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Just wanted to start a journal as far as the development of my 90g goes. This is considered a low light tank, seeing that there I'm running only about 180watts over a 90g (standard size)

Here's a video of the tank as it is now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC4Vfs4alAo

Lighting: Corelife 2x65 + Hagen Glo T5 HO 1x54 (I'm going for the amano lighting setup)
CO2: N/A
Ferts: Flourish, Flourish Potassium, Flourish Root tabs
Water Changes: 2x weekly
Filtration: AC110, Emp400 (temp until my Eheim 2217 gets here this week)
Temp: 78-80

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Your tank is looking very nice, love your congo tetras. Can't wait to see future pics, Im sure with time it will look a lot nicer. What plants are in your tank? co2? Substrate?
 

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Your tank is looking very nice, love your congo tetras. Can't wait to see future pics, Im sure with time it will look a lot nicer. What plants are in your tank? co2? Substrate?
Thank you!

I just have amazon swords, jungle vals, and some other unknown as of right now petco plants. Oh and one crypt that I've had for yeaaaaaaaaaaaars! It's small but just simply will not die. :)

No co2 as of right now, and substrate is the most inert, plain black gravel with root tabs near the swords.
 

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So dslr, is that what you use to take pictures?
Youre angels look amazing.

and about the light i might be wrong, but check out this link
http://www.fitchfamily.com/lighting.html
Yes it is, I've been trying to get better with my fish photography...

I'll check and read the link now. Thanks for the info!

The angels, hopefully they look that good from eating plankton, brine shrimp, bloodworms all day 2 x a day and 2 x a week water changes...

Trying to get them BIGGER! :D

Thank you for the compliment on the angels :)
 

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btw, which camera and lenses are you using?
I sold my camera, but my gf got mad at me since i forgot her graduation was coming soon and she wanted me to take pictures of it, long story short i found a good deal and bought a used Sony a300 DSLR and wanted to know if its capable of taking great pictures like yours.
 

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btw, which camera and lenses are you using?
I sold my camera, but my gf got mad at me since i forgot her graduation was coming soon and she wanted me to take pictures of it, long story short i found a good deal and bought a used Sony a300 DSLR and wanted to know if its capable of taking great pictures like yours.
I'm using a digital rebel xt with a tamron 17-50mm lens.
 

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That looks great! Wether you have high or low lighting also depends of what type of light you have. If you had 180w of T5HO light, you would have an algae filled glass container. If you have 180w of T8 lighting, you have a medium lighting.
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Just got my 2217 in, took the time to clean and organize my cabinet and make a spot for the filter. Pictures will be uploaded once I get this filter installed...

Edit: ALSO got 7 BEAUTIFUL jungle vals off ebay, man they are the biggest widest leaves I've ever seen on a jungle val, healthy healthy looking plants, no stringy little vals.
 

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God I love those angel fish...

How many can you have maximum in a 90-gallon?

Wondering how large a tank must be to house discus fish...
Thank you so much, I love them too. I have no idea how many, but I know when I first put them in there they weren't getting along for the first day....

Next day they started getting along.... I don't think I'm going to push it with more, I'm happy that 3 full size angels are getting along right now.

I've seen discus in 90's definitely. Just gotta keep up on the water changes with discus'.... daily...
 
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