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Old 03-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Jason's 75gal Dirted Upgrade


Figured I would go ahead and get this going, since I am days away from my upgrade.

Current setup is a 55 gal planted community.





New setup is a 75gal.

Equip:
2 Penn-Plax Cascade 1000's
Pressurized Co2
108w Dual T5 54w
30w Dual T8
Not sure about heater yet.

Subtrate:
Dirted with Miracle Grow Eco / terra cotta
Top Layer PFS.

Fish:
3 Marble Angels
7 rummies
6 Cardinals
6 peppered cories
3 Kuhils
1 Weathered Dojo
3 Ottos
2 Indo Flying Foxes
1 BN pleco
1 Female Red Betta

Plants
Water-Sprite
2 massive Java Ferns
Several Stems of Lugwina
Vals
2 Crypt parva
2 Anubias petite nana
Java moss
Dwarf Sag
2 Swords (selling not going into 75)

ADDING::
Red Cabomba
Limnophila aromatica
Riccia fluitans
Hemianthus callitrichoides (attached to base rock)
Dwarf Hair Grass

Here is the tank




Planning on setting up the 75 with the plants only to eat the excess ammonia caused by the dirt. After the ammonia goes down and all the parameters are ok then I will add the existing fish.

The massive piece of wood I have will be cut in half. Here is a pic before I attached the java ferns and moss





Several months later




The top portion (ferns attached) will be kinda in the same spot. The other half (with moss attached) I will drill 2 1 1/2 round hold and silicon magnets in the holes. This piece will attach to the glass on the right side of the back glass (bottom side will have the holes) Standing UP.

I am also looking for another piece of wood to do the same thing to but more of a ROOT/stump concept with.

Thats it for now, I will take several pics during the process.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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looks great!
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good luck Jason. I wish i was setting up another tank.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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Hey Rock, didn't know you were here as well. You already have 2, I am still stuck with only 1 when it is all said and DONE.
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I only have 1 planted tank. I wish i had two. My gf won't let me get another tank apparently 3 is too much
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I only have 1 planted tank. I wish i had two. My gf won't let me get another tank apparently 3 is too much

Same boat expect mine is about to be a wife. You can kick yours out LOL, but mine has to stay.....
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Same boat expect mine is about to be a wife. You can kick yours out LOL, but mine has to stay.....
HAHAAH.... If only.. then i could put the other tank on her side of the bed.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:13 PM   #8
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HAHAAH.... If only.. then i could put the other tank on her side of the bed.

DANG right...
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:54 PM   #9
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Certain things make for a good screening process for potential partners. For me it's can he handle the mastiff drool. Any man who winces when my dog gets near him is out of the running, LOL!
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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For me it's can he handle the mastiff drool.

Or in my case my Great Dane.

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Awwww. What cute puppies! Yeah, I am totally ignoring your tank to look at the dogs, lol. Looking forward to another dirt tank. Are you planning to fertilize through the water column? Just curious, really.
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I will from time to time suppliment If needed.

Found some wood today to go along with my other HUGE piece that I already have, but I think I mentioned this before...that piece will be CUT in half.

So this is where I need your help. 2 pieces of wood 3 possible angles.

angle 1


angle2


angle3



PIECE 2

Angle1


Angle2


Angle3
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I like angle 1 on the first and angle 2 on the second piece. For some reason, the third angle on the second piece reminds me of a tiger skull.
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I like angle 1 on the first and angle 2 on the second piece. For some reason, the third angle on the second piece reminds me of a tiger skull.
haha i was thinking the same thing for the last pic. I think that's why i like angle 3 on the 2nd piece.
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I like the depth on wood 1 angle 3, but I also like 2 as well IF I could find a magnet to keep it against the glass (when it is in the tank or get some slate)

I like 3 and 3
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