Mike The Aquarium Guy
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Dirted the 75G: Now on to lighting 11600 - 12200 lumens enought until I can get my T5HO's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Jango Mar 26, 2012. 1 Reply

4x 40w T12 -12200 lumens @160w  or  4x 32w T8 6500K 11600 lumens 128wThinking of replacing bulbs .I was gave a working shop light today kinda wanna replace bulbs in it, but get best bang for my buck…Continue


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Hello all ,We are from ohio . U can call me Mike i own a 75G African cichlid tank That tank is also Turtle tank with 4 baby painted turtles .All who get along with one another and leave each other alone (including fish) .


 Im new to the planted scene . Dustin inspired me to take a stab at it . So here i am . u can always check out my youtube page see what im into .


 Other then that Blue RazorEdge pitbulls are my passion along with Mustangs (V8s) and dragracing reguardless on a track or on the street.In the house its Fistanks,Computers ,Webdesign ,Software engineering for fun


Im a family guy in my spare time .A husband to my wife ,dad to my 4 kids .Any questions shoot me a message .I Just play with fishtanks in my spare time. Recently wanting to get serious scape goin in my 75G tetra guppy tank

"Photography settings and Tank info below"


75G:  Dirted - Tetra /(planted)

16 Tetras - Neon tetras/Glowlight Tetras 

6 Moons

Sand (Pool Filter Sand) 3-4in deep

64w T8 "Upgrades soon to 162w of T5-HO 6500K"

1x 250w Heater @72.F

70G Aqua clear filter 3 stage

20G(L) Sump  (4-stage Wet Dry) w/"refugium" 

24w UV Sterlizer



Anubias barteri





75 Gallon Cichlid TurtleTank (Non planted)

3 Plecos

3 Electric blues

3 Yellow labs

4 Auratus

4 Kenyi

3 Acei

5 Jewel + fry

Red Devils 


Bumble bees

3 Plecos

4 Juvenile Painted turtles 2-4in big


UVB/A baskin lamps 12hrs a day

250w Heater @78.F

DIY Pond bio fiter 5 gallon bucket style

40-60G walmart filter

64w 48in T8 6500K aquarium lights 8hrs a day

Lava Rock




20G (L) Common snapper hatchling setup

2x Common Snapper hatchlings "Quarter size Snapping Turtles"



Driftwood "Floating"

UV Basking lamps

2x CFL 15w florescent

20G walmart filter



10G - Dirted Tank 

1in dirt, 1in sand cap

4 guppies




All pictures are shot on a nikon cool pics manual settings .

ISO 100 ,

Fstop 5-7.3

Shutter speed 1/250

Flash on

shot at a angle at 4 oclock position



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