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Soil 10-30-2012 12:44 AM

My tank, 132g (pictures)
 
Here's my tank in the making. No fish, just a snail so far. its 120cm tall, 62 wide, 67 deep.

Measured 3 in KH, 6.5 PH and just below 3 in nitrite (thats the only tests I got) after about 1 week since I stirred the bottom. Will be keeping and eye out for the nitrite spike and make a guess when it has gone through the cycle. It has been running for about 5 weeks total now.

Lighting is one fluorescant low energy bulb, about 38w output. I have no pump nor heater in it, but my backup plan is to put a planted pot with sand on top and pump water up into it, if the plants cant handle the waste.

There will be a Concolour Macropod fish in there, and perhaps a couple of Channa bleheri. have some thinking to do about that yet tho.

My main problem is the hight of the tank - I topped the soil with gravel, but since I've been adding plants the layers has mixed and the soil is now easily disturbed. My plan - cover the entire bottom with plants. I have to attach them to small stones and drop them into place due to the shape of the thing.

I found the wood while taking a walk, no idea what it is. Comes from northen sweeden and sounded dry and hollow.

http://s9.postimage.org/c587jj6zj/PICT1456.jpg

http://s17.postimage.org/ttuaw5oy7/PICT1455.jpg

PinkRasbora 10-30-2012 02:01 AM

I have only seen tanks that tall in the professional aquariums. Amazing tank did you do the background stone work yourself?

At almost 4 feet tall that is gonna take some extension tools maybe to plant?

The wood looks like it was made for the tank. Love it

GMYukonon24s 10-30-2012 05:24 PM

Wow that's tall!

FriendsNotFood 11-03-2012 07:10 AM

Stunning!

Soil 11-03-2012 04:15 PM

Very tall indeed!

Its really hard to plant, but since the soil is soft Im currently just tying small rocks to the plants and dropping them.

The background is a Rockzolid .. I wish I had it in me to take the time for a DIY-background like that :b

Here's how it looks atm: (sorry about the screen glare)

http://s16.postimage.org/zccjdqzyt/PICT1467.jpg

MikeS 11-28-2012 06:32 PM

Great looking tank! Fake or not, background is awesome.


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