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My 75 gal journal - update 3/02/08

After a year of compiling information on tanks and plants I thought I would share my experience with everyone in this journal. This is my new (well bought used) 75 gallon tank to replace my 50 gallon which was too small for what I wanted to do.

Specs:
Tank: 48" x 18" x 21" 75 gallon
Filter: Fluval 305
Light: Coralife Aqualight 4X65 (2 x 6500, 2 X 10000)
CO2: Tank, regulator, and inline setup from Orlando
Heater: Inline Hydor 300W
Gravel: Flourite

Flora:
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Rotala rotundifolia sp. Green
Rotala macandra sp. Green
Didiplis diandra
Rotala colorata
Ammannia gracilis
Mayaca fluviatilis
Ludwiga gladulosa
Rotala macandra
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Hottonia palustris
Proserpinaca palustris sp Cuba
Ludwiga Inclinata v Verticillata sp Cuba
Potamogeton gayi

Plants should arrive tomorrow from Aquaspot World and we'll start planting Saturday. Here's some preliminary pics setting up the tank.

Preparing to paint the back black.


Getting the old tank out of the way


My helper, he actually helped me get the old tank off the stand.


I have an old HOB filter on the tank right now filtering out the dust. This was kept to a minimum because most of the gravel was from my old tank. I had to add 2 new bags to get the depth I wanted. I put those on the bottom and my old gravel went on top. Hopefully tomorrow morning I can put the Fluval on to speed up the cycle process.

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I had no Idea you started the project! Whats next?
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That's it for now. I have an old HOB and the Fluval working on clearing the dust from the water. Tomorrow, we set up the inline CO2 and start planting.
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I have the exact same tank, is is an AGA 75E? It's pretty reliable, I've moved 3x in the past 3 years and so far the tank perform flawlessly *Knock on wood*.


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I'm not sure, I bought it used.
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Talking Here are some photos of his new tank.

Here is some of CH's hardware and giant fern on wood pics!

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Plants didn't come in today, but we got all the equipment set up. Took most of the day, but it looks great.

EDIT: Good news, received an email this afternoon that the plants shipped today, should have them Monday.
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Good stuff.

CH's fern is huge! Its the size of Texas. His rasboras are massive, I think he feeds them raw steaks.

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Current Fauna:
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Gold Barbs
Cherry Barbs
Burmese Border Loach
Striped Kuhli Loachs
Otos
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Neons
Glo-brite Danios
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Its going to look nice as soon as AS World gets off there _ _ _.
And sends some plants!
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Hope to see some pic's when plant's come in. At least I am not the only one that has had plant shipment problems!!!
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orlando, I will send you some pic's from wal-mart soon!!!
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Oh man wally world. Keep me posted. Ch's tank will look realy nice when that huge 100 plant order comes in.
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Good luck on the shipment. Takes me more than two weeks to get Singapore plants over here. Many DOAs, I must say that AQspot's T. belem was off the chain, though.

I take it you guys are working on this together, would be nice to have a like mind in my own town. Can't wait to see some plants.

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Yeah it was fun. I helped him install the regulator and reactor. It would of been fun to plant some weeds but oh well. They should be in on Monday.
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