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BenChod 12-20-2011 02:35 PM

New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
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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).

BenChod 12-20-2011 02:41 PM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
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Few more pics. Also any suggestions is appreciated.

Michael 12-22-2011 02:02 PM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
You put those plants to good use, and you're off to a great start!

Tex Gal 12-23-2011 07:54 PM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
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.

BenChod 12-24-2011 11:05 AM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
How long should i have the light ON? Currently it set at 12 hour a day, is that too much?

fishyjoe24 12-24-2011 01:47 PM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BenChod (Post 618112)
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.

Michael 12-25-2011 07:40 AM

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.

fishyjoe24 12-25-2011 07:13 PM

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.

BenChod 12-27-2011 05:23 PM

Re: New 75 gallon low-tech tank
 
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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.

fishyjoe24 12-27-2011 09:44 PM

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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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