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Old 07-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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one office, three tanks


INDEX of Full Tank Shots (by post number):
6g: 1, 18, 75, 97
75g: 1, 18, 48, 50, 51, 64, 75, 97, 104, 113, 117, 119
220g: 18, 19, 23, 36, 41, 51, 66 , 75, 97, 113, 117, 119

I've had a 75 gallon tank in my office for maybe 8 years, but when I moved to a new and larger office two months ago, it was time to add some tanks. Surely a Fluval Edge would not look out of place. And oh, maybe that wall could have a 220 with altums!

This journal is really about setting up the 220, but that process is effecting the other tanks - plants are being moved around - so this journal will be about the whole menagerie.

So here is the original 75, two months into a fresh design. This is the only tank of the 3 with C02 injection. It currently houses a mated pair of angels, a school of rummy nose tetras, some Amano shrimp and 6 kuhli loach.



The C. balansae and java ferns will be coming out for the 220, while the Myriophyllum mattogrossense is being encouraged to fill the entire back corner to hide equipment. The hair grass needs a trim I know. The school of tetras will likely be enlarged and move to the 220

Here is the 6g Edge on top of a file cabinet near a window:



It has cherry shrimp and white cloud minnows. The java fern in there will be moved and I need a background plant. Maybe Blyxa japonica? Flame moss on the rocks is beginning to fill in. This tank has an LED lighting upgrade, but it is still a low light tank without heat. The window is north facing, so no direct sunlight.

And the elephant in the room as viewed from the desk:



The walnut stand build is documented here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=182000

The other view, from the corner you just looked at:


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Old 07-15-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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the tanks look sweet!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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s***, forget the tanks - that view looks great!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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nice office, i have 5 in mine but none are up to 220 dang son! it looks awesome so far, and i have all black furniture in mine as well. cant help the sleek look its top notch

A+ for the office
A+ for having tanks in your office
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #5
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NICE office. You have an awesome view between the windows and the fish tanks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:32 AM   #6
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What's in all the boxes......?
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Nice office, are you hiring?
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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What's in all the boxes......?
I took the picture before installing the lights and filters and substrate. Very few boxes remain.

Tackling a large tank is WAAAAY more work than a small one....
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #9
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Tackling a large tank is WAAAAY more work than a small one....
That's debatable.

By the way, sweet office with an amazing view. Lucky you with all that room for tanks.
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One office, three tanks..... great title. Way better than two girls, one cup...lol. Sorry, couldn't help myself. I'm jealous.
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I hope the floor can support that 220!
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Wow great view, super jealous of all the tanks. BTW, what's up with all those Eheim filters, are they for the 220? Also what's in the clear tubes, I'm guessing plants for the big mama.
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Very nice work on your stand you built. The only problem I forsee is how do you get any work done? I would be too distracted looking at the tanks all day long.
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I hope the floor can support that 220!
Me too! Concrete slab high rises should be ideal for large tanks.

The 220 will get two canister filters. I am purposely"over filtering". Hooking up the filtration is my next step. Once I get some circulation, I think I'll dump some ammonia in there to start the cycling process.

The big plastic boxes had washed substrate in them. Maybe I should take another picture of the cleaner office.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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If I may ask, what is your job? most people wont let you have three tanks in your office haha
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