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Old 11-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default Big Tank, what would you do?

I got a large hand me dowm tank. previous owner figured it to be about 88 gallons. it came with one florescant light. a duel bio wheel hang on the back filter, and air pump and under gravel system.
I can just barely reach the bottom of the tank using a step stool, so I want to keep the plantings simple. and I want to keep the lighting as is though I can up grade the bulb.
so given what I am starting with what would you do with it and what would you house it with as far as flora/fauna?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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wow - I've never seen a tank shaped like that! What are the dimensions? Is it a s tall as it looks? That might make it hard to get decent light at the substrate level...but what an exciting tank to work with - I'd love to find one like it! Ooooh...just think of the dramatic driftwood you can use ; )
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:09 AM   #3
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30x48x13, it was a custom built into a wall with all the access in the storage room behind it.
and yes, I am on the hunt for just the right piece of wood
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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30x48x13, it was a custom built into a wall with all the access in the storage room behind it.
and yes, I am on the hunt for just the right piece of wood
That should be closer to 81 gallons I believe.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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I hadn't done the math, just repeating a guesstamate.
but please, any ideas for it?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 AM   #6
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and my thinking is if it is planted to not use the under gravel, even if I were to only use gravel...thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:49 AM   #7
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It sucks that its so narrow compared to hight. I would load it up with tall skinny plants like Val's and regular hair grass
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that is what I was thinking Mike, and a piece of wood something like the cazy third one in this listing
http://orlando.craigslist.org/for/3329350621.html
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Wow, I would get altums.
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Wow, I would get altums.
Exactly what I was thinking. Altums and some val.
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DW Hunter, I just glued a strip of balsa wood to the tank with apoxy and added the carved pieces all found at the local hobby shop, cost about 15 bucks. paint it black and your done
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DW Hunter, I just glued a strip of balsa wood to the tank with apoxy and added the carved pieces all found at the local hobby shop, cost about 15 bucks. paint it black and your done
haha - I never would have guessed - it looks great!
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Exactly what I was thinking. Altums and some val.
but I dont want to plant the substraight as I cant reach down there to plant or tent to it! lol!
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Altums would be nice. I do already have 3 Melanotaenia Rainbow fish to move in there eventually
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Discus would be perfect for this
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