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Old 02-12-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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first post/ new 55 gallon

....had a post all typed out and my browser crashed. So version 2.0......

Long story short, I've always loved aquariums and have been involved with the hobby on and off for many years now. My father got me into it when I was a kid and we would pickup 10 gallon tanks at garage sales. I've made many a mistake since then, which are always great teaching tools. Fast forward a few years and I got a 29g tank while in college. That was up and running great for a number of years until I had to move and that sat empty since about 2002 until the end of 2013 when I set it back up. Since then I've got the itch again and also set up a 23 g flat back hex and a 10 gallon that was recently swapped out for a 20g high.

But I've always wanted a big (relatively anyway) planted tank. So I recently got a 55 g tank along with an AGA megaflow sump and lots of other goodies to include an aquaclear 110. I know its probably more filtration than I need; but I've got it all so I intend on using it all! I picked up a 48" finnex planted+ and plan on dirting this tank and planting rather heavy. I'm thinking I would like to eventually get some discus in here along with GBRs and some rainbowfish.

I got a gl[censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored] overflow and just finished all my plumbing to the sump. So far so good! Shes been running for a few days now with no issues and hopefully in the next few weeks I can finish up wiring some float switches and get my automatic top off system completed. Then the whole setup can be moved into its permanent home at my office.

Heres a quick vid of the tank with the planted+ on top and the sump/plumbing. Let me know what you think!
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