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Old 11-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword, Angels Rising - AGA 90g


This will soon become an index post!


Original info from 2009:
I just moved apartments and have set up my 75g anew. Here's the old tank in its prime:


It's essentially the same setup as before hardware-wise, but all new plants and fish. I'm going for a 'classic' aquarium with a jungly feel to it using big plants (crypts and apons) and angelfish. Low-maintenance yet high-light. Plants will inevitably change - mostly pulling sps. that don't get the look I want - as I've never worked with most of these plant species. I'm pretty excited about it, so I thought I'd post my first tank thread in forever.

Tank: AGA 75g with Black Pine Stand
Light: 48" Catalina 4x54w (2x6700k, 1x10000k, 1x12000k)
Filtration: Rena XP3, Rena XP1
Heater: Hydor 300 In-Line
CO2: GLA Reg, 15# Steel Cylinder, Fabco NV-22 needle valve, Elite Mini Diffuser
Substrate: ADA Amazonia I
Hardscape: Cedar Driftwood

Flora:
Aponogeton crispus
A. ulvaceous
A. undulatus
Barclaya Longifolia 'Red'
Crinum calamistratum
Cryptocoryne blassii
C. ciliata
C. crispatula ‘balansae’
C. moehlmannii
C. parva
C. pontederiifolia
C. spiralis
C. walkeri
C. wendtii ‘green’, ‘brown’, ‘bronze’, ‘florida sunset’
C. undulata
C. usteriana
Echinodorus angustifolias 'vesuvius'
E. tennellus ‘micro’
Hygrophila corymbosa ‘angustifolia’
Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri'
Nymphaea stellata
Polygonum sp. ‘Sao Paulo’
Vallisneria Nana

Fauna:
8x Pterophyllum scalare (Angelfish) - Black, Zebra, and Marble
2x Cleithracara maronii (Keyhole Cichlid)
20x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Black Skirt Tetra)
8x Otocinclus sp. (Otto catfish)
1x Ancistrus cirrhosus (Albino Bristlenose Pleco)

Pics coming 'soon'!

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Old 11-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Nice look on the old tank. Looking forward to the new setup. I always like to see other angelfish tanks.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:49 PM   #3
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the old looked great
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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Indeed, it was a beautiful tank. I'm looking forward to seeing how you set it up this time. Angelfish are great, good choice!
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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I'm excited to watch this. I always loved your "old" 75.
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Wow, your old tank is just fantastic.

Do post pics of your new setup once it's complete.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #7
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:44 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see the new pics! The old one will be hard to top.
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Those are awesome plant selections. They will make such a nice display in there.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #10
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Nice...that looks strangely similar to my plant list...Crypt wise anyway.
Oh and your old tank was incredible.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:03 AM   #12
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Thanks folks. I'll post pics of the initial planting after I get a few packages in the mail later this week... planting a bunch of pots of C. parva should be nice and tedious.

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Those are awesome plant selections. They will make such a nice display in there.
The worry is too many big plants... we'll see how it works out!

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Nice...that looks strangely similar to my plant list...Crypt wise anyway.
Yep a few of 'em anyways!
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:42 AM   #13
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:43 AM   #14
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Wait,, Pots of Parva?!!!! Subscribed!
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:51 AM   #15
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Yeah, 6 pots of the FAN stuff that's just getting released. I'm impatient!
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