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Old 01-20-2016, 10:54 PM   #1
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I'm back everyone and now that im settled into a routine with my move and chaos it's time to get my tanks back up to par

This thread will be primarily focused on my brand new 75g high tech planted tank. I will also try to keep updated with my 29g hex, 90g reef, and 40b Oscar.

Sadly, with the lengthiness of the move and difficulty moving tanks I lost almost all of my plants so I'm almost starting back at square one. I still have a few crypts, Dwarf Sag, amazon swords, Aponogeton Ulvaceus, java fern, and rotala rotundifolia. At least nearly all of my fish survived

The only 2 plants I am dead set on adding are Blyxa Jaoponica and a red flame echinodrus. Beyond that I am open for suggestions.

I am looking forward to sharing in a new leg of my aquarium journey with everyone!

I'll add a few pictures tomorrow once the cloudiness settles.
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What equipment do you have for the 75g?
I used to have Blyxa japonica but sold it. It was a nice plant and produced many child plants. It just took up too much space in my 20 long.


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Yay!!! for getting back into the groove. Looking forward to seeing the adventure!
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:23 AM   #6
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Keen to know on equipment as well - no pressure Also substrate as well out of interest.
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Boop Boop , where's the snack table?

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It's great to see all the interest in my thread Thanks everyone

Here is my equipment list:

75g tank and stand (canopy coming soon)
Substrate - Flourite black
Lights - 1x 48" Finnex 24/7 (I love this light) Going to get a second one soon.
Heater - Fluval M 300w.
Filters - Aquaclear 110 and Aquaclear 70
CO2 - Aquatek co2 regulator and 5lb CO2 tank
Fertilizer dosing - Jaebo DP4 Auto dosing pump

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Tank pics!! Look at you.. fancy huh:p

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Now for some tank images!

My Orinoco Angel Pleco - My very first fish


The angelicus botia loaches I added seem to think he's one of them and since he's bigger than them, they take to following him around all over the tank. It's funny to watch because he's grumpy and likes to be left alone

Albino Cory cats - These are tiny little guys about 2/3 of an inch at most, I love how they stick out against the black substrate and background


The oddballs of my tank. Electric Yellow Labs.



My friend breeds cichlids and for some reason the 3 that I have now never grew up with the rest of their brothers and sisters. She gave them to me to see if I could get them to grow with no success. I decided to keep them in my planted tank because they are super peaceful, look beautiful, and don't destroy my plants. They are approximately a year and a half old and max out at just a hair over an inch.

New piece of driftwood. Picked it up at my LFS
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Now for some tank images!

My Orinoco Angel Pleco - My very first fish


The angelicus botia loaches I added seem to think he's one of them and since he's bigger than them, they take to following him around all over the tank. It's funny to watch because he's grumpy and likes to be left alone

Albino Cory cats - These are tiny little guys about 2/3 of an inch at most, I love how they stick out against the black substrate and background


The oddballs of my tank. Electric Yellow Labs.



My friend breeds cichlids and for some reason the 3 that I have now never grew up with the rest of their brothers and sisters. She gave them to me to see if I could get them to grow with no success. I decided to keep them in my planted tank because they are super peaceful, look beautiful, and don't destroy my plants. They are approximately a year and a half old and max out at just a hair over an inch.

New piece of driftwood. Picked it up at my LFS
If they breed could I possibly buy some if they are small like their parents. I think they look awesome.

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Beautiful labs! I wonder why they stayed so small. Also love that driftwood.
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It's been a while since I've talked to you, Mebbid! I'll be following along. Nice fish by the way.


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Those labs are pretty amazing actually. Dwarf Africans?? The possibilities are endless.

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I guess that settles it then, I am going to have to do a dwarf lab breeding project

They weren't on my list but they are now.

It will be interesting to see what the cause of their dwarfism finally is. I'll have to do at least 2 generations to make sure. That is, assuming they breed at all.
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