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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2018, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Angel Woods - 92 Gallon Rimless - Planted South/Middle American Community

I was going to write a novel about my background... but I will spare you guys.. here are the bullet points
- Have been keeping fish on and off for ~25 years (all freshwater)
- after about 7 years break I restarted last year and got wiped out (literally) by Harvey... lost house/cars etc. here is the thread https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12...h-planted.html
- prior to that tried my first planted back in 2008... https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/8-...k-journal.html


So, now let's talk about this new tank that I am super excited about. It is a rimless 92 gallon with a 30 gallon sump (but I think there will only be about 15 gallons of actual water volume in the sump). I know sump is not necessary, but I hate the look of all the pipes and chords around tanks, so I went the built in overflow and sump route.


Equipment: 92G Versa Series 47.5" x 19.5" x 21.5" (total volume 124G)
Hardscape: Manzanita Branches, Rocks (lava or TBD)
Substrate: Aquasoil and Sand
Plants: Anubias species various, java fern trident, others TBD
Fish:
Confirmed: 9 Silver Angels (Pterophyllum scalare), 18 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi), Pair of Golder Dwarf Cichlid (Nannacara anomala)
Planned: 20 Corys (type TBD), 20 Marble Hatchetfish (Carnegiella strigata) - yes, the tank will have a cover, 4 Bolivian Rams (Mikrogeophagus altispinosa), Pair of Yellow Convict (Archocentrus nanoluteus)


I am not a very patient person, I have decided I will challenge myself to be patient with this aquarium (we shall see). My goal is to make this a long term aquarium (at least 5 years running if not more), so I want to keep that in mind while stocking and planning. Pics to arrive slowly.


Please feel free to comment and provide any advice.
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I really want amazon sword because I think it is a quintessential amazon/south American plant to use, but I don't want to deal with a monster plant, which swords actually don't get too huge... does anyone have experience with one that they have kept longer term (more than a year) and it didn't become a 2 foot monster?

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ADA 120p - 65 gallon community (planted)
Eclipse system II tall - 30 gallon - mixed community (non planted)
AGA 20 gallon - lake Tanganyika shell dwellers (semi planted)
6.6 gallon nano planted red cherry shrimp (planted)
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Stocking plans sound awesome. I can't help too much on the sword. I do have a red flame sword that is gorgeous, but it's already quite large.
Is the tank setup? 92 gallon rimless would be gorgeous. I love the rimless tanks.

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I really want amazon sword because I think it is a quintessential amazon/south American plant to use, but I don't want to deal with a monster plant, which swords actually don't get too huge... does anyone have experience with one that they have kept longer term (more than a year) and it didn't become a 2 foot monster?
Both oriental swords and ruffle swords (Echinodorus martii) are rumored to stay comparatively smaller than other species. I have a ~14 month old oriental that's only at 10", and I've never personally seen or heard of ruffle swords larger than 15". Rosette swords are obviously an option as well, however they only reach a couple inches in height.

Hope this helps and good luck on your new tank!

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Thanks Dude1 and GouramiVillage

I will check out ruffle swords

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Is the tank setup? 92 gallon rimless would be gorgeous. I love the rimless tanks.
no, the tank is not set up at all, it just arrived today


they stacked one tank on top of another, I was surprised to see that (yes, there is a second tank I will start a separate journal for), opened the top of the boxes and from what I can see, I think all is ok, will know more once I take it out but that is not going to happen for at least 2 more weeks because we move back in the house end of January


the glass looks really nice from what I can see all other parts looks like they are of decent quality
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