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Old 12-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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72g scape show off thread


Let's see those bowfronts!
these ones are still growing in
old scapethis was my first attempt
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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These used to be what I considered my "dream tanks" now I hate them and wish I would have gone with regular old 75g tanks
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Here is mine when I first changed out the substrate from pool filter sand to Black Diamond. There are a few crypts and some narrow leaf java fern.


Moving on to kind of how it looks now. I'm getting ready to pull out the bigger crypts and replace them with stem plants. I have since added the Ray 2 and pressurized CO2.


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Old 12-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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very nice tanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #5
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nice tanks!!!! I am setting up a 72 with a 29g sump/refugium right now, for lighting I am getting a Finnex Ray II. I'm going to eventually have a medium to high light set up with Discus, endlers, 2 different rams, and others...

At first I am going to have it bare bottom with young Discus for about a year till they grow up some. I have done research on them and every one seems to say to grow them out to their best potential (big and round) it's better/easier to do it in a bare bottom tank because cleaning out the excess waste is a breeze since you have to feed them 4 to 7 times a day. Also to have a planted tank during these period wouldn't be ideal.

After a year or so I will set up a really nice planted tank with some Mr. Aqua substrate (amazing stuff btw) with some white sand in the front maybe but I'm still thinking about.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Here is my 72 G bowfront I set up about 4 months ago. All of the small swords in the foreground all came from the larger sword on the left side. I'm running pressurized CO2 with PH Control, Seachem Ferts, Eheim Pro 3 E filter and (2) Circulators. So far it has basically been algae free and both plants are fish are reproducing like crazy.

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Wow those are some huge plants! What are you doing as far as lighting goes?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Wow those are some huge plants! What are you doing as far as lighting goes?
Lighting is actually nothing special. Its just a 2 bulb Coralife T5 fixture with a 6700 K bulb and a Colormax bulb. 12 Hours/day. No natural day light. The plants starting cranking once I lowered my PH to 6.7 with the CO2 tank and PH controller.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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Only 3 people on tpt made the mistake of buying 72 bows still wishing I had standard 75g instead of twin bows.

C'mon people lets see some more of these challenging to scape tanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Some of the tanks in my flickr are 72G Bows
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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Some updated pics. Changed bulbs to Geissman 6k and 6.7k and now all plants pearl.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #13
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Those are some nice looking swords that you have in that tank

I am in the process of slowly setting up my 72 bowfront right now, just ordered my canister filter and a heater for the tank. Later this week I will be getting my substrate once I decide which way to go, and lights at the end of the month.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #14
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... still wishing I had standard 75g instead of twin bows...
I don't own bowfront tanks, but I think you are being too hard on yourself. Your tanks look terrific.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:04 AM   #15
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Thank you. I like them I have decided to sell my high tech one maintaing I just don't need two large tanks I think I'm going to downsize to a 40b
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