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Old 12-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 75 gallon low-tech tank

some pics of my new 75 set up. I also wanted to thank everyone at the DFWAPC meeting. I had a great time and looking forward to meeting everyone again.

sub is miracle grow organic garden soil mixed with vermiculite(1.5 to 2 inch) topped with gravel(1 to 1.5 inch).
Lighting is TWO 48inch 6500K T8 that are 32 Watt each and coralife T5 fixture with 10,000K and stock pink light(i believe they are 27 or 30 watts).
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank

Few more pics. Also any suggestions is appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You put those plants to good use, and you're off to a great start!
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It's really looking nice. You'll enjoy learning about those plants. So good to meet you! We will enjoy watching your tank grow out.
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How long should i have the light ON? Currently it set at 12 hour a day, is that too much?
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How long should i have the light ON? Currently it set at 12 hour a day, is that too much?
HI Ben, most of us run are lights on for 7-8 hours.
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Default Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank

For low to medium light, a 10 or 12 hour photoperiod is OK. A high light tank might have a photoperiod as short as 6 or 7 hours.

From your equipment, my guess is that you have low to medium low light. But you really need to borrow the club PAR meter--it's the only way to know for sure.
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Default Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank

what michael said... avg is 6-10 hours depending on if it's low,medium, or high light.
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updated photos.

Added few(10) fish and 2 rocks. I also adjusted the timing of the lights today to 8.5 hours a day.
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Default Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank

looks good, are those rocks holey rocks.. just to let you know the holey rocks will keep the ph up around 7.6-8.0 , and the angels like low ph. but since those angels are not wild they should be okay.
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