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Old 08-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! My name is Janis and I'm in Saint Louis, Missouri. I've had tanks since the 70's, moved into saltwater reefs in the 90 until about 07. Health issues kept me out of the hobby until about a year ago. Currently we have a 2000+ gallon pond, a 400 gallon pond and stream, a 55 planted fancy goldfish tank for the grandbaby, but my pride and joy is my 220 gallon planted. I am always looking to gain new knowledge which is what brought me to this forum. Sorry I don't have any pic's but hope to get one of my kids to take some eventually. Since I don't have pic's here is the stats on my pride and joy:

Tank: 220 gallon 72"Lx24"Wx30"H
Lighting: Coralife 72" fixture 3x150 HID metal halide, 4x 39W T5, 6x1W LED lunar light, all on timer
Filtration: Fluval FX5, Fluval 406 with Aqua Ultraviolet Advantage 2000+ 15 Watt UV Sterilizer
Heating: 3x 300W Fluval E Series
Powerheads: 2x 240gph Hydor Koralia Nano pumps (for gentle added circulation due to tank size)

Water parameters:
KH: 5
GH: 6
PH: 7.2
Iron: .03
Nitrates: 10ppm
Phosphates: .5 to 1
Flourish Excel -no CO2 (yet)
Ferts: dosing PPS Pro daily
Water testing 2x week
Water changes 10 gallons every day

Telanthera Rosefolia (Alternanthera reineckii)
Ambulia (Limnophila indica)
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
Proserpinaca Palustris
Rotala Indica (Rotala roundifolia)
Rotala macrandra
Anubias barteri v. Nana
Anubias barteri v. Coffeefolia
Bolbitus heudelotii
Pogostemon helferi
Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides)
Java Fern, Lace (Microsorium pteropus v. Windelov)
Crinum Calimistratum
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Florida Sunset'
Tiger Lotus, Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)
Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Bronze (Cryptocoryne wendtii v. Tropica)
Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)
Ozelot Sword (Echinodorus 'ozelot')
Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba')

10 Veil and Super Veil Angelfish (3 juvenille, 1 pair, 1 male with his 4 female harem)
21 Rummy nose tetras
12 Diamond tetras
5 German Blue Rams
4 Electric Blue Rams
2 Gold Rams
3 YoYo loaches
4 Corydoras sterbai
4 Corydoras panda
Corydoras agassizi
8 Threadfin Rainbow Fish
18 Otocinclus Catfish
3 Whiptail Cats (Farlowella gracilis)

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Wow!! That 220 sounds amazing. Definitely post pics soon.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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Welcome to AA! I love your stock list! Hope you like the site so far!
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Welcome on! It's good to see someone with your experience on here. Hope we can be of help too.
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