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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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40b experiment

Tank setup late September 2016
•Tank: 40b
•Eco Complete Substrate 2.5" - 4"
•Osmocote+ 00 root tabs 15-9-12 diy
•Light: Dual beamswork led fixtures 9hr photo period
•Pressurized co2 20# with double fine-tuning regulator + bubble counter 24/7
•Atomic Diffusor
•Glutaraldehyde 2.5% daily 7 days a week
•Ei daily 7 days a week
•525 GPH canister filter 5 stage, 9 watt uv sterilizer line in (from bottom to top: corse sponge, bio balls, ceramic media, quad layer fine filter pads)
•line out 7 watt uv sterilizer
•Water changes 1.5-2 weeks @70%

Flora starting from right rear:
•Rotala Rotundifolia
•Pogostemon Erectus
•Rotala Macranda Narrow Leaf
•Limnophila Arromatica
•Cryptocoryne Willisii

Right front:
•Nymphae Zenkeri Red
•Eleocbaris Acicularis
•Hemianthus Callitrichoides
•Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
•Cryptocoryne Wendtii Bronze

Mid left to right Drift wood area to center tank:
•Annubia Nana var Petit
•Fissidens Fontanus
•Alternanthera Reineckii
•Rotala Wallichii

Top picture 11/26/16 before major trim and replant, got rid of 1/3 pail of plants
Bottom picture after maintenance completed
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 05:38 PM
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Very nice. Any pics of when it was just set up?
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Very nice. Any pics of when it was just set up?
Per your request see attached, the water was really yellow due to driftwood leaching
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Beautiful growth in a few short months. Congrats.
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Here is a quick video of the tank, make sure to watch it in 2k or 4K quality
Pardon the water noise from another tank.

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Here is a quick update on the growth since last Sunday.
Tomorrow will do a little trim on rotala indica and limnophila Arromatica as both of them are a little out of control. Hemianthus Callitrichoides has ok growth for one week but not as much as I hoped it would fill in, nonetheless considering it was tissues cultured it has adapted well since planting. Hopefully next week I'll replant rotala wallichii if it grows out to mid tank height, too soon to tell though. Let me know what you guys think, perhaps a suggestion on how to rescape/ rearrange plants, thank you all!
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What Beamsworks LED fixtures are you using?

My 75 gallon 'journal':

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What Beamsworks LED fixtures are you using?
x2 Beamswork Hilumen 90
They are rated for about 3300 lumens per fixture
66 .5 watt leds 6500k
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I'm so jealous of you folks who can experiment with forty-gallon tanks, while I'm over here with a ten-gallon and nowhere to put so much as a bowl.

Having said that, I really like your scape. It's very natural and minimalist while appearing rather Dutch-inspired. Personally, I'd add some rocks, maybe white quartz for a little color contrast. But I like rocks.
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I just wanna have some happy fish and some happy plants.
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Here is a quick video of my 40b, sold off most of my L.arromatica and R.rotundifolia, replanted tissue cultures R. Willisii
For some reason my water started to get cloudy after 70% water change (I do water changes every 1.5-2 weeks). If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
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Happy new year everyone!



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Tank looks amazing.
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thank you!
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Wow! Looking great! That hairgrass carpet is pretty sweet, but I especially like the crypt poking out from under the driftwood.

I just wanna have some happy fish and some happy plants.
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