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Old 12-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Making of my 90G Planted Tank.


Its was time to replace my old 88G tank with this one. For this tank I wanted everything to be organized and systematic. I drilled several holes for various connections and even installed a small overflow to maintain a constant water level in the tank.

The picture of the build.





The DIY lights. Installed 6 T5HO.





The plumbing on the side walls of the tank was a little awkward to view so redid the whole again. However the tank did ran for a couple of months and I had to shut it down due to works.

Placed the side plumbing at the back.



Was running little short on substrate so adding gravels as a base.

Ready for planting. Painted the table as well..



I wanted to do something with rocks this time. The commercial rocks available were overpriced for my budget and the sizes I was looking for were also not available. So I decided to pick few XXXL rocks from the highway and this is what I came up with.




I also performed the acid test on rocks and they were not leaching anything so went ahead with the planting.

Planted on 22nd dec.



And the picture of the complete unit



Will keep updating as it progresses.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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Wow! Nice set up. I wouldn't guess you got your rocks from the side of the road. Post pics as things grow in.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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Super clean build! Awesome job!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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Wow really nice.. Must have cost a good amount of money! How's the aquarium hobby in Bangalore, India? Was it hard to find the plants and equipment or is it popular down there?
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Wow really nice.. Must have cost a good amount of money! How's the aquarium hobby in Bangalore, India? Was it hard to find the plants and equipment or is it popular down there?
Thanks Brian. I saved a lot as most of the stuff is DIY. Yes the hobby is very common here and so the availability of plants and equipments.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Wow sweet build. Kudos for making everything so organized.

Gonna have a huge shrimp colony huh? Hahah


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Old 12-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Thanks Mark. No seriously I did think of that and currently I have 100+ RCS residing in the tank !
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Love the setup.

You have great materials to work with. One thing that's kind of jumping out at me. You've spaced everything out very evenly. The large stones are already in a perfect order height wise. I love how tall they are. I wouldn't change the order they are in, but the spacing takes away from the composition. Its very "organized". I would love to see something that looked more like two groups of large rocks. It would really help especially because your substrate level is also very flat. You can treat plants the same way. More like tight groups and you can think about their potential heights. And dont be afraid of negative space. Its very pleasing to the eye. Especially with shoaling fish.

Just a thought. Not as much of a critique as it might sound.

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Nice set up.
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Love the setup.

You have great materials to work with. One thing that's kind of jumping out at me. You've spaced everything out very evenly. The large stones are already in a perfect order height wise. I love how tall they are. I wouldn't change the order they are in, but the spacing takes away from the composition. Its very "organized". I would love to see something that looked more like two groups of large rocks. It would really help especially because your substrate level is also very flat. You can treat plants the same way. More like tight groups and you can think about their potential heights. And dont be afraid of negative space. Its very pleasing to the eye. Especially with shoaling fish.

Just a thought. Not as much of a critique as it might sound.
Thanks Jonathan for the input. I really had the similar thought that I am going way too organized with the placement of rocks. It somewhat does look artificial. Will try to group them as suggested and lets see the difference
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Tank as of now...

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Phenomenal. Must be nice to sit back and stare. Quite a transformation.
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Must have closer up pics!! Please
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Tank as of now...


Wow....it's looking even better. Congrats on a beautiful job.
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we need closer shots. please
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