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Old 09-26-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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125G Low Tech Dream Build


125 Gallon Build

I was finally about to get the size take I wanted. For right now this will be a low/medium tech tank. I will be dosing Glutaraldehyde and dosing via EI low light/weekly.

EQUIPMENT
Tank Specs:125G Tank 72" x 18" x 21"
Filtration:Fluval FX6
Lighting:x2 36 " Finnex FugeRay Planted+
Heater:x2 250W Aqueon Pro Heater
Substance:x4 Safe T Sorb 40lb
Misc Equpment:EHEIM Skim 350





FAUNA
Decided
X9 Boesemans Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani)
X10 False Julii Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)
X3 Oto (Otocinclus vittatus)
X18 Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri)
X2 Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis)
X6 Turquoise Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris)

Undecided
X5 Praecox Rainbow (Melanotaenia praecox) or X5 Black Ruby Barb (Pethia nigrofasciata)
X2 Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) or x3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach (Sewellia lineolata)


FLORA
Foreground
Dwarf Sagittaria

Midground
Anubias Hastifolia
Cryptocoryne Lutea
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Red ludwigia

Background
Anubias barteri
Echinodorus amazonicus (Amazon Sword)
Jungle Vallisneria
Rotala colorata

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Old 09-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Bump: Day One:

Got a lot done today. Picked up the tank and moved it in. After that I prepped it so I can spray paint the back. After letting that dry I rotated the tanked and began trying to hang the lights.
















Also does anyone have any suggest for my stocking and plant list. I plan on using my driftwood from my last tank


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Old 10-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Excited to see how this turns out! I've always wanted a large freshwater community... So far I've had to stick with smaller tanks.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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Excited to see how this turns out! I've always wanted a large freshwater community... So far I've had to stick with smaller tanks.
I cant wait to get it up and running myself. I hit a little snag yesterday. I found out the there was a leak after filling it up. Seems to be the seem on the bottom left. So I have to wait another week for the LFS to get a replace and swap it out and reprep the new tank.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:38 AM   #5
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I cant wait to get it up and running myself. I hit a little snag yesterday. I found out the there was a leak after filling it up. Seems to be the seem on the bottom left. So I have to wait another week for the LFS to get a replace and swap it out and reprep the new tank.

oh, what a bummer....that's a whole lot of water.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:49 AM   #6
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oh, what a bummer....that's a whole lot of water.
Im glad it didnt blow, it was just a small leak.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:04 AM   #7
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Little update. I had to get a replace tank because the first one had a small leak at the seems, luckily I caught it in time. Prepped the new tank and fill her up. Added substance and hardscape. I have the FX6 filled with polyfill for the first week to polish the water then going to switch maedia back to normal.

6 Hours after fill

24 Hours after fill


I think im going to put a warranty claim in for the Aqueon Pro heater becuse for some reason micro bubble keep forming around this one.

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Old 10-14-2014, 04:23 AM   #8
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You might want to cut your intake a little shorter it looks like it is in the substrate. Also I would get a sponge for the intake helps with the fx6 cleaning big time just clean the mondo intake sponge every week when you do your water changes, I have went to every 4 or 5 months now that I have a intake sponge. Also better if you are going to keep shrimp.

Also just a heads up, I went ahead and bought extra sponges for the media baskets, that way when I do clean the filter all I do is plop the dirty ones in a 5 gallon bucket and put fresh ones in that way you can clean them randomly instead of spending 40 minutes with a garden hose those sponges collect a lot of muck and it is much easier to soak and clean, soak and clean over a period of time.

Your tank will be spotless very soon I would just go ahead and put in the media you plan to use and get your cycle started. My 2 cents.

Would also recommend a hydor inline 300 watt.

Stocking looks very nice I am a fan of rainbows.

Praecox are gorgeous fish.

I would skip the SAE's and try some L144 plecos at least 2.

The Julii cory's are cool but have you seen the Venezuelan Red Sail fin's? You could do 10 of each.

Leaking tank wow!! that sucks.

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Old 10-14-2014, 04:48 AM   #9
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Nice stocking plan.

I would ditch the SAE and go with more ottos.
Have you considered red rainbows instead of the barbs?
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i would go with more SAE's, they will school nicely and do much better as a cleanup crew in a good group size.

i have 6 in my 75g
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I'm suprised they took that tank back after you painted the glass.
Is it just me, or does that heater look bent? I guess it could just be the angle of the camera and the tank glass.
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I'm suprised they took that tank back after you painted the glass.
Is it just me, or does that heater look bent? I guess it could just be the angle of the camera and the tank glass.
It was just the angle of the shot. I called there tech support and they told me to wipe it off with vingear. I guess it was some type of resiude from production. It is gone now.

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Nice stocking plan.

I would ditch the SAE and go with more ottos.
Have you considered red rainbows instead of the barbs?
I was thinking about getting Praecox Rainbow or the barbs. I haven't seen red rainbows in person though. Will a good batch of them at least. I seen them on youtube.

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i would go with more SAE's, they will school nicely and do much better as a cleanup crew in a good group size.

i have 6 in my 75g
I might pick up some more SAE once I noticed some algae. Do you feed your flake food?
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