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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Smile New 75g

This is my first go at a planted tank. I have had a reef tank for the last 8 years and before that mostly cichlid tanks. The 75g was previously my reef tank which was taken down due to not enough free time. For the last month I have been on a mad buying spree and slowly setting everything up. Last week I finally filled it up.

Here are the specs:
Tank: Oceanic 75g Reef Ready
Lights: Nova Extreme 4x54w T5 (2x6700k & 2x10000k)
Filter: Eheim 2028
CO2: Best Regulator & 10lb tank
Substrate: ADA AquaSoil
Plants: Hygrophila difformis, Ludwigia repens, Didiplis diandra, Limnophila Sessiliflora, Microsorum pteropus "Narrow"
I dose using the EI method using 1/2Tsp KN03, 1/8Tsp KH2P04 and 1/8Tsp K2S04 3 times a week and 10ml Trace on off days. 50% water changes are done weekly.

The plants have been doing quite well and some have even been pearling. I plan to rescape the tank once my driftwood finishes soaking and the plants have had a chance to put some roots out. I added a golden algae eater from my wife's 10g and plan to steal a few platy's once they get big enough from her as well.

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nice setup cant wait to see the first "scape" at least you know your plants will do well ! I think 75's make great planted tanks ! good luck

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Thanks D.gilly! In the last few days the plant growth has been spectacular. I am having a slight outbreak of green water, but I attribute that to a small ammonia spike. I must not have started with enough plants.

I will post some more pics soon.
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mmmm ziti....oh sorry, I digress.
Your setup looks great. You will have to prune in no time using Aquasoil. You thought you had no time with a reef tank? lol you will find this pretty time consuming too. good luck. We all look forward to seeing its progress~
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I'd say that is a very great start,although the tank currently lacks a scape.Keep it going though!
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