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Brilliant 75g...up-to-date...more pics! even CRS photo!!!

Hey I just started my new 75g tank. Well its finally filled with water and now a few plants from Circle City Aquarium Club. I am also going to put my plants in there from WfxXx. If you look in the first tank pic you can see the reflection of the tank holding those other plants. Here is a link to those plants.

I have a rock cave I am going to put in the clearing on the right side. I am not really an aquascaper. I am just going to move things around until I like what I see....but I have an idea of how the hardscape will look. I am really interested in hiding places and structures no real technique involved in placement of hardscape...that may be pretty obvious I dont know.

The ceiling of the room looks really awesome like I have an indoor pool or something...you can see the reflection of the ripples.
Its neat

I took some pictures and put them in chronological order here. Hopefully it shows my progression with this hobby nicely.

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Filters - Eheim 2028, AquaClear 110
Lighting - Current USA SunPod 2x150W HQI, Coralife Aqualight 4x28W T5
CO2 - Dupla reaktor 400, Rex regulator


Heres the tank after I put it on the stand


Now its filled with eco complete and plants from Circle City Aquarium CLub



Today the Eheim filter arrived... I plan on hooking that up along with the co2 system. I am debating on removing the Aquamedic 1000 off the 90g and using it on this tank.

I plan on moving the plants around a bit and putting the rocks in.

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i like the driftwood and plants.... but i am sure that pretty much everyone will give you the same advise right away about the backround.

GET A SOLID COLOR



the picture backrounds REALLY detract from your tank. unless it isnt planted. also i would move the heater all the way to the left right next to the filter intake for a few reasons. but more or less because it will be out of the way then.

other than that it looooks REALLY good. i like the driftwood ALOT its just calling for some moss or something.

good luck!

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Looking good Brilliant! MAN those plants look like they were made for your tank - I can't wait to see how they grow in!

Keep us posted for sure! What do you have in mind for fish?


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sweet setup.


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GET A SOLID COLOR

Idunno, at least his background and his foreground are matching themes.
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Once the plants grow in you won't really see the background. But I actually liked the paneling behind the tank in the first picture.

Whenever I see a brand new tank that's 75G or bigger I get jelous. Looks like fun to me!! Nice driftwood too Brilliant. Is that a MH light?





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I liked the wall color as the background...lol
hey Brilliant, it is an awesome set up. I will send some plants over next week....
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Looks great brilliant! Its great to see others setting up tanks. Because my mean ol' wife said no more!
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Hmm,your layout seems to fit that of your background but then,if i am right,it would go better with a solid background just like Fish Newb had said.This way,when u change your scape someday,you need not worry about the background problem. Other than that,tank looks great.
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Once your plants grow the background won't even matter. It only matters if you mix match (ex:salt water bg on a fresh water or vise versa) or don't have one.

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Very nice, Brilliant! Another tank, eh? Just make sure you leave room for that reef tank too.
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Nice tank can' wait to see some fish in it and what it looks like in a few months.
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Very nice, Brilliant! Another tank, eh? Just make sure you leave room for that reef tank too.

HEy thankks your tank looks really good too! I just saw the latest pic. What reeftank? LOL...
I do plan on starting a nano in October.

A reeftank is going to be really expensive! I was cheking out those LED fixtures....that will make my reeftank a reality...

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Nice tank can' wait to see some fish in it and what it looks like in a few months.

Yes I am like sitting here waiting for the lights to turn on, so the plants will grow. The plants looked soo much bigger in the 20L I cant wait for this HC to grow, ive been looking at it. I want to get the remainder of eco from the 20L and put it on top of the rock cave and start a lawn of something like HC or whatever and let it coat the rock cave over to the driftwood.

Thank you for the compliment, right now there are three Apistogramma cacatuoides Gold in there...they love it. The pH is alittle higher then my other tanks but I know it will go down and it went down a little closer to 7 with the co2.

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its starting to come together...! cant wait to see fishies in it!!

i really like the backround too.... it is nice.. but it detracts from the scape thats why i would say stay solid colors because at least for me... i am looking at the backround more than the plants =-\

i want a 75g...... would make a great shrimp tank!

good luck!

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