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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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ok, so i had a bit of a productive evening. with a lot of help and a LOT of patience, my sons and i moved my stand into position, i installed the lighting and we got the tank on the stand and leveled it. then i did a quickie vacuum and filled it with water to the level it will be running at so i could test the water feature. i knew there would be tweaks and adjustments and quite a bit of touch up to do. still have to scrape some silicone from the glass and skim about 2 metric tons of excess coco fiber before i can add substrate to the aquarium section. i need to do that soon because my fish and shrimp should be here next week so without further ado, here are the pics.:









finally!! full tank shots!!!
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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 01:06 AM
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Wow! That looks incredible! I guess I didn't really realize just how big the tank was. Fantastic so far, I can't wait to see it start getting planted and everything

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
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My aquascape style tends towards 'tall in the back, short in the front, lots and lots of green and stuff. And maybe a rock somewhere...'
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Oh yeah, it's a standard size 125 gallon tank. 6 feet long. And 4 little frogs will live in the terrestrial portion.......lol and thank you. I'm thinking plants might go in next weekend. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve before i get to that point.
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My mind is still a bit boggled, I guess, haha. After seeing nothing but close-ups after all this time!
Anyway, I look forward to seeing what you still have up your sleeves, then

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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My aquascape style tends towards 'tall in the back, short in the front, lots and lots of green and stuff. And maybe a rock somewhere...'
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Very nice! Looking forward to seeing the plants in as well. You've made thread progress on this one.
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Thanks renegade. it kind of amazes me as i look through the pics and i see how it progressed. I'm hoping to have it planted by Halloween. I can actually put some plants in now, but i would rather wait.
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Aah! It looks so alive! Gorgeous

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
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My aquascape style tends towards 'tall in the back, short in the front, lots and lots of green and stuff. And maybe a rock somewhere...'
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thank you very much still have a few things to do, but i couldn't resist planting it early. of course, it's the first thing i rushed on it and that will probably be my demise.....LOL
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We'll all have our fingers crossed that that isn't the case Good luck!

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Very nice! You've got nice balance right now, so it looks good. Once it fills in it should be very lush. Are you going to be going for low or high humidity?
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Thanks. I tried to keep amano's golden rule in mind when i was building it. It's gonna be high humidity for darts.
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Thanks. I tried to keep amano's golden rule in mind when i was building it. It's gonna be high humidity for darts.
Nice! So will you be using some type of humidifier on it or are you using a mist maker of some sort?
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Are those like the ones that run the volcanoes and waterfalls?
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