55 Gallon Soon To Be 150 Gallon Tank Journal

Ryan8

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Sep 13, 2018
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Hi Everyone,

I just joined the Barr Report, I've been a fish keeper for many years and have recently gotten back into the hobby after a break when I first got married. Now I have kids as well and have gotten them bitten by the fish keeping bug!

Currently I have a 55 Gallon planted aquarium that is home to a school of 15 tiger barbs, a clown pleco, 6 Bronze Cordyas and 3 Panda Garra's.

They will soon be moved over to a 150 gallon that I am in the process of building a stand for and purchasing the remaining equipment I need (still need lights, a heater and 1 more FX6).

I'll get some pictures up of my set up and I have a few questions about some issues I've been having as well!

Thanks for having me

Ryan
 

Ryan8

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Sep 13, 2018
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Ok here is a shot of my set up, its a bit of an older shot as the 20 gallon tank below has some java moss and it has exploaded. but the baby platties and swords love it.

well its not letting me post a picture even though I have made 2 posts....
 

Ryan8

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Sep 13, 2018
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
I seem to be battling a BGL outbreak recently in my established 55 gal tank. Here are the specs:

Lighting: 1 x dual t5h0 on for 4 hrs a day & 1 x 36" Planted plus 24/7 running the 24 hr cycle
CO2: pressurized with a dedicated pump and sera flora reactor. My drop checker is a nice lime green at all times
Ferts: EI dosing with Equilibrium on Sundays (50% water change days)

I did some measurements tonight and this is what the results were:

Nitrite: 0 mg/l
Nitrate: 5-10 MG/l
Phosphate: >5 mg/l
GH: 300 ppm
KH: 50 ppm