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Hi all, my tank(s)

Been viewing this site for sometime now thought I should share

--Current Show tank
65gal 96wx2 PC 30wx4PC
Rena XP3, Jebo 828, Pressurized CO2.



--First Planted tank (now is a grow-out tank and moss/shrimp breeder)
55gal 40wx4 NO
2 Whisper HOTB, Internal diffuser w/ pressurized CO2



--Wife Tank
45gal Guppy low-tec planted
3x30W NO
Canister filter 175GPH & Power head Quick Filter



--On the way
110X Planted
2x175w MH
DIY 3-stage Canister filter 600GPH


I have been keeping plants for maybe 2yrs now and still consider myself a noob the hobby. There is always something new to learn, and it is always reinforced by the next algae outbreak. I'm overdue so I'm expecting another staghorn outbreak next month



My best advice to anyone new to the hobby would have to be: Water changes _are_ good. There isn't a faster way to mess up your tank by skipping a few weeks and still dose what you would during a normal water change!
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Wow, I hope I can get my tank to look like those.

40 gallon SeaClear Acrylic, 192 watt Orbit Lunar PC, Filstar XP2, Filstar XP1, JBJ Regulator, Rhinox 5000 glass co2 diffusor, 9 watt UV sterilizer, Hydor Inline Heater, Pool Filter Sand substrate
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How comes shoppings so stupid, looks at all this stuff I haves, what do I do's with it.
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I love the driftwood you have in the 65 gallon. Even with all that lush growth, the wood still stands out and makes a statement.

What is the plant in the 55 gallon with the broad red leaves? Is it hard to grow?
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They just look sweeet!! I love yer 55G!! I have a whisper 60 on mine, with no problems at all. I have a Emperor 400 that I really have to crank the C02 to keep up with the off gassing. The whisper is a mellow flow. If I had another one, I would have no off gassing at all.

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ahkuma i think its a red lotus
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I like how the driftwood pokes out of the water in the 65G. Makes it look like a scene straight out of the Amazon.

Your tanks look well-kept, yet have a wild feeling to them. Nice!

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very nice tanks, i really like the driftwood aswell. The must be very happy
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Good job...I actually really like the grow out tank...very colorful! Keep us updated.
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wow...very nice!
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Those are impressive, especially with those unique driftwood pieces! Where'd you get them?
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I love the driftwood you have in the 65 gallon. Even with all that lush growth, the wood still stands out and makes a statement.

What is the plant in the 55 gallon with the broad red leaves? Is it hard to grow?
Yep red lotus. Not hard to grow, root-tabs or a iron rich substrate really helps it along. They can get very large so beware in smaller tanks.

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Those are impressive, especially with those unique driftwood pieces! Where'd you get them?
I self-collected the wood at a local state park, it was one piece of root-wood, nice and hard. I'm going to go up there again to see if i can be just as lucky for another piece to put in my tank in progress.

Thanks for the comments everyone.
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Really nice tanks, you seem to have your own unique style.
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Really nice tanks, you seem to have your own unique style.
All tanks are 'unique' Most people will either go 'dutch' or 'amano' I like 'jungle'. On my first tank if it grew I left it. On my last one I was more selective about plants (or I was able to be), since I had the proper equipment for it from the start.
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very nice! tell your wife she did a great job too!
one thing. in your 'Main Tank' (first pick, and best tank IMO), i would move all the anubias you have to one place, the middle left, where the coffeefolia w/ the flower is. This will give them more accent, and they will add nicely to the foreground.
actually, one more thing
i would rip out the alternanthera reineckii, i dont like the look of it in there. The tank would flow much nicer without it.

Great, great job.

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Great lookin tanks, nice and healthy lookin plants and nice placement of the wood pieces.
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