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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
75 gallon
T5NO light 1 6500 and 1 10000 coralife
red flint gravel (2-3mm) substrate
30 gallon sump with poret foam and RCS

plants
-water lettuce
-java fern
-anubias
-anubias nana
-anubias nana petite
-some pennywort
-crypts and more anubias on the way

fauna
-6 angels
-2 pearl gourami
-8 silver hatchet
-8 sterbai corydoras
-MTS
-ramhorn snails
-RCS in the sump

dosing
--currently
----Flourish 1-2x a week
----Seachem tabs in substrate

****soon
--plantex CSM-B
--KNO3


ANY suggestions comments etc more than welcome!!
 

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It's looking good so far. I like the dw selection you have there. I'm getting ready to set up a 75 in just a couple weeks. What light are you using, I know you said t5no, but which one did you go with? And what made you want to go with soon to be adding KNO3 and CSM-B? Just curious because I'm just going to use diy co2 and was wondering about the CSM-B. I know in a 75 the diy wont do much, but I'm just looking for a little extra so I can stay away from high tech.
 

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From what I gather CSM-B is the same as the micros I dose using seachem flourish....just much cheaper by far! KNO3 because I think I need a little boost on the nitrates and potassium because my pennywort doesn't grow! but I am a new so don't do what I do just because I do it!
 

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I'm fairly new also, wasn't going to follow your schedule, just seeing why other people are doing what they do. Kinda gathering info from everyone I can and combining it to what I think I'll need. I'll have to look into that CSM-B, I use flourish also and if there is something out there just as good but cheaper I'm down for it. Thanks for your input.
 

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I'm fairly new also, wasn't going to follow your schedule, just seeing why other people are doing what they do. Kinda gathering info from everyone I can and combining it to what I think I'll need. I'll have to look into that CSM-B, I use flourish also and if there is something out there just as good but cheaper I'm down for it. Thanks for your input.

checkout greenleafaquarium.com great prices and they have some good guides and pfertz.com has some great pics to determine highly planted vs lightly planted.
 

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Really nice. Amazing tank u have can u show us more of your sump?
I'll take some more pics monday but it's super simple
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- 4" poret foam (coarse)
- a big gap to hold the heater
- 2" poret foam (medium)
- a 2-3" gap
- 2"poret foam (fine)
return pump

I have a sprinkle of gravel in the sump for my shrimp and plan to add some lava rock so they have some more surfaces to cling to

I had kaldess media in there with some airstones but I didn't like the results
 

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my sump from left to right
notice the 'sponge prefilter on the return pump that came with it---prevents shrimpies from ending up in my tank--where they are devoured
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
give me a week...I have a bunch of wendtii crypts comming, more anubias petite and crypt belenase
 

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Update...

Transformed into a dwarf puffer tank...except don't really have the puffers yet.

7 sterbai corys
4 silver hatchets
a bunch of red cherries
a bunch of MTS, ramshorn and pond snails

sump is where all the juvies cherries hang out and grow. also where the pond snails multiply.
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Time to do it over again... First a focal rock piece, about 18" tall and 20 inches from left to right.
 

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And new substrate

MTS x 4
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
And black blasting grit for a cap
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
And my tank of plants I have to work with
 

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Let me know how the blasting slag works out. I've heard complaints about it being very sharp but it can't be worse than Eco-complete. :icon_cool
 

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and a couple shots of my dwarf puffers. I have 11 at the moment but may increase to 20 after rescaping
 
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