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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Kamla’s 72gal Bow-front (56K warning)

Kamla’s 72gal Bow-front (56K warning)

Hi guys I have been lurking around for a while…
So I thought I would share my progress so far..
The tank has been set up since Feb. 2005, so I don’t have a lot of pics..

Tank Specs as of Feb. 2005
72 Gal Bow front, gravel substrate (working on get something better)
Stock 2 strip florescent lights (Ya I know never listen to ur LFS) LOL 
Some drift wood and stones…

Here is the pic…






Now the plant order…
Java Fern, Anubias nana, Cryptocoryne spiralis, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Hornwort, Wisteria, Dwarf Sag, corkscrew vals, Italian Val and Sagittaria

Pics with the plants..



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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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New lights.....

As of June i think....
O.K. The plants were not growing at this point…
So I upgrade my lighting to JBJ Formosa Power Compact DX (65*4 watts @ 6500K) and added DIY CO2 with and internal co2 diffuser.
Also added Anacharis

Plants just take off… (Sort off.. well they start to grow)...
Here is a pic…

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It's looking great. I love the wood.

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update.. As of Aug

Now Green Spot algae and brown algae pay me a visit.. (How Nice)
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Finally I take Mike’s advice and get pressurized CO2… should have listen to him long ago….
The GSA and Brown Algae are almost gone.. but still some left about…
MY PH is 6.6 and KH=4 so I have 30PPM and PO is @ 1.5ppm and NO3 is @ 15ppm
Maybe I need to up the co2.


Sunday is WC day..
After the WC, I will post a pics of how the looks like now..
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here are some of my favorite fish..

hope you like them...





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Your tank looks really good. How long has it been since you upgraded your light and put in the CO2?
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Looks good. In that final full tank shot, is that Bacopa near the front, just right of center?

p.s. where's the riccia?
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Sacha - Thax.. well, the light where upgraded in April and Pressurized Co2 last week.
I found that no matter what i did i could never keep the co2 levels up with diy..
some times i would have 40ppm and some time 10ppm... now with the pressurized system it keep th level where i need it 30 ppm...

Pseud - Love ur tank... anyhoo i did put th e riccia on some rocks but i have not taken any pics.. i will post some later on today.. and that plant is Wisteria.. my skills with the cam are just like my Planting skill... (Really poor) LOL
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