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Old 11-14-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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90 gal , unpadate pics of growth


Well not new but freshly re done.
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90 gal with corner overflow now used for auto water changer.
DIY in line Co2 diffuser
20 gas tank with reg,BC'er, and SV
XP 4 filter
250 watt MH pendent

Mix of gravel, Coral Sea's, and Seachem strate's

41 cardinal tetra's
2 Bristle nosed pleco's
5 or 6 minnows
3 Red claw macro shrimp

Java Fern
Singapore moss
Java moss
Jungle Val's
GHG
DHG
Rotala Indica

Several of the following pics are pre Cardinal's....... and yes the cichlids are gone.

















Opinions, thought's or concerns?

I can't wait to see how is fills in, I just recently cut back the rotala and planted the tops is some of the hole's.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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Love the picture of the cardinal looking at the camera. I think it'll look good once it grows in more. Are you leaving the substrate clean in the front or are you hoping to have the whole front carpeted as well?
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:26 AM   #3
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Hey! thats the lazy(My way) way to plant DHG....split a bit so that it wil fill up faster and better....
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:30 AM   #4
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Very, very nice looking tank ! Good Job.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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Thanks guy's the DHG is already taking off nicely!
All the clumps have thrown 5 or more runners.
So yeah hoping the strate will be a carpet in a couple (4 to 5) months.

This is my 1st high light tank so I am hoping I can keep it balanced.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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Well the GHG is kicking my tail but I think I now have it under control.
I lucked into hitting the lfs, right as they where pulling some sweet jungle vals, out of their 500 gallon planted tank with blooms and all.
Which work out perfect to replace the GHG losses.
I'll snap some pics this after noon.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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looks like you are off to a good start, i live the way new tanks look though, everything is so symmetrical, looks like a drawing, it will look awesome when its filled in.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #8
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great job....was that a jewell cichlid in one of the first pics? Looked like a jack dempsey? I don't think so with those cardinals...lunch.

Very nice!
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #9
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great job....was that a jewell cichlid in one of the first pics? Looked like a jack dempsey? I don't think so with those cardinals...lunch.

Very nice!
Yeah the JD's went back to the store they where pulling my rotala nightly.

Here are some pics from today.

I also added two 100 watt Coil bulbs 6k and a 5k, along with using the old alum reflector out of a 4' single T-10 fixture to make a more efficient fixture for the 250 watt halide.






Here is a tank shot with just the two CF bulbs.....



Here a couple of the tank with the halide running..........





All I plan on doing a this point is adding either 30 more Cardinals or Blood Fins in a couple weeks.
I am stoked to see how this thing grows in!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #10
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Default DIY DC'er and 33 more cardinal's........

Well not the best pic........skewed a bit by the glass.......





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Cardinals are awesome. Good design on your DIY checker too.
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That drop checker is awesome!
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Smile updated pics...........

Well I added some Flourite black sand to help the DHG runners out.
And the tank is growing in well.






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Oh wow. It was hard to see it looking so great at the beginning (can't imagine filled in very well) but it looks amazing!!!!!
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