50 gal planted tank

edhall(z5 nwlowerMI)April 16, 2004

Picture of my fish tank on April 2nd. Then I put in the DIY co2 and the plants took over. now I am trimming them back every week so I at see some of my fish.

Does anybody want to trade for the big Lilly plant on the right side? I do have four of them in the tank. I'm looking for some more stem plants with bigger leaves. Just send me a personel e-mail and we can work out the details.

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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Your tank is so beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2004 at 6:19PM
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edhall(z5 nwlowerMI)

Thank you, My tank just split the side seam on the glass last week so the next time I post a picture it will totaly different. I will do that after it grows in abit in a month or so.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2004 at 10:09AM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

ooooooooh, disaster >:-/ Were you able to repair the split or did you switch to a new tank?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2004 at 11:13AM
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edhall(z5 nwlowerMI)

I was able to repair the split but time will tell... the water is going back into it today. It looks like it will hold but the tank is over 15 years old the silicone may be getting a little old. I only repaired the side with the split when will the other sides go?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2004 at 5:59PM
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suenh(4)

How'd the repair hold up? I've got a tank that is 20+ years old and I keep a tube of silicone around on standby.

Love to see an update on the plants. Always love the way they grow and change.
I keep a planted tank too. More of a jungle than anything else now.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2005 at 11:09AM
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njbiology

does it cost a lot of money to run the special lights [say for a 150 gallon tank] to keep the plants thriving?

can they clean the gravel that with enough oxygen in the water the roots and aerobic bacteria will clean it so you dont have to do a clean out?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2005 at 12:55AM
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edhall(z5 nwlowerMI)

No it does not cost a lot of money to run the lights, I think it cost more to run the heater for the tank. (it is a 150 watt) For a 150 gal tank you will need a lot of light to penatrate to get to the bottom of the tank. I would go with around 300 watts to start with and low light plants. If you go with compact floresents they have a electronic ballast which is cheeper to run and pack in more light in a smaller space.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2005 at 10:07AM
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njbiology

do you ever remove the gravel?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2006 at 9:30PM
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