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Old 03-06-2015, 03:21 AM   #1
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100g Aussie 'bow build


I'm in the final stages of assembling my 100 gallon Australian Rainbowfish tank. Needless to say, it will be a planted tank. I had this tank running as a planted tank about 10 years ago but left the hobby...but I'm back in!

It's a drilled Acrylic tank that will incorp the following(most of which is in the pics)

Current Satellite plus pro lighting
Universalrocks 3d background
Jebao DC3000 variable speed pump
10lb Co2 bottle with soon to arrive GLA regulator
Co2 reactor - not tested yet
Soon to arrive Tom Barr wood
Eco-complete substrate - six bags to start
30 gallon sump using filter sock filter and a BRS gate valve
Aqueon 250 pro heater

As soon as the wood and regulator arrives I will fill and test.

After all tested I will stock with Rainbowfish only and thinking about planting with just one type of plant like Java fern...?

I'll post more as it progresses.

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Old 03-06-2015, 03:54 AM   #2
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Very authentic looking fake rock...LOL...never seen one actually look that good.
Bet this will look awesome filled/w Java Fern and a couple/few pieces of driftwood
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:00 AM   #3
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Trying to reattach photos so they are not sideways.

FYI - the universalrocks background is even more real in appearance and feel than I would have expected.

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Old 03-06-2015, 04:48 AM   #4
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Looking forward to seeing this setup when its done!

What dimensions are the tank?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #5
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Don't know how they straighten them out but lots of phone pictures come out that way.
Just for laughs take the next pictures with the phone held sideways to see if that changes anything.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:39 AM   #6
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Got the wood today. I simply put it in the tank without thinking about it and think it will look great once arranged and planted.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:53 AM   #7
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GLA regulator arrived the other day as well.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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Update: I've got the wet/dry running, Schedule 40 plumbing complete, substrate in and its getting up to temperature. Cabinet doors not designed yet.

I had received a bunch of Java Fern and its been sitting in a unheated, unlite bucket for about a week and a half. Will I be able to simply attach to the wood without acclimating it first?

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:37 PM   #9
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wow, the wood looks great!
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM   #10
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tank is lookin good! this one will be great in a few weeks time
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Yes, you can just tie the fern on and let it go. How's the tank looking now?
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:22 PM   #12
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yeah, give us an update already
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:02 AM   #13
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It's still cloudy and the Tom Barr wood is still leaching after a month in the bathtub and 2 weeks in the tank with Purigen.

I added a hydor smart wave with two korailia 850 power heads which creates great current patterns.

There are 4 SAE's and a few red cherry shrimp. I'm watching Aquabid for some quality M. boesmani but I want every thing to balance out before adding the Rainbows.

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That's going to be a killer home for Rainbows when it gets settled in. Can you get a better pic of your filter or is the lighting not conducive?

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:29 PM   #15
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Where in australia are you trying to mimic?
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