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Old 10-31-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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125g high tech planted


Tank - 125 gallon Marineland, 72"L x 18"W x 22"H

CO2 system - Pressurized with 10lbs tank, co2 fed to needle wheel, with a milwaukee SMS 122 pH controller
Lighting - 8x 39w T5HO
Filtration - 2x 2217 eheims
UV sterilizer - 24w green machine
Heaters - 300w hydor heater, 300w eheim, w/Ranco temp controller
Feeder - eheim 3581

Substrate - mix of fluorite, gravel, stones etc.
Driftwood - redmoor

Fauna - 5x peruvian angels, 22x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 22x Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, 20 Boehlkea fredcochui, 5x peppered cories, 4x sterbai cories, 7x corydoras duplicareus

Flora - Glossostigma, S. repens, E. parvula, various hygrophila, various crypts, rotala, hydrocotyle, various anubias, mosses, HM, etc.







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Old 10-31-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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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,
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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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
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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great looking angels!

thanks,
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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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.

Keep up the good work!
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Beautiful tank!! I can only hope my tank looks this good some day.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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Beautiful tank and really nice looking Angels. Good work
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #8
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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!
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very nice, I like the new scape alot
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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.
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Beautiful setup you have there!
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BAM, defiantly tamed the jungle Looks great!
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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.
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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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