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Amazing My tank suddenly looks terrible in comparison!
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Awesome-ness Jose! I'm one of the lucky ones that get's to see his setup in person! Now I wanna be a Discus in HIS tank!

155 gallon (low tech) planted (not at the moment, after removing the Eco-Complete) Discus aquarium with 3D AquaTerra background, started in July 2010. EcoComplete substrate is now gone, replaced with sand, Rena XP3 and XP4 for filtration, Catalina 35" T5HO retrofit - 2x39 watt (two units) mounted in overhead canopy. Link to my journal for the 155.
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uh, you know this is a planted tank forum, right?

j/k. beautiful tank. great write up. great photos.

glad to see some freshwater enthusiasts give those darn reefers a run for their money.

keep us updated.
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Bravo Jose!

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Nice looking wc's. Who did you get them from?
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Good work! I plan at some point to do a similar tank in terms of scale and with a similar collection of manzanita set in a root-like fashion, except that I wouldn't be doing it as purely bio-type as I'd be flooding it with plants as well.

Can you tell us how you secured the manzanita at top and bottom though? That was one of the questions I was most concerned about myself in terms of trying to achieve the same thing.
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Awesome, awesome tank. Sumps are totally the way to go for large tanks.

Cant wait to see how it does. Do you plan to grow java moss in the sump?
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Beautiful setup! Love all of the driftwood and the discus. Nice job on the stand too.

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amazing!
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This is just amazing! I love it! The tannins are awesome. Maybe a nice school of Sterbais along the bottom?
Thanks, tannins really do give it a cool look. I have a couple cories already, definitely planning on a large pack of them

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Hows the tank itself btw?

I just emailed charlie asking some questions because I'm looking for a 75 gallon.

Hows the company?
The tank is great, just like any other standard glass tank. Not ADA quality, but it works. Charlie's great to deal with, and he works directly with a tank builder. In fact, they built Tom's new 48x30x20 rimless. I saw that tank in person too, now THAT tank is pure quality. So silicone and polished edges are perfect.

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This set up is bad to the bone!!!!!Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol thanks!

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The only word that came outta my mouth was WOW . . . . . . .
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You have put something together that is Beautiful.
I honestly dont think there is anything you could have done any better.

Superb setup!! Very Superb!!
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+1 Wow from Kuwait!
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amazing tank! I especially like the first (detail) picture of the discus. The patches of light make it look so natural.
Thanks! That's my favorite too! The ripples of water with the LEDs give a really cool effect

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Thanks for the very detailed write up!

I have to admit, the choice of lighting is a massive success.
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Absolutely top notch project.
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As many have already said. Fantastic job, this tank looks gorgeous, the stand is effective and well built, the LEDs look great and your filtration should be top notch. Congrats, I only hope to one day be able to come up with something close to this.
Thanks for the kind words

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WOOOW, this set-up is amazing! Really well done equipment. Ive been reading about Beananimals overflow for a while and thought it was a very good design. Wow...
Thanks! The Beananimal overflow is pure awesome. I'll never run a regular overflow again!

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Amazing My tank suddenly looks terrible in comparison!
Haha thank, can't be that bad!

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Awesome-ness Jose! I'm one of the lucky ones that get's to see his setup in person! Now I wanna be a Discus in HIS tank!
Thanks Herb, can't wait to have you over!

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uh, you know this is a planted tank forum, right?

j/k. beautiful tank. great write up. great photos.

glad to see some freshwater enthusiasts give those darn reefers a run for their money.

keep us updated.
LOL thanks! Still got a ways to go with those darn reefers though

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Bravo Jose!
Thanks Anthony! You need to come see it in person too.

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Nice looking wc's. Who did you get them from?
Thanks, bought them from Snookn/John. He's a vendor on monsterfishkeepers, simplydiscus, and Aquabid

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omg that is ridiculously amazing,
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Good work! I plan at some point to do a similar tank in terms of scale and with a similar collection of manzanita set in a root-like fashion, except that I wouldn't be doing it as purely bio-type as I'd be flooding it with plants as well.

Can you tell us how you secured the manzanita at top and bottom though? That was one of the questions I was most concerned about myself in terms of trying to achieve the same thing.
Thanks! Most of the pieces of wood are just laying vertically, either against the center brace, or corner braces. There were a few larger stumps that were still floating, so I secured them to a 12x12" tile. Just drilled a hole, then screwed it to the tile. Worked like a charm!

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Awesome, awesome tank. Sumps are totally the way to go for large tanks.

Cant wait to see how it does. Do you plan to grow java moss in the sump?
Yes, I'm a huge sump junkie. I even had a 10g sump on my 57g planted tank (I have an older journal on here too). No plans to grow anything in the sump yet, but I just might, to help consume some nitrates.

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Very nice! I love how the LED's give the shimmering effect of the sun shining down through the mazanita branches. It looks very natural especially compared to how flourescents look.

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Jose,

All of a sudden after looking through your post, Bette Midler's "Wind beneath my wings" popped in my head.

Absolutely won't miss a beat of this journal bro.
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Fantastic aquarium. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the beautiful shimmering water, the beautiful discus, and the awesome LED build. Just to point this out though, rainbowfish and roseline barbs aren't biotopical.

EDIT: You pointed that out in the first post :p The layout itself is very biotopical so it's perfect. I'm amazed.
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