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Old 11-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Riverbrewers 75G "Roselines and A New Beginning"


I have been diligently working over the past year to put together all of the components necessary to transition from my current 40G breeder over to a bigger, better, new, and improved 75G that will house my planted tank obsession. 🌱🐟

I think I have my driftwood placement ironed out, but am looking for opinions on what I have done with my layout so far.

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Many, many more pics to follow in the very near future!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Is this for Roseline Sharks? Or something else called Roselines?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Is this for Roseline Sharks? Or something else called Roselines?
That's what I was going to ask.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yes, Roseline sharks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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Note: the footprint of my tank (18" x 48") is indicated by the lines drawn onto the canvas in my previous photos. The canvas I was using as a template is actually much bigger (24" x 60") than the tank. So if you think the driftwood scape is too small for the footprint of the tank, remember that I am referencing within the marker lines on the canvas, and not the entire canvas as a whole.

A 75g should be plenty big for a few Roselines, no?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Excellent hardscape. I see far to many rushed set-ups lately, you sir are taking the right steps to a pleasing design of rock and wood.

All of your stones are roughly the same size, you might like the look of a few larger ones thrown into the mix if you have access to some,

however I'm sure you are trying to leave plenty of space for your inhabitants to swim about!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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I really like your driftwood arrangement. The rocks work very well too, but I cannot help wondering if a few more piled higher or over a larger area might be even better.

It depends on what kind of planting you have in mind, personal taste, and experimentation. What a great start!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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The only thing that is set in stone so far is the driftwood placement.

I have access to a ton of different sized rocks and will be working on the rock placement tonight.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:08 AM   #9
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This will be great for roselines. Can't see to well how far the branches come to the side of the tanks but leave a few inches between the limbs and the glass so they have room to fly around they will love chasing each other around it.

Do you have plans for a current in this? Or filtration yet?

And do you have the roselines already in another tank? My local pet'smarts have then 50% off until Nov. 25 so they are only $4.99. Might be a reason to get some more to expand your family!


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Old 11-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #10
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You should get some clay for the bottom of this tank Are you keeping with the Crypt theme I assume? The hardscape is stellar so far. I cant wait to see this come together! Got an estimated plant list yet?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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Great start! Will you be leaving the other end of the tank bare or filled with plants?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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Definitely will have lots of crypts. So get that clay to me NOW!! Hahaha!!!!

I already have 8 Roselines ready to transplant once the tank is good and consistent w/ all readings. I will be using an Eheim 2217 and Odyssea 500 filter on it. Definitely CO2 injection. Not 100% on a plant list yet. Plants will definitely be on the opposite side of the tank as well. Heck, plants will be everywhere!!! Hahaha!!! Here's what I have in store for my Saturday night!

Out with the old 40G
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stay tuned for more pics later tonight...
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #13
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Ohhhh exciting!


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Old 11-18-2012, 02:20 AM   #14
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Making tons of progress tonight.
Pulled the substrate from my old tank and mixed it w/ some new stuff. Kicked up the root feeding a notch w/ plenty of super secret clay mixture, some of hydrophyte's grosoil tabs, and my own hand-made substrate capsules as well.

I have the driftwood where I want it and am also pretty confident with the rockscape too. Marching on to the plants next. It is going to be a long (but fun and exciting of course) night!

Let me know what you think so far!

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:53 AM   #15
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Not too shabby, I will second the idea of having a variety of sizes of rock, even a variety of different thickness of branches. Have you explored tilting the branch on the very right side even further?
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