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User ccar2000
Size 46 gallon bow front-Net 35 gallons water
Date Started It has been evolving for a while. Just got into plants in the last couple of years
Lighting Lighting- Fixture +/- 20 from substrate Glass hinged top on tank Plastic lens on fixture Fixture on factory stands Chrome reflector Coralife Lunar Aqualights Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights Two 4-watt Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LED lamps Two SunPaq Dual Daylight 6,700*K/10,000*K 96W lamps Schedule- 8am 8pm single light 10am 4pm both lights 8pm 8am LEDs only
Equipment Filtration- One 250 GPH Marineland HOT Magnum canister filter with filter sleeve and media canister with EHEIM Substrat pro bio filter media One 250 GPH Marineland HOT Magnum Pro canister filter with Bio Wheel, filter sleeve and media canister with EHEIM Substrat pro bio filter media Custom made ABS skimmer/bottom suction tube
CO2 CO2/pH control- AquaticLife P/N 9000005 pH Controller Milwaukee MA957 CO2 Regulator w/solenoid 10# CO2 cylinder tubing connects directly to filter canister housing
Substrate Natural gravel, rocks and Ironwood
Parameters Water parameters (last test) Temp 78* F Phosphate 2.0 mg/l Calcium 160 ppm Nitrate 20 ppm Ammonia 0.0 ppm pH 7.0 K hardness 160 ppm G hardness 300 ppm Nitrite 0.0 ppm Free Iron 0.0 mg/l Chelated Iron 0.1 mg/l
Fertilization Fertilizer products- Seachem Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Excel Iron Trace
Plants Plants- Amazon Sword Cabomba Carolina Ruffle Sword Melon Sword Red Diamond Sword Brazilian Pennywort Bacopa Australis Pygmy Chain Sword
Inhabitants TETRAS- BLACK SKIRT TETRAS (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) NEON TETRAS (Paracheirodon innesi) LEMON TETRAS (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) RED-EYE TETRAS (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae) BLUE TETRAS (Boehlkea Fredcochui -or- Knodus borki) CORYDORAS- GREEN CORYS JULII CORYS SNAILS- Hitchhikers from purchased plants :)
Comments I am working to create a South American Biotope. I still have a couple of gouarmis, rainbows and rasaboras that will not be replaced.
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Steve N
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This tank will look great, but right now, its too linear. I like the idea of using the bow-front to create an ampitheatre, but I don't think its working. Make some of the hardware jut upward. If you had a piece of wood emerging from the gravel in the front and snaking towards the back it would lead the eye to other parts of the tank. As is I'm staring at some scrawny plants, when there's better stuff in here.
   
ccar2000
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Updated photo. The chainsword is growing new offshoots so I trimmed off the leggy leaves.

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