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CmLaracy's 75P ADA v.III

Hello everyone, this is my third scape with this tank, and I'm hoping it'll be the best

I think it's about 9-10 days in, haven't been keeping track. The tank is a 75P and I'm using a 150w MH with an ADA bulb. You can find all the other specs in past journals (in signature), or you can just ask.

I'm going for a lot of different greens here, both in texture and shade. I don't think my vision will start to come together until it fills in a good bit.

I started with the light 18" off the surface to avoid any algae. The N-Cycle is entirely complete, took about 7-8 days. <3 Bio-Rio. Now that the cycle is finished, its about 14" up. The photoperiod started at 5 hours and is still there. Hoping to lower it to 12" soon and up the pp to 6 hours as theres no sign of algae.

The only thing suffering is the HC. Two reasons: it couldn't handle the low light what with the halide 18" up or so, and I didn't anticipate having that mini koralia in the back left corner and the HC wasn't planted too deep. Sooo lots of it flew up in the first couple days, and some of it couldn't handle the XP3 and the koralia hitting it all day and broke off it's roots. I'm planning on hitting my LFS for some more this weekend; gonna replant it DEEP. The stuff that is alive pearls, so it should grow just fine. I was worried that the HC would fill in too quickly anyway compared to the rest of the stock:

-Hemianthus callitrichoides
-Mini christmas moss
-Needle leaf java fern
-Rotala sp 'green'
-Bolbitis heudeloti
-E. tenellus 'micro'

The water is still a bit foggy from the tannins, threw in some carbon and it's helping. Been doing either 50% WC's every other day, or if I can get around to it, 30% everyday. Dosing nothing but a touch of this and that here and there; pretty much nothing. Pics are from a crappy P&S so I apologize for the quality. Without further ado...


Pre setup hardscape shots-






Rotala sp 'green' in the back right corner. Planted them as 2'' stems, maybe shorter.



Some diffuser action




From below. Building any suspense yet?




Ah here we are








Tadaaa






Any questions on anything, don't hesitate to ask. I hope to get some CLEARER full tank shots soon, I hate how yellow and green tinted these photos are, the water's crisp as hell in person. Hope you like!


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Nice start!

And welcome back!

As far as the picture clarity I've always found it best to turn off the CO2 for a bit to make sure the micro bubbles are dispersed. They have a sneaky way of making pictures come out funky.


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Nice start!

And welcome back!

As far as the picture clarity I've always found it best to turn off the CO2 for a bit to make sure the micro bubbles are dispersed. They have a sneaky way of making pictures come out funky.
Its good to be back. I got ya there, only the shot from below has CO2. All the others are CO2 and flow absent. 4 days ago the water was so brown I couldn't see through to the back pane.
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Thats a great peice of wood!
it's actually 7 pieces of wood Each branch/root is a different piece of wood. Think about that for a lil bit


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You did a great job making me believe that is only one peice of wood. I can see this tank in my head all grown in and its gonna be a sweet one.

Awesome Tank!
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Looks like it will be nice after it fills in. What color temp is the bulb?


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that's a really nice start you've got there!

i bet the pic quality has to do light's glare.

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You did a great job making me believe that is only one peice of wood. I can see this tank in my head all grown in and its gonna be a sweet one.

Awesome Tank!
Thanks, thats what I was going for

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Looks like it will be nice after it fills in. What color temp is the bulb?
150w 8000K

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that's a really nice start you've got there!

i bet the pic quality has to do light's glare.
That would seem logical, but I've taken millions of crystal clear photos with other scapes in this exact tank with the exact light. Check journal #2 for a lot of em right on the first post.


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looking at this makes me want to fill the empty 60p back up, so tempting. i don't think i can handle the maintenance now though, good work.
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Is it the same 75-P as all of your past aquascapes?

And great to see you back, CM!

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Guitardude- thanks , get that 60P going bud.

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Is it the same 75-P as all of your past aquascapes?

And great to see you back, CM!
yeah it's good to be back. same exact tank, all the time.


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Hey, welcome back! Beautiful setup!

You're going to make us all wait like 9 mos for the next FTS, though, aren't you...





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Hey, welcome back! Beautiful setup!

You're going to make us all wait like 9 mos for the next FTS, though, aren't you...
thanks!

lol this time I'll try and be dilligent with the updates... or maybe I won't. hehe


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Finally!

Nice layout - plenty of room to fill in. What are you dosing this with?


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