My 76L Tank Journey.

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My partner surprised me with a new tank for my birthday (13th Dec) and it's a Life Style 76. Living in Australia and not on a permanent visa it's hard to get big tanks that I want due to not knowing how long I'll in Australia so getting this is a good start.

My plan for this thread is to update every so often with photos, time-lapses, slow-motion videos.

I am still new to this hobby (1 Year) but I try my best and I am always keen to learn, so please fire away with suggestions and some criticism regarding my setup.

This is my 76 Liter tank who homes -
(My cat Lily loves to watch the tank!)

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One Male Betta -

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One (Unsexed) Bristlenose Pleco

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Two Apple Snails


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Hikari Mini Algae Wafers - Used to feed the Bristlenose Pleco and the Apple Snail

Hikari Bio betta gold - Used to feed the Betta Fish

Bloodworms - Used to switch up my betta diet.

I use Zucchini and Cucumber from time to time to switch up what my BN and snails are eating.

Seachem Flourish - Used mainly for the Anubias and moss balls

Seachem Flourish Tabs - Used for all my rooted plants

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In my tank I have I believe 7 different types of plants and unfortunately, I do not know the names of them all so feel free to comment with the names.

2 Moss Balls (Aegagropila linnaei)

1 Bunch of Baby Tears (Micranthemum umbrosum)

1 Bunch of Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora)

Anubias attached to Driftwood

3 unknown to me but I am sure someone will have the answer for the name if you need up-close photos I shall attach if requested.

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I have used Seiryu stone for my "Hardscape" which is my favorite looking stone to use. The 7 pieces within the tank weigh around 4KG and cost me $36 AUD

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I have also used a piece of driftwood and attached an Anubis plant to 3 different parts of the wood. This cost me $30 AUD for this piece.


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Here is a list of items I have used for my tank -

3D Aquarium Background - Which has been cut to size and glued to the back of the tank.

Heater (100 watt) - Which is currently set to 28°C / 82°F

Black airline tubing - Hidden in the corner of the tank blended into the background.

Black airline elbow section - Hidden in the gravel leading to the airstone.

PVC Encased Airstone (30CM) - Buried under the gravel.

Airline Control Kit - Under table to control the airstone.

Air pump (2500)- Attached under the table to minimize vibration (Highly recommend)

Glass nano thermometer - To monitor the temperature in the tank.

API freshwater testing kit - For testing my water.

Seachem Prime - Used when doing my water changes.

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Gravel - Natural Looking gravel easy for planting plants.

Water pump - Used for water changes, it may take longer to fill up but it doesn't disturb the water which seems to give less stress to the fish.

8mm Tubing - Used to attach to the pump and fill up the tank.

- Lifesaver! Attach to side of the tank and let it fill up without having to watch to make sure it doesn't fall out.

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Nice job, can't wait for more updates!
 
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Beautiful tank sir!
 
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This is how I do my water changes ---> Click Here <--- do you do anything differently? Anything I should consider doing when I change my water? Let me know
 
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MissNoodle said:
Apple snails are awesome! Love the tank, its beautiful
I am a big fan of Apple snail aswell, they seem to be very active snails and enjoy watching them!
 

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Looks really good.
 
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Meet my cat Lily who has taken an interest in my betta! ---> Click Here <--- She's a lovely playful cat, the betta flares up when they lock eyes it's interesting to watch I must admit
 
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What's on the menu tonight? Well, it's Zucchini & Spinach Kebabs ---> Click Here <--- have a look and see my snails and BN chowing down on dinner!
 
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