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"TWISTED WOOD" update 4-30

okay its 4 in the morning and i have been sitting here looking at pictures of everyone's tanks for inspirations and AGAIN fell in love with two of SPEEDIE408's tanks.( i curse you!!!!) BUT my tank is larger in scale so i have an advantage over him

so lets get this thread on the role.

this will be a low tech 75 gallon standard tank that will be in my bedroom right next to my bed and right in front of my chair so i can see everything at all times of day no i dont sit in my room all day everyday i do work! how do you think i pay for this hobby? lol

anywho these are speedies tanks i fell in love with and hope to take a lot from the first for inspiration and maybe add touches of the second one into it

needless to say im a huge fan of nicks tanks and how it just comes so easy for him yet i struggle very easily

so lets do the run down on this tank real quick

standard 75 gallon tank
fishneedit 48" 2 bulb t5 HO strip that will be mounted on a hanging system that i will buy from them as well
standard submersible heater
filstar xp1 and a fluval 303
pressurized co2 delivered through glass diffuser

substrate is sand and some turface

plant list

Cabomba furcata
Rotala macandra red
Downoi
Java fern trident
Myrio matto
Star grass
Ludwigia breviceps
Rotala rotundafolia
Red lily
Sunset hygro
Hygro corymbosa kompact
Four leaf clover
E.tennellus pink
Hygro ceylon
Hydrocotyle verticillata

fish list

10 black neons
9 kerri tetras
10 glo light tetras
1 female albino bn pleco
2 L333 plecos
5 blue rams
Pair agazzai cichlids
1 unidentified dwarf cichlid
7 gertrude rainbows
7 oto cats
2 cardinal tetras
1 female farlowella
2 gold dusted mollies
1 black lyre tail molly
1 koi swordtail
1 turquoise rainbowfish
1 Indian red rainbowfish

this is the hardscape as of right now



hope to update soon with this tank. im hoping to simplify my colllectoritis that seems to go around on here like flies on poop!


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Brad
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The pictures are not showing up for me? Am I the only one? What are you doing up at 4 am starting a new journal?

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Same issue, can't see any of the photos.

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There are so many other great looking tanks out there Brad. I'm truly honored you've chosen mine as your inspiration. Happy to see you moving through the motions of this great hobby of ours. Collectoritis is a great thing, you'll never really lose it if you're a real plant nerd. Happy scaping!

One observation I'd like to point out is your filtration. I honestly don't think that's going to be enough. I'd say you need at least a XP3 (or any equivalent flowing canister) and one of your current filters combined. My tank is only a tad bit smaller and I'm running 2 filters (2075 & 2217). They're doing the job, but I also had to add 2 powerheads for dead spots since the tank is so long. The way I think of it, over-filtering is always better than under-filtering. Just giving you more ideas


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I wish you much success on your new 75g tank.
Fix those pics so that we can all keep an eye on your progress. ;-)
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I don't know why the link isn't working. I can see them from my phone but not my comp. Hmmm I will try a different picture site later tonight


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Looks good man!
Delivering the co2 through a glass diffuser will be extremely inefficient though. Have you considered a rex or cerge reactor?
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I heared that the misting was good....


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This is the co2 setup.



Still waiting on drop checker and the diffuser that I ordered.

Remember guys I'm still new to the hole co2 thing.


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Can't wait to see it progress

I think some crypt wendtii needs to go in there lol

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Lol you think? Im not for certain the exact plant list or the fish list.i just realized I fell majorly in love with 5 banded barbs

Side note I ORDERED MY LIGHT! I went with two 10000k bulbs for right now should I have gone with a 6500k &10000k our is this fine?


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Two 10,000k bulbs will be fine. Color temp is really personal preference. I had a current bulb rated at 10k in my old fixture which looked too blue, but now I have a 10k Catalina bulb I really like the look of. If you end up really being bothered by it, bulbs are not too expensive.

Looking forward to seeing this build progress.


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10,oooK bulbs wash out some of the plant colors IMO. You should have gotten one of each bulb or both 6500K, but like Hyzer says above, it's mostly personal preference.


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Hmmm I'll call them here in a minute and see if I can get the 6700


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Okay well in the dead of winter im able to order 2 bags of pool filter sand one for one 75 & another for the other 75 22 bucks for both


I will be using rootmedic complete pills and micro and macro liquid dosing. I erik be ordering that soon. I'm so exited I'm actually going high tech!


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