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Old 07-30-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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My 180 gal a little update


Sorry the bulb on the right has blown out, so its a little dim until I get time to get an replacement.

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Old 07-30-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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WOW nice dood
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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that is a beautiful tank... great work!!!
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:11 PM   #4
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Really beautiful tank man, great work!

What is that nice plant on the right hand side, which makes a small carpet?
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:03 AM   #5
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What do you have in there?

Cardinals?
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:51 PM   #6
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What do you have in there?

Cardinals?
Most of them are Cardinals, Nannostomus espei, and Hyphessobrycon takasei. But there are a few of Megalamphodus roseus var., Hasemania nana, Nannobrycon eques, SAEs, otos, and some shrimps as well.
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:40 PM   #7
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I like it, very nice
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #8
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tank looks great!! how long has it been up now?
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:15 PM   #9
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I could loook at a tank like that for hours

There are many beautiful areas to visually explore in a tank like that... the different colors and use of textures certainly make it tuff to not concentrate on a paritcular section of the aquascape. Although some would say too many, I tend to disagree. Tanks like your are more of a visual excurtion... I love it

Great job
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Very nice, are you using pressurized co2?
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Thanks for the compliment, though most critics I received is "too busy", but that's what I like and wanted. Maybe that's doesn't look like a prize winning tank, but that's what I like, I have been always prefer busy pictures. :-)

Yes, I use pressurized CO2. A 5kg tank, pH controller, and a large Dupla style external reactor.

The tank's cycled for a few months now, but the substrate's been there for about a month, since the shipment of Flourite came late, and I had all my plants in pots while waiting.
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800L 100% Flourite
80L plant/shrimps nursery tank inconnected with the main tank
Total 600W HQI, 2 X 5200K 2 X 6500K
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Dupla Substrate Heater
Dupla S external reactor
Aquamedic 2hp & Teco R15 400W chillers
Sega pH Controller

Light period: 6 hours on each bulb across 12 hours
Water Parameters: pH 6.4, KH 2, GH 1, NO3 40, PO4 1 TDS 250
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