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Old 06-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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84 Looooong


I picked up an 84 gallon (72w x 15d x18h) with stand and a Rena XP3 on the cheap. Has more scratches than gallons, but after a cleaning and my ugly reseal job I filled it and there is nothing I can't live with. I just love the dimensions on this tank, its basically the same ratio as the 12gallon longs but doubled. Here it is in a temporary spot for the fill test and some manzanita soaking. Excuse the cell pic, my camera just died:


Planning on starting it out on the cheap, and getting pressurized CO2 and a couple decent 36" fixtures later this year.

Filtration: XP3 and eheim 2217
Lighting: T12s and CFLs I've got laying around
Substrate: pool filter sand
Dosing: Osmocote Plus root tabs, excel and flourish

Flora:
-various low light friendly for now

Fauna:
currently have in other tanks:
-1 blue gourami
-pair of cockatoo apistos

thinking about:
-corys
-siamese algae eaters
-black ruby barbs
-blackline rasboras

More (hopefully better) pics of the setup to come in the following weeks.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Very cool tank, it will be interesting to see what you do with it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Cool dimensions for a tank! Take your time coming up with a great aquascape as this tank could be very amazing!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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This is going to be a gorgeous tank!

Would look amazing with a huge school of Corys and a bunch of Rasboras.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #5
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I like those low height tanks for some reason, looking forward to seeing the rest of the scape!

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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I've been really liking the 12g's I see on this forum. It's nice that this is basically a big version of the 12g. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #7
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Very nice! You say your in Washington... I know the Librarian of GSAS has a tank of the same Dimensions. Did he take his down or did you just happen to find the same size? Once I move, I really want a tank like this. Maybe even longer :O
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Very nice! You say your in Washington... I know the Librarian of GSAS has a tank of the same Dimensions. Did he take his down or did you just happen to find the same size? Once I move, I really want a tank like this. Maybe even longer :O
No, I just happened to find it on Craigslist while I was down in Oregon. Something around a 96wx18dx22h would be my dream tank. Can you really go to long?
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Ah, okay. Good. I was hoping he didn't tear his down. It was beautiful.

You can never have a tank too long! If I had my way, I would have a tank wrap around the inside of my house and even have it go over or under my doors.
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Playing with the aquascape a bit. I'm thinking heavily planted to the right of the wood and more open with lower height plants to the left. The rest of my toys come Tuesday, so I should have it setup and very lightly planted by next weekend.
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waw love the branch.... yes we aquascapers love.... branches lol
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Great start! I gotta get my self one of those. I hear they are a pain to heat and have enough co2. The guy in Seattle says there is a 2*f temp difference on either side of the tank.
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I use powerheads and dual-heaters to solve stuff like that. Ugh.
I actually saw one of these tanks at my LFS for 90 bucks or so. I really want one.
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For heating I'm going to start out with a single 200 watt and hope there is enough flow to keep the temp fairly even throughout. If not, I'll add another heater. I also thought about the possibility of running two separate co2 lines in for better distribution.
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This tank screams rainbowfish!!! Put some fast movers in there in a 1:2 male:female ratio and it would be epic! Turquoise are my favorite. It is hard to describe rainbows in breeding condition, they flash more color on a whim than most fish can carry. Big school of cories and harlequins and call it a day! The rainbows charging around courting and flashing is sure to keep the rasboras in a tight formation.
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