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Old 07-22-2010, 07:52 AM   #31
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The tank is now in place and has substrate. I ran out of working time tonight and will have to finish tomorrow. I am lucky to have a 6'8" 320lbs brother in law to help me move these tanks around.

I pulled all of the plants out earlier today because I knew it would make it pretty murky, but it would still be a lot easier to catch everyone.


Here is the parting shot of the 90. It is now up for sale, tank, stand and jungle wall for $300.


These are just quick shots, so they are not great, but here it is in place with sand around the edges.


Here is one of my experiments for this tank. I have mineralized soil in most of the tank and I used hydroton to build up a slope in the back left corner. I think it will do a good job holding its slope and keeping the sand in place. I will add some rocks to also help support it.


This is where I had to end for the night. I added the sand cap. The slope is a little bit more than it looks in the picture.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:57 AM   #32
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All of the fish are spending the night in an extra large tupperware tub with an air stone and heater. It was interesting to see exactly how many fish I had in there.

7 discus
5 wild angels
2 SAE (1 of the 2 jumped and died already)
2 german blue rams
2 apistos
3 zebra loaches
23 otos
24 cardinal tetras
5 rummy nose tetras
1 lf abn pleco
2 regular bn pleco
3 bronze corys
4 julii corys

I had fewer cardinals than I thought. I bought 15 more rummies and another pair of GBR today with some gold angels that I took to the lfs for credit. They are in qt now.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #33
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wow, thats a great deal on the 90 gallon. Are you gonna keep the same stock list and just add more fish?
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #34
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You sure your discus and/or angels aren't snacking on your cardinals? I'd expect the wild angels in particular would...
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:00 PM   #35
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It is possible that some of the smaller cards have been eaten, but not too likely. The angels and discus are not quite that big yet.

The stock list is going to stay mostly the same. I took out 3 gold angels and will add 15 rummys and another pair of GBR.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #36
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you might have issues with the hydroton. The larger particle size and high bouyancy compared to the other substrates will mean eventually it'll end up on top unless you really cover it in rocks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #37
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you might have issues with the hydroton. The larger particle size and high bouyancy compared to the other substrates will mean eventually it'll end up on top unless you really cover it in rocks.
You might be right. I didn't think of that. Well, that is why I called it an experiment. We will see what happens.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:43 AM   #38
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Holy cow, man this is looking great! I love the stand. and is that the huge chunk of lace rock on the wall there? It's dwarfed in there!

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:47 AM   #39
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It is starting to come together. I wish I could have had more time to work on it today. I had an unemployment meeting this after noon, and then we all went boating with my in-laws tonight. The boating was not on the calender when I planned the switch.
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Holy cow, man this is looking great! I love the stand. and is that the huge chunk of lace rock on the wall there? It's dwarfed in there!
That is the biggest piece of lace rock. I really like the tank. I wish I could fill it all the way. The back drop is showing some promise, but the water function is a lot louder than I was expecting. And man do I have a lot of glosso.
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I have some preliminary shots of the tank with most of the plants in the water and the fish back as well. I have only planted half of the glosso I have, and still have to plant the emergent and wall plants too. I don't have that as clear in my mind yet. But that is not as urgent as the under water stuff was. The discus didn't like their day an a half in the rubbermaid tote.





I love the depth of this tank!
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awesome cant wait to see it when its all filled in
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awesome cant wait to see it when its all filled in
its not gonna be .

I actually like the look of it. If only it was a rimless! Is that an atuto misiting system or something at the top with all the pvc pipes?
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its not gonna be .

I actually like the look of it. If only it was a rimless! Is that an atuto misiting system or something at the top with all the pvc pipes?
Thanks. Rimless would be nice, but very expensive and I would have to run lights from an elevated position as well. It is difficult to run lights that can grow plants at the substrate level and not fry the plants on the wall.

It isn't a misting system, more of a trickle system. One of the canister returns goes to a spraybar just below the rim of the tank. Then there is a pump to a spray bar at the top of the back drop that will run on a timer to water several times a day.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:14 AM   #45
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Very nice, it looks great. Your discus and angels are stunning. I also have discus and angels in a 75 gal.
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