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So I finally decided that my 75 gal is both algae infested and dead (dying plants etc).

I got the day off so here's what I did.

It's picture heavy

Any constructive criticism is helpful

I used red clay and river sand. And the tank hasn't fully cleared up yet. I hope it's ok for you guys.

And uh rate it?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2014, 01:00 PM
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In the first picture you have direct sunlight on the tank.
Is this daily or just because of an open door ?
I have direct sunlight coming in during the winter months from 2-5 P.M. and I have to block it or Cladophora over runs my tank. The plants obviously like it though.
I like the wood going up on an angle/w moss. So far that look has eluded me due to
the low height of my 10g tanks.
Looks like the shallow water along the edge of a river...very natural looking.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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In the first picture you have direct sunlight on the tank.
Is this daily or just because of an open door ?
I have direct sunlight coming in during the winter months from 2-5 P.M. and I have to block it or Cladophora over runs my tank. The plants obviously like it though.
I like the wood going up on an angle/w moss. So far that look has eluded me due to
the low height of my 10g tanks.
Looks like the shallow water along the edge of a river...very natural looking.
Direct sunlight from sunrise to sunset lol.

Thus the algae problem
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How'd you clean the tank once the water was drained? And How'd you manage to get it so dried? lol

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How'd you clean the tank once the water was drained? And How'd you manage to get it so dried? lol
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i'd like to know how you cleaned the acrylic when it was dry!
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It's a 1/4 thick glass tank.

It dries easy
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Tank seems so slow to recycle hahaha
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