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Old 04-23-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
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125 gallon fish tank project - "Nature's Beginnings"


Hey guys,

Iím new to planted tanks and this forum. Iíve been in the fish hobby for 17 years (on and off) and have had two 55 gallon tanks with just fish. In the past, Iíve tried integrating a few plants, but Iíve never gotten serious about aquascaping until recently.

Iíve upgraded to a 125 gallon and want to provide a well-planted home for my fish. After looking online for aquascaping inspiration, Iíve sketched out some ideas and am now starting to build my tank.

Here are some videos:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...54bMQBTXL7Mm3K

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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That's a nice hardscape! What do you plan on doing with the far right side of the tank?
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I'm a huge fan of the modern look. The white stand and black tank are striking. The setup seems custom designed for a stone hard scape. I'm following along on your journey.
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Another superb hardscape

I know how fast the plant list can change as you start to shape things
up, but any ideas so far?
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Thats going to look fantastic! Subbed
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That's a nice hardscape! What do you plan on doing with the far right side of the tank?
Thanks! The far right side will be all plants.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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I'm a huge fan of the modern look. The white stand and black tank are striking. The setup seems custom designed for a stone hard scape. I'm following along on your journey.
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Another superb hardscape

I know how fast the plant list can change as you start to shape things
up, but any ideas so far?
Thank you guys!

shawnleon - yeah actually the stand was black originally. I decided to go white because of the modern/clean look to it.

Politikz_Amore - As for the plants, I had brought few (some swords, java fern, baby tear, java moss, these purple looking ones, theres more, but I forget). I'll be posting up new updates later tonight. Stay tune.
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shawnleon - yeah actually the stand was black originally. I decided to go white because of the modern/clean look to it.
All of mine are black, but I really think you made an excellent choice.
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All of mine are black, but I really think you made an excellent choice.
You can do the same. Just buy some sand paper, primer and white paint. Thats how I did it.
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Where did you get the stand? That thing is sweet!!
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Where did you get the stand? That thing is sweet!!
I got the stand with the tank. But I think it was just a normal perfecto stand.
This is what it looked like before I painted it and added in handles.
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The tank is fully planted with water, but I'm trying to get the youtube video uploaded as I post these updates here.

Here's a teaser..


Here's a quick video on the plants I got for the tank.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbIhs...ature=youtu.be
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Looking great
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Looking great
Thanks!

Here's a quick teaser clip of the tank until I finish uploading the real clip. I'll be in a few hours. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjyxn...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #15
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Update!

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej23Y...ature=youtu.be

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