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Seiryu 45-P

I'm on to a new tank. Had to break down the 75-P because I moved and don't have enough room in the new place for a tank that big.

Equipment:
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ADA Aquasky LED
DIY stand (this is linked to the 75-P stand but they are all built the same way for the most part)
WeMo timer X2
GLA CO2 regulator
5LB CO2 Bottle
http://www.amazon.com/Gulfstream-Tropical-AGU00528-Reactor-Aquarium/dp/B005DGJDXQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382317085&sr=8-2&keywords=co2+reactor Max Mix reactor medium
Eheim Classic 250 (2213)
Lily Pipe Mini
Archaea Mini Aquarium Heater 50W

Hardscape:
Seiryu Stone
Aqua Soil Amazonia

Flora:
TBD

Fauna:
Boraras brigittae (Chili Rasbora)
Cherry Shrimp
Amano Shrimp
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nice stone, following along.
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So this is what I'm thinking for plants. I'm open to recommendations if anyone has a better idea.


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A local person! Definitely following along. Off to a great start.


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I like the idea. Saw you are in WC now. Trip to AFA?

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I like the idea. Saw you are in WC now. Trip to AFA?
I did make a trip to AFA when I got back up here, but all of the items I used for this tank I've had for months. Got the stones (and a bunch more) for my 75 from AFA, but changed my mind when I got my hands on some Unzan stone for it. Glad I finally got to use a few of them.


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Quick update, ordered some plants from the green machine in the UK. It was a little expensive but I'm able to try some Tropica 1-2-Grow Tissue Culture plants!

Hope to ge the plants this weekend but we shall see.

2 x Tropica 1-2-Grow Staurogyne repens

3 x Tropica 1-2-Grow Utricularia Graminifolia

1 x Tropica 1-2-Grow Rotala macrandra


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Plants are here! Hopefully get it planted tonight. Click image for larger version

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Wow, those plants look like they are in incredible condition. How long did it take to ship from UK to CA?


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Is that legal? This looks awesome, good luck!

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Wow, those plants look like they are in incredible condition. How long did it take to ship from UK to CA?
It took 4 days. The plants are in great shape. If you do decide to do it, don't over estimate. You get so much more plant mass in a TC pot than in a standard rockwool pot. I have an extra UG and an extra #45 (SR) pot left. This happened to me the last time I did TC plants.

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Is that legal? This looks awesome, good luck!
Thanks!

From what I understand if the plant is TC it is able to be imported legally. So far I have had 2 shipments of TC plants and both have made it with no issues. (I'm not a lawyer and this is not legal advice)


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i would have added one more stone to make it more dynamic. nice selection of plants though.
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i would have added one more stone to make it more dynamic. nice selection of plants though.
Thanks! I think you might be right, but all the other stones I had did not look right to me. Unfortunately most of them were too big for this tank as they were supposed to be used in a 75-p.


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Day 3 ammonia is over 4ppm. Doing 50% water changes every day and got the co2 cranked. Some of the UG is yellowing and some of it is getting a little greener.



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