalina light with 4 PC 65w bulbs an it wasnt enough for my CUSTOM 70gal but it should be more than enough for a 90-100gal.
04-13-2014 06:20 PM
lauraleellbp
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So u only ran 2 bulbs all the time?
Yep, and even that was a lot of light for no CO2. I usually had to dose Excel every few months to keep the algae in check.
04-13-2014 06:13 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
Hm. 4 years ago, so I don't remember. I suspect it was just my cheap PAS camera catching the lighting from different angles, though.
So u only ran 2 bulbs all the time?
04-13-2014 05:47 PM
jrill My 20 long set it up last December.


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04-13-2014 04:40 PM
Tyrone
Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)

Here's one of my low techs. 2g nano I call 'Clado Tree'
Light: 13w Jebo pcfl
Filter: Azoo mignon 60
100% tap. Did water changes in the beginning, but now all I do is top off.



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04-13-2014 04:05 PM
lauraleellbp
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Is the first pic with all 4 bulbs on an the second pic jus 2 bulbs?
Hm. 4 years ago, so I don't remember. I suspect it was just my cheap PAS camera catching the lighting from different angles, though.
04-13-2014 02:50 PM
newbieplanter
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Here's my 75 gal, first attempt at a planted tank. Converted it from a cichlid tank a couple of months ago. (Thanks in large part to this forum!) Ive been playing around with the hardscape and changing up the plant arrangement pretty much the whole time lol. Think Ive about got it Ok for now, gonna let it fill in some and take it from there.




* Photo noob here. Gonna make a proper journal soon as I get these camera settings figured out more. It looks much better in person


Tank: 48 x 21 x 18 inches, 75 gal, partial glass tops
Substrate: 125 lbs Black Diamond blasting sand
Lights: Two 48" T5HO (1 Coralife 10K, 1 Truelumen Flora). Two little Marineland LEDs at the very back (ones that come in a 24" hood).
Filtration: Two HOB I already had, a Penguin 350 and a Whisper 40.
Ferts: Osmocote root tabs, a bit of Flourish comp, daily Excel - all subject to change.



Most of the foreground plants were planted within the last few days, along with the small wysteria and a sword you can barely see in the right rear corner. Also some Bacopa behind the rocks, so the background should even out pretty soon hopefully. Curious to see how the middle sword grows out. Got it from petco supposedly an Argentine. That's one of it's babies off a runner at seven o'clock.



You can see remnants of BBA still on the rocks, that's really the only place now. Had a bit more show up on some leaves early on. Spot treated the worst of it with H2O2. It seems to be going away for the most part.

What type of anubis is that on the left? In front of the DW
04-13-2014 02:11 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
I'll start.

This is my 90gal. I've had the tank set up for about 2 years now.





Setup:
filters- Rena XP3, Rena XP4
light- Catalina 4x54 T5HO (only run 2 bulbs for 6 hrs/day)
substrate- mix of Flourite black, Flourite black sand, black T grade Colorquartz, peat
heater- inline Hydor ETH 300 watt

Plants:
tons of chain swords; all 4 varieties of Echinodorus tenellus, E. angustifolius, E. angustifolius 'vesuvius,' E. quadricostatus
Vallisneria spiralis
Bacopa caroliniana
Lobelia cardinalis
Marselia minuta
Echinodorus 'kleiner bar'
E. 'Indian red'
E. africanus

Livestock:
17x Pristella tetras
15x P. weitzmani (Black Morpho Tetras)
6x assorted BN plecos (albino LF and Calico)
1x Clown pleco
5x Corydoras schwartzi
24x Amano shrimp
1x German Blue Ram
2x Cardinal tetras (soon to be 50x)
5x(??) Otocinclus viattus

NOTES- I am right on the edge of too much light. This tank did much better when I had floating plants for light control. I let those get out of control and block too much light last year and removed them all... ever since then I've been having to fight algae so I need to add some again.

The BN plecos are also eating my Vals... not sure what I'm going to do about that just yet.

Is the first pic with all 4 bulbs on an the second pic jus 2 bulbs?
04-13-2014 12:57 PM
Thomas.w After loosing some leaves and a recycle hers an update of my 90g dirtedAttachment 304562

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04-13-2014 03:22 AM
lauraleellbp I'd love to see some updates on some of theses tanks!

Plus any new ones!
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