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Larry Grenier 12-12-2011 02:02 AM

Larry's 100gal Low-tech
 
12/02/11 tank plans
http://larrygrenier.brinkster.net/aq...00%20plans.png

driftwoods 12-12-2011 02:13 AM

And???

Larry Grenier 12-12-2011 02:17 AM

12/11/11
 
Tank, diy stand, diy lights, substrate, filters set-up. Plants arrive soon!
http://larrygrenier.brinkster.net/aqua/12-11-11.jpg

i'm a ninja 12-12-2011 03:05 AM

I like those dimensions, did you have it custom built?

ua hua 12-12-2011 04:46 AM

Looking forward to seeing this all planted and I too like those dimensions.

Larry Grenier 12-12-2011 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by i'm a ninja (Post 1631461)
I like those dimensions, did you have it custom built?

Yes. There is a custom tank builder near me that has made a few tanks for me already. He got a good deal on acrylic so I jumped on the opportunity to get a 6' tank made relatively cheaply. It's 1/2" acrylic all-around. The stand is about 4' tall making the tank near eye-level. Plant shipment arriving today!

Larry Grenier 12-23-2011 07:59 PM

Initial planting
 
OK, so I just started. Stayed close to my original plans. I got a good deal on a few large pieces of Mopani root wood. There are a few extra plants and no Java Fern. For a sense of scale, the mopani pieces are near 2' long (they're angled even if it doesn't look like it in the pic) and must weigh > 20lbs each.
http://larrygrenier.brinkster.net/aqua/12-23-11.jpg

aquatic serenity 12-23-2011 08:30 PM

why the crushed coral?

jart 12-24-2011 12:44 AM

Looks like a good start. I have never used that species of Bacopa as a background before. The tank looks really shallow but I guess that is because it is so long.

Do you plan to breed the cichlids?

Larry Grenier 12-24-2011 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jart (Post 1647099)
Looks like a good start. I have never used that species of Bacopa as a background before. The tank looks really shallow but I guess that is because it is so long.
Do you plan to breed the cichlids?

The Bacopa came out of a 55 where it grew out and over the top. Some stalks were > 26" tall! One of my favoritries because of it's hardyness and easyness (a word?) and bright light green color.

I don't really plan on breeding cichlids but have a few exta tranks available if that happens.

Yes, the tank is a little shallow (18") and it looks very shallow since it's 6' long.

I'm hoping (expecting) it will look better as the plants grow-in.

Yes, I need a better camera :-(

As you might guess from my last name, my Grandfather was from Canada.


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