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Old 04-14-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Hendy8888's 120 gallon


I thought I would finally post a couple pictures of my 5ft planted tank at different stages of its life. It's been going since 2009 and has been moved twice. I have learnt a lot along the way.

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Tank: 120 gal 60x18x26
Light: 8x54w Sfiligoi T5HO
Filtration: 2 x Ehiem 2217
UV Sterilizer
Temp: 300w Hydor in line heater
Substrate: Netlea brown / white silica sand
CO2: 20lb tank, Victor dual stage reg, Fabco nv, Burkert solenoid, ISTA Max mix CO2 reactor - large

My first attempt




Rainbows


Second try


Discus


Most recent scape








Got tired of MH Ballast dieing, picked up a used Sfiligoi Stealth 8x54w (only ATI Aquablue Specials here until I got some new bulbs)


New Bulbs


More new bulbs


New plant arrangement




Current FTS










All caught up now.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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you only have one discus now?? does he do well as a loner if so?? by the way I love your scape that you maintain today, but I have to say your first attempt (jungle looking) is my favorite
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:41 PM   #3
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I do only have one now, it does just fine but I'm sure it's lonely. The Blue Turks were very poor quality and never grew, as a result they suffered from disease and died 1 by 1. I was okay with that since the quality was that bad. The other large pigeon was a nice fish so he thought he would run into the glass and die.. Also there was a runt pigeon but it was always a runt and met the same fate as the Blue Turks. Lessons learned.... Get quality fish!!!

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:51 PM   #4
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Just found your journal after you visited mine .

Like the new look better myself, (guess my eye appeciates sharp dropoffs because of my own tank's footprint).

The surrounding beach is nice too.

Are you sticking with discus?.

BTW: plants look lush...
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:23 AM   #5
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Just found your journal after you visited mine .

Like the new look better myself, (guess my eye appeciates sharp dropoffs because of my own tank's footprint).

The surrounding beach is nice too.

Are you sticking with discus?.

BTW: plants look lush...
Thanks, no I'm not going to get more discus. Mainly because I feel the plants would do better with cooler water temperatures and only quality adults should be in a planted tank. I love Discus but I don't have time to grow out any and a group of adults are out of budget. I probably will look into some peruvian scalare angelfish when I get a rimless.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thought I would show a before and after of a trim I did. Water is a little hazy from co2 and reflections.

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Also a shot of the moonlight which was added to the Sfiligoi fixture. Its a strip of RGB LEDS.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:04 AM   #7
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Great looking tank. I just got a 120. Your tank has given me some ideas! Thank you!
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #8
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Very beautiful tank. Love the changes to what it is now.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:39 PM   #9
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Really nice!! As someone else said, I love the 1st pic with the jungle look a lot. Get some bows
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This is a nice one. Now get some fish!
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Thanks. HunterX get ready to get your arms wet with the 120.
Adive, I had a few bows and there a great fish, it was a very active tank.
Kwheeler91, no more fish until a new tank. There's about 20 leftover fish in there.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:01 AM   #12
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Very nice tank. Well done
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Really beautiful.

What bulbs are you running now?
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Really beautiful.

What bulbs are you running now?
The pictures were probably taken with only 4 bulbs : Coralife colormax, Sunblaster 6400k, Ati purple plus, Zoomed flora sun. I run another 4 bulbs for a 3hr burst and they are: Wavepoint sun wave, Ati purple plus, Zoomed flora sun, Ati Aqua blue special. The blue special overhangs off the back a bit and I don't think it adds much.
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Great looking tank! I really like the scape. Can you please provide plant specifics, fertz schedule and water change routine. I am working on setting up an 80 gallon and I would like to learn more to hopefully accomplish something as beautiful as your tank. Regards
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