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My 75 Gallon Jungle-ish Tank

Hi everyone, this will be my first tank posting. As I'm moving in a few weeks, I decided it's now or never to show some pictures, and as my first planted tank, I want to share it before it gets broken down and reassembled.

Some specs:

Equipment:
75g AGA
250w Heater
2x Eheim 2217, one used as a mainly mechanical filter, with some Purigen bags throw in there
Hydor Koralia 1 for some water movement.

Lighting
Tek Light 48" 4 x T-5 bulbs

Substrate:
Mix of eco-complete and something else...florabase, I believe.

Flora (excuse my lack of scientific nomenclature, I have a terrible time remembering the specific names)
Jungle val
Corkscrew val
Thin leaf Java fern
Tiger Lotus
Java Moss
Weeping Moss
Baby tears
Some form of Microsword
Amazon Sword
Another smaller sword, maybe an Indian Red?
Few Crypt species
Bacopa
Wysteria
Some types of ludwigia
Stargrass
Duckweed =/

Fauna:
5 x Denison Barbs
5 x Colombian Tetra (being transferred to another tank soon)
8 x Harlequin Rasbora (ditto)
9 x various Cory species, mostly Palateus
4 x Bolivian Rams
2 x Bosemani Rainbows
1 x SAE
1 x Clown pleco
1 very portly Gold Gourami (a rescue, he's now quite healthy)
Unknown number of Otos
Bunch of breeding RCS, some Amano's.

On to the pictures (go easy on my photography, bad camera + bad photo skills...you get the picture.If anyone has any tips on how to improve the photo quality, I would really appreciate it...I just can't seem to get a shot that reflects the tank in real life.)



Focus on the right side

The vals have really taken over on the left side, quite the contrast in terms of light



No CO2 in the tank, I use EI dosing and Excel, everything seems to have adapted. I keep 2 of the 4 lights on for a 10 hour photo period, and all 4 are one for about two hours during the day. No real algae problems, besides what the otos eat for lunch. SAE is a real chunker, and has decided he is no longer required to do his algae eating duties. Has replaced algae with stealing food from the denisons

Thanks for looking. All comments and criticisms appreciated!

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Looks nice, it's a shame to have to tear it down to move.
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thats a nice looking tank..quite dense though lol but im amazed at how nicely its doing without co2 o.o
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Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad it seems to do well without co2, as it is a real PITA to get refills if you live in NYC


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