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75 gallon - restart again!!

I decided to restart my 75 gallon aquarium. I started planning the original about a year ago and just wasn't happy with it.



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Here are some of my initial ideas (variations on the same theme). I would love your feedback.

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I am thinking of putting sand where the water is and will be picking up some rock tomorrow to border the sand and add some more hard scape on the left side.

I can tell you this... it is easier to play with the layout when everything is clean versus how it is now.


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I also like option #1 it looks really cool.
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They are all fairly similar but I like option #1 best. If you could raise the big piece on the right a little higher to make it feel like its a dominant piece it would look even better.


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What's your substrate?

Also 1 and 2 are my favorites

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Option one followed closely by option two
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I like 2 the best, followed by 1. The gap in the middle of number 3 looks staged.


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What's your substrate?

Also 1 and 2 are my favorites

ADA Aqua Soil - Amazonia

I am reusing what I had in there plus adding some.


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I think my hard scape is close to complete....


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Planted



And Flooded



I'll list the plants tomorrow. I am off to bed.


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Looks great so far. Really like how you have the drift wood setup. I hope to own a 75 some day myself. Love the overall footprint. Can't wait to see it filled in a bit more.
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With my last version of this tank - I had numerous algae issues. One of the items I wanted to try was raising the lights versus just dimming them. My husband came up with an idea (he didn't want to hang it from the ceiling) and we put it up yesterday. I love it. I can raise or lower my lights very easily.






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75 gallon restart

Here is my plant list with pictures.

From my previous tank...



Anubias Nana




Microsorum Pteropus (Java Fern)




Staurogyne Repens




Cyperus Helferi - back of the picture




Alternanthera Reineckii


New Plants:



Cabomba Furcata




Gymnocorinis Spilanthoides




Ludwigia Arcuata (narrow leaf red ludwigia)




Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Tropica'




Cryptocoryne Undulata 'red'




Limnophila Indica (Ambulia)




Green Lloydiella (Creeping Jenny)




Crinum Calamissamigm



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My gold barbs are spawning. Hopefully all my new plants stay in the substrate.


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