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Bob's 90 after 4 or 5 weeks

Here is a pic of my 90 after about a month. Some issues with GH and Red Algae, but its starting to grow fairly well. The netting in the top right temporarily covers the outtake of a Current USA HOB 15 watt clarifier that one of my clownie boys loves to hang out inside. I didn't want him to get zaaped by UV rays. I'm going to yank out alot of the stem plants like wisteria down the road, probably. bob
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Not bad. Looks like some nice growth there.
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Wow looking great. I like the layered wisteria in the back ground. It looks like the T5s are producing really good growth! I thought it was a halide fixture at first.

I feel like its missing a focal point at the left side. Maybe the lotus should move a bit to the left since its almost dead center right now?
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That's a really nice tank! My only suggestion would be to try and hide the heater and other equipment that visible on the left side.
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I like it very much, Bob!

If it looks that great after only a few weeks, I can't wait to see it in a couple more months!

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Wow looking great. I like the layered wisteria in the back ground. It looks like the T5s are producing really good growth! I thought it was a halide fixture at first.

I feel like its missing a focal point at the left side. Maybe the lotus should move a bit to the left since its almost dead center right now?

Thanks guys. I was going to yank the wisteria for sure, but now I like it too. It grows so dang fast. I'll have to see how the aponogeton does. I was planning on moving the lotus to the left and not letting it get too big. Thats a good suggestion. Still looking for the right grapevine or bog piece too/maybe?? The vals aren't going to get tall enuf to hide the spray bars so I might try a different val. It will prolly change a lot, as you guys only know too well. The growth is quite dynamic. Not sure if I'll keep the pearl grass up front or try a different plant. Who knows. A work in progress. Might get a hydor with a second XP2 for the UV when I pull it off HOB. Thanks again.





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Nice layout..... as for a focal point on the left side, ever think about some drift wood?

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Yeah, I'm holding out for the right piece of long graceful grapevine or a u shaped bogwood which I would then turn upside down. It will probably be a bit left of center as that sword is gonna get pretty big on the right side. Also think I'm going to get a taller Val species to hide the spraybar and heater & ph probe too. thanks, bob





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Great start there. I'm sure there are lots of varieties, but I had an Apon once. When it got happy, the leaves got 2-3" wide and 2-3' long. It eventually had to go. But, as you suggested, lots of changes are just down the road.

Keep up the shots!
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Thanks Brian. Yeah, the aponogeton is an ulvaceous, so its suppose to max out at 16 or 20 inches, I think. Very pretty. Keeps throwing up flower spikes that I cut off. The spikes get pretty long, maybe 3 feet. Kasselman says they are usually sterile. I might let one bloom, but I didn't want to hurry up a potential dormancy. So for now I'm wackin' them off.

Its kind of interesting because for every two to four leaves it puts up, two flower spikes follow. This ulvaceous is definately going to take up some space. It may have to go, down the road.





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Wow, that looks fantastic, Bob, especially after only a few weeks! Very impressed.

How do you find the height of the 90G for planting, etc? When looking at tanks the other day I realized I could go 90G instead of 75G while still having a 48" length, but thought it might be awkward with that added height.
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Thanks Joan. I really like a 90 because it gives the fish more swimming room and of course the footprint is the same. Only draw back is every once in a while your arm/shoulder area will get wet when you have to get right down to the substrate. I'm just under six feet in height. But getting wet is no big deal to me. And taller plants like Aponogetums and Vals have more height and thus may look more graceful.

Maybe with 4 extra inches you don't have to trim as much, LOL. Thats really not the case, unfortunately. I have 9 bags of Eco with average of 4 inches of substrate. Sometime I'll terrace a deeper substrate area too, maybe. FWIW, I wish I had gotten a 120 four footer with that extra six inches of depth. bob





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FWIW, I wish I had gotten a 120 four footer with that extra six inches of depth. bob
Oh man, I just had that exact thought when I was at the All-Glass website looking at the dimensions of the various aquariums. My husband is seriously going to disown me, lol.
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My husband is seriously going to disown me, lol.

I think alot of us on this forum experience the exact same reactions! My wife usually says "Now what is that for? Or "Now what did THAT cost?"





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