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post #1 of 128 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Time for a big change :)

Setup Date:
08-22-2015

Equipement:
75G Tank
Eheim Pro 3 2075 Filter
Hydor 300W Inline Heater
2X Korlia Nano 425
Finnex Planted Plus 48"
Co2Art Dual Stage Pro Reg + Solenoid
SMC Needle Valve
Cerges Reactor 20"
15lb co2 tank
DIY Custom Stand

Fish List:
22 Cherry Barbs
10 Dwarf Rainbow Fish
11 Otocinclus Catfish
5 Yoyo Loaches
7 Kuhli Loaches
5 Peppered Corydoras

Plant List:
Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Tropica'
Cryptocoryne Griffithii
Cryptocoryne Willisii
Cryptocoryne Becketii
Cryptocoryne Wendtii de Witt
Cryptocoryne Nevelli
Cryptocoryne Balansae
Cryptocoryne Lucens
Cryptocoryne Petchii
Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia
Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
Cryptocoryne Cordata Gawbowski
Cryptocoryne Wendtii brown
Cryptocoryne Wendtii green
Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne Spiralis
Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis
Cryptocoryne Walkeri Lutea
Hemianthus callitrichoides

This rescape is my first attempt at trying to really scape something nice to look at as apposed to a layout to simply farm plants. I wanted to start this new journal to show the progress of this new layout and to monitor my growth patterns for my crypts. I will also be looking to grow my collection of crypts and will be updating my list as I go. This is also the first time I am attempting to utilize a carpeting plant. Its the only plant that is not a cryptocoryne species in this layout. I got the pot of HC from a local pet store on clearance for $3. Its not in horrible shape and I was able to get it planted. I think it will do fine. That's all for now, I hope to hear some feedback. For any other crypt addicts I would love some advice on what works for you and I am always interested in new species, so let me know if you have something for sale or trade.

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post #2 of 128 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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I apologize for the terrible picture. I will get some better shots of the tank tomorrow.

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Awesome!! I'm following because I'm setting up my 80 gallon to make it into a crypt jungle. Great minds think alike.

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Sweet, when is the 80g going to get setup? What crypts will you be using? Will it be crypt only? Or something else in there too?

I am trying to get my hands on some pink flamingo, I have been looking for that plant for a while now with no luck.

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Sweet, when is the 80g going to get setup? What crypts will you be using? Will it be crypt only? Or something else in there too?

I am trying to get my hands on some pink flamingo, I have been looking for that plant for a while now with no luck.
Right now I'm just waiting on substrate to come in. My LFS ordered it. I will using mostly crypts except for tiger lotus. I will use that to give it some color. I don't have any hardscapes so I will have to make it work. I'm also looking for a hard to find crypt.

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What substrate are you going with? I am assuming you haven't got your plants yet then, correct?

You will have to put up a list of what you end up with, maybe we can trade some crypts in the future.

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What substrate are you going with? I am assuming you haven't got your plants yet then, correct?

You will have to put up a list of what you end up with, maybe we can trade some crypts in the future.
I'm going with dirt capped with activflora. That's a good ideal about the trading.

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I have always been scared to go sorted because o tend to move me plants around a fair bit as things grow in. I am just using pure silica sand.
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Hopefully these pictures from today are better Click image for larger version

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Looking great. Can't wait to see it when it grows in

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Looking great. Can't wait to see it when it grows in
Thanks, hopefully I can keep me hands out of the tank long enough for that to happen

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Nice looking set up it will be fun to watch. The planted plus looks bright on your tank, I have a 75 gallon and my one planted plus doesn't look that bright.
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You would think they would be the same brightness. Do you have a lot of big plants and hard scape that creates shadows?

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You would think they would be the same brightness. Do you have a lot of big plants and hard scape that creates shadows?
Yes big plants and dark substrate. Amazing what difference that makes. I now have two planted pluses on my 75. I had a planted plus on my low tech 55 and it was too bright got lots of algae. I guess looks can be deceiving, par readings are better then eye balling it, lol.
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