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Old 11-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Talking Going Big - 210 gal. New pics Updated 6-1-13

Going to start my re-do. I haven't quite decided on fish, but either discus or community with large school. I just got the tank back inside from a complete tear down due to new floors. Tomorrow I will start doing a little cleaning and start the scaping. Would love to have water/plants in by this weekend.

We'll just start off with a before pic.


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Old 11-12-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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Nice! I vote Discus!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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I vote Amozonian river with big colorful fish hehehe...
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #4
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Or like a massive Mountain Scape..

Or like that one time in Band camp.. Lol.. sorry...
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:41 AM   #5
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or like that one time in band camp.. Lol.. Sorry...
lmao!!!!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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I think I might go a different way if I had that much footprint to work with. I think I would do a Dutch Style Aquascape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXXAz5n9x5U

I realize you want to get the tank running NOW

So this might not be the best idea for you as a Dutch 'Scape isn't something you can just throw together on a Sat. morning.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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That's definitely a nice big footprint to work with. There's just so many ways to go with this tank.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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Dutch doesn't suit me, although I love any input.

I am leaning towards jungle vals (both red and green), dwarf sag (being more of a ground cover - looks like a lawn), anubias (both large and small) and crypts (different colors), and large rose sword.

Any other ideas for plants? Please use common names too, I don't know the scientific ones.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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Me I go n make research for ya...

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/thre...use-view.2706/


Dimensions: W127 x D60 x H50 cm (W50 x D24 x H20 inches)

Aquatic Plants: Riccardia chamedryfolia, Hygrophila polysperma, Fontinalis antipyretica, Vesicularia antipyretica, Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorum pteropus “Windelov,” Eleocharis sp., Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, Anubias barteri var. “nana,” Sagittaria subulata, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, Microsorum sp., Nymphoides coreana, Pellia endiviifolia

Is nice? Plus all name of plants right there

I personalty like java fern for the way it grows on the branches n its roots go down like in the jungle.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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and add about 1000 microfish
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #11
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izabella87, thanks!!!! I can't believe I left java fern off my list.

Fish stock is still in the air. 1000 micro fish would be nice, but also have discus or large school of balloon red eye tertas (awesome schoolers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq426...eature=related , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHYi7...feature=relmfu ) in a community setting.

Edit - Rummy nose are also in consideration. Plus, driftwood and larger rocks are all hosed off, substrate is in wagon to be wheeled in the house. Have a bunch of small lava stones (black, a little smaller than ping pong balls) that I might use too. Hope to start scaping tomorrow. If I can't sleep, tonight lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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Default first draft of hard scape done

So what do you think?

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and add about 1000 microfish
+1... wait I mean +1000!!!
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and add about 1000 microfish
Haha that would add up!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:14 PM   #15
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Waiting for UPS to bring some plants today. Of course I forgot to order a couple plants that I wanted too, but that just means I have to make a trip to a good LFS this weekend, right? At least that is what I am telling the wife lol.
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