75g Build

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Ilovebarbslol, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Good afternoon everyone,I hope everyone is doing great. I wanted to create a thread to keep track on my 75G build.
    Anyone feel free to ask question , comment or like
    So today while I'm at work,I received a phone call from lfs. I got a deal for my 75G including the stand,a canopy and a light.
    Things I'll use from my 30G
    *I plan to reuse my 300W heater(won't need it now cause summer is near)
    *all my wonderful stones n rocks
    *my driftwood
    * skull
    *Amazon sword
    *ehiem Ecco pro 2236
    *air pump
    New things
    *pool sand
    *small amount of black sand
    *Fluval 406

  2. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    Lookin good! How are you liking that light? I had an aqueon (a smaller version) and took it back because it was weak, yours looks like it is pretty bright from the pictures however. If you are interested in poking around another brand I really like mine from Current USA (their plus and plus pro, their bottom end one I had as well but it was to dim).
  3. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks. I love it so far. It's bright. I could change the light. I could dim it.
    I look research the brand you recommended
    The light I was planning to Purchae were The Finnax planted 24/7
  4. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

  5. Thurgood11Valued MemberMember

    Will you be doing live plants? The finnex works well at growing plants when on high, but on 24/7 setting you won't see near the growth.

    I have one and don't use the 24/7 feature. Kind of a waste. There are cheaper lights out there that will work just as good.

    The beamswork brand seems of good quality and not near the price. Amazon.com: beamswork led aquarium light
  6. mcnasty1New MemberMember

    Ooo. Nice tank. I'd love to get my hand on that
  7. max hWell Known MemberMember

    The Beamswork are a good value for the price. Especially like in my situation where I needed 2 lights for full tank coverage.
  8. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    I currently have 2 Amazon sword but i won't have any plants in the 75
    I'm getting geophagus redhead tapajos
  9. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

  10. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Plain and simple.
  11. Zebraloach2New MemberMember

    If you're growing Swords you don't need the 24/7... You could try the finnex stingray for Low light or the Ray2 for high light:pompous:
  12. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    I'm not getting any plants in here
    Strictly rocks n stones
    I've change my mind
  13. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Good morning. My 30G is cycle for months now
    How do I go about putting fish my new aquarium
    Should I take 15% of the 30G
    My 75G currently has 98% of water
    Put it in the 75G
    Put my filter 30G filter on the 75G
    The same day I'll do that. I will rehome my fish too.
  14. ZahcWell Known MemberMember

  15. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    What you mean move all my media?
    All my media is in the filter
    I'll be usin 2 filters for my 75G
    The eheim is cycle but the fluval 406 isn't cycle
  16. ZahcWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, I misunderstood.

    In that case your set, just move both filters over and acclimate your fish. The old filter will handle everything while your fluval grows BB.
  17. max hWell Known MemberMember

    You can move the filter and fish over from the 30 gallon tank at the same time. Especially if you where planning on running 2 filters on the 75.
  18. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Do I have to add my old tank water in my new tank?
    I'll just dose some prime in the 75G
    How would I know how many fish my filter could handle(if u understand what I mean)
    How long will my new filter take to grow BB
  19. ZahcWell Known MemberMember

    You can add water but there is no need to, as there is little to know BB in water, it's all in your filter media and substrate.

    Your Eheim filter, if cycled properly, will move all of your BB over to the 75G, which means you will have an instant cycle in the 75G. This means your filter will be able to handle the same bioload as the 30G safely without a mini cycle. Just don't add any new fish for a while once you've transferred everything over, let the BB build up in your fluval first, which will take around 10-14 days.
  20. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    You are correct about no BB in the water
    So you are saying the same day I rehome my fish. I can't get new fish to Replace them right away?
    The eheim should be good for me to replace the fishes in the new tank