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kali 05-24-2009 04:09 AM

<< 180 gallon.
 
i got this tank used a while back .but i was to busy so made this project a really slow one . just got the stand done not so long ago .the whole project was made for my frontosa ( african cichlids) but then when i saw the plant tank at my LFS ..i just fell in love with it and here i am ..setting my 1st ever plants tank ,i know it not much of it now but i'll post as the project goes
special thank to alot of member here who help me out alot ,answer alot of my Q"S
:wink:
the tank
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...ril2009012.jpg
the stand DIY
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...ril2009076.jpg
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...ril2009078.jpg
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0233.jpg
tank on stand with substrate ( about time LOL)
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0642.jpg
my DIY reactor not done yet
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0639.jpg
my co2
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0644.jpg
filter by 2x fx5
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...ril2009013.jpg
light will be this light ..i'll be making the switch T5 to my 210 cichlids tank ( cichlids doesn't need this light ..T5 should be good for them ,and this 380W pc light will be in the plants tank
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_MG_4757.jpg

chunkylover817 05-24-2009 06:21 AM

whoa u got some nice big tanks, wut are ya going to use in this planted tank?lol 2 fx5s?!!!

itstony 05-24-2009 01:19 PM

thats a beautiful cichlid tank! what substrate are you using for the 180?

kali 05-24-2009 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chunkylover817 (Post 852421)
whoa u got some nice big tanks, wut are ya going to use in this planted tank?lol 2 fx5s?!!!

thank you ...yes the plant tank is run with 2 fx5.!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by itstony (Post 852461)
thats a beautiful cichlid tank! what substrate are you using for the 180?

thanks the substrate in the 180 is flouri red and black mix with 2 bag of ecocomplete on top ..

steelcitysfinest 05-24-2009 09:50 PM

Hey kali, i was wondering what type of Co2 set-up you have purchased. I got my fist planted tank (180 gal too) up and running and i was still a lil fuzzy on which Co2 set-up to go with. Im also using a FX5 and a 970 gph sump. Also what type of media are you going to fill the 3 FX5 trays with!?!? Thanks and good luck!

CL 05-24-2009 10:00 PM

This should be a great journal. I have always loved 180's :)

kali 05-25-2009 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steelcitysfinest (Post 852628)
Hey kali, i was wondering what type of Co2 set-up you have purchased. I got my fist planted tank (180 gal too) up and running and i was still a lil fuzzy on which Co2 set-up to go with. Im also using a FX5 and a 970 gph sump. Also what type of media are you going to fill the 3 FX5 trays with!?!? Thanks and good luck!

hey ..i cant tell you anything about the co2 system because i dont know much about it too:) .i got that from a member on this forum ..and all the tray on both of my fx5 stock with bio.max ..i was never a friends with pre filter media or carbon..

kali 05-28-2009 02:35 AM

look what been waiting for me at home today..thanks to the UPS
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0650.jpg
notting else had done to the tank ..this weeken hopefully i get some free time , i'll do plumbing for the reactor and the UV ( flow by the FX 5 with the T)

demosthenes 05-28-2009 02:50 AM

wow, that cichlid tank is awesome! it almost looks like a SW tank. stupid question, but thats not this tank, right? its the 210g you mentioned?

180's seem like theyd be a really fun challenge to aquascape, good luck!

kali 05-28-2009 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demosthenes (Post 854477)
wow, that cichlid tank is awesome! it almost looks like a SW tank. stupid question, but thats not this tank, right? its the 210g you mentioned?

180's seem like theyd be a really fun challenge to aquascape, good luck!

thanks ..yep the cichlids tank is 210G and the plant tank is 180G ...yep you're so right is really hard to make up my mind on aquascape ..i do need alot of luck

Tex Gal 05-28-2009 04:23 AM

Looks like you're doing it all! 2 large tanks! That's gonna be fun! :D

ball3r 05-28-2009 04:24 AM

wow i love ur fish good job

kali 06-02-2009 05:06 AM

done a lil something to the plumbing and reactor tonight.here's some pic
reactor close up
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0712.jpg
fx5 plumbing
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0711.jpg
UV
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0710.jpg
the work tonight
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0709.jpg
i wish i can just done already :( ..work ,family, man i hope this will be my last tank.

FSM 06-02-2009 12:27 PM

Last tank? HA!

Spork 06-02-2009 01:00 PM

Im with FSM, there is no way, ever that it would be a last tank unless you drown in it (but that would be a happy death), or it fell on you (semi happy death).


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