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  1. #1

    Default Kenton's 75 Gallon Rehab

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    Hi all,

    I went on Thursday of last week and picked up a 75 gallon tank that needed some TLC. It came with an Emperor 400, air pump, power head, a huge pirce of drift wood, and a bunch of random chems and food.

    The tank will have an emphases on plants with some random smaller schooling fish for eye candy. But that is down the road a ways.

    When i received the tank it looked like the 90s threw it up. I have since painted the stand and tank.

    My do-do list is to paint the back black, get some new lighting, purchase a decent heater, and put in some substrate.

    For a light setup I plan on purchasing a Lowes 2x32w T8 ficture with 6500K bulbs. And possibly doubling that once i get the tank up and running. I want to avoid the potential for algae though. A DIY CO2 system is in my near future as well.

    Here are some photos of when i first brought it home after a preliminary cleaning. And how it sits now.

    After a vinegar bath and razor blades:

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    And after paint:

    Ill update with some more photos soon. Thanks!

  3. #3


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    Looks like you're off to a good start!
    30g Tetra Zen: 14 neons, 8 black neons, 10 julii cory, 4 nerites & growing
    40B Ghost Ship: under construction, 12 ghosts temporarily in the TZ
    10g Betta Berth: male spade tail betta, 5 nerites
    1g & 3g Snail & Shrimp Picos: 2 RCS
    40L Hillstream, 55 Cichlid, 40B Bayou Teche, 40B Tetra Tenancy, 10g-2, 29g Rasbora Ranch: in my dreams

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Southwest Missouri

    Awards Showcase

    you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF. - cm12setx Thanks. - mommy1 TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF! Have a drinkie drink! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 


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    Wow! What a difference that a good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint can make. Tank and stand look great!

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    What an awesome cleaning and painting job! Looking forward to follow the progress of this tank.

  6. #6


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    Thanks for all the kind words. This project will be a slow but diligent one. I plan on having the back painted this week.

    Question, if i want to do a planted tank, what would you recommend as far as a substrate fert? I plan on using play sand as my main substrate.

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