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Old 03-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
 
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going fully planted

I have a 125 gal long (72x18x24) with 4 40 Wat bulbs. I have a few real plants in it now along with my 2 angels 2 blue rams and 10 rosy reds. Fillteration is from a regent 40-60 and two large sponge filters.
The tank is doing great but I am looking at making a very large order of plants to change the whole tank over to real plants..
Is this going to be a big problem. As long as I keep an eye on things, should that be fine??
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
 
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
 
Nice tank already, plants are a great idea i luv em'.There are plants that remove nitrates, reduce algea and oxygenate the water. Plant cos' will assist you with designing; which i would do, if i had a huge tank like yours',Do mention the sponge filters, i believe the o2 they add depletes the co2 plants need, i wouldn't get a co2 regulator rho. Good idea, good luck.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
 
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the sponges are ran off of power heads, not bubbers. But thanks
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
 
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Cut down on oxygen during a day and turn on the pump only during night. put in more plants and DOA Co2

add fertilizers, and ... it looks a bit dark... more light maybe?

I love this huge tank.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:05 PM   #6
 
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very nice tank,what do you have in there ?
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #7
 
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Right now I have 4 48" 40w bulbs lightin the thing up. I might be able to add a couple of 24" bulbs, or spots??
In it I have 2 angel fish and 10 rosy reds that are feeders for my sons piranha, a high fin spotted pleco and a pair of blue rams. I want to stay with less fish more plants. I may end up adding a pair or trio more of angels. Somewhere down the road a pair of discus.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:50 PM   #8
 
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What a beautiful tank you have there, it's really lovely! What sort of substrate is that? It's hard to tell from the picture but looks like either black gravel or eco complete?
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
 
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It is a dark green. I have been toying with going to sand before I get too far into this.. I think it would look a lot better and I think it would be better for the fish and plants too... What do you think?? Is it worth the time to change it all over if I am going full panted??

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Old 03-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #10
 
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I llike to keep my tanks heavily planted, but I changed from sand to eco-complete about a year ago and it was a great move. Almost instantly there was a marked improvement in the plant health. Eco complete will cost you a lot more, but in my opinion is well worth it. I also think it's more natural looking with plants, and that along with a dark background really shows of the colour in the fish.
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