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salmon 04-22-2012 08:32 PM

Salmons 75-P: amazon somethin or other (56k)
 
Well after looking at an empty 75P sitting on my kitchen table for nearly 4 months, I finally have it planted and on a dry start. Wasn't planning on doing a DSM but ran into a last minute issue getting my CO2 tanks, it will probably work for the better anyways as Im fairly sure most of the plants were cultivated emmersed. Not %100 satisfied with the hardscape, but lots of time to tweak it. Not overly happy my rocks don't even make it 1/2 way of tank height, but it is what it is.

Tank/Equipment Specs:

-ADA 75P -75x45x45cm
-ADA substrate system (powersand, 5 elements, new Amazonia)
-Eheim 2217
-Cal Aqua Lilys
-10# Co2 tank
-Dual stage matheson reg
-DIY Cree LED build w sunrise/set controller (light in pics is 24w T5HO)
-DIY stand -37" tall
-hydor 200w inline heater
-Atomic diffuser
-Ryouh stone 30ish lbs
-EI dosing

Flora:

-Crypt Lucens
-C. Becktii 'Petchi'
-C. Parva
-C. Nurii
-Downoi
-Ranalisma rostrata
-Tonina sp 'Manus'
-Ludwigia Arcuata
-Rotala sp nanjenshan 'Mayaca'
-Hygro polysperma 'Ceylon'
-Nesaea Crassicaulis

Fauna:

-none for a couple months. open to any ideas and suggestions though

'updated' possible options for a single school so far:

-WCMM
-Penguin tetras
-Coral red pencilfish
-P. gertrudae ARU
-Lemon tetras
-Silvertip tetras
-Ember tetra
-sawbwa reslendens (if I can find them)
-cardinal tetra
-rummynose (have in other tank already so unlikely)

iphone pics for now


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/photo4-2.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...ics/photo6.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...ics/photo7.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...ics/photo8.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...ics/photo9.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...cs/photo10.jpg

Thanks for looking!

Salmon

mcqueenesq 04-23-2012 01:27 AM

I don't even want to think about how much ryuoh stone it would take to pile up to that golden rule sweet spot. You've got some great rocks here, and you've arranged them very well. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this tank progresses.

GMYukonon24s 04-23-2012 02:54 AM

That's a great start you have going there.

kribkeeper888 04-23-2012 02:58 AM

Wow nice, did you say what the dimensions of the tank were?

salmon 04-23-2012 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcqueenesq (Post 1831092)
I don't even want to think about how much ryuoh stone it would take to pile up to that golden rule sweet spot. You've got some great rocks here, and you've arranged them very well. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this tank progresses.

Haha no me either but I have thought about it. thats about 30 lbs right there so would need at least double that/larger pieces. fairly pleased how it turned out with what it is. thanks for the kind words!

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 1831243)
That's a great start you have going there.

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kribkeeper888 (Post 1831249)
Wow nice, did you say what the dimensions of the tank were?

other than 75P, no I missed that. will update that, thanks.

clau74 04-23-2012 09:36 AM

Hi,
Nice tank, a good start! When you find a plan fauna. Recommend , Hemigrammus Rhodostomus - Rummy Nose Tetra, Paracheirodon Axelrod - Cardinal Tetra, Hypesobrycon herbertaxelrodi. You decides!
Good luck.

salmon 04-23-2012 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clau74 (Post 1831541)
Hi,
Nice tank, a good start! When you find a plan fauna. Recommend , Hemigrammus Rhodostomus - Rummy Nose Tetra, Paracheirodon Axelrod - Cardinal Tetra, Hypesobrycon herbertaxelrodi. You decides!
Good luck.

Thanks some good ideas! Already have rummynose in another tank and love them, but dont want the same fish in multiple tanks. Cardinals are also always a good go to, and I've always wanted black neons too.

salmon 04-23-2012 06:09 PM

quick day 3 update, most of the plants expect for one type of crypt (guess which one :rolleyes:) are doing great and responding well to the environment.

first time with a real emmersed/DSM setup so I'm really trying to baby it. frequent misting and daily air exchanges. humidity is very high, it's like putting your hand in a greenhouse when taking the cling wrap off. contemplated using some tank water from my 13g to mist with, but changed my mind as there is some algae in there and I dont want anything transfered to this tank. all plants are tissue cultured so trying to avoid adding anything that could "contaminate" the condtions (snails, algae, disease).

onto some pics of the plants

right side

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...cs/photo18.jpg

left side

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...cs/photo17.jpg

clau74 04-24-2012 06:27 AM

Hi ,
It's nice aquascape style, what kind of rock do you use? Plants remain on the emersion period? Can I make suggestions for other fish: Thayer boehlkei, Rasbora heteromorpha, Boraras Brigittae, Microrasbora Galaxy.

aXio 04-24-2012 04:18 PM

I really like your plant selection. I love seeing crypts in higher end setups like this. I can't wait to see how this grows out. Your rocks are a bit low laying so they will probably get covered up a good bit, but I like that look.

salmon 04-24-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clau74 (Post 1832906)
Hi ,
It's nice aquascape style, what kind of rock do you use? Plants remain on the emersion period? Can I make suggestions for other fish: Thayer boehlkei, Rasbora heteromorpha, Boraras Brigittae, Microrasbora Galaxy.

Thanks again! Rock used is Ryouh stone, hence the title name :hihi:

Yep still emmersed, probably at least another week or more.

Good suggestion on the Penguin Tetras (thayer boehlkei) that is an option I have been considering!

Quote:

Originally Posted by aXio (Post 1833223)
I really like your plant selection. I love seeing crypts in higher end setups like this. I can't wait to see how this grows out. Your rocks are a bit low laying so they will probably get covered up a good bit, but I like that look.

Thanks! Indeed some odd plant choices for a rockscape, but I like it too. My only regret is that the rocks are as low laying as they are like you mentioned. need larger/more pieces or some plain gravel or lava rock stuffed in pantyhose underneath. still I probably wont change a thing and see how it fills in.

clau74 04-24-2012 06:27 PM

Hi ,
There are common names used by me, Ryouh stone . I'm from romania, try to get along! Waiting to hear from you, if you can help. Are close.

salmon 04-25-2012 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clau74 (Post 1833418)
Hi ,
There are common names used by me, Ryouh stone . I'm from romania, try to get along! Waiting to hear from you, if you can help. Are close.

Hey clau74, sorry meant no offense....have been able to understand what you saying so far. Ryouh stone is a fairly common rock used for aquascaping and its from Japan (to the best of my knowledge)

Not entirely sure what you mean by the last couple sentences but if you have any questions feel free to post.....and thank you for your fish stocking suggestions so far! Have a good one :D

Musclecar67 04-25-2012 04:24 AM

Very nice tank! Cant wait to see it mature.

clau74 04-25-2012 06:00 PM

Hi ,
Apology accepted, I want water in your tank !!!


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