JMHart's 45g FW Planted

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jmhart

Revolutionary
Sep 8, 2007
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Atlanta,GA
You can see the roots of this tank here.


Tank: 45g All-Glass (36"w x 12" d x 24" h)
Filter: Eheim 2026
Substrate: Soilmaster Select
Lights: DIY 126w(See Sig)
DIY CO2: drop checker reads 20-30ppm
EI Dosing


Fauna:
8 Serpae Tetras
3 Gold Gourami's
3 SAE (C. Siamensis)
1 Zebra Danio
1 Yo-Yo Loach
1 Dojo Loach
1 Otocinclus
1 Common Pleco


Flora:
Ludwigia Repens
Rotala Indica
Limnophila Aromatica
Hemianthus micranthemoides("Pearlweed")
Echinodorus amazonicus (Amazon Sword)
Java Moss
Java Fern
Vallisneria americana
Rotala macrandra
Hemianthus Callitrichoides(HC)
Myriophyllum*
Limnophila sessiliflora(Ambulia)*
Najas guadalupensis(guppy grass)*

*Not pictured yet



2-5-2008



The whole tank, including DIY hood and stand:



Inside of the stand:



Future plans:

Let HC grow in. Acquired three more background plants(noted "*" above). Fill in background.

Going pressurized in 2-3 months. Adding 2 more 26 watt bulbs to the hood. Add spray bar(black) and black intake.

Looking to add either a school of cardinals(trying to decide if two schools would make it too busy) or 4-6 GBR's.
 

FtwayneFish

Pump Paintball!
Dec 7, 2007
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Fort Wayne, IN
Jeffrey is the MAN, great tank. Im thinking GBR's! But it looks nice.

I do have a ? tho. With the 3 2L of DIY co2 whats with the front one? half full of water? is it a seperator? is that how much gets into your tank if you dont use one????? or are all 3 that low? I cant tell.
 

jmhart

Revolutionary
Sep 8, 2007
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Atlanta,GA
All three are only half full. I have a maximum amount of surface area between the yeast/sugar solution and atmosphere, allowing for the maximum amount of gas exchange and therefore the maximum amount of co2 getting into my tank.

If you look in the very center of the stand, taped to the back support is a small gatorade bottle. It's filled halfway with water. It's a bubble counter/gas separator.
 
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