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Old 06-29-2005, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi,
this is my tank that has been running since april of this year.
Tank specs.
72 x 24 x 25 standard custom made tank with centre weir incase i want to go saltwater later on. 10 mm thick glass. If not sure why it is 25 inch. wide just like them when i picked it up.

Filtration
I have two fluval 404s

Lighting
2 x 150 watt aquamedic oceanlights
maybe addding 3 x 130 watt PC Blubs 6500K to help with the algae and cooling fans for the hot summers over here but its a couple of months away yet

CO2
I have a pressurized system with the milwaukee regulator, bubble counter, needle value and electric solenoid, which runs into the aquamedic reactor 100o which is inline with the filters .I also have the sms122 ph controller unit to control it all for me.

UVC unit
Pondmaster 36 watt UVC unit connected in line with the filters.

Subtrate
I uses 8 bags of JBL's Aqua basics. I was going to get Eco complete from the States but it would of cost me about $500 AUD just for gravel and the LFS had this on special so i went for it instead, just had to get some extra bags of standard gravel to go on top.

The main idea of my tank was going to be a planted dwarf breeder tank, but currently all it breeds is algae lol, but im only learning and hopefully fixing that probl
My current list of plants in the tank is:
4 bunches of glosso
4 small anubias nana
2 Didiplis Diandra
2 Echin. cant remember the rest.
and a huge piece of driftwood with different anubias and crypts on it.

My stocking list at the moment is
2 pairs of german blue rams
2 SAEs
2 suckermounts
2 Electric yellows in a temp stay with they new tank gets build, they were getting pick on by the rest of they colony so i moved them
2 common bristlenose
4 peppermint bristlenose.

Well anyway here is a link to some of the pictures
http://photobucket.com/albums/y160/AussieStar/
thanxs for looking ill try to keep it updated as much as i can
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Beautiful pics! It's really filling in nicely.

I just love your driftwood, too.
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Very nice looking tank... I agree, nice wood



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I really like the positioning of the driftwood. Very well done.

Some questions, why are you running a UV filter continuosly? What do you think of the substrate? I've never tried it. What test kits do you have?
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well i have always ran my uv 24/7 not sure why just though you had to for the best results, cant see the point in tuning it off would be no point in having it there for that amount of time. i seriuosly dislike my subtrate and would do anything to change but i can get everything else as cheap so it will have to do, it does the job, but im new to planted tanks and wanted to try new things, so when you pull plants out the tanks becomes murky and you cant see anything. i only have one sera freshwater kit atm, thats all my LFS has been stocking in a full kit. i use the kit for all my tanks to it comes in handy freshwater or marine casue they are the same in each kit but the freshwater one is $50 more, dunno why.
Yea im going up to my unlces farm sometimes soon and going hunting for a big tree sump to hide the weir and make a better apperance in the tank
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