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Old 07-01-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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200 Gallon Planted Tank


This will be my first try at a planted tank. The tank is 96x24x20.

Equipment
FX5
Fluval 306
GLA PRO-SS CO2 system (Advanced)

Lighting
12 Bridgelux Vero Array with Coralux Storm Controller

Stocking plan
7 Pinoy Zebra Angelfish
50 Sterbai cory
3 Bristlenose (longfin albino, red calico and brown)

Plants
Corkscrew val
Jungle val
Wendtii crypt
Willisii Crypt
Retrospiralis Crypt
(Probably more crypts)
Anubias Barteri
Ludwigia Repens x Acurata
Rotala rotundifolia
Hygrophila polysperma "sunset"
Hygrophila Tiger
Hygrophila "brown"
Staurogyne repens
Amazon sword

It has a DIY 3D rock background and will have Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix capped with Black Diamond blasting sand.


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Old 07-01-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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Very nice. Love the background and the school of cory's should be awesome. Don't think I've seen a group that big. You may want to consider adding more ottos though. In a tank that big 7 would do little to combat algae and they are schoolers so a larger group would be more natural for them and cool to watch. With 200g you have plenty of room for more. Can't wait to see it up and running.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Will probably up the school of otos. I want the focus of the tank to be on the angelfish so I probably won't add any mid/top level fish

Added the driftwood today. Getting CO2 system Tuesday, plants on Wednesday, and Angelfish on Thursday

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Old 07-04-2015, 02:40 AM   #4
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Nice layout. Should be awesome!
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:43 AM   #5
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Awesome! Love the driftwood!
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:29 AM   #6
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That is a great layout and great wood. Love C. sterbai - my favorite corie! This is going to be awesome!!

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Old 07-04-2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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Nice! I'm one of the few people on here that likes huge tanks alot more than small tanks. Looking forward to seeing it come together. That's a nice regulator you've got ordered. What kind of lighting are you thinking?
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:23 PM   #8
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Thats really nice. I like the length of your tank. You did a nice job laying out the driftwood too!
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:58 PM   #9
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Nice! I'm one of the few people on here that likes huge tanks alot more than small tanks. Looking forward to seeing it come together. That's a nice regulator you've got ordered. What kind of lighting are you thinking?
I have a small 20 long cherry shrimp low tech tank that I take down to A&M with me during the school year but bigger tanks have so many more options. I have 225 Malawi african tank and a 125 Lake Tanganyikan tank.

I'm thinking 2 Beamswork 3300 (1W x 54) and 2 Beamswork ELF (.5W x 160) or building my own led. What do yall think? Diy Led or the Beamsworks. Which wold probably work the best and be the cheapest?

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Old 07-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #10
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Off to a great start

Will be following along
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:05 PM   #11
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Look good! that will be an impressive amount of cories. Sterbai are my favorites but they aren't cheap!
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:16 AM   #12
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Built a 5 foot spray bar for the fx5 that points down toward the front and a 20 inch spray bar for the 306 the sprays from one end toward the fx5 intake on the opposite end.

Angelfish should get here Thursday. Will update with pictures once the angelfish are added.

Will start on Canopy and Led build before long.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:05 PM   #13
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Received my regulator
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:45 PM   #14
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Built a bypass for my Cerges Reactor so I don't lose as much flow on my fx5.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:43 AM   #15
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Awesome setup and beautiful hardscape, but in my opinion the corys wont like the black blasting sand, it'll be pretty hard on the whiskers.
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