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The Dude's 75g potting soil tank

Tank has been set up for 2 weeks now. I used Organic Miracle Grow straight from the bag, 2 bags of Eco Complete and a quite a bit of seeded gravel from my 29g tank.
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Seeded Penguin 350 Biowheel from 29g
Rena XP3 with seeded ceramic things from my XP3 on my 46g

Lighting
3*54w T5HO

Paintball C02 system

Plants
Red Ludwigia
Sunset Hygro
Some Vals
Some staurogyne
Some crypts and some Java Fern



As of yet the tank isn't cycled. I had hoped it would with all the seeded material added, but it has not.
Currently
Ammonia is between 0 and .25ppm
Nitrite is about 50ppm
Haven't tested Nitrate

Fish will be
5 sub adult Pinoy Veil Angels
15 Cardinal Tetras
Already have 20 or so Ramshorn snails in there
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The wood in the scape looks sick
When things settle in and grow this is going to be an awesome tank imo.


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I like this tank alot, but I have one suggestion; move the rock from the mid-left foreground to the front left corner. It will look killer.
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Lookin nice! Man that diffuser looks soooooo small In there

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Looks good..
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I like this tank alot, but I have one suggestion; move the rock from the mid-left foreground to the front left corner. It will look killer.
That was it's original placement actually, but the Mrs wanted it were it is and since she bought all of it for me she gets the final word.

Thank you all for the kind words.
I'm going to add more Vals and Staurogyne.
I'll also be testing the water tonight and tomorrow night. Normally Tues through Friday I have no time for anything.
Also adding the black background this weekend.
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Nice tank, glad to see a fellow floridian too!
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Tank is cycled!
Ammonia is 0ppm
Nitrite is 0ppm
Nitrate is between 10 and 20ppm

I'm going to do a partial water change tomorrow and add in my Angels!!

Should be a smooth transition as PH and all other factors between the tanks are exactly the same.
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5 Pinoy Angels
10 Serpae Tetras
Plants are growing like crazy!
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Replaced the Serpae's with 10 Black Neons. Also have some ghost shrimp in there and 3 Oto's. Something is eating my Staurogyne, which I was hoping would spread faster to provide cover for some RCS from my shrimp tank. It's getting way over crowded.
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One of my Pinoys
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maybe it's my computers but pics @ 800x600 seem to display better visiting threads.
tanks looking good and the fins on those fish look great!


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My IPhone 4 doesn't take the best pics. The tank is looking great. In a few months I'm going to do a nice trim and rescape and hopefully get it exactly how I want it.
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