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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2015, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Brians 55g high tech

Got a new 55g set up. Used to have a 36g medium tech tank and finally up graded. Tanks been running for about 3 weeks now. Has the following thing-

- Stand- Home made using 2x4 and birch wood. Stained with Kona color.
-Tank: Aqueon 55g with galss versa top
- Filtration: 2 Fluval 306 canister filters. Removed carbon and added seachem purigen.
-Substrate: Organic potting mix. Washed 3 times and dried out 3 tmes, than left it in bucket for 1 week. 1" thick capped by 2" eco complete.
-Lighting : Fluval fresh and plant 2.0 48-60". I originally had Finnex planted + on it, but was unhappy with the light down at the substrate level.
- Heater: Eheim jager
- Co2: 5lb tank with high purity Concoa regulator, swagelok fittings and needle valve. DIY Co2 reactor with built in by pass. 16" long reactor body and the rest is 3/4" fithings.


I was dosing with Seachem flurish, excel, trace, iron, phos, and potassium, but ordered everything to go EI from Green Leaf Aquariums, that will be here Monday and I will swap over.

I am not good with plant or fish names, but I have a variety of plants, some from the old tank, some new. Currently trying to get the baby tears to carpet out, I just planted them today along with a few others.

Fish list:
1 twig catfish
3 frogs
3 cory catfish
3 zebra loaches
2 vampire shrimp
6 rummy nose tears
5 danios of some sort, not sure the name
1 German ram
2 , Gold Killifish, male, female
3 orange flame tetras
3 long fin white cloud
4 glow light danios (had 5 but one jumped out)
1 Beta
2 fork tailed blue eyes. Had 3 more but they died :-(
2 glass catfish


The large wood on the left is still held down by a rock as it wants to float, but hopefully I can remove that soon. I also made a spray bar for the filter today, but it's not installed yet as its drying.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for crappie pics, I'll take better ones when it all grows out
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Tank is coming along. Started my EI ferts last Monday. My HC and other foreground plants seem to be struggling slightly but others are growing like crazy. Installed my new spray bar. I made 3 different ones and this is the one I liked the best in terms of water flow.

Wood on the left still is wanting to float, but is getting better.
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Great looking tank. I like the attention to detail on the manzanitan with all that moss.

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Thanks. The moss is struggling to attach itself still, but getting there haha
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