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spuloo 45 Bow Front - Your Tanks

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spuloo

Size

45 Bow Front

Date Started

4/2014

Lighting

Odyssea t5ho 4x36", 39w per bulb.

They work on two time banks with two bulbs each. I run bank 1 (78w) from noon til 5:15pm. I run bank 2 from 2:45pm til 8pm. This gives me an average light wattage of 100w t5ho 8hrs a day.

Lights have 16" of water to penetrate at lowest point in substrate, and sit 3" off the tank.

Equipment

Fluval 306 canister filter (1st basket eco sponge, 2nd basket ceramic Biomax, 3rd Polishing Pad w Biomax)

Hydor 300w In-Line Heater w/ second Hydor Electronic Thermostat.

Air stone at night.

CO2

5lb, Aquatek Regulator, Bubble Counter, Aqua World Super Diffuser positioned at the bottom of the tank under the filter output.

Single drop checker w 4dkh solution.

CO2 Target: 30ppm

Substrate

Aquarium pebble bottom contour w/ 3 inch cap of Eco-Complete.

Parameters

pH - 6.6
kH - 3-4 ºdKH
gH - 3-6 ºdGH
NH3 - 0ppm
NO2 - 0ppm
NO3 - 5ppm

Fertilization

2.5ml Flourish/day
7.5ml Flourish Trace 2x/wk

Flourish root tabs cut in half (1/2 dose recommended on box)

Plants

Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
Spiralis (Cryptocoryne spiralis)

Inhabitants

10 - Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
6 - Black Skirt (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), 2 common, 2 long fin, 2 white
3 - Otocinclus

Comments

Reverse osmosis water w Seachem Acid Buffer for kH and Equilibrium for gH. Weekly cap of Seachem Freshwater Trace.

I do 45% water changes (15gal out of the tank's 33gal volume) with my hairgrass trims every 1-2 weeks.

Rocks are petrified wood. Looking for the perfect manzanita branch for a moss tree in the back left corner. Trying to source a blue sky vinyl background.

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