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post #16 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:45 PM
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that would be pretty sweet, with the branches coming out. it'd also be sweet to get some red-clawed crabs in there i've been wanting some of those guys they're awesome and there cheap

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I agree, but would not mix archers with the crabs.
Archers would hunt the crabs down and kill them, eventually?

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post #18 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:11 PM
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I agree on the palladium comments.

I would suggest you do some research and fully understand the cleaning challenge that tank will be. I like the tank but, I know I would not want to live with it.
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Definitely consider going the paludarium or riparium route.

There are so many terrific plants you could keep - and keep them humid with ease.
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going the paludarium or riparium route would be beautiful but the with of the tank compared to the height would be a bear to work with. the mago root idea is interesting.
yes, the tank has some chalanges that is for sure!!
a tank lanted heavy with Jungle vals and a few different textures there of with a great piece of wood with mosses sure seems a considerable easier to maintain.

also to throw out for consideration is that this will be in our main living space where my mobility chalanged husband spends the day so movement and interest with in the tank are a huge consideration. so what would you want to watch all day?
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Gah, it's so deep but narrow! I would make it into a frog tank, my 110 is tall, too and such a huge pain to do anything with the stuff on the bottom...
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Wouldn't be difficult to work with at all. Planters are easily attached to the glass and can even be hung from the back for easy removal and maintenance.

You've got endless possibilities regardless of the route you choose.
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That's a really cool tank. I'd do angels, and/or maybe do a huge school of cardinal tetras. I'm kind of craving cardinals for myself at the moment though, so that's where that is coming from.
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post #24 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:06 PM
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If you do go palludarium, I was thinking something with minimal horizontal space, mostly just a really shallow backdrop, with vines/wood throughout, and the occasional shelf. there are plenty of viv/paludarium plants that you could grow just off of treefern/corkbark/whatever.

If you put terrestrial critters in there, they would almost have to be arborial/climbers due to lack of horizontal space.

or you could get tricky and put a dry shelf on the middle third, have a waterfall/feature on one end, the water flows under the shelf, and then have a pump uptake on the other end.
might be too problematic on a tank that deep, it would be near impossible to reach under the shelf if it wasn't removeable.
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post #25 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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you all are great and giving me loads to consider.
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archer fish would also be cool
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post #27 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 05:29 AM
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I saw a tank like that on cl the other day. I don't think it would be good for a planted tank.
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post #29 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Neatfish that does look about the same, but MUCH cleaner than the one I procured! I am still working on getting the glass clean!

I really like the look of this,
http://youtu.be/gNYJMuX7LAA

or this one with the plantings being all on the drift wood...
http://youtu.be/tPVjxtVQJgU
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post #30 of 210 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:56 AM
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Dump lots of plants aquascape them.
Place some dramatic DW
Fishes can be large discus with small schooling fishes.
Good luck with that!
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