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180 Gallon Cardinal Tetra Tank - Yup, this is going to happen

Yup, I am going to do it. The cliche of all cliche's! The 180 gallon tank JAMMED with cardinal tetras!

I havent been around in a while. Actually i havent had a planted tank running for a few years now. Life got a hold of me. Two kids, new recording studio business, primary job responsibilities, you know.

Anyway, my 180 (60x30x24") tank has been sitting empty for too long now and i have been struggling with the idea of selling it....selling everything, all my aquarium goodies, as a matter of fact. It is just such a waste of space and if we move (which we are actively considering) what a pain!

Well, if it has fish in it, there is not need to sell it! HAHA See how I used the jedi mind trick on myself?!

So, here is the plan.

In the next month i am going to put together a low maintenance layout with some HUGE driftwood, moss, java fern, and potentially lilaeopsis. Then, i am going to jam as many cardinal tetras in there as possible!

I am actually giddy with excitement.

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Very cool, I love huge schools. How many do you think you'll fit, and is it going to be ONLY cardinals or some algae eaters, bottom feeders to go with it.

I would be excited to.
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Why not, as for myself I will sell my rasboras and black neons and will only keep a shoal of cardinal tetras in my 65G, along with bottom dwellers and a couple of pearl gouramis.

My wife loves them. :-)

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I am going to consult with one my personal invert/fish deities, Msjinkzd! She doenst know it yet, not entirely anyway, that she will be choosing and stocking the tank for me. HAHA

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Welcome back!.

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Awesome to hear. Your tanks are always impressive and inspiring.

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haha! Looking forward to it! You always do beautiful tanks, so I cannot wait to see this one evolve.
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Good to hear your still in the game. I'm sure it will be sweet 'eye candy' as usual.
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haha! Looking forward to it! You always do beautiful tanks, so I cannot wait to see this one evolve.
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It's about damn time! I look forward to seeing this beauty come into being.

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Good to hear your still in the game. I'm sure it will be sweet 'eye candy' as usual.
I appreciate that

Admittedly, the 'pressure' of one upping each layout was one of the contributing factors in me getting burnt out. So, hopefully i can relax with this one and end up with something that is low maintenance and please to the eyeballs.

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Glad to see you back, Jason!

And I don't know what's cliche about that. A giant tank packed with Cardinals is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

Really looking forward to seeing a classic scape.
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I appreciate that

Admittedly, the 'pressure' of one upping each layout was one of the contributing factors in me getting burnt out. So, hopefully i can relax with this one and end up with something that is low maintenance and please to the eyeballs.

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I hear ya!

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I hear ya!

Once you get off stems it's a whole new ballgame.
I havent used stems since 2010! Sounds like a drug commercial.

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