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This pic is 6 weeks old, taken 1/21/07:




Equipment:

100g AGA tank, 60x18x18, w/ stand & canopy
2x80w T5 High Output DIY lighting (1.6 wpg), 10 hours per day.
ADA Amazonia substrate + Powersand S + Tourmaline BC
Manzanita wood
2x Eheim Pro II cannister filters (2028 & 2026)
Hagen 802 Powerhead /w quickfilter attachment
2x Ebo-Jager heaters (250w & 200w, back wall & side wall, respectively)
DIY pressurized CO2 system w/ 2 outlets, one for each filter
Coralife 18x UV sterilizer, yet to be used
APC battery backup system

Plants:

Bacopa sp. "Colorata"
Bacopa sp. "Pantanal"
Blyxa japonica
Cyperus helferi
Echinodorus barthii
Eriocaulon 'cinereum'
Ludwigia glandulosa
Ludwigia inclinata v. verticillata "Cuba"
Ludwigia sp. 'Araguiaia'
Nesaea sp. "red leaved" (I think), possibly crassicaulis
Pogostemon stellatus
Pogostemon stellatus v. "Broad leaf"
Pogostemon yatabeanus
Potamogeton gayi
Ranunculus inundatis
Rotala macrandra
Rotala macrandra 'green'
Rotala sp. 'Colorata'
Tonina sp. 'Belem'
Tonina sp. 'Fluviatillis'
Tonina sp. "Manaus"

Fertilizer Regimine:

Tropica's Master Grow (still using old supply)
Seachem's Flourish + Flourish Iron mix
KNO3 as needed
K2SO4 as needed
KH2PO4 as needed
 

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Avalon....your tank is great! Your color composition is perfect IMO. Everything looks healthy and beautiful. That is quite an impressive flora list. Nice job~
 

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Um, did you say 1.6 WPG?
that's just nuts! that tank is gorgeus.
 

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Looks great! What types of fauna do you have in there?
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
What's the foreground plant?
Blyxa japonica.


filipnoy85 said:
Looks great! What types of fauna do you have in there?
2 Bolivian Rams, 10-15 Lemon tetras, a few assorted tetras from previous tanks, 3 clown loaches, 2 Kribs (female), otocinclus, and a Pit-bull pleco. I need a few more fish, but good fish are hard to come by around here.




 

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dont know if that foreground plant is bylxa, it looks like Echinodorus tenellus. I could be mistaken though.

Are you using stright tap water?
 

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Very nice! Exceptional health. I see the ADA substrate is working well for you! You made the right decision using Power Sand with the Aqua Soil = the way it's intended to be used.
 

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Thank you all for your kind words!

PeteyPob said:
dont know if that foreground plant is bylxa, it looks like Echinodorus tenellus. I could be mistaken though.

Are you using stright tap water?
It's blyxa. The carpeting was untintentional, but I liked it pretty well as a carpet plant, so I just kept it. I use 100% RO. I don't add any calcium, magnesium, or anything to raise or buffer KH or GH.

jt20194 said:
Only one question... are you sure about the dimensions or size? A 60”x18”x18” works out to be 84gals. On the other hand, a 60x20x20 is 104gals and a 72x18x18 is 101gals...
Well, the 60x18x18 is a 'standard size 100g.' I think it varies a bit with a tape measure. 100g is what it said on the box. ;)

jsenske said:
Very nice! Exceptional health. I see the ADA substrate is working well for you! You made the right decision using Power Sand with the Aqua Soil = the way it's intended to be used.
Thanks, and yes, I'm very happy with the decision to use PS. You insisted on it, and I took your advice. I tried a 75g without PS, and the difference with and without it is night and day (kinda like crack rocks for plants--one hit and they start wiggin', lol). I may fire that 75g back up, and it will definitely use PS. I carpeted this tank in 3 weeks flat. I was a little worried that I didn't plant enough plants at first, but as you can see...
 

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Very nice tank!!
I've been reading many posts by Avalon since a couple post had great info in them. I'm now find lots of info!
 
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