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Old 11-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Stella's 47.5G Fluval Studio


I just scored another Fluval Studio off of CL for $200.... I didn't really need another aquarium, but i couldn't resist a decent CL deal My plan is to replace my Fluval Osaka with this new Studio so i have a clean even look around the fire place and mantel. The Osaka will be moved to the basement and still be used as a grow out aquarium!

This tank came with everything plus some.... here it it after I spent a couple hours cleaning it up! It was really dirty and covered in algae... it was kinda funny because the guy I bought it from was telling me how to grow plants and the only thing he had growing in it was Hornwort and lots of hair algae?








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Old 11-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Nice Find! Love the Fluval tanks. Can't wait to see the progression. Do you have progress threads for the other tanks?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Very Nice! Just curious but do you have any fish named Micky & Billy?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Nice Find! Love the Fluval tanks. Can't wait to see the progression. Do you have progress threads for the other tanks?
Here's progress of my first planted aquarium over two years in 37 seconds ....


http://youtu.be/7OiXxAbfFzU


Stella's 75G Journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=152340

I'm getting excited about setting this up!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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Very Nice! Just curious but do you have any fish named Micky & Billy?

Lol..... love it!!

Had a puffer we called Jerry
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Here's progress of my first planted aquarium over two years in 37 seconds ....


http://youtu.be/7OiXxAbfFzU


Stella's 75G Journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=152340

I'm getting excited about setting this up!!

Great time lapse. Thanks for that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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heh quite the fluval collection you got there
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:40 AM   #9
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The Fluval's are great looking tanks. How do you like the Osaka? Would you recommend one? I have seen some locally at fish stores and would love an opinion from an actual user

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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Wow, very envious, I love the Studios (and Osakas) but they're megabucks up here.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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The Fluval's are great looking tanks. How do you like the Osaka? Would you recommend one? I have seen some locally at fish stores and would love an opinion from an actual user

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Thanks for all the kynd words!!

I love the Osaka's..... i get the most compliments on how it's truly bent glass and not acrylic. The tank is tall and would kinda suck if you're a shorty The stand is pretty decent but it's just particle board with a vinyl wood grain wrap on it. The hardware.. hinges, handles and nice sliding door are extremely nice and high quality. I believe the Hagen t5 light is under powered for the depth of the aquarium! For the list retail price i wouldn't buy one... but if you can get a clearance one a or one on CL i'd buy one! I have dreams about the 84G Osaka!

I've been thinking about how i'm gonna set this up....

I'm gonna use this nice box of rocks that a fine TPT kindly gave me!





I've always used Red Flourite.... so i bought 4 bags of the Black Florite and plan on capping it with some Fluval Stratum. I'd like to do an all asian plant selection.

Limnophila hippuroides with Cryptocoryne, Balansae in back for background plants?

Some Pogostemon Erectus?

And Crypotcoryne Parva and Pogostemon Helferi and foreground plants?

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #12
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My plan is to fill the new Studio with water from the Osaka and put one of established fluval canisters form my 75G to get it started! I'm just gonna slide the Osaka over and leave it setup until January, that's when our local Aquarium club has its annual swap meet and i'd like to have alot of plants to bring!







Here's what i came up with....



I planning on using some,

Limnophila hippuroides
Cryptocoryne,Balansae
Pogostemon Erectus
Crypotcoryne Parva
Pogostemon Helferi



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Looking great! Where do you get such rocks? Have not seen any locally!

My Fluval Profile 1000 is am amazing looking tank. Can't say as much for my aquascaping!
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Looking great! Where do you get such rocks? Have not seen any locally!

My Fluval Profile 1000 is am amazing looking tank. Can't say as much for my aquascaping!
The rocks are Seiryu Stone... i believe they a scared rock that comes from Japan? I do see them pop up in the sale/trade forums once in a while.

Your aquarium looks amazing.... and your scaping will grow with the tank!!

Meanwhile......

My package from AP has arrived!!









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Old 11-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #15
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The Fluval's are great looking tanks. How do you like the Osaka? Would you recommend one? I have seen some locally at fish stores and would love an opinion from an actual user

jeander
I have the same Osaka tank as Stella Blue - the 260 - (Just over 70 gals) & absolutely love it ! Have used it as a planted discus tank for approx. 3 years, and would buy another (the 320 - 84 gals) in a heartbeat if I could find a used one in good condition. They were discontinued by Fluval over 2 years ago, but the odd LFS may have 1 or 2 gathering dust in their store room.
Here's some pics of the tank:
http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ul/lolliblues2

Apologies Stella, for the slight sidetrack to your thread.
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