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Build Thread My 135G Dutchy style tank

RazzVegas

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Just sharing pics of my 135. Its been setup since July 2021. Its been thru numerous changes over the months for sure. This thing does keep me on my toes as far as maintenance goes. I meant that literally since Im a short guy and i have to stand on my toes to reach the bottom lol! Still have a lot to learn. My plant placement skills sure could use some improvement.
 

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Wow that is a VERY nice tank!! There is a LOT going right there. I love it!

I don't remember seeing this tank before.....but feel like I should have some time along the way.

I'd love to hear more about the entire set up some time.
 
Wow that is a VERY nice tank!! There is a LOT going right there. I love it!

I don't remember seeing this tank before.....but feel like I should have some time along the way.

I'd love to hear more about the entire set up some time.
Thanks Gregg! I have posted this tank about a week or two ago on the fb group. I was telling folks that I decided to go 0 Kh. You even replied to it 😁.
 
Some info about my tank. Its a standard size 135G 72x18x24.

Lighting is Chihiros WRGB 2 Pro. Duration is 10 hrs with a 2.5hr dusk and dawn meaning its only at the fullest setting intensity for 5 hrs.

Substrate. Well, I originally planned to put in BDBS when I was first setting up this tank, but a friend of mine decided to take a break and he gave me all his substrate. Its a mixture of Eco, Controsoil, Amazonia and Stratum. I didnt know any better back then but hey, it grows plants.

Filtration consist of a Fluval FX4 on the left side and a Sunsun 304B on the right. Both canisters has Seachem Matrix for bio, Various sponges and filter floss for mechanical and each has 2 bags of Purigen. I do regenerate my Purigen. Each canister is cleaned every 6 weeks. So every 3 weeks, I clean one of tge canisters
Also I have a Seachem Tidal 55. Its an HOB that I used when I had a smaller tank. Its primary function is to skim the surface. It also traps a lot of loose leaves floating on the surface.

I have a 20lb CO2 tank with a CO2Art regulator. My Sunsun feeds a Nilocg CO2 reactor.

Water changes is done every Saturday morning. 65G of RO water is used. Reminalized with CaSO4 and MgSO4 at 7.5 Ca and 2.5 Mg (total volume of tank)

Macro is dosed at 20:5:25 NPK. I front load half after a wc and the other half is dosed daily using an auto doser.
Micro is perhaps the least of thing i know involving this hobby. It confuses the heck out of me. Info on the net is all over the place. Anyway I just dose a total of .7 Fe weekly. My micro consist of 50% DTPA 11%, 25% CSMB and 25% Millers Microplex. Been dosing like that for awhile and havent notice any problems with this mixture.

It is a 0Kh tank. I do a 1.2-1.3 ph drop. I have a small wavemaker pump on each side of the tank on timers. It just agitates the surface every once in a while while CO2 is running.
 
Thanks Gregg! I have posted this tank about a week or two ago on the fb group. I was telling folks that I decided to go 0 Kh. You even replied to it 😁.
LOL yeah now I remember who you are on FB and the post on the switch to zero dKH.

And good to see you here. One thing about the FB groups is that things fly by so fast you barely get to know anyone or any details about their tank. Nice description of your tank above and keep us posted on how things go from here.
 
Just some updated pics of my 135. Needs a bit of trimming i know. Not perfect but its our pride and joy.
 

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Nice! Based on the species that I see that has to be a lot of work to keep that jungle tamed.

Great looking tank. Well done sir!!
 
Nice! Based on the species that I see that has to be a lot of work to keep that jungle tamed.

Great looking tank. Well done sir!!
Thank you sir! I do find my arms in the tank a few times a week. Its all good tho. Im probably one of the few crazies who would have a tank this size and fill it with stems lol!
 
2nd that list please. Very beautiful.
2nd that list please. Very beautiful.
Thank goodness for copy and paste. Yah, I have a list of my plants on my phone lol!

Ludwigia Blood Red
Ludwigia Repens
Ludwigia Pantanal
Ludwigia Super Red
Pogostemon Kimberly
Rotala Walchii
Limnophilia Belem
Limnophilia Aromatica
Ludwigia Arcuata
Ludwigia Hra
Rotala Tulunandensis
Blyxa Japonica
Persicaria Sao Paulo
Synoganthus Belem
Myriophylum Roraima
Ludwigia Ovalis
Rotala Pearl mini
Rotala Macandra
Proserpicana Palustris
Althernanthera Rosenervig
Ludwigia Glandulosa
Bacopa Caroliniana
Bacopa Salzmmanii
Hygophilia Araguaia
Cabomba Piauhyensis
Tonina Tucantins
Helanthium Vesuvius
Didiplis Diandra
Ludwigia Inclinata Cuba
Heteranthera Zosterifolia
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense Golden
Eusteralis Stellata
Aponogeton Crispus Purple
 
Thank goodness for copy and paste. Yah, I have a list of my plants on my phone lol!

Ludwigia Blood Red
Ludwigia Repens
Ludwigia Pantanal
Ludwigia Super Red
Pogostemon Kimberly
Rotala Walchii
Limnophilia Belem
Limnophilia Aromatica
Ludwigia Arcuata
Ludwigia Hra
Rotala Tulunandensis
Blyxa Japonica
Persicaria Sao Paulo
Synoganthus Belem
Myriophylum Roraima
Ludwigia Ovalis
Rotala Pearl mini
Rotala Macandra
Proserpicana Palustris
Althernanthera Rosenervig
Ludwigia Glandulosa
Bacopa Caroliniana
Bacopa Salzmmanii
Hygophilia Araguaia
Cabomba Piauhyensis
Tonina Tucantins
Helanthium Vesuvius
Didiplis Diandra
Ludwigia Inclinata Cuba
Heteranthera Zosterifolia
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense Golden
Eusteralis Stellata
Aponogeton Crispus Purple
u tryna share some plants or what? haha
 
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