Just planted my new tank!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by cichlidman, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    IMG_20130104_012516.jpg I picked a 75 gallon of craigslist last night for cheap and had live plants coming out my ears. So i set up . Took me a few hours but it was worth it :eek:
     
  2. AnthonyC4C

    AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Did you put black flourite over gravel? Great job on the plant dispersement
     
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    cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    I used black diamond blasting sand (coal slag )over flourite among other things ( red clay ,soil , and a few other thin layers)
     




  4. AnthonyC4C

    AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    I was actually going to take out all my gravel screen the UGF system and use black flourite tomorrow..lol well today since its after midnight lol
     




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    cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    id be careful with that you might make the tank re cycle
     
  6. nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    You've got a lot of crypts. I'd also like to add that I love your gold angels.
     
  7. escapay

    escapayWell Known MemberMember

    Gorgeous tank!
     
  8. vaughansr3New MemberMember

    Love the look of your tank...just beautiful! It's exactly the look I'll be going for in my 55g community tank. This may seem like a silly question but, how do you vacuum out the gravel with all the plants in it? Do you vacuum the gravel or do you just do water changes?
     
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    cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    i do not vacuum any of my tanks. (unless something is really messed up) Most of my tanks are sand with strong filter currents. So the junk gets stirred up and removed via my canister filters . i do a 15- 20% water change about every 5-9 days (when i find time )
     
  10. AnthonyC4C

    AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Hey I stopped at my LFS... they had a few of your Angels with the orange/red head, white and black under the name redheaded koi angelfish, would that be the correct name.
     
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    cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    yes i think so. 3 of mine are Golden angels and 1 koi
     
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    cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    Heres the tank today after a big trimming IMG_20130329_131038.jpgIMG_20130329_131048.jpg
     
  13. macca

    maccaWell Known MemberMember

    cichlidman, yup. exactly what happened to me. I rescaped to 28ltrs and a 55g and i'm not sure if I stirred up gunk or the tank re-cycled or both but ammonia, nitrite and nitrate hit high dangerous levels. Luckily I had a couple of spare filters and got it under control in two days.
     




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