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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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my 20 gallon extra long tank!

Hey guys, I recently got my hands on this AMAZING tank, the dimentions are 48"x12"x8" same as the ada 150f. except this tank had rims, though i pryed the top one off. anyways, Its only been up for about a week so tank is still filling in! so any comments and suggestions will help!
Equipment: Fuval 205
Coralife dual 48in t5ho (10,000k and actinic)
Pressurized co2

Hardscape: Malaysian driftwood
River rocks

Ferts: Micro-Macro mix and Calcium Nitrate

Flora: Ludwigia Arcuata
Hygrophillia sp. Brown
crypt lucens??
Rotala Indica
Anubias Nana Petite
Java Moss
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Limnophilla Aromatica
Hemianthus Callitrichoides
More comming!

Fauna: Cherry Shrimp
Rummynose?
Harlequin?
Green Neon?
Or any other fish?? lol NEED SUGGESTIONS!!

So..... heres the tank!
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super cool dimensions!

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Where did you find that?!
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my 20 gallon extra long tank!

Really nice tank and scape, love the way you make the river and the slope from the right side. I wanna see more closer pics please...
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my 20 gallon extra long tank!

Way cool!

Plus one on more pics!


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Nice tank! I like the dimensions of that tank.

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Re: my 20 gallon extra long tank!

Sweet tank and scape!
Do lose at least the acinic bulb.

This is so called "race' tank, for fish that like to swim around a lot, like zebra danios, green neons, etc. If you like a lot of movement, get danios.

Circulation of a tank like that can be tricky - it is long and shallow. With a single filter, intake and outflow on the opposite ends is a good start.

Keeping plants like aromatica can also be a - hard to keep it looking good with constant trimming under hi light.

Keep the pictures comming!

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Where did you find that?!
the tank actually came thru the lfs one day and i had to have it
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Really nice tank and scape, love the way you make the river and the slope from the right side. I wanna see more closer pics please...
thanks man! ill try to get more pics up soon
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Sweet tank and scape!
Do lose at least the acinic bulb.

This is so called "race' tank, for fish that like to swim around a lot, like zebra danios, green neons, etc. If you like a lot of movement, get danios.

Circulation of a tank like that can be tricky - it is long and shallow. With a single filter, intake and outflow on the opposite ends is a good start.

Keeping plants like aromatica can also be a - hard to keep it looking good with constant trimming under hi light.

Keep the pictures comming!

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yeah, i need to get new bulbs, i like movment but not too much, so yeah, but the circulation thing is already a problem, but ill try things out. and i want to have plants growin out of the tank so itll be a whole new dimention
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Wow - 20g EL is the new 12 L

Can we get a shot with the actinics? I've always been curious how that would light a planted tank.
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I love the two different sands! It makes it look like two different tanks are merging!
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contact aqueon they should have them.
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i know right? I tried to make a stream with the white and the black be the bank
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with actinics the tank just looks like a dark blue, unless you had really powerful lamps, it just looks weird.. lol
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Can we get a shot with the actinics? I've always been curious how that would light a planted tank.
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