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post #31 of 112 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Looking forward to seeing your first approach to starting your set-up - I expect it will be good !
Thanks I hope so I have planned/dreamt about this for years
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Great setup, I really like the driftwood. Have you chosen your discus yet, will it be a mixed discus tank or just one color? Personally I would do a group of all the same color, has a lot more of a visual effect IMO.
Thank you, I really like how it looks with all one color but I know myself I am going to want a bunch of different ones in there. I haven't really picked out what I want but I will be getting all of there different color.

Depends what jack wattley and angelfish USA have in Stock at the time when I go to get them.

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Good for you man. Can't wait until I can start my dream tank (8ft planted piranha tank)... Will be many years for sure!

Really like your hardscape thus far - good luck with the tank!
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very cool! and kudos to you for taking your time and not rushing the process. A true labor of love!

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very cool! and kudos to you for taking your time and not rushing the process. A true labor of love!
Thanks glad I can share this with people that understand the love of the hobby, unlike my wife
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Good for you man. Can't wait until I can start my dream tank (8ft planted piranha tank)... Will be many years for sure!

Really like your hardscape thus far - good luck with the tank!
If I could the tank would be bigger but I'm happy with the 180 lol.

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Great job, looks fantastic.

You sure those rocks won't affect your water chemistry? Not sure if you're going low pH, but if so, be careful with the rocks.
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Great job, looks fantastic.

You sure those rocks won't affect your water chemistry? Not sure if you're going low pH, but if so, be careful with the rocks.
Thanks and ya I have used them before so I should be good


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This pleases my senses. I will sleep well tonight. Thanks!

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This pleases my senses. I will sleep well tonight. Thanks!

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I was going to say that I liked the layout, but I think abrooks sums it up so much better.
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Whats the name of the rock you got? Planning on visiting Bernie's soon to buy some.
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Whats the name of the rock you got? Planning on visiting Bernie's soon to buy some.
Don't know the name but they are in the back right of their garden on the floor.
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I was going to say that I liked the layout, but I think abrooks sums it up so much better.
Thanks lots of planning went into it

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best of luck to you! Can't wait to see what you do with this behemoth. What is your battle plan? Have you already purchased necessary items or are you buying them piece wise?
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best of luck to you! Can't wait to see what you do with this behemoth. What is your battle plan? Have you already purchased necessary items or are you buying them piece wise?
Thank u.

Well right now I have a filter from another tank running along with the refugium to help cycle the tank a lot faster. I also put some water from another tank. Just bought the finnex 600w heater and putting a 24" finnex Ray 2 I have laying around for the refugium light. And that's about it got everything so far ready but one more thing I do what to make my life easier
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I have 5 gold rams, 6 GBR, a few SAE in another tank that I will put in here in a few days and just leave it like that for about a month or two then once the tank is cycled I'm going to get 200 or 300 cardinal tetras, don't know how many just yet, add some apisto as well. Also want to look into bottom dwellers. Then I should be ready to get 15 or some Discus at about 4 inches or bigger.

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