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Old 12-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 90 gallon Tanganyikan setup

Most of the plants here are courtesy of our very own Seņor Presidente. Here's a pic of the initial setup, no fishies and plants just planted/tied/stapled randomly:



And here's a link to the slideshow of all the pics I took, some over-exposed, some under.

I plan to keep some species of shell-dweller, a dwarf julidochromis, and a few other things in here, whatever I can manage to get my grubby hands on. BTW, the whole thing, hood/canopy and all, only stands about 34 1/4" high. Built it that way to fit it under a 'window' between living room and kitchen, and it's just about flush with the countertop on the kitchen side.
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Nice tank, I really like how you have the rocks stacked up on the sides. Lot's of possibilities with the way the hard scape is set
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Think mebbe I need to go get some hornwort. Algae looks like it's kickin' in on Anubias... Prob didn't help that the rocks had a good bit of algae on 'em from sitting in puddles in the sun already....
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Default Re: New 90 gallon Tanganyikan setup

I think I have a small piece of hornwort in Dillon's 5g tank. You may want to look at some Red Root Floater if you are trying to cut down on the light a bit. I can give you some Duckweed someone graciously gave me at the November meeting

What type of algae is it?
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on the Anubias, looks green-brown
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Hmm, maybe diatoms, typical of a new tank setup...get out your camera and post a couple of pics so we can ID it for you.
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It's the brown splotch on the upper leaf:



Probably imported it from the source! lol!
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boy those leaves are dirty... tank still under construction.. catching and adding snails from the 5g now...
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the H polysperma 'Ceylon' sure is growing like the weed that it is... (oh, yeah, #25! )
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More than likely it was imported from the source. It appears to be diatom algae, common in new tank setups and should go away in a few weeks. You should be able to rub it off if it is diatoms but it will probably come back. Otos may help too if you can find them.

If it came from me there may be some green fuzz on them too I don't fertilize any of my shrimp tanks so the plants do get a bit of algae on them. The shrimp don't care so I try not to. I should probably add a bit of PO4 to those tanks though. It would probably help with NO3 uptake.

Overdosing or spot treating with some glut should get rid of both types of algae.
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