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    75 Gallon Wild caught Geophagus Tapajo Setup

    Hello everyone, I will be doing a complete setup photo log of my new setup ._. Should have some photos soon._._._ Stand Build, Filtration, Custom LED lighting, Substrate, Aquascaping, Weekly Log on progress of the complete setup Stay tuned

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    Picked up some gear tonight

    Tank
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    Stand is framed up, Substrate added and Driftwood added , Still have to face the stand,trim and paint, Then Start the canopy, Build my Cree LED lighting,Hook up canister, add plants

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    I have kept Red Heads in the past and really enjoyed the.......geos are such an amazing fish! Can't wait to see the progress.

    I do notice in the pic of supplies that you have gravel. One thing you may want to consider is that Geos sift through the sand as a way of eating. That large gravel may get caught or cause damage to their gills. Wild Geos might really struggle with it. Not sure if anyone else on here has successfully kept them with gravel, but sand is always a safe bet!
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    Thanks._ its 1mm so its small even smaller then silica sand lot2 Sifting should be fine ._with doing a weekly log ill post any and all behavior and or problems i encounter with them._.

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    Picture for reference

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    I will be curious to hear how it goes! The pic looked like standard sized gravel, my bad. Would be nice to have an alternative to play sand!
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    I am hoping that they take to it. If not then I'll have to get some poolfilter sand.. I went with this as where the tapajos live in the wild it's not all sand it's a mix. So I am trying to make them a home away from home. Replicate their home the best I can.

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    Far from finished. Trim still needs to be done hinges and door handles. Etc.

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    Lookin good

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    Tank now has water in it.
    1 month cycle has just started

    Drift wood is soaking in a rubbermaid
    Will be adding another Ehiem 2275 canister

    I will be placing an order for 5 Wild Caught Geos
    Adult size 5 inches or so. Just after the new year

    I will post some more pictures as soon as I start the aquascaping...

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    Officially added the second Ehiem 2275 to the 75 Gallon . And they make less sound then my AC 70 Ehiems are the perfect fit for my setup

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    Looking good

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    Thanks.
    Next is the lighting. I'll make custom leds but I would t use them on this tank. I think I am leaning towards a current USA ic orbit pro loop setup.

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    Josh, I'm using the Finnex 24/7 Planted Plus, with no CO2 or anything, just a little Flourish Excel here and there and you saw the pics on my phone of how big my plants got in less than 2 months after adding that lighting. The only thing I really dislike about it is that you must use the remote control to change any settings as the lighting itself doesn't have any buttons.

    But I can tell you, I am impressed with the Finnex and the positive effect it had on my plants.

    I liked it so much I ordered another one from Amazon.com (US Site) With exchange rate and the free shipping, it came to aobut $150 CDN for a 36" lamp. You can add another 25 dollars or so for a 48". Stull under $200 CNDN delivered to your door. If you go to Amazon.ca.... that same light is damn near $700, just outright robbery.

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