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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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72 Gallon.

Okay! I organized it a bit more then it was before.. First old then New!






Here is the tank. I started by moving the large rock! it is from alaska! it has fossil shells in it but that side is ugly and does not match the rest of the tank.. my Aunt was nice enough to send me that rock. I have the rock on a triangle base and have alot of the aqua soil tunneled out so cories like to hide under it. I then put more little rocks around the big one in triangles the way (i think i did it right) GMF said too. I then stuck the chain sword (which is growing runners!!) into the aqua soil under the rocks. I am hoping it will all spread through out the rocks! I took my Green Cabomba and separated it form the purple stuff.. I want more of that and less purple(I want it to be more of a contrasting to the green). I spread my java fern out about the rocks. they and some other plant are refugees from my goldfish tank (it shoots hair algea nto anythign that grows slow) then there is my Riccia, it is growing in nice. I am glad my aunt sent me a bunch of flat long rocks from Lake Errire, she was so nice! Oh finally.. Black neon school.. I love them, they are growign so fast.. I still am not sure if I want them or Rummynose tetras.. it is that red eye the BN have!






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You have a nice setup by the looks of it.... are you dosing CO2? I love the look of black neons in a school (how many do you have?) - I almost bought some for my 20G, but got flame tetras instead.

If you are looking for suggestions.... I would move the large rock on the right and maybe put it in the gap behind the moss ball on the left.... also, I would paint the back of the tank black using some spray paint.

Why is your water so cloudy? Is it fresh?

I certainly think that this tank has potential.

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Ps. You owe your aunt big time.... rocks aren't cheap to ship!
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Is that ADA soil? What kind of lighting do you have? I need to get one for my 72 gallon bow front too.
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Yes that is ada as. I only have 2.2 WPG and i do use co2 a 2-4 bps. and i have no clue about the cloudiness, it will not go away
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whats the name of the lighting fixture?
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The light? it is just an expensive 3 X 32w tube thing with a cheap home depot general electric 2 X 32w light in the back
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looks like a bacterial bloom. It is "puberty" and a necessary evil. You could either UV it or wait it out. After it runs its course, it will miracuously disappear and quickly as it came.
Nice black neons there....
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haha.. it is beginning to clear up..

as for the blakc neons.. I lvoe them.. but I also want rummy nose tetra.s. what do you guys thing? 30 BN or 30 RN?
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I really like your plants from the left side.
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yeah the right sid eis not complete yet haha.. the wisteria looks alot better when the leaves are open.. and the cabomba is not as pretty IRl.. it is more yelloish and then purple then all purple.. alittle ugly in that tank IMO.. but down stairs it looks pretty.. substrate makes the differance I suppose.
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haha.. it is beginning to clear up..

as for the blakc neons.. I lvoe them.. but I also want rummy nose tetra.s. what do you guys thing? 30 BN or 30 RN?
yeah that sounds fine, then liek 10 otto's for algea and like a max of 10-15 corries.

good thing it is clearing up and you didnt get Green Water, i hate that stuff

give your tank some time and it will look great!

oh and for once i like the very smooth rocks in someone's tank!

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I would get ottos but I plan to ut an angel or two in there.
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I like rummies.... they are cool, but you could keep your shoal of neons and get 5-7 rummies.

I had 3 in a 55g and they spent all day racing from one side of the tank to the other.... I never knew who won, but it was really fun to watch.

You can also use black garbage bag and tape it on to the back with black electrical tape. I really didn't think it would look good until I tried it on my 55, now I want to do it to all my tanks.

Something so expensive and addictive HAS to be illegal. I'm just waiting for the police to break down my door and confinscate my fish food.
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mm.. i want a large shoal.. how hardyt are they when it coems t water changes and PH altering additives?
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They seemed to be a tiny bit more hardy than neons, but not by much.... when you get yours, I would definitly slow drip aclimate them to your water.

Something so expensive and addictive HAS to be illegal. I'm just waiting for the police to break down my door and confinscate my fish food.
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