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exv152 10-31-2013 01:18 AM

125g high tech planted
 
Tank - 125 gallon Marineland, 72"L x 18"W x 22"H (updated March 24, 2016)

CO2 system - Pressurized with 10lbs tank, co2 DIY reactor fed by inline atomic diffuser, Apex controller
Lighting - 2x BML dutch planted XB series 72" fixtures
Filtration - 3x 2217 eheims
UV sterilizer - 18w inline Aquatop UV sterilizer (run at night only)
Heaters - 300w hydor ETH,
Feeder - Apex auto-feeder

Substrate - ADA Amazonia, approximately 10x 9L bags
Driftwood - redmoor

Fauna - 4x peruvian angels, 5x gold angels, 3x sterbai cories, 4 SAEs, 4 or 5 kribensis

Flora - hydrocotyle tripartite, hydrocotyle leucocephala, marsilea hirsute, marsilea crenata, rotala rotundifolia, rotala bonsai, needle leaf fern, anubias petite and a few other anubias types, staurogyne repens, glossostigma elatinoides, cryptocoryne wendtii, limnophila aromatic, blyxa japonica, sagittaria subulata, crinum calamistratum, red tiger lotus


2016
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2013
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FlyingHellFish 10-31-2013 02:50 AM

Beautiful tank! Do you have a close up image of the first picture? I especially like that branch of wood sticking out, it gives the tank a tame jungle look. Do you have any pictures of your rotala rotundifolia?

Oh and, what did you end up doing with your DICI regulator? I hear the solenoid and needle valve is somewhat decent.

Hahah it's seem so long ago,

exv152 10-31-2013 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish (Post 4581737)
Beautiful tank! Do you have a close up image of the first picture? I especially like that branch of wood sticking out, it gives the tank a tame jungle look. Do you have any pictures of your rotala rotundifolia?

Oh and, what did you end up doing with your DICI regulator? I hear the solenoid and needle valve is somewhat decent.

Hahah it's seem so long ago,

Sorry, I don't have any close-ups right now, and the camera is not that good. The rotala may be indica, not sure, and the DC regulator is shelved, to be used for spare parts in a pinch. THanks

trailsnale 10-31-2013 07:32 PM

great looking angels!

thanks,

Phil Edwards 11-01-2013 12:56 PM

I love seeing tanks like this. It reminds me that there's a lot of enjoyment to be had outside of super-serious aquascaping and plant collecting, and that the hobby is really all about enjoying keeping fish and plants together when it comes down to brass tacks. I get an "old school" impression from your system that brings back fond memories. :proud:

Keep up the good work!

FishStix 11-18-2013 02:23 PM

Beautiful tank!! I can only hope my tank looks this good some day.

FromLaredo 11-18-2013 03:32 PM

Beautiful tank and really nice looking Angels. Good work

jmf3460 11-18-2013 05:00 PM

THANK YOU! Thank you for posting a scape that isn't fake and unrealistic looking. I am soo sick of seeing the scapes with a few stem plants, a carpeting of baby tears and some over-strategically placed rocks. Your scape looks realistic, healthy and not forced, like you just let nature run its course. Lovely!

exv152 04-01-2014 11:47 PM

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jmf3460 04-02-2014 12:31 AM

very nice, I like the new scape alot

rezco 04-02-2014 12:52 AM

This is beautiful. Can you share some details about the water parameters? CO2, nutrient parameters, and fert dosing schedule, and most importantly how long has it been setup with these plants. My tanks have usually run into trouble after 6 -12 months due to nutrient overload and require deep gravel cleaning to reset.

Crazy4discus 04-02-2014 06:29 AM

Beautiful setup you have there!

the_Chad 04-02-2014 07:04 AM

BAM, defiantly tamed the jungle :) Looks great!

exv152 04-02-2014 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by rezco (Post 5675770)
This is beautiful. Can you share some details about the water parameters? CO2, nutrient parameters, and fert dosing schedule, and most importantly how long has it been setup with these plants. My tanks have usually run into trouble after 6 -12 months due to nutrient overload and require deep gravel cleaning to reset.

Thanks for the kind words to all.

The water perameters - pH of 6.8 pre co2, and 6.2 after co2 injection (sitting still for 48hrs the pH is 7.4). KH is 2, nitrates of approx 20-40, TDS is between 150-300ppm. I don’t test for nutrient parameters. I use PPS PRO dosing, total root tabs from aquariumplants.com. The tank has been setup since the summer of 2011. Next step will be to redo the substrate with all ADA amazonia, and a switch to LEDs at some point.

rezco 04-03-2014 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by exv152 (Post 5682282)
Thanks for the kind words to all.

The water perameters - pH of 6.8 pre co2, and 6.2 after co2 injection (sitting still for 48hrs the pH is 7.4). KH is 2, nitrates of approx 20-40, TDS is between 150-300ppm. I donít test for nutrient parameters. I use PPS PRO dosing, total root tabs from aquariumplants.com. The tank has been setup since the summer of 2011. Next step will be to redo the substrate with all ADA amazonia, and a switch to LEDs at some point.

OK thank you. Your dKH is lower than what I aim for but its obviously working well. I will also try the switch to T5HO and hope for better results.


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