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 Post subject: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm 
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The inspiration for this tank is from my fishing trips in rivers and lakes around Cincinnati. A couple of the plants in this tank are actually from the local area.

This is the initial layout.

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tank: 75G
lights: 3 t5 HO, 2 rosettes, 1 daylight
substrate: flourite, mineralize soil, paver's sand
hardscape: black soap stones... The ph isn't affected but the GH will probably go up but what stone won't.
plant: dwarf hairgrass, giant hairgrass, ludwigia sp.

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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:56 pm 
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7 r. espei
1 rummy nose
1 cherry barb
2 b. histrionica (digger)
1 rubber lip pleco (digger)
1 flying fox

The diggers are problematic in a mineralize soil tank for sure. However, they've only dug in their caves so the damage is minimal. The diggers are also problematic for short foreground plants too. Eventually, the DHG will be gone.
And I really dislike the flying fox but I'll have to live with it.

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Stock List:
7 danio sp. Burma/TW02 (1 got his eyeball sucked out, gruesome but alive)
6 r. hengeli
6 DANIO Species "Northern Glowlight"
3 d. choperae
6 Puntius shalynius (not sure what it is really. Maybe I have all females)
5 botia histrionica
1 flying fox
2 rubber lip pleco
1 cherry barb
1 rummy nose tetra

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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00 pm 
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rescaped a bit; removed 2 large rocks to add more plants.

new plants in the tank
• c. undulata
• anubias nana
• Hygrophila corymbosa Kompakt
• Hygrophila corymbosa siemensis
• Anubias nana narrow leaf
• Ludwigia ovalis

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I played with having emersed corkwood floats to grow some plants.
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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:02 pm 
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The growth got out of control and the 'scape' is lost.

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But then I did a major trim.
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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:04 pm 
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And finally,
I still need to replant and distribute the sand better but it's almost there. The driftwood is from a dead weeping willow tree. The wood is gnarl like mazanita. It's a strange wood, some parts are hard, some parts are soft. Well, the loaches seems to love the new setup.
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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:05 pm 
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It had been months since this last photos. I'll try to post a new one soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Riverside 75G tank
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:35 pm 
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A photo of the tank today.
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