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proaudio55 72 gallon Bow front - Your Tanks

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proaudio55

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72 gallon Bow front

Date Started

December 2011

Lighting

DIY, 3 stage CFL system (10 separate bulbs for 188 watts total)

Stage 1: 4 watts of LED (8am - 10pm)

Stage 2: 92 watts 2700K CFL (9am-9pm)

Stage 3: 92 watts 6500K CFL (10am-8pm)

Equipment

Aqueon 72 gallon bow front tank; drilled 3 times on back with 3/4" NPT bulkheads.
Cascade 700 canister filter
3/4" flow accelerator
Fluvial e300 heater full time use
supplemental 150 watt for winter

CO2

20 lb steel CO2 cylinder -->cheap harbor freight welding regulator 40PSI --> compressed air regulator 5PSI --> coarse needle valve --> fine needle valve --> 5-50cc rotameter --> cheap Chinese ceramic diffuser.

Substrate

100 lbs fine / medium gravel on surface and 100 lbs pool filter sand on bottom

Parameters

gh 7 deg
kH 5-15 (enough to counter the CO2)
Ph 6.8
Amonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0-10ppm
Phosphorus 10ppm+

Fertilization

Potassium Carbonate as needed to adjust the Ph
Pond fertilizer tubes (clearance item from LFS)
Flurish root tabs 1 package every few months
Trace nutrient fertilizer if the Water Sprite looks wilted
Potassium Nitrate if the NO3 tests 0ppm

Plants

Nymphoides aquatica (banana plant)
Vallensaria (various species / varieties)
Dwarf hair grass
Mellon sword
Water sprite

Inhabitants

Tiger barbs
Lemon tetra
Firemouth
Flying fox

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