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Smile AtlantaMFR's Journal 75g updated 6/11







Plants on MONDAY from swap and shop...Thank you REVO BUCKS! lol!

I am finishing painting the canopy right now and I will have a background on it tomorrow. The powerhead and heater will be behind the large piece of driftwood later.

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75 Gallon Tank, Stand and Canopy from Ebay
Magnum 350 (came with tank, will upgrade later if it doesn't meet my needs)
1 Powerhead
Substrate is peat/pool sand
Driftwood (still being water logged, thats why the rocks are where they are)
Coralife 4x65 PC (have 2x65 right now, supplimented by 30wT12) Edit: 1 10k and 1 6700
1.7 wpg
Fertz are planned
Heavy fish load planned

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i like your wood, the big peice on the left. it looks like a tree trunk.

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Thanks!

yeah, i am super happy about that piece, got it local from RachPreach on this board...
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wow.. that driftwood is huge. can't wait to see the tank with all the plants in it.

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i can't wait to get the plants in there! I think this is going to be a great tank! So far it has been affordable and fun! Lets see if that changes!


I need opinions on fertilizers!!! My sand is pool sand, so I am guessing I will have to dose everyday. no big deal, i just don't know what to buy.

Here are the plants that will be going in on Monday:

5x5 piece of HC
Brazilian pennywart
Lotus
crypts
rotala
najas grass
difformis
and some others...

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add Water Sprite to the list

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nice !! I want that wood I'm getting ready to fill my 75 with peat and pool filter sand too;I don't have any cool driftwood to put in it though
For ferts you'll need N,P,K and micros ( nitrogen,potassium,phoshate and Plantex CSM+B )and probably CO2 ,either pressurized (best) or Excel, or a combination of both

dry ferts from rexgrigg.com is the cheap way,the only liquid I buy is Excel
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nice !! I want that wood I'm getting ready to fill my 75 with peat and pool filter sand too;I don't have any cool driftwood to put in it though
For ferts you'll need N,P,K and micros ( nitrogen,potassium,phoshate and Plantex CSM+B )and probably CO2 ,either pressurized (best) or Excel, or a combination of both

dry ferts from rexgrigg.com is the cheap way,the only liquid I buy is Excel
I have a nice piece of driftwood for sale in the swap n shop... check it out..

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If he doesn't buy that driftwood.... I have been eying it..
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I also like the large piece on the left side. It would look great with some moss and or anubias! The long piece at an angle looks good too. I think the other 2 pieces should be removed though. They look out of place. I look forward to seeing this with plants!
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once those 2 "out of place ones" get water logged I will will just cover them in some moss or something, they are really just in there like that to sink.
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update, so i 3was fishing today in a private pond and I saw some nice looking plants along the bank. i pulled them up and rinsed them and had them IDed here on the forum as HM and Creeping Jenny. I did a 50% water change in my empty tank (tanins) and dechlorinated it. I will get a bunch of plants tomorrow from swap and shop, so I will update this again tomorrow night.

I added the plants and here it is now:



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I love that long piece of driftwood.

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have to say love this hard scape and cant wait to see it planted

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have to say love this hard scape and cant wait to see it planted
ME TOO!

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I hope all of my plants did ok over the long weekend...
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Got some plants in today, put them in some random places for now, I have about 4x as much coming by the end of the week. I will have a better idea of what to put where. I am thinking i will get my CO2 this month as well as my new bulbs to put me over 3.5wpg. But right now it is 1.7 wpg and excel, macros and micros...

here are some pictures i took about 30 min ago, I will take more after it clears up. going to Home Depot now to buy a timer.





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