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Old 07-15-2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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100 Gallon High Tech Planted Tank Journal


I would like to document the progress of my new 100G planted tank. I'm new to the freshwater side of this hobby and have thoroughly appreciated all of the information I've acquired from this site.

Tank Specs

Tank - 100 gallon acrylic with center overflow, Durso and 40 gallon sump
Pumps - Eheim 1262 Return & Vortech MP10 Powerhead
CO2 - AquaMedic 1000 CO2 Reactor, 10LB Tank, GLA Pro Regulator
Lighting - Aquatic Life 4x54 T5HO
Misc. Equipment - Aqua UV Sterilizer, Bubble Magus Dosing Pump, Spectra Pure ATO, American Pinpoint PH Probe & Temperature Controller

Plants

Downoi, HC, Alternanthera Reineckii, Anubias Nana, Wisteria, Rotala Magenta, Pogostemon Stellatus, Pogostemon Erectus, S. Repens, Limnophila Aromatica.

Fish

Cardinal Tetras
Harlequin Rasbora
Amano Shrimp
Galaxy Rasbora
Otocinclus Catfish
Red Cherry Shrimp

Here's the latest (01/06/15):
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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Ok, here's the latest. I changed the aquascape, added a few plants and also some cardinal tetras. Coming along pretty nicely. Also, I've started a dosing regime with Seachem Flourish to take care of some of the new yellow growth.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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Here's a couple pictures of the equipment underneath
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:08 PM   #4
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I love it. very good lines and flow.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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I love it. very good lines and flow.
Thank you very much!
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:25 PM   #6
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very pretty. I like the wood placement. Not a huge fan of the substrate but I love your plant arrangements, they look natural and not over placed. Center back looks empty now that you moved all the cambomba like plants to the left though, did you plant other tall plants there that we just cant see yt??
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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very pretty. I like the wood placement. Not a huge fan of the substrate but I love your plant arrangements, they look natural and not over placed. Center back looks empty now that you moved all the cambomba like plants to the left though, did you plant other tall plants there that we just cant see yt??
Thanks. Yeah, I planted some Petite Nana over there. I wanted it to flow down from left to right.
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well there you go, that will be really nice when it fills in. what other fish do you plan on adding?
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well there you go, that will be really nice when it fills in. what other fish do you plan on adding?
Yeah, I really like the look. It's over in the right middle by the overflow. I am planning on adding about 75 more cardinals, oto catfish and some corys. I think I'll add more cherry and amano shrimp as well.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #10
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What's the blue electrical box in your cabinet?
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:19 PM   #11
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What's the blue electrical box in your cabinet?
It's a Bubble Magus dosing pump. It has 3 channels for ferts. I use it for Flourish Iron, NPK & Flourish Comp. Works nicely.

Here's a closer pic of the last compartment of the sump. It shows the CO2 reactor, dosing lines, ATO and return pump.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #12
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I cannot tell you how happy you made me simply because you didn't make the entire "channel" white but rather placed it on the black sand so it didn't show on the front. Just a pet peeve of mine, glad I'm not the only one. Subbing!
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I cannot tell you how happy you made me simply because you didn't make the entire "channel" white but rather placed it on the black sand so it didn't show on the front. Just a pet peeve of mine, glad I'm not the only one. Subbing!
Haha, thanks! Yeah, I thought a cobble stone pathway would be neat. I am glad you like it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:03 AM   #14
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Looks nice
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Very nice layout and setup. I'm really digging the path.
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