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gene4christ 01-26-2013 03:29 AM

My Planted 90gal. project update
 
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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 . :proud:

gene4christ 01-26-2013 04:09 AM

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It took me a year to build the stand but got it done LOL :proud: this is before I put the doors on . :^)

l8nite 01-26-2013 04:29 AM

Really nice looking stand :)

gene4christ 01-26-2013 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by l8nite (Post 2353306)
Really nice looking stand :)

Thanks . Hopefully it will not take as long to get the tank up and going LOL :confused:

gene4christ 02-09-2013 09:17 PM

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OK this is the tank now :proud: 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 ! :icon_mrgr

Grimnokk 02-09-2013 09:33 PM

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.

alipper 02-09-2013 09:40 PM

Really digging the DW.

gene4christ 05-11-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Grimnokk (Post 2491082)
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 ! :)

gene4christ 05-11-2013 08:33 PM

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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. :hihi:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=1#post3344330

Patriot 05-11-2013 08:37 PM

This looks great!!

gene4christ 05-11-2013 08:46 PM

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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 ?? :confused1:

Patriot 05-11-2013 09:10 PM

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.

gene4christ 05-11-2013 09:30 PM

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This the latest video of the tank .:)

http://youtu.be/40IThhHh32Q

nofearengineer 05-11-2013 10:10 PM

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

Where did you get it?

gene4christ 05-12-2013 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by nofearengineer (Post 3344890)
Gene, that is quite honestly some of the coolest driftwood I have ever seen. :drool:

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 . :icon_surp

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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