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Jessie's 125g

Hello everyone!
It's been a very long time since I posted here. My original version of the tank is long gone, having gone through two moves since and lots of concept changes.

But here I am now... I still want to fill in some spots with perhaps some accent stem bunches. Right now, there are none. Just valls, swords, crypts, anubias and lotus. No CO2 for now, however I would add some again if I decided to throw in some stems.















We'll see where I take it
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Wow, very nice tank!
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Very Very Nice tank.
Care to give us specs on the equipment making this masterpiece possible?


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Fantastic. And is that a little nano I see to the left?
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This is one of the most beautiful tanks I have ever seen. Simply amazing.
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Looks great, and no CO2 eh? Wow. How much light do you have over the tank? Any algae issues?

Well done. Look forward to seeing where you take it.

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Absolutely loving this tank!!!!!!!
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awesome tank! those plants dont need co2?? what plants are they?

Hey,any of you happen to be/or know someone that are Crystal red/black shrimp breeders and stay in Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia?
if so,im looking for some decent shrimp and im hoping to get some...if so,pls pm me..thx ^^
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Oh I remember this tank! It was always one of my favorites!

I really like the way it looks now- beautiful.

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate it

Here's some specs off the top of my head, sans coffee. Keep in mind, I'm non-technical and need to get my mind back in mode.

Rena Filstar XP1 and Fluval 404, with a HOT Magnum HOB for polishing ( I like a TON of circulation)
8x 39watt T5, Geismann (sp?) 10,000k & 6500K
Supplemental 72w PCF for photographing, bright bursts
Substrate consists of Flourite, pea gravel, playground sand and ADA Amazonia (yes, it's all mixed, the purists cringe in fear!!)


There is algae in the tank, of course. Since the tank was moved only a month and a half ago, things are still finding their place. AND, since before the move, the tank was basically on auto-pilot for a good year due to crazy life and I brain dumped a lot of what my specs, dosing, etc. I scrape the glass once a week with a 50% water change, toss in a few glugs of Excel and walk away. I've always been of the mindset that the animals come first (I've got a lot of fish happy, fat fish), so the plants take a back seat most of the time.

The plants would be a lot happier with me if I had the CO2 running. It got to be a bit of a PITA because my regulator would leak and finding the time to hunker down and fix the darn thing working 65 hours a week was not in my priority list I want to get the CO2 back up, of course.

The plants:

Jungle val, bazzzzzilllions of it
Crypt cordata
Crypt wendtii "green", "mi-oya", "red"
Rubin sword, Ozelot sword
Anubias nana
Nymphea lotus
Tropica sword (parviflorus?)
Little bit of water lettuce here and there

I think that's it?


That is indeed a little nano next to it. I'm growing out some petite Anubias and some moss since my jerk-SAE's mowed it down in the big tank.

There is still a lot I want to do with this tank. Some strategic stem plants in the gaps, CO2 of course, and perhaps a Marsilea carpet if my time permits. When I had my CO2 on, the tank was going gangbusters (it was even in PFK!) -- here's a link to it's old form on APC. I had so much Blyxa japonica, I couldn't get ahead of it:


So... I sort of miss that, but I also remember how every day needed something done to it.
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I love the new 'scape. It is so simple, yet very beautiful. Loving it
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Holy Crap Jessie, how did I miss this thread?
This tank is freakin hot!
Must...set..up...my...90gl...NOW!

Keep us posted...

You said you don't use Co2? What is your photoperiod, considering it doesnt appear to be battling BBA on the slow-growers..?


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Looking back over the pics, that first pic above, the FTS, looks like it could be a Pfertz advertisement, haha!


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Thank you! Yep, no CO2. My photoperiod is about... oh... 8 hrs? Just normal time. There is some algae on the anubias, but it stays manageable.

haha.. and yes, I do have Pfertz I scored some mislabeled bottles some time ago and squirt a little in every so often. You need a LOT of liquid fert to "properly" dose a tank this size. This one gets a little here and there if the mood strikes me, haha
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