I thought I would start a journal of my Rimless 75 gallon tank....
Having a rimless tank is very fun, not only because there is no rim, but because I don't have a canopy so I can see the plants from the top all the time, I can enjoy floating plants, and I get to see the water ripple a little
Only downside is high evaporation, but I can deal with that!
The tank is high light with a TEK 4X54 Watt fixture with 2 Giesemann middays and 2 Aquamedic Ocean Whites. Photoperiod is 7 hrs for all bulbs...we'll see how this goes. Before I was having only 2 bulbs for 8 hrs. with all 4 for only 3 hrs.
Substrate is Eco-complete and the CO2 is pressurized with 5lb tank and Milwaukee regulator and DIY CO2 reactor. Ferts are E.I. and weekly 50%water changes
The filtration is closed loop with a Ocean Clear 340 and Iwaki WMD-40RLT pumping 700-800 gph
Whats nice about the tank is that the bulkheads are in the bottom of the tank and all equipment is hidden! Yes!
Right now I have a pair of dominant breeding angels, 3 SAE, and a couple black mollies. The angels will be going soon for some schooling rummynose and bloodfin tetras. The angels are beautiful, but they breed so much, dominating one whole side of the tank.
Be patient as much still has to fill in, particularly the crypts and R. rotundifolia in the back left. I'm also doing something with the ugly R. macranda. My CO2 was messed up for a while and that went to %h*t fast.
The latest pictures. I enjoy lots of criticism and comments!