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Hcancino 10-13-2011 06:44 PM

60 gallon cherry tank! updated 3/13 52k!
 
Equipment

Marineland 60 gallon (48-1/4"L x 12-3/4"W x 23-3/4)
AquaticLife 48" T5HO 2 54 watt bulbs(12 hour light period)
Concoa212 Dual Stage Regulator
BettaTail postbody kit
MaxiJet 600 Powerhead
5 pound CO2 Cylinder

Flora

C. Willisii
Staurogyne repens 049
unknown crypts
Glosso
Blyxa japonica
Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides
Rotala Colorata
Limnophila Aromatica
Narrow Leaf Java Fern

Fauna
3-4 otocinclus affinis
50 RCS
15 ember tetras
5 dwarf neon rainbows

Substrate
60 lbs of Eco Complete
8 dry quarts of miracle grow organic choice potting mix

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...m/f0a0872d.jpg

Opinion/suggestions are welcome:D
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New pictures on the last page!

devlyyn 10-13-2011 07:46 PM

I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass has a really awesome green, especially in contrast to the dark substrate. How is the flow with 2 power heads and the canister? Also, I think you should add a school of corys for the bottom. I think they are great fish and some sterbai or julii corys would look great with the dark substrate.

falcooo 10-13-2011 08:03 PM

Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?

falcooo 10-13-2011 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by falcooo (Post 1550997)
Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?

lol nevermind, probably should've read the whole post first

kribkeeper888 10-13-2011 09:46 PM

Awesome, I love your layout

Hcancino 10-13-2011 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by devlyyn (Post 1550974)
I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass has a really awesome green, especially in contrast to the dark substrate. How is the flow with 2 power heads and the canister? Also, I think you should add a school of corys for the bottom. I think they are great fish and some sterbai or julii corys would look great with the dark substrate.

Thank you!! The flow is alright. I think some of my fish like playing in the current the powerheads create. I would add some corys but I don't think they would have any room to swim. Maybe I should have gotten Eleocharis Belem which grows shorter than the dhg I have now. I'll definitely look into though.

Hcancino 10-13-2011 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by falcooo (Post 1550997)
Looks awesome, how much lighting do you have?

Thanks! It's 108 watts total.

Hcancino 10-13-2011 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kribkeeper888 (Post 1551119)
Awesome, I love your layout

Thank you. I owe you and shiny a thanks too tho bc you guys inspired me to do a journal on my 60 gallon

Studman0143 10-13-2011 11:31 PM

Do your Long-fin serpae school together much? I've got some in a 10G, obviously smaller, but they really are never together. Unless I'm mistaken and they aren't a schooling tetra.

Hcancino 10-14-2011 12:19 AM

None of my schooling fish really school. They all just hang put in individual groups Of two or three and occasionally join up. The only time they school is when i put my hand in the tank and when it's feeding time.

Hcancino 10-17-2011 05:49 PM

Well I ordered the green fertilizer package from GLA today and bought a digital scale so by the end of this week I'll be doing via the PPS Pro method. My CO2 project will also be complete so looks like my tank should be completely set by this weekend.

In other news my R. Rotundifolia, some of the older DHG I had, and my java moss keep getting brown algae. I haven't added anything new except more plants. I did increase dosing but I don't think that would cause brown algae to grow. I have heard that old bulbs will do that when they need replacing so i might have to replace my bulbs now? Anyone know if thats true? Here is some pictures.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/18048687.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/202d3c45.jpg

Hcancino 10-20-2011 05:57 PM

well i completed my DIY CO2
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/4d3f2df7.jpg
DIY reactor. ill hide it i just wanted to make sure it worked
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/34b8d72b.jpg
also got my plant goodies from GLA
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/46886e53.jpg
all mixed up
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/5c8de798.jpg

Hcancino 10-26-2011 09:13 PM

Well i did a 70% water change, rescaped, and removed my moss wall because it just started to become a bba magnet. I also took out one of the pieces of driftwood and i think it looks good. here is what it looks like now. i also lost one of my serpae tetras to some kind of (fish) skin disease :icon_cry:

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/bbb7c070.jpg

Hcancino 11-09-2011 10:41 PM

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/30b32eca.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/73632e80.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/02fdf66b.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...o/1f4e2cde.jpg

I don't know how I feel about the beach pebbles yet. Opinions?

TLE041 11-09-2011 11:16 PM

Are you planning on adding anything that'll add some height (like a driftwood)? Right now you have everything low to the substrate and no vertical interest.


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