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My 72 gal rimless (10/12:added photo with plant number ID)

Some people have asked so here's my tank (yes, I'm still fighting a bad case of Collectoritis.....)


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Gorgeous tank Rich.
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That is a beautiful tank rich. any details/more pictures? More specifically, what is the brand of aquarium? Is it acrylic?
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Lovely, the rimless looks fantastic.

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I love it! I have a bad case of collectoritis as well.

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Please don't tell me that's R. Wallichi right of center midground...
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I will post more detailed photos soon. I dose a fairly straight forward EI fert regime with 1/8t. of Fe added on micro fert days and 1 t. of GH Booster on water change day. My GH and KH are kept around 2-3 ppm this way. My pH is typically around 6.6-6.8. My phosphates are 5+ ppm and nitrates at least 20 ppm. I tried using test kits for those and adjusting the EI regime (less N and P dosing) because it seemed my N and P were quite high even without fertilizing due to high fish load (I'm probably at 90 inches of fish in this baby) but when I did that I started getting pinholes, curled leaves, slower growing, poorer color, etc. so I stopped testing, went back to the full blown EI fert regime (ignoring my N and P levels based on test kits) and everything starting growing again well.

It's pressurized CO2 injected with an in-line DIY PVC reactor on the outflow tube of an eheim 2026. Also have an eheim 2028 as the main filter going and a Koralia 2 circ pump to keep the dispersement of CO2 active and flowing. Temp consistent with an inline heater at 79F.

>>>>>Please don't tell me that's R. Wallichi right of center midground...

No, they are not. When I got this plant as 3-4 tiny 2-3" plants about 6 weeks ago I thought they were Rotala sp "vietnam" or "pantanal" (I got two plant purchases in that week, both sent with all plants in one baggie, and I got confused). Now after they have grown out so beautifully I think they are Rotala verticillaris. I tried R. wallichii in this tank but my SAEs nibbled on them too much and they got all ragged and grew poorly. R. wallichii is about half the stem width as this one and much redder.

I'll do a numerical ID on a photo and of the plants later with the more detailed and close-up photos.

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Oh, and the tank brand. It's a glass tank. Not sure of the brand. It's a rounded corner one-piece of glass for the front and sides that is silicone/glued to one sheet of glass for the back. I bought it as a set from Albany Aquarium in my town, Albany, California. Came with the stand/cabinet and a fairly poor PC light fixture (which has been replaced with the T5 HO one on there now (3x54W 48"). On the cabinet it says "Life Tech". it all suppsedly came from Germany. The tanks measurements are all metric too (not exactly 48" wide)

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beautiful color! I love the rounded edges

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beautiful color! I love the rounded edges
Thanks! So do I. It really makes a huge difference vs. a tanks with brackets and such.

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Here is the same photo of my tank with the plants numbered that are big enough or evident enough to be identified:



1. Blyxa japonica
2. Rotala macrandra
3. Limnophila sp. 'Gigantea' (a top-trim just replanted, it's usually to the top!)
4. Green Tiger Lotus
5. Blyxa aubertii
6. Syngonanthus (formerly Tonina) sp. 'Belem'
7. Pogostemon stellatus
8. Crypt. wendtii
9. Red Tiger Lotus
10. Didiplis diandra
11. Ranunculus inundatus
12. Lobelia cardinalis
13. Rotala verticillaris
14. Tonina fluviatilis
15. Needle-leaf fern
16. Polygonum sp. 'Kawagoneum'
17. Hygrophila salicifolia
18. Rotala macrandra 'Narrow Leaf'
19. Anubias barteri var. nana
20. Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba'
21. Crinum calamistratum
22. Eichhornia diversifolia
23. Potamogeton gayi
24. Tonina fluviatilis 'lotus type'

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Stunning! I really love the contrasting colors between the greens and reds. Very inspiring! Looking forward to more pictures. Would lose close-ups of the plants!

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Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe' —— • 75g -
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Pelvicachromis pulcher 'unknown' —-- • 29g - Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
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