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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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125 gal. In Memory of my Son Kevin

I finally had a chance to get this journal started.

Here is a link from thread I had before. This is what prompted me to set up this tank.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=19454

I have never posted pictures before, so will try my best. The first pictures are from 7/28/05 on first setup.

Please excuse my photography.

Glenn
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 02:22 AM
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Nice looking setup you have there, Glenn. Looks like you've definitely got a foot in the water, so to speak. You've certainly given yourself plenty of room to experiment and learn and grow with that sized setup. So...to give the perfunctory first couple of questions...

- do you have any goals for the tank (e.g. low tech/slow growth or high tech/explosive growth)?
- what kind of lighting to you have?
- what are your pH, KH, GH, NO3, PO4?
- which filter camp will you be supporting ?
- have you started looking into the bigger challenges of your fertilizer regimen?
- will you be injecting CO2?

Okay, that you give you some to start with. As to the photos, they look just fine to me!

Welcome,
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Glenn looks like you are off to a good start, photos look fine.


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More pictures I took today. I also added some fish yesterday and today. I have 8 Blue Rams, 2 Roseline Sharks, and 2 small Albino Bristlenose.

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Glenn with the new pics looks like you have a lot of growth on the plants and that they are starting to fill in already


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A few more pictures. Any ideas will be helpful.


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Wow a very nice tank, love the dwarf hairgrass lawn as well as the hc foreground. Your doing a great job, I bet your son loves it.
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So...to give the perfunctory first couple of questions...

- do you have any goals for the tank (e.g. low tech/slow growth or high tech/explosive growth)?
- what kind of lighting to you have?
- what are your pH, KH, GH, NO3, PO4?
- which filter camp will you be supporting ?
- have you started looking into the bigger challenges of your fertilizer regimen?
- will you be injecting CO2?

Okay, that you give you some to start with. As to the photos, they look just fine to me!

Welcome,
Brian.[/QUOTE]



Brian,
Here is a list of what I'm working with:
125 gal. acrylic 18"x 60" 24" with black background
Black acrylic stand and hood
6- 65 watt with dual daylight 10,000 x 6,700 k
2- 32 watt with dual daylight 10,000 x 6,700 k
Eheim 2128 and 2026
Dupla 500 substrate heater with controller
Eco-complete ( from new batch much finer than old kind)
Coralife 18 watt UV
JBJ Co2 regulator and Milwaukee controller
Aqua Medic 1000 reactor

I am using the EI method. I haven't tested the water in last few weeks. I did do a trim this past weekend.

Glenn
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Nice growth, is that glooso or hc as a foreground?
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It is HC, it is filling in very good.
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Glenn, as another bereaved parent, I offer condolances to you. Words can never express the pain of the loss of a child and nor do they take it away, but it does help to know that people care (even if they screw up and say the wrong thing!)

Your tank is a beautiful tribute to your son, Kevin. Although I cannot offer any ideas as I am still new to planted tanks, I can say I love your set up! I am looking forward to following the progress of your tank.

Blessings, Dawn in Mississippi
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The tank is shaping up beautifully.

I was wondering when you were gonna post some pics. I know that I sent you a lot of those plants, and it looks like you've been taking really good care of them.

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Marcel,
Yes the A. Reineckii and dwarf hair grass came from you. The dwarf hair grass is really spreading out fast.
I have noticed the plants are doing much better in this 125 setup. It must be because of the new Eco-Complete. I like it much better than the old kind, the new is much finer.

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This is probably a silly question, but how are you planting the smaller plants, i also have a 125 and find it very difficult to work with the smaller plants even with some very long tweezers..maybe it just takes practice ?


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I had the HC planted in my 75 gal. It was much harder to keep it in place, to start with. I had the old kind of Eco Complete in my 75 gal. In my 125 gal. I got the new Eco Complete, it is more like sand. I found the HC and all the other plants stay much better in it.

HTH, Glenn
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