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Old 02-23-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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pwolfe's 90-p (planted pg3)


So I picked up the last 90p of the container from ADG in Houston this week along with some hardscape. The tank itself won't be set up for about another 2 months; when we move into our new house. I intend for this tank to be a learning experience where I challenge myself and my scaping abilities. Over the intended years of ownership, the 90-p is the canvas I have long wanted to play with.

Some specs:

Hardware:

-ADA 90-p
-Eheim 2074 w/ BorneoWild glassware run at 75% flow
-In-line heat
-Maxspect Razor 8000k
-Some manner of pres. CO2 w/GLA inline
-Amazonia in back and yet to be determined color sand substrate (leaning towards Sarawak)
-ADA Ferts to start and will slowly learn the dry fert thing after it gets established.

Flora:

Hygro Pinnifitada
Hygro Kompakt
Hygro Araguaia
...I like hygro's
possibly microsorum
A little HC in the back right to try to learn how to create depth that isnt really there
a few crypts
misc mosses

Fauna:

I need help here. I'd like a massive school of micro-rasbora but have not found much info on keeping them in anything but a nano. I like my tanks to have a lot of flow and am concerned how they will respond to that.

Pseuodomogil sp. (yet to decide)
oto's
amano shrimp

open to suggestions

Anyways, this is the initial layout I'm working with, its composed of branch wood and sado-akadama stone that Frank was kind enough to let me rummage through and cherry-pick.

Would appreciate input on any of the above!


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Old 02-23-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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I love that piece of wood, is that extra large size branch wood? Those sado stones show some beatiful hues, and that is just from the picture! In action underwater will probably be even better.

I'm with you on the hydro's those are awesome plants.

Any pics of the borneo wild glassware, head on? Curious on outflow diameter compared to the P-6.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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Its one XL piece and 2 m or l pieces. I honestly dont know what size they are considered. I just dug through the bin ADG had them in and told Frank, "I'll take these". Every side of these stones has its own character. I could probably reuse the stones in countless scapes and you'd never know they were the same stone. The pictures on the website do not do these stones justice.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:00 AM   #4
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2 more pics before my wife makes me store all this stuff until the move! One of the full hardscape, and one of the dw in the tank to get a feel for it.



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that wood is incredible. I think the scape with a gentle slope in the substrate, some java fern and dwarf hair grass and you will have a winner.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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any thoughts on keeping micro rasbora in a tank this large/with a filter that strong (2074)?
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1 bump for my fauna question as this project is nearing its start date.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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great hardscapre materials!

i think the rasbora will be fine. Get a large schools of them
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great hardscapre materials!

i think the rasbora will be fine. Get a large schools of them
+1 That piece of wood is sweet!
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So just to confirm, the rasboras can handle a strong flow? I keep reading they hate it, but I was hoping to get first hand knowledge.

I'm getting really itchy to out this together, I laid it all out last night to measure how much substrate I need to order and made some tweaks to how I'll actually lay it out.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:14 AM   #12
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Contractor says our move in date is the 25th of this month. All is on hold until we're in.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:19 AM   #13
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Which wattage of the razor did you end up with?

This should end up beimg a pretty slick setup.
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That driftwood is superb!
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:52 AM   #15
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I went with the 160w unit in case I decide I want to mount it extremely high off the tank. I did a test run the other day and found the light to be enormous overkill. But I knew that going into it. The rocks looked magnificent under the light. I will have to invest in a par meter so that I can dial this thing in. I'm guessing 30-40% intensity will be my noon-day sun. I'm really happy with the controllability the light offers. I wish more manufacturers would offer high end planted lights.

I'm dying to get this thing set up. We've moved into the new place, but the backsplash won't be installed until thursday of next week, and since this thing is going on the kitchen counter, its still on hold until that gets completed.
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