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Old 01-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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my 125 gallon planted tank.


i started out with large cichlids in this tank, kept them for a few years then just wanted to do somethin different. plus i couldnt keep plants with the cichlids and i only was able to have really one tank at my new house so out went the large cichlids and in came a bunch of plants, 6 angels and some tetras.

ill upload pics of it when i had my large cichlids later, it seems photobucket is being stupid right now. but here are pics of how it is set up now.



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this is my current lighting set up, need to redo it and add more lights. guess my set up will be more high tech then sense i have pressurized co2 now, and adding fertz.


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my cheap pressurized co2 set up. reg was $35, lucked up and pick up a 20# co2 cylinder for $25 off craigslist and had it filled for $20. just need to add a $5 needle valve from lowes and eventually add a solenoid to it, found some on ebay for $10-$15. but so far i have $80 in it.


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my substrate was pea gravel for my cichlids so i kinda couldnt clear it all out so i just added a layer of oil dri to it and it seems to be working pretty good so far and it also looks good.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Holy window reflection batman! Close the blinds
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Holy window reflection batman! Close the blinds
haha ive tried that, still gets a bad reflection, only time i can get a good pic of the tank is at night.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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here is an old pic of the tank when i first set it up maybe 3 years ago when my cichlids were still smaller and didnt eat up what plants i had in there.





right after i filled it


this is how old my 125gal tank is, this tank is only a year younger than me lol


my old blackbelt cichlid this fish was huge when i got rid of it.


mated pair of turquoise severums





my old florida gar that i wish i could have kept, was my favorite


right when i started planting the tank, only had 2 large cichlids left in it at the time


more plants and all large cichlids gone


and the most resent picture that i have already posted but here it is again.

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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Very good looking tank you have. I really like the layout of the plants. Looks nice and natural.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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thanks, just waiting for it to grow in now.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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Nice tank man
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #8
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Wow that tank is old!
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Pretty darn nice-looking tank ! Keep up the good work - looks to be a very pleasant, eye-catching display tank.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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UPDATES!!



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Old 01-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #11
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Amazing tank!
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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thanks.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #13
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nice tank!!

What are ya growing up in the light canopy?
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #14
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thanks han, in the containers i have one with bacopa monnieri, one with micro swords, one with some of your glosso and it is growing like crazy in there, and in the bigger container i have a mix of micro swords, a crypt of some sort, some sort of hairgrass that i collected, and like 3-4 random plants that i dont even know what they are lol.
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Cool! I like it!
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