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After having a 33 gallon tank for five years I finally caved and got myself something bigger - a 66 gallon tank. Like my previous aquarium this one is also going to be a low tech planted tank meaning no CO2 and very little ferts. So, for the details...

Tank: 100x50x54cm (about 39x20x21 inches) Akvastabil Fusion with matching stand.

Light: Happet AquaLED 27W (way too bright so I will modify it to lower the intensity).

Filter: JBL CristalProfi E1502 canister and Eheim Skim350.

Inside: cheap fine sand, rocks from a local garden center, azalea root from LFS. Plain black background.

Plants: different anubias and java ferns, tiger val and red tiger lotus.

Fish: a herd of panda cories (20+), mix of orange rasboras, one really old otocinclus and few ramshorn snails.

It took two days to set it up since I had to move the old tank first. Still a bit cloudy, the plants need to grow in and there are visible zipties holding rocks to a piece of wood that refused to sink but it's a start. Here's a picture one day after start.
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Wow looks good already
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Very nicely done. Love the rock.
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Very nicely done. Love the rock.
Thank you! Also, those rocks were - as Bob Ross would say - a happy accident. I never took notice of them until one day when I was over at the garden center and it rained. The red and white just popped when wet! So I had to buy some.
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Nice.

Might be when that Val gets longer and fuller/spreads you might not need to dim light, it will make a natural light filter for plants underneath. Of coarse it will probably grow at a insane rate also being right under light and touching water surface where it can get CO2.
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That is a beautiful tank! I am very jealous!
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I really like your vallisneria. I am a huge fan of flowy plants, nicely done!
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Beautiful, indeed. Great composition - color and layout.
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Did a small water change and added some dry oak leaves. Also decided to pot the red tiger lotus to give it a better chance to grow. Used a coconut shell and some coarser substrate.
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Finally added some more sand to fix the empty spots. Used the bottle method to lay it down and made a bit of a mess but it will settle down soon.
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My new tank has been set up exactly a month now and today I noticed at least 3 panda cory babies. Started with 6 pandas, now I'm rapidly approaching 30...
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