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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2019, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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New 75 Gallon

Got started on setting up my new to me 75 gallon today. I got all the plumbing done, the background mounted to the back of the tank and the base layer of substrate put in.

I buried root tabs under the substrate for when I start adding plants to this thing.

I'm not sure I like how my inline heater is positioned and I might move it. I'm not sure how warm it gets on the outside of the unit.

Pretty impressed with the background for what I paid for it on Amazon.






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Looking great so far
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I bought some seeds on Amazon to try and attempt to grow my own carpet. The good reviews look good in the pictures they submitted so I followed the procedure and advice from those reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1








I planted dwarf hair grass in the rear and glosso in the front. Plenty of seeds in just 1 package to do the bottom of a 75 if they sprout and work.

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whoa.. didn't even know they sold aquatic plant SEEDS on amazon. haha. interested to see how this turns out.
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My seeds sprouted after a few days. I covered the tank in saran wrap to keep the humidity up. After a good amount of them sprouted I placed the drift wood I've been soaking for the last month and filled it.

You can see the growth of the carpet coming in through the pictures. I also bought an assortment of plants and added them today.












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Nice! Looks like the glossy sprouted up well out of the seeds; is there a fair amount of hair grass popping up too?
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There's hardly any hair grass sprouting at all. I could probably count all the ones that did sprout.

Could be a longer germination period or they could be duds.
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My carpet is coming in great. I added some fish about a week ago. 3 different types of Gouramis, some neon tetras, and some zebra danios. I've got some dark green algae on my driftwood but the fish especially the gouramis are picking away at it pretty good. I've got 8 nerite snails coming in the mail tomorrow along with a second cascade 1000 filter.







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Looking good!

I will say, and this is really just opinion, but I think the tank would look better with either a straight black background, or no background.
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Straight black might look good.

I don't like no background because it shows all my wires and tubes and such.
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Got a bunch of stuff in the mail today. A second Cascade 1000 filter which should keep everything nice and clean.

I also got 10 Nerite snails. These guys are pretty cool and went right to work on my driftwood.




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I love nerite snails, just picked up five of them today. They're good to churn up sand or soil and I like how they don't breed in fresh water.

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They absolutely love algae too. Not having an exploding snail population is a huge bonus as well.
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