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Old 03-07-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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My new 240g planted discus tank!


My 240g upgrade came in and as of yesterday it is up and running! Sooo much room for more discus now!

Anyway, here are a few pics. I'll apologize now for the shoddy quality. lol

60 gallon wet/dry sump. I had originally wanted 100g, but unfortunately, it would have taken up too much room in the stand.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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Here's the tank at the builder's shop, just before they were loading it up to deliver, it's 8ftx2ftx2ft:
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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Freshly placed in the living room! We placed it directly on the concrete slab, which is why the carpet is ripped up around it. Part of selling this project to my wife was to make a deal. New tank for me = new flooring for her. The decision was made to put the tank on the concrete, and trim the new flooring around it. I have affectionately dubbed this tank "My Precious". haha! That's the old 125g sticking out on the right.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:53 PM   #4
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Beginning the planting process. I had intended to take a more sequential progression of pictures, but I got too into my work!
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:57 PM   #5
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Freshly planted and all occupants moved over! The tank is seeded with all the water from the old 125g, and all the filter media and mulm from the (2) fluval FX5's are in the sump. Needless to say, I'll be monitoring water parameters like a hawk to make sure I don't encounter a mini-cycle. The discus hid for about an hour, but after that, they were out exploring and back to reaffirming their pecking order.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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Misc tank shots. Filtration is 60g wet/dry, pressurized CO2 with EI dosing dry ferts. EcoComplete Fine grade for substrate. (2) 72" 10K LED's for lighting:
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #7
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And finally, link to a short clip I posted on facebook. Hopefully it works!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...32914962445286
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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That a really nice setup, great looking fish.

What type of wood is that stand? (I really like it, simple but looks very nice because of the wood.)
Notice you have only 1 center overflow, I plan to do the same, are you going to use herbie type drain? Are your returns out of the overflow as well?
What type of lights did you go with?
Do you have any pictures of your sump working and what type of pump did you get?
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:16 PM   #9
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Wow! What a tank! Your discus must love you.

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:35 PM   #10
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how many discus? sweet tank
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:43 PM   #11
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Dude, where'd you get that sump?
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:10 PM   #12
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Dude, where'd you get that sump?
Is it sad that I am more impressed with the sump?
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how many discus? sweet tank
Currently 12 discus, ranging from 4.5" - 7"+
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #14
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Dude, where'd you get that sump?
Same guy that built the tank and stand also built the sump. Local guy in Phoenix.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:30 PM   #15
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Any more pics of the sump? That thing looks awesome. I'm considering replacing mine with a custom acrylic one.
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