Hi guys, this is my 82 low tech 82 gal planted tank, it's been setup since November 1st. , 2003.
Tank : 51 1/4" long, 23.5" tall, 15 3/4" wide (130x60x40 metrical)
82.43 galons (312 litres)
DIY Stand: 1 1/4 squared iron with a wood cover.
DIY Canopy/cover : Aluminum with a glass on the bottom and a mirror on top, with 4 fluorescent 32 watts. lamps, ( It has extra space if I want to add 2 more tubes)
Light : 128 watts 10 hours/day
Filtration: Eheim Classic 2250
Heating : 1 200 watts. Hagen and 1 100 watts. Krill (Made in Mexico) at 80F(26°C)
Substrate : 2 15 lbs. bags of Azzo Plant Grower bed mixed with regular 3-5 mm. gravel.
No Co2, No Ferts.
Plants : Hygrophilla Polysperma, Limnophilla Sessiliflora, Microsorum Pteropus, Vallisneria, Anubia Barteri, Anubia Lanceolata, Anubia Nana var. Petit., Cryptocorine Wendtii Brown, Cryptocorine Lutea, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis and some moss and ludwigia repens that refuse to grow, lol.
Wood : 4 Mopani roots and 1 mangroove.
No rocks yet (if I re-do the decoration, I would add some slate rocks)
Fish : Tetras (13 Cardinals,10 X-ray, 10 Lemons, 3 Black neons, 2 Red Phanton) A pair of bushy nose, and three corys (I will add 7 more)
Shrimp: Unknown number of caridinae (sp?)
Snails: The mighty and alway present planorbis
The Val Jungle (where the male bushy nose and shrimps hide)
The Java Fern (Microsorum Pteropus)
I covered the Eheim 'nice' intake pipe with a mopani root
My limnnophilla S. is recovering yet.
The lilaeopsis B. is growing very very slow, I guess its because it needs more light.
Anubia petit on the mangroove
Anubia Barteri on a mopani root
Anubia L. (maybe experiencing lack of iron)
Crypto W. B.
I'm tempted to re do the tank, maybe changing to a mix of fluorite and Onyx and make some kind of sltae terrace on the right side, add more roots and put a lot foreground plants (maybe more Lilaeopsis B.)
Thanks for looking the post and all comments are welcome.