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Old 10-28-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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Rimless 75 Gallon - Where's the equipment?


Hello Everyone
I thought I would start a journal of my Rimless 75 gallon tank....
Having a rimless tank is very fun, not only because there is no rim, but because I don't have a canopy so I can see the plants from the top all the time, I can enjoy floating plants, and I get to see the water ripple a little Only downside is high evaporation, but I can deal with that!

The tank is high light with a TEK 4X54 Watt fixture with 2 Giesemann middays and 2 Aquamedic Ocean Whites. Photoperiod is 7 hrs for all bulbs...we'll see how this goes. Before I was having only 2 bulbs for 8 hrs. with all 4 for only 3 hrs.

Substrate is Eco-complete and the CO2 is pressurized with 5lb tank and Milwaukee regulator and DIY CO2 reactor. Ferts are E.I. and weekly 50%water changes

The filtration is closed loop with a Ocean Clear 340 and Iwaki WMD-40RLT pumping 700-800 gph Whats nice about the tank is that the bulkheads are in the bottom of the tank and all equipment is hidden! Yes!

Right now I have a pair of dominant breeding angels, 3 SAE, and a couple black mollies. The angels will be going soon for some schooling rummynose and bloodfin tetras. The angels are beautiful, but they breed so much, dominating one whole side of the tank.
Be patient as much still has to fill in, particularly the crypts and R. rotundifolia in the back left. I'm also doing something with the ugly R. macranda. My CO2 was messed up for a while and that went to %h*t fast.

The latest pictures. I enjoy lots of criticism and comments!
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:46 AM   #3
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Great looking tank. A school of rummy nose will look nice in there. can you add pics of the bulkheads and the Tek hanging overhead?
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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oh yea.. very nice looking tank. i love the floating plants. I am considering adding a floating plant again once I get my 75-p as i've read a lot of fish are more comfortable with a floating plant for shade from the light. maybe i can even induce some breeding ! that'd be awesome.

keep us updated. I'd also like to see the bulkhead setup. Is this a custom tank?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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Great looking tank Matt!
What brand is it and where'd you get it?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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Tanks is from Glasscages.com. Very nice price, but poor service and tank build is questionable. They were very sloppy with the silicone. The build itself is very strong structurally though!
You can see the outputs in the second pic. It is a loclines split into two lines. One shoots down the back of the tank and the other shoots to the front of the tank. The input is on the other side underneath the ferns. It is just a screen intake. I can get a pic later. Thanks for the nice comments!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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Very nice. I like your angels, if you are willing to ship I will buy them unless you have a buyer already.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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Very nice. I like your angels, if you are willing to ship I will buy them unless you have a buyer already.
I have a local breeder that has been interested for a long time. Thanks for the offer.

Here is some more discussion about the tank, my equipment, and the stand I built....http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-filter-2.html
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:10 PM   #9
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Do you have the Iwaki pump running wide open? Seems like a lot of pump now that you aren't fooling with the mazzei. What's the noise level like on it?
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Can you post a full tank shot with the lights?
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Do you have the Iwaki pump running wide open? Seems like a lot of pump now that you aren't fooling with the mazzei. What's the noise level like on it?
Yes the pump is wide open! Its great flow, but not too much. I wouldn't want any smaller pump because as the filter clogs the flow drops some. The noise is noticible, but not overly loud. I put some weatherstrip on my cabinet doors and it dampened the sound a good amount. My couch is three feet in front of the tank and it doens't bother me.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:13 PM   #12
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The pump on the side was only temporary. I could get some more close-ups of the TEK if needed.

Things have grown a little since that pic! The ferns have like trippled in size
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Anyone venture to guess what those breeding angels are worth to a breeder?
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Can't wait to see it evolve. You are a great aquascaper. Your Macrandra should come back.

About your floaters - I see red root floater, what's the other one?

Are those Koi Angels?
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I'd say $80 - $100

Check on AquaBid, seems the going rate is around that. Kinda depends how old, how many spawns color.
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