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After a long absence on Planted Tank and a complete disassembly of all my tanks I decided Last October to take the big step of moving my tanks to the basement. With this move I was able to finally get my first 75g aquarium.




My space allocated in the basement is 6x8' rectangle enough to custom build a 75g stand and add my edsal 36" in a corner for a future 40g and 29g.

I built the stand following the King of DIY's tutorial.
It is made with 2x4 Framing Wood and 3" Steel Screws.
The top is a Plywood and Foam Tile that you normally use for Basement Sub-floors.
Also Added a shelf (those flimsy boards from the edsal muscle rack) for the filter as I didnt want to lose any Flow with the head height being to low.
Also a space for an Insignia mini Freezer & Fridge.



With the stand completed and painted I decided to use all my existing plants and decor to save on money. With Christmas coming up I had to cut down on spending and now 3 months later (present day) I had to settle for this so far.





Specs:
Top Fin 75g with Lids
Fluval 3.0 48"
Fluval FX4 with 3kg Biohome Ultimate Media
Flow Tamer Spraybar (ebay)
Aquatop 300W Titanium Heater
DIY 2x4 Stand
Frosted Window Film Background w/ Govee LED
JW Fusion 400 Air Pump w/ 4" Air Disc

Hardscape and Plants:
Dragonstone
Spiderwood
Anubias Nana
Java Fern
Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'
Hygrophila costata
Groot Planter (ebay)
6 Black Clay Pleco Caves
White Pool Filter Sand at front and Fluval Flourite in back

Fish and Snails:
12 Bleeding Heart Tetra
12 Skunk Corydoras
15 Rummynose Tetra
6 White Lyretail Molly
3 Zebra Lace Angelfish
2 Adult Bristlenose Pleco
Many Assassin Snails

Food:
Hikari Frozen Bloodworms
Hikari Frozen Brineshrimp
North Fin Community Flakes
North Fin Comunity Pellets
North Fin Kelp Wafers

I don't do Co2 as I had bad experience with it in the past. I Dose Excel and Flourish. But im currently battling a BBA outbreak in this tank. (existing plants had some)
I was thinking of getting an AutoDoser as I've been pretty lax on my dosing schedule... sometimes forgetting for days.

Ferts:
Seachem Flourish
Seachem Excel
Seachem Root Tabs

Water Schedule: With Seachem Prime
Every 2 Week Partial 25%
Monthly 50% Water changes
Filter cleanout every 2 months.

Youtube Video of the tank at night


Things to do:
-Hopefully in the future I can make the Stand look less ugly... maybe some doors or more trim.
-Sort out this ugly BBA problem with a doser of some sort
-I'm pretty maxed on Inhabitants but I wish i had some Kuhli's
-Complete the rest of the Basement with a 40g Breeder and move my old 29g Dragonstone.
 
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