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Old 08-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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My wife said I can't join
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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^ My house says I can't join.

Dewalltheway, you have an incredible tank.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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My first tank ever, went big, then sold it. Totally regret it lol. but it funded my custom shelf with 4x 40b and a 10. It was a 270g total. 220 + 55 sump and 2 overflows. I wonder where this tank is now lol!
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:39 AM   #19
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When the show tank doesn't look that great. Just did a massive pruning and a water change. My hand shook a little bit too much when I was adding in some iron. I now have a a slightly yellow tank for the next week.

The haze is due to adding in some calcium sulfate for the snails. My water is really soft.

125g tank and trying to con my wife into a 8' tank.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #20
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Welcome to those who have found this thread. All very nice tanks. I'm hoping this thread turns out to be a great place for information and encouragement for those of us with 6 foot tanks. I'm not opposed to calling this the 6 foot plus club as some seem to have 8 footers also. Would also love to see this be a community rather than a competition.
For those whose spouses won't allow or those who just don't have the space, you are welcome to be part of our community too. Encouragement, support, and knowledge can be found everywhere.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #21
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dewall that is an amazing setup you have. Welcome to the club!!!!!
Thank you and a pleasure to be a part! This 125G tank has always been a dream of mine to have and has been very enjoyable!

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I love the look of that tank.
Thank you!

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^ My house says I can't join.

Dewalltheway, you have an incredible tank.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:16 AM   #22
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I don't have a 6' tank, but i just wanted to see the pics! they are sooooo cool (special wow to dewall ) I would love to do one someday, they seem like you could be so creative compared to a 10g and 5g that i have because you wouldn't have a space limitation on the plants or the fish

keep it up people, good for you
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:25 AM   #23
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My landlord said no haha
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #24
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I hope you guys don't mind me joining in. I had a 125 tall (5 ft). Here's some pics of the evolution of this tank.
First was pretty basic, plant's didn't get too tall which (to me) made it look awkward with the height. I did manage to breed kuhlii loaches with this scape.


Next I did crypts and swords with a few stems.


Then, the stem jungle with large rocks and a "beach" front




Here's the link to this particular build.

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Old 08-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #25
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Welcome. I think a 125 tall would fit right in. What you lack in length you make up for in depth, one of the problem areas of a large tank. It looks like you figured out the lighting and are making it work very nicely.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #26
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My first 125. Looking for my second one.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:20 AM   #27
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All these nice tanks and then there is mine......LOL . I really need to become an aquatic farmer. The inspiration is great though. Keep it up and keep them coming !!!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:59 AM   #28
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Great setup,
Do you have a build thread
what kind of lighting do you have, Co2 ?


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First was pretty basic, plant's didn't get too tall which (to me) made it look awkward with the height. I did manage to breed kuhlii loaches with this scape.


Next I did crypts and swords with a few stems.


Then, the stem jungle with large rocks and a "beach" front


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Old 08-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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My 220gal. Its a work in progress. Will def be planted and high tech. Decided to skip all the steps to a big tank and just go big from the get go. Its almost ten times bigger than my current tank lol. Hars to buold on a college budget..

25 gal.-api renastart xp1 anf xp2- 2 custom spraybars with diy inline heater and water change valve (so key!)-odyssea-4x24w t5ho. 4in raised.-injected co2 via up inline diffuser-florite and sane substrate.-java fern-amazon sword-marsilea minuta-water wisteria (crappy)-dwarf hair grass-anubias afanzeli (spellcheck)-telanthera cardinalis-10 tiger barbs-6 glofish tetras-7 otocinclus -1 german blue ram. females died.-2 albino corydoras. I know need 6
ei dosing and 6 hours light 100%
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #30
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These pictures are in my journal, and to be honest the tank does not look quite this good currently (got some plant/nutrient/algae issues).

220g, month zero:



Month 3:



Month 7:



Month 8, altum angel population up to 11:



Month 10:



Month 11:

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