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40B High Tech Planted Aquarium/Riparium

Hello TPT community:

I thought it would be time to get a journal up now that I have some progress going. I have had this tank for about a year now, with a few tear downs/re-do's.

I started out with a 20 gal RCS tank that is still up and running, but is now at my Grandmas with my first Fluval 205 filter and now has Gold fish. Then during one of petco's $1 per gallon sale I picked up a 40B. The tank sat in a corner of my room for a few months til I saved up enough to buy a the rest.

I do light cleaning w/ 30% weekly water changes

Equipment list:

Black Pine Stand
Fluval 405 filter
ZooMed 36' dual T5HO light
60lbs of Eco-complete
150watt heater
Blue LED Marina light
Red LED Marina light
Green LED Marina light
Milwaukee 957 regulator
10lbs Bottle
Glass diffuser
Digital Thermometer
Stainless Steel intake Strainer

Fauna List:

11 - Pygmy Cories
09 - Galaxy Rasboras
04 - Scarlet Badis Badis
02 - L46 Zebra Pleco
01 - BN Pleco
400 - Red Cherry Shrimp

Flora list:


Anubias Nana 'Petite' - Anubias barteri v. nana 'Petite'
Dwarf Sagittaria - Sagittaria subulata
Glossostigma - Glossostigma elatinoides
Java Moss - Taxiphyllum barbieri
Madagascar Lace Plant - Aponogeton madagascariensis

Now some pics:

My old 20gal when I had it


Upgrade to the 40B

3/2011





Tear down 8/2011 for slate tile background







1/2012 Installed wood latter on wall above the tank and lifted the light 16'





1/2012 Bought new power strips and new CO2 regulator/tank



Stainless Steel Intake Strainer





Starting the Riparium







Installed door handles


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I'm liking it so far

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Thanx, it a work in progress so opinions are welcomed.
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baller man. hmm now i want to experiment with ripariums.
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Thanks Logan, I'll let ya know when I'll have them set up. plants are in the mail.
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I love the backround, looks good
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Looking great, love to see what it looks like when the plants come in


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Any updates Aaron?

Oh and those killi fish look awesome in my tank :p
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I just got the plant box today. After school I'll open it
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Riparium plants? And if they are riparium plants... Probably Pilea cardierei, some sort of Cyperus, some sort of Bacopa, and maybe a Ruellia or two?

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Plants arrived in great condition thanks to hydrophyte! Now that the plants took...



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