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Old 11-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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220 gallons of Platinum Gold


Hello all. It's been a little over a year since I first put plants in my 20 gallon tank. After a few upgrades I've grown to this 220 gallon (8x2x2). Originally there were 5 large predators along with the plants. It was a beauty but more work than I wanted. They would uproot plants on a daily basis.

Well I sold the monsters and have gone community. Although I miss the big guys my heart is more into the scaping and this is much easier when your plants stay where you put them.

Anyway here is the latest rendition. Still filling in the carpet but its coming along.



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Old 11-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Pretty nice tank.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Very nice tank.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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if only my wife would let me sell the piano LOL
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mmmmmmmmmmmm. very nice.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Hardly wait to see it grow out! Beautiful!
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Love the dimensions of your tank, scape looks awesome too.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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Great tank.

What fish and other critters currently inhabit it?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #9
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love big tanks so many options are available for them
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I like it, very nice profile
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:55 AM   #11
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Great tank.

What fish and other critters currently inhabit it?
-white clouds
-gold clouds
-zebra danios
-Tbone harlequins
-Gold neon tetras
-cardinal tetras
-marble hatchets
-Celestial Pearl danios
-blood fin tetras
-rummy nose tetras
-otos
-black neon tetras

I plan on starting a colony of neos but I need more cover for the shrimplets. I'm hoping to put some moss in there soon.

My major issue right now is BGA due to subpar CO2 levels. I have a DIY reactor but it doesnt seem to cut it. With an 8 foot tank I'm thinking I need 2 inline reactors feeding into both of my canister outtakes. Right now I only have one.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:03 AM   #12
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I really like your tank. Is that Java fern on the driftwood to the left? How long has it been growing on there for?
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Here is my problem area. So right now I have a power head and my X5 shooting across the top from the left. The flow moves to the right side where it cycles down and then across the bottom back to the left side. The CO2 is added inline from the right side and the outflow points down to hopefully drag the most CO2 rich water along the bottom.

Here are some photos.





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Old 11-19-2012, 01:23 AM   #14
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I really like your tank. Is that Java fern on the driftwood to the left? How long has it been growing on there for?
Ya that is java fern windelov. Its been attached for a few months now. Battling BGA in it unfortunatley.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:23 AM   #15
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Great Tank... More Pictures...
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