75 gallon planted tank ~4-8-12~

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  1. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    Current FTS 4/8/12:

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    FTS 2/13/12:

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    Specs:
    75 gallon tank
    4 x 55 Watt T5HO Odyssea fixture
    Sunsun 304 canister filter
    Eheim 2236 ecco
    5# CO2 tank
    Milwauwkee regulator/solenoid/needlevalve
    Cerges style CO2 reactor attached to output of Eheim
    Sandblasting sand substrate

    Plants:
    Blyxa Japonica
    Jungle vals
    dwarf sag
    sunset hygro
    hygro difformis
    cabomba furcata
    ludwigia arcuata
    rotala rotundifolia
    hygro angustifolia
    creeping jenny
    bunch of crypts
    anubias
    java fern
    java moss

    Fauna:

    Angels
    red serpae tetras
    mountain minnows
    lemon pristella
    harlequin raspboras
    pair of bolivian rams
    german ram
    pair of apisto agassizzii
    a trio of pepper corys
    amano shrimp
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
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  3. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    Here are some FTS shots:

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    I added some black angels. I had 4 but 1 didn't make the trip from the LFS. The two smaller ones appear to have paired off. The larger one is the loner.

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  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a really beautiful tank. It looks so natural and healthy. Thank you for sharing.
     
  5. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    you use sand as a substrate? how has this worked? i am wanting to use play sand in my 10 gallon planted but wasnt sure how it did with plants.
     
  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    beautiful, congrats
     
  7. pink4miss

    pink4miss Panda Puffer

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    so pretty! love planted tanks
     
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  9. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    jeez planted tanks can almost be as awesome as reef tanks...... almost haha yours is great
     
  10. Clonefarmer

    Clonefarmer Millepora

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    Beautiful tank, well done!
     
  11. theaquapond

    theaquapond Bristle Worm

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  12. unclejed

    unclejed Whip-Lash Squid

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    I have only seen a couple of fresh water tanks that really appeal to me....yours is one of them.