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This is going to be an awesome tank and you are doing a terrific job documenting the build.

Tell me what you know about the african banded barbs; I am not familiar with them at all. The congos will look great; 40 of them would be all you need IMO. Any idea how the two schools will integrate?

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thanks. I'll post up some other pictures once we're closer to getting done... or i'll toss together an imgur album. it's currently more documented on my facebook.

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This is going to be an awesome tank and you are doing a terrific job documenting the build.

Tell me what you know about the african banded barbs; I am not familiar with them at all. The congos will look great; 40 of them would be all you need IMO. Any idea how the two schools will integrate?
I don't know diddly to be honest. It's been very difficult to get a list of african fish OTHER than cichlids. congo tetra and banded barbs come up quite often while digging through search results. I'm not sure if 40 congo tetra will be too many considering they get to around 3". I plan on starting with 20 and seeing how they look as they get larger.
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A school of 40 3" fish might be just a dream, but I can confirm for you that more is better, at least when it came to my rummynose tetras. Everything I see and read about congos puts them on my short list. Even if they don't always hang together, 40 would make one heck of a display.

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A school of 40 3" fish might be just a dream, but I can confirm for you that more is better, at least when it came to my rummynose tetras. Everything I see and read about congos puts them on my short list. Even if they don't always hang together, 40 would make one heck of a display.
why are they on your short list?

I was thinking of replacing them with african red-eyed tetra instead as they inhabit the same general area of kribensis.
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LOOKING GREAT, and getting closer to water time!!!
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I just like the look of the congos. Beautiful fins and their colors are subtly stunning.

This is YOUR tank; what I like should play no role in what you put in there.

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LOOKING GREAT, and getting closer to water time!!!
not close enough! I still need to figure out the damned filtration... then I'll start playing with that. This thing isnt going to be set up for planting/fish until after the drywall is up and ready for paint.

Funds are tight, but I'm hoping to see this tank going by the end of april

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I just like the look of the congos. Beautiful fins and their colors are subtly stunning.

This is YOUR tank; what I like should play no role in what you put in there.
I just wanted your opinion as I've limited experience with them. I'll probably end up choosing the red eyed tetra though. I'd like to take a bit more care choosing fauna from around the niger river delta. though, i suppose it really doesnt matter.

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me too! tank is on the floor right now. hot and cold water all done. holes drilled for plumbing. next step is to seal the wood with some outdoor wood varnish. Then the tank can be put back up and there it will sit until we do the drywall for that wall...

progress is slowing down. between paying for the basement and paying for the tank my bank accounts are hurting a little bit. Doesnt help i've been working 4 days a week instead of 5 haha.
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Hopefully that tank won't crack. That cat has voided the warranty. No going back now.

How did you decide on your lighting? Can you be specific as to which lights you selected?

My 125 is progressing exponentially slower than yours. Not sure if that makes you feel any better.

Are you still planning on a sump? That would simplify your filtration questions, wouldn't it? Maybe just a sock and then loads of plastic dish scrubbers... maybe some rings as well.

Keep posting pics. I've been following this thread for a while. Great potential. Can't wait to see it full of fish and plants.
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Re: 125g built in wall tank: water/level test.

Looks wonderful so far.

Also how does a cat void a warranty?

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Also how does a cat void a warranty?
Read the feline print.
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oh man...this project is so cool, I wish I have the space/time to do it

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Re: 125g built in wall tank: water/level test.

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