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Old Yesterday, 01:50 AM   #1
Kntry
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75 Gallon Iwagumi/Dutch First Attempt


I started this tank about a month ago and have changed it 4 times.

I'm finally happy with the hardscape and have plants, shrimp, Nerite snails and fish coming in Thursday. Algae has taken over. YIKES!

I also have CO2 coming this week. I'm hoping I can figure out how to hook everything up and not gas my fish.

I've been reading everything I can find on how to set up the CO2, how long to let it run and when, and how to set it up with the lighting. I'm still not completely sure I have it together though.

I hope ya'll enjoy! I'll update as I get the CO2 hooked up and the plants in.

Sandy
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..what kind of shrimp did u order?
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How long are you running your lights? Its easy to start out with too long of a photo-period. I would recommend just starting with 5-6hours then once you have CO2 and fertilizers running start to increase the amount of hours to 7-8.
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I just got 20 Cherry shrimp but they are very small. I have 48 Nerite snails coming Thursday with 5 Otto's.

I've been running the lights all day and the tank sits next to a 20' wall of French doors. What I don't understand is that tank has been in the same place for 4 years and I never had algae in it.
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